News from the library : Working with words? The Chicago Manual of Style is there to help

Among the many useful resources the Library can offer you, the style manuals occupy a central role.


According to Wikipedia, "a style guide or style manual is a set of standards for the writing and design of documents, either for general use or for a specific publication, organization or field. The implementation of a style guide provides uniformity in style and formatting of a document."

The 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style is now available online to the CERN community. It will provide you with general guidelines for preparing electronic manuscripts for books, along with citation, spelling, punctuation and abbreviations guidelines.

You can access it here.

Don't hesitate to send us your suggestions for any other style manuals that could be added to the Library collection. The contact email address for feedback is




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