I suppose I am getting ahead of myself, but I’m in the process of building a module in Owlspace (Rice’s Sakai/instruction space) for doing library research, so I thought I would also post some of the sources here.
AIP Style Manual (American Institute of Physics), 4th ed. 1990. QC5.45 .A45 1990 Fondren-Reference Desk
Available online at: http://www.aip.org.ezproxy.rice.edu/pubservs/style/4thed/toc.html
The AIP Style Manual serves as guidance in writing, editing, and preparing articles for publication by AIP and its member societies (in conjunction with the “Information for Contributors” page in the specific member journal). The Addendum includes instructions for electronic submission and a list of AIP member journals.
Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers – Style Manual Committee, Council of Science Editors. T11 .S386 2006 Documenting Sources: CSE Style, from Diana Hacker, for an overview of CSE Style as well as examples: http://dianahacker.com/resdoc/