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Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Research Guide

On these pages you'll find resources for Women's Studies at the Mansfield Library and the University of Montana.


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Chicago and Turabian Style Guides

The Chicago Manual of Style and Turabