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Turabian Style Manual







 A manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations : Chicago style for students and researchers, by Kate Turabian. Available in Riley Library in the Reference area or at the Circulation Desk on reserve.

Call Number: LB2369.T8

    Turabian Basics (7th edition)

For your Referemce List when you've used parenthetical citations in text

  • Book

Lastname, Firstname, Secondnameorinitial. Date. Title of book. Place of
publication: Publisher.

Brasher, Brenda E. 1998. Godly women. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.

  • Journal article from print

Lastname, Firstname, Secondnameorinitial. Date. Title of article: Subititle if any.
     Title of Journal volume, issue: pages.

Henck, Karen Cubie. 2010. 'That peculiar voice': Jane Eyre and Mary Bosanquet Fletcher, an
     early Wesleyan female preacher.  Brontë Studies 35, no.1: 7-22.

  • Journal article from database

Lastname, Firstname, Secondnameorinitial. Date. Title of article. Title of Journal
volume, issue: pages. Complete stable URL. Date of Access (accessed
     month, date and year).

Henck, Karen Cubie. "'That Peculiar Voice': Jane Eyre and Mary Bosanquet Fletcher, an
     Early Wesleyan Female Preacher." Brontë Studies 35, no.1 (2010): 7-22.
     9h&AN=48688650&login.asp&site=ehost-live&scope=site  (accessed September 3, 2010)

      note to NNU students: in EBSCO, look on the tools bar for the permalink.

  • Article from web

Author's Lastname, Firstnameorinitial, Secondnameorinitial. Title of the work.
     Title or owner of the site. URL. Date or range of dates of access.

Wright, N. T. Women’s service in the church: The Biblical basis. St. John's College, (accessed
     September 2-3, 2010).


Turabian Formatting Help

Basic format rules for Turabian style papers 

(based on Turabian's A manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations, 7th ed)

Try this citation guide for an explanation and comparison of the styles.
For notes and bibliography use numbered footnotes or endnotes in your text, with Bibliography or Works Cited list at the end of the paper, listing alphabetically the sources in your notes.


  • White, 8-1/2 by 11-inch paper
  • One-inch margins (1 1/2 inch on the left if you bind or punch holes)
  • On the title page, centered on the paper, the full title of your paper, the course/class information, your name and date, and any other information that your professor may require; (if writing a dissertation, the full name of the institution needs to be on the title page).
  • Page numbers go in the upper right corner, starting on the first page after the title page with page 2. The title page should not have any page number on it.
  • Double-space throughout except block quotations, which are single spaced and indented four spaces from the left margin.
  • Indent first word of each paragraph 5 spaces (one-half inch) from left margin..
  • Single space the footnotes, endnotes, and the references, with a blank line between entries.


    View  a Sample Paper /  Formatting Help from OWL (Purdue Univeristy)


Formatting Footnotes in Word 2007

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