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Approved Style Guides

Following is a list of approved style guides as specified by academic departments at Texas Tech. Please use the specified guide for your field.

Departments may give students more than one option for style guides.

Students who have been instructed to follow a journal's style guidelines must provide the Graduate School with journal information when drafts are submitted for review.

If no style guide has been specified by the students' department, they will be required to use Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 7th ed. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2007.

Graduate School guidelines for page layout supercede any specified style. If neither the approved guide nor the Graduate School address a formatting point, consult Turabian.

The TTU Library has put together a good list of online resources of some of the more common styleguides: Library Instruction on Styleguides

Departments/disciplines marked with "*" have more than one specified guide.

 

Style Guide Approved for:
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA). 6th ed. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 2001. Marriage and Family Therapy
RHIM, Hospitality Administration
College of Mass Communications
Psychology
Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences*
Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 6th ed. New York: Modern Language Association of America. 2003. Theatre and Dance
English (Literature, Creative Writing)
The Chicago Manual of Style. 15th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2003.

The CBE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers. 6th ed. New York: Cambridge University Press. 2002.
History
Rawls College of Business Administration 
Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 7th ed. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2007. Physics (see also department-defined guide)
Wind Science and Engineering
Department-designated journal style
Guidelines designated for individual student work.

Students must present style guide information when submitting document for review
Animal and Food Sciences
Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences*
Department-defined style guide
Department created style guide
 
Physics (MSWord document)