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Citation Style Guides and Management Tools: Chicago or Turabian Style

Guide to APA, ASA, Chicago/Turabian, MLA, and science citation styles, as well as information on citing government information and managing your research.

Further Resources

At the Mansfield Library

An electronic copy is available at:

The Chicago Manual of Style Online. Sixteenth Edition.

A hardcopy is available at the Information Desk:

The Chicago Manual of Style. Sixteenth Ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.

Turabian, Kate, et al. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. Eighth Ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.

Online Guides:

Bedford St. Martin's

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Turabian Citation Style Guide (Ohio University)

A Manual for Writer's - Kate L. Turabian 8th Ed.

Chicago/ Turabian Style Guide

Click here for the The Chicago Manual of Style Online.

Research papers generally build on the work of previous writers and researchers.  Whenever you write a paper and use the material of another author, you must document that source.  Documentation credits the author and publisher of the original work and provides the necessary information for readers to consult the same sources. 

The Chicago and Turabian styles are basically the same. Kate L. Turabian designed her guide specifically for students and researchers when she worked as dissertation secretary at the University of Chicago for 30 years. Her ‘Turabian’ guide is based on the University of Chicago Press’s Manual of Style and focuses on the rules most important for students’ papers and other research not intended for publication.

Many of the samples in this guide are from the Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition, 2006). If needing to cite specifically in the Turabian style, please consult that particular manual and/or the electronic resources listed.