Style manuals are important guidelines for formatting of the research produced by researchers. Each journal demands specific formatting of the contents prior to acceptance of research based contents. Therefore, links to some of the important style manuals are given below for the convenience of the researchers, students and faculty.
Journal Impact Factor
The impact factor is an indicator of journal quality. A measure of the frequency with which the "average article" in a journal has been cited in a particular year, the impactor factor is calculated by dividing the number of current citations to articles published in the two previous years by the total number of articles published in the two previous years. Ultimately, the impact factor will help you evaluate a journal's relative importance, especially when you compare it to others in the same field.
Ulrich's Periodicals Directory
You can look for 'refereed' indicator, circulation statistics, and included abstracting/indexing services for a good indication of a journal's impact.
The number of libraries owning a journal is an indication of the impact and importance of the journal. Go to 'advanced search' and search by title or ISSN. Look at the 'libraries worldwide' link.
Citation Analysis or citation tracking is a way to see the impact of an article in its field. Also, it's a great way to use a "landmark" or influential article to find more recent, related articles that cite the landmark article.
Go to "advanced search" and use the "references" field.
Sage Journals Online
Click on "advanced search" and select the "References" field from the drop-down box.
Search results that have been cited by others will have a link that says "Cited by [number]." Click that link to go to the citing authors. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.
EndNote: Did you know that researchers waste nearly 200,000 hours per year formatting citations? Imagine if you could have that time back to spend on your research. EndNote 20 accelerates your research process so you can focus on what truly matters – conducting and sharing groundbreaking research.
Zotero: An easy-to-use yet powerful research tool that helps you gather, organize, and analyze sources. It has the ability to store author, title, and publication fields and to export that information as formatted references and the best parts of modern software and web applications.
EasyBib (Write Smart): The free version of EasyBib formats citations in the latest edition of the MLA format (currently the 7th edition). To use EasyBib's APA formatting services.
KnightCite: An online citation generator service provided by the Hekman Library of Calvin College. This service simplifies the tedious task of compiling bibliography in the appropriate style by formatting data into a reliable citation, eliminates the need to memorize minute details of style for multiple kinds of sources.
JabRef: An open source bibliography reference manager. The native file format used by JabRef is BibTeX, the standard LaTeX bibliography format. JabRef runs on the Java VM (version 1.5 or newer), and works equally well on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.
Citation Machine: It helps professional researchers and students to properly credit the information they use. Its’ primary goal is to make it so easy for student researchers to cite their information sources, that there is virtually no reason not to cite because “someday the information that someone else wants to use will be yours!”
refbase: This web based service lets you manage your academic references online, and share them with your colleagues. refbase can import and export references in various formats and can make formatted lists of citations in HTML, RTF, PDF, or LaTeX, and offers powerful searching, and RSS support.