Author Archives: Cindy Gillham

Citation Flavors

The way citations are written often depends on the discipline.  Many use MLA (English), APA (psychology or nursing) or Chicago  style (history), which are found at  These handbooks are also in Reference if one needs a more detailed point explained.

Biology uses Scientific style and format : the CBE manual for authors, editors, and publishers,  available in Reference: T 11 .S386 2006.

Chemistry uses The ACS style guide : effective communication of scientific information.  Located in Reference QD 8.5 .A25 2006.

IEEE has a citation guide at

Others include the AMA Manual of Style,  for medicine, located at the McNichols and Dental Libraries.    R 119 .A533 2007  and the Associated Press Stylebook:    PN 4783 .A83 2002

Sources for Historical Statistics

Need historical statistics to back up research for your American History paper?  Here are some readily available resources to help:

Historical Abstracts of the United States: from Colonial Times to 1970.  HA 202 .A385

Statistical Abstract of the United States HA202. A useful annual summary of census material.  The earliest volume the library owns is 1898.

Historical Statistics of Black America. E 185 .H543 1995

A good website is the Historical Census Browser from the University of Virginia which has searchable census data to 1960.

You can also check the catalog for the ebook Datapedia of the United States, 1700-2005: America year by year.

Page 2 of 212