A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers / Edition 7

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers / Edition 7

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by Kate L. Turabian
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226823377

ISBN-13: 9780226823379

Pub. Date: 04/15/2007

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Dewey. Bellow. Strauss. Friedman. The University of Chicago has been the home of some of the most important thinkers of the modern age. But perhaps no name has been spoken with more respect than Turabian. The dissertation secretary at Chicago for decades, Kate Turabian literally wrote the book on the successful completion and submission of the student paper. Her …  See more details below

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Dewey. Bellow. Strauss. Friedman. The University of Chicago has been the home of some of the most important thinkers of the modern age. But perhaps no name has been spoken with more respect than Turabian. The dissertation secretary at Chicago for decades, Kate Turabian literally wrote the book on the successful completion and submission of the student paper. Her Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, created from her years of experience with research projects across all fields, has sold more than seven million copies since it was first published in 1937.

Now, with this seventh edition, Turabian’s Manual has undergone its most extensive revision, ensuring that it will remain the most valuable handbook for writers at every level—from first-year undergraduates, to dissertation writers apprehensively submitting final manuscripts, to senior scholars who may be old hands at research and writing but less familiar with new media citation styles. Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, and the late Wayne C. Booth—the gifted team behind The Craft of Research—and the University of Chicago Press Editorial Staff combined their wide-ranging expertise to remake this classic resource. They preserve Turabian’s clear and practical advice while fully embracing the new modes of research, writing, and source citation brought about by the age of the Internet.

Booth, Colomb, and Williams significantly expand the scope of previous editions by creating a guide, generous in length and tone, to the art of research and writing. Growing out of the authors’ best-selling Craft of Research, this new section provides students with an overview of every step of the research and writing process, from formulating the right questions to reading critically to building arguments and revising drafts. This leads naturally to the second part of the Manual for Writers, which offers an authoritative overview of citation practices in scholarly writing, as well as detailed information on the two main citation styles (“notes-bibliography” and “author-date”). This section has been fully revised to reflect the recommendations of the fifteenth edition of The Chicago Manual of Style and to present an expanded array of source types and updated examples, including guidance on citing electronic sources.

The final section of the book treats issues of style—the details that go into making a strong paper. Here writers will find advice on a wide range of topics, including punctuation, table formatting, and use of quotations. The appendix draws together everything writers need to know about formatting research papers, theses, and dissertations and preparing them for submission. This material has been thoroughly vetted by dissertation officials at colleges and universities across the country.

This seventh edition of Turabian’s Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226823379
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
04/15/2007
Series:
Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing Series
Edition description:
Seventh Edition
Pages:
436
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements

Part I   Research and Writing: From Planning to Production
Wayne C. Booth, Gregory C. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams
Overview of Part I

Chapter 1 What Research Is and How Researchers Think about It
1.1 How Researchers Think about Their Aims
1.2 Three Kinds of Questions That Researchers Ask

Chapter 2 Moving from a Topic to a Question to a Working Hypothesis
2.1 Find a Question in Your Topic
2.2 Propose Some Working Answers
2.3 Build a Storyboard to Plan and Guide Your Work
2.4 Organize a Writing Support Group

Chapter 3 Finding Useful Sources
3.1 Understand the Kinds of Sources Readers Expect You to Use
3.2  Record Your Sources Fully, Accurately, and Appropriately
3.3 Search for Sources Systematically
3.4 Evaluate Sources for Relevance and Reliability
3.5 Look beyond the Usual Kinds of References

Chapter 4 Engaging Sources
4.1 Read Generously to Understand, Then Critically to Engage and Evaluate
4.2 Take Notes Systematically
4.3 Take Useful Notes
4.4 Write as You read
4.5 Review Your Progress
4.6 Manage Moments of Normal Panic

Chapter 5 Planning Your Argument
5.1 What a Research Argument Is and Is Not
5.2 Build Your Argument around Answers to Readers' Questions
5.3 Turn Your Working Hypothesis into a Claim
5.4 Assemble the Elements of Your Argument
5.5 Distinguish Arguments Based on Evidence from Arguments Based on Warrants
5.6 Assemble an Argument

Chapter 6 Planning a First Draft
6.1 Avoid Unhelpful Plans
6.2 Create a Plan That Meets Your Readers' Needs
6.3 File Away Leftovers

Chapter 7 Drafting Your Report
7.1 Draft in the Way That Feels Most Comfortable
7.2 Develop Productive Drafting Habits
7.3 Use Your Key Terms to Keep Yourself on Track
7.4 Quote, Paraphrase, and Summarize Appropriately
7.5 Integrate Quotations into Your Text
7.6 Use Footnotes and Endnotes Judiciously
7.7 Interpret Complex or Detailed Evidence before You Offer It
7.8 Be Open to Surprises
7.9 Guard against Inadvertent Plagiarism
7.10 Guard against Inappropriate Assistance
7.11 Work through Chronic Procrastination and Writer's Block

Chapter 8 Presenting Evidence in Tables and Figures
8.1 Choose Verbal or Visual Representations
8.2 Choose the Most Effective Graphic
8.3 Design Tables and Figures
8.4 Communicate Data Ethically

Chapter 9 Revising Your Draft
9.1 Check Your Introduction, Conclusion, and Claim
9.2 Make Sure the Body of Your Report Is Coherent
9.3 Check Your Paragraphs
9.4 Let Your Draft Cool, Then Paraphrase It

Chapter 10 Writing Your Final Introduction and Conclusion
10.1 Draft Your Final Introduction
10.2 Draft Your Final Conclusion
10.3 Write Your Title Last

