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Formatting Friday: Putting Tables into your Dissertation

29th June 2018

Visual aids like tables and figures can provide the reader with necessary information quickly and clearly, but if you have too many unnecessary tables or figures, they can interrupt the flow of the paper and become an annoying distraction to the reader.

Formatting Friday: Introduction to OSCOLA

22nd June 2018

We don’t get requests for this formatting style often, but we’ve gotten it enough times to think it warrants a mention: OSCOLA, or the Oxford Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities.

Formatting Friday: Vancouver

15th June 2018

The Vancouver system, commonly referred to as simply Vancouver, is formally known as the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, or the ICMJE Recommendations.

Formatting Friday: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

8th June 2018

IEEE might not be one of the more immediately recognizable formatting styles, but it’s widely used in the fields of computer science and engineering.

Formatting Friday: AP Style

25th May 2018

AP style, not to be confused with APA, is the style used in The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law, commonly known as the AP Stylebook.

Formatting Friday: Turabian

11th May 2018

Kate L. Turabian was the dissertation secretary at the graduate school at the University of Chicago from 1930 – 1958, in addition to being the editor of official publications of the University.

Formatting Friday: ASA Basics

4th May 2018

ASA (American Sociological Association) style is typically used in the field of sociology to help students and authors prepare papers and manuscripts for ASA journals and other publications.

Formatting Friday: The Chicago Manual of Style

20th April 2018

Another one of the main types of formatting styles used by our clients is Chicago, or The Chicago Manual of Style, abbreviated as CMoS or CMS.

Formatting Friday: MLA Style

13th April 2018

    If you’re studying the humanities, especially subjects like Comp Lit, criticism, or English, you’re probably familiar with MLA style.

Formatting Friday: Intro to American Medical Association formatting

6th April 2018

  Many clients of ours are working on scholarly articles for health or medical journals, and sometimes these journals specify that they require AMA style.

Formatting Friday: The Background on Bluebook

30th March 2018

    While the majority of our clients use APA style or Chicago/Turabian (don't worry, we’ll get to that style on the blog, we promise!), we have a considerable client base that uses Bluebook style for formatting.

Formatting Friday: What is APA Style?

23rd March 2018

Different disciplines use different formatting styles, which can be confusing. Education and the social sciences typically use APA (American Psychological Association) Style.

Formatting Friday #1: The Importance of Proper Formatting

16th March 2018

Welcome to our new blog series, Formatting Friday! Every Friday, we’ll be looking at a topic in formatting.

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