Manual for Writing Term Papers, Thesis

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A Manual for Writers
of Term Papers, Theses,
and Dissertations

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Chicago Guides
to &u+, Edtttn~
and Publishing

On Writing, Editing, and Publishing

Jacques Barzun
Getting into Print

Walter W. Powell
Writing for Social Scientists

Howard S. Becker
Chicago Guide for Preparing
Electronic Manuscripts

Prepared by the Staff of the
University of Chicago Press
Tales of the Field

John Van Maanen
A Handbook of
Biological Illustration

Frances W. Zweifel
The Craft of Translation

John Biguenet and
Rainer Schulte, editors

Style

Kate L. Turabian

Joseph M. Williams
Mapping It Out

Mark Monmonier
Indexing Books

Nancy C. Mulvany

Sixth Edition
Revised by
John Grossman and Alice Bennett

Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes

Robert M. Emerson, Rachel I.
Fretz, and Linda L. Shaw
Glossary of Typesetting Terms

Richard Eckersley, Richard
Angstadt, Charles M. Ellerston,
Richard Hendel, Naomi B.
Pascal, and Anita Walker Scott
The Craft of Research

Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G.
Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams

The University of Chicago Press
Chicago and London

Contents

Kate L. Turabian (1893-1987) was dissertation secretary at the University of Chicago from 1930 to 1958. John Grossman prepared and Alice Bennett copyedited the fourteenth edition of The Chicugo Munuul of Style. Portions of this book have been adapted from The Chicago Munuul of Style, 14th edition, 0 1969, 1982, 1993 by The University of Chicago, and from A Munuulfor Writers of Term Pupers, Theses, und Dissertations by Kate L. Turabian, revised and expanded for the fifth edition by Bonnie Birtwistle Honigsblum.

The University of Chicago Press, Chicago 60637
The University of Chicago Press, Ltd., London
0 1937, 1955, 1967, 1973, 1987, 1996 by The University of Chicago All rights reserved
Sixth edition, published 1996
Printed in the United States of America
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ISBN: O-226-81626-5 (cloth)
O-226-81627-3 (paper)

Preface

vii

1

Parts of the Paper

2

Abbreviations and Numbers

3

Spelling and Punctuation

4

Capitalization, Italics, and Quotation Marks

5

Quotations

6

Tables

7

Illustrations

8

Notes

9

Bibliographies

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Turabian, Kate L.
A manual for writers of term papers, theses, and dissertations / Kate L. Turabian.-6th ed. / rev. by John Grossman and Alice Bennett. p. cm.-(Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Dissertations, Academic. 2. Report writing. 1. Grossman, John, 1924- II. Bennett, Alice, 1938% III. Title. IV. Series.
LB2369.T8 1996
95-43267
808’.02pdc20
CIP
@The paper used in this publication meets the minimum requirements of the American National Standard for Information Sciences-Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials, ANSI 239.48-1984.

Parenthetical References and Reference Lists

175

11

Comparing the Two Documentation Systems

185

12

Public Documents

13

Preparing the Manuscript

14

Formats and Sample Layouts
Selected Bibliography
Index

287

214
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251

Preface

Kate L. Turabian designed this manual as a guide to suitable style for presenting formal papers-term papers, theses, dissertations-in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Over the course of sixty years the book has become established as one of the basic reference works for undergraduate and graduate students in many disciplines. This sixth edition has been prompted by publication of the fourteenth edition of The Chicago Manual of Style and by new guidelines on dissertations from the Office of Academic Publications at the University of Chicago. The University of Chicago Press receives many inquiries about Kate Turabian and the history of her manual. A reviewer for Quill and Scroll...
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