A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers

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  • Edition: 7th
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  • Copyright: 2007-04-15
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This seventh edition of Turabian's "Manual" is a classic reference revised for a new age. It is tailored to a new generation of writers using tools its original author could not have imagined--while retaining the clarity and authority that generations of scholars have come to associate with the name Turabian.

Author Biography

Kate Turabian (1893–1987) was the graduate school dissertation secretary at the University of Chicago from 1930 to 1958. 
Wayne Clayson Booth (1921-2005) was the George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in English Language and Literature at the University of Chicago. Gregory G. Colomb is professor of English at the University of Virginia and the author of Designs on Truth: The Poetics of the Augustan Mock-Epic. Joseph M. Williams is professor emeritus in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Chicago and the author of Style: Toward Clarity and Grace. Together Booth, Colomb, and Williams are the authors of the bestselling guide The Craft of Research, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

Table of Contents

A Note to Studentsp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgementsp. xvii
Research and Writing: From Planning to Production
Overview of Part Ip. 3
What Research Is and How Researchers Think about Itp. 5
How Researchers Think about Their Aims
Three Kinds of Questions That Researchers Ask
Moving from a Topic to a Question to a Working Hypothesisp. 12
Find a Question in Your Topic
Propose Some Working Answers
Build a Storyboard to Plan and Guide Your Work
Organize a Writing Support Group
Finding Useful Sourcesp. 24
Understand the Kinds of Sources Readers Expect You to Use
Record Your Sources Fully, Accurately, and Appropriately
Search for Sources Systematically
Evaluate Sources for Relevance and Reliability
Look beyond the Usual Kinds of References
Engaging Sourcesp. 36
Read Generously to Understand, Then Critically to Engage and Evaluate
Take Notes Systematically
Take Useful Notes
Write as You Read
Review Your Progress
Manage Moments of Normal Panic
Planning Your Argumentp. 48
What a Research Argument Is and Is Not
Build Your Argument around Answers to Readers' Questions
Turn Your Working Hypothesis into a Claim
Assemble the Elements of Your Argument
Distinguish Arguments Based on Evidence from Arguments Based on Warrants
Assemble an Argument
Planning a First Draftp. 62
Avoid Unhelpful Plans
Create a Plan That Meets Your Readers' Needs
File Away Leftovers
Drafting Your Reportp. 71
Draft in the Way That Feels Most Comfortable
Develop Productive Drafting Habits
Use Your Key Terms to Keep Yourself on Track
Quote, Paraphrase, and Summarize Appropriately
Integrate Quotations into Your Text
Use Footnotes and Endnotes Judiciously
Interpret Complex or Detailed Evidence before You Offer It
Be Open to Surprises
Guard against Inadvertent Plagiarism
Guard against Inappropriate Assistance
Work through Chronic Procrastination and Writer's Block
Presenting Evidence in Tables and Figuresp. 82
Choose Verbal or Visual Representations
Choose the Most Effective Graphic
Design Tables and Figures
Communicate Data Ethically
Revising Your Draftp. 98
Check Your Introduction, Conclusion, and Claim
Make Sure the Body of Your Report Is Coherent
Check Your Paragraphs
Let Your Draft Cool, Then Paraphrase It
Writing Your Final Introduction and Conclusionp. 102
Draft Your Final Introduction
Draft Your Final Conclusion
Write Your Title Last
Revising Sentencesp. 109
Focus on the First Seven or Eight Words of a Sentence
Diagnose What You Read
Choose the Right Word
Polish It Off
Give It Up and Print It Out
Learning from Your Returned Paperp. 120
Find General Principles in Specific Comments
Talk to Your Instructor
Presenting Research in Alternative Forumsp. 122
Plan Your Oral Presentation
Design Your Presentation to Be Listened To
Plan Your Poster Presentation
Plan Your Conference Proposal
On the Spirit of Researchp. 129
Source Citation
General Introduction to Citation Practicesp. 133
Reasons for Citing Your Sources
The Requirements of Citation
Two Citation Styles
Citation of Electronic Sources
Preparation of Citations
A Word on Citation Software
Notes-Bibliography Style: The Basic Formp. 141
Basic Patterns
Short Forms for Notes
Notes-Bibliography Style: Citing Specific Types of Sourcesp. 160
Journal Articles
Magazine Articles
Newspaper Articles
Additional Types of Published Sources
Unpublished Sources
Informally Published Electronic Sources
Sources in the Visual and Performing Arts
Public Documents
One Source Quoted in Another
Parenthetical Citations-Reference List Style: The Basic Formp. 216
Basic Patterns
Reference Lists
Parenthetical Citations
Parenthetical Citations-Reference List Style: Citing Specific Types of Sourcesp. 227
Journal Articles
Magazine Articles
Newspaper Articles
Additional Types of Published Sources
Unpublished Sources
Informally Published Electronic Sources
Sources in the Visual and Performing Arts
Public Documents
One Source Quoted in Another
Spellingp. 283
Compounds and Words Formed with Prefixes
Line Breaks
Punctuationp. 295
Question Mark
Exclamation Point
Hyphen and Dashes
Parentheses and Brackets
Quotation Marks
Multiple Punctuation Marks
Names, Special Terms, and Titles of Worksp. 308
Special Terms
Titles of Works
Numbersp. 318
Words or Numerals?
Plurals and Punctuation
Date Systems
Numbers Used outside the Text
Abbreviationsp. 331
General Principles
Names and Titles
Geographical Terms
Time and Dates
Units of Measure
The Bible and Other Sacred Works
Abbreviations in Citations and Other Scholarly Contexts
Quotationsp. 347
Quoting Accurately and Avoiding Plagiarism
Incorporating Quotations into Your Text
Modifying Quotations
Tables and Figuresp. 359
General Issues
Paper Format and Submissionp. 373
General Format Requirements
Format Requirements for Specific Elements
Submission Requirements
Bibliographyp. 409
Authorsp. 437
Indexp. 439
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