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A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses and Dissertations

A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses and Dissertations

Hardback Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing & Publishing

By (author) Kate L. Turabian

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  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Format: Hardback | 318 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 211mm x 23mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 11 April 1996
  • Publication City/Country: Chicago, IL
  • ISBN 10: 0226816265
  • ISBN 13: 9780226816265
  • Edition: 6, Revised
  • Edition statement: 6th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 26 line drawings
  • Sales rank: 1,514,063

Product description

For close to 60 years, Kate L. Turabian's "Manual for Writers" has offered detailed guidance to authors of research papers - term papers, theses and dissertations. Now the editors of "The Chicago Manual of Style" have revised Turabian's work to bring the details of style into conformity with the 14th edition of "The Chicago Manual". This edition of Turabian also reflects the way students work today, taking into account the role of personal computers in the preparation and presentation of their papers. The familiar organization of this popular book remains largely unchanged. Chapter one describes the parts of a long formal paper. Chapters two-five introduce the mechanics of writing style, from abbreviations to quotations. Chapters six and seven show how to prepare and refer to tables and illustrations. The section on documentation, chapters eight-twelve, describes two of the most commonly used systems of citation; these chapters provide many examples including guidance on how to cite electronic documents. Chapter 13, on manuscript preparation, shows how to take advantage of word processing software to present the elements of a paper clearly and effectively. Chapter 14 offers more than 24 sample pages illustrating ways of formatting some of the complex features found in many research papers.

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Table of contents

Preface 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 10: Parenthetical References and Reference Lists 11: Comparing the Two Documentation Systems 12: Public Documents 13: Preparing the Manuscript 14: Formats and Sample Layouts Selected Bibliography Index