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

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

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A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers by Kate L. Turabian

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226823362
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 04/28/2007
Series: Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing Series
Edition description: Seventh Edition
Pages: 482
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author


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.

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Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
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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