Chapter 11 Revising Sentences
11.1 Focus on the First Seven or Eight Words of a Sentence
11.2 Diagnose What You Read
11.3 Choose the Right Word
11.4 Polish It Off
11.5 Give It Up and Print It Out

Chapter 12 Learning from Your Returned Paper
12.1 Find General Principles in Specific Comments
12.2 Talk to Your Instructor

Chapter 13 Presenting Research in Alternative Forums
13.1 Plan Your Oral Presentation
13.2 Design Your Presentation to Be Listened To
13.3 Plan Your Poster Presentation
13.4 Plan Your Conference Proposal

Chapter 14 On the Spirit of Research

Part II Source Citation

Chapter 15 General Introduction to Citation Practices
15.1 Reasons for Citing Your Sources
15.2 The Requirements of Citation
15.3 Two Citation Styles
15.4 Citation of Electronic Sources
15.5 Preparation of Citations
15.6 A Word on Citation Software

Chapter 16 Notes-Bibliography Style: The Basic Form
16.1 Basic Patterns
16.2 Bibliographies
16.3 Notes
16.4 Short Forms for Notes

Chapter 17 Notes-Bibliography Style: Citing Specific Types of Sources
17.1 Books
17.2 Journal Articles
17.3 Magazine Articles
17.4 Newspaper Articles
17.5 Additional Types of Published Sources
17.6 Unpublished Sources
17.7 Informally Published Electronic Sources
17.8 Sources in the Visual and Performing arts
17.9 Public Documents
17.10 One Source Quoted in Another

Chapter 18 Parenthetical Citations- Reference List Style: The Basic Form
18.1 Basic Patterns
18.2 Reference Lists
18.3 Parenthetical Citations

Chapter 19 Parenthetical Citations- Reference List Style: Citing Specific Types of Sources
19.1 Books
19.2 Journal Articles
19.3 Magazine Articles
19.4 Newspaper Articles
19.5 Additional Types of Published Sources
19.6 Unpublished Sources
19.7 Informally Published Electronic Sources
19.8 Sources in the Visual and Performing Arts
19.9 Public Documents
19.10 One Source Quoted in Another

Part III Style

Chapter 20 Spelling
20.1 Plurals
20.2 Possessives
20.3 Compounds and Words Formed with Prefixes
20.4 Line Breaks

Chapter 21 Punctuation
21.1 Period
21.2 Comma
21.3 Semicolon
21.4 Colon
21.5 Question Mark
21.6 Exclamation Point
21.7 Hyphen and Dashes
21.8 Parentheses and Brackets
21.9 Slashes
21.10 Quotation Marks
21.11 Multiple Punctuation Marks

Chapter 22 Names, Special Terms, and Titles of Works
22.1 Names
22.2 Special Terms
22.3 Titles of Works

Chapter 23 Numbers

23.1 Words or Numerals?
23.2 Plurals and Punctuation
23.3 Date Systems
23.4 Numbers Used outside the Text

Chapter 24 Abbreviations
24.1 General Principles
24.2 Names and Titles
24.3 Geographical Terms
24.4 Time and Dates
24.5 Units of Measure
24.6 The Bible and Other Sacred Works
24.7 Abbreviations in Citations and Other Scholarly Contexts

Chapter 25 Quotations
25.1 Quoting Accurately and Avoiding Plagiarism
25.2 Incorporating Quotations into Your Text
25.3 Modifying Quotations

Chapter 26 Tables and Figures
26.1 General Issues
26.2 Tables
26.3 Figures

Chapter Appendix: Paper Format and Submission
A.1 General Format Requirements
A.2 Format Requirements for Specific Elements
A.3 Submission Requirements

Bibliography
Authors
Index

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a college student I don't have the time to read an almost 500 page book on citations. I needed something that would provide straight forward instructions on how to footnote and cite properly. I spend too much time searching to find what I need. Sometimes you are provided an example and others you are not. I absolutely wasted my money on this book. The book is also a waste of valuable time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this book for anyone who needs to know the rules of writing a term paper at the high school or college level
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Philopellet More than 1 year ago
Very good book, I highly recommend it for writers at the early stages of their academic work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Being that she is Kate Turabian, she is in the best position to write about the Turabian citing style. This book is extremely helpful and opens one's mind as to just how many different types of sources are out there because she covers just about every possibility. Extremely useful it is.
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irishangela More than 1 year ago
This version of the Chicago-Style handbook is very helpful, easy to understand, and useful for undergraduates writing large or small research papers. I referenced it time and time again in my own undergraduate writing, and it is so much more reliable than some online resources that are inconsistent. It provides guidance for footnotes and in-text citations, which is most useful, but it also offers help in approaching a research project at the very beginning of the process. For undergraduates committed to thorough source citation, this is an excellent source of reference for research papers and projects. Plus, it's affordability is unbeatable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are a student or scholar who uses the Chicago Style (ie, like in History) this book is for you. Begins by describing how to write the perfect research paper - a big help! Explains how to properly cite all types of sources! I am always turning to it when it comes to writing papers, and that is a lot!
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A good abridgement of useful info from the CMS. I have recommended to several HS and collegiate students.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book! I used this book, some supplemental materials, and an amazing statistical research consultant who is famous in NYC to do my dissertation. By the way the consultant is also an author and I recommend his materials too as resources. For example, please see the book Research Pathways by William M. Bannon, Jr. The whole process really came together and made my dissertation a breeze to do!
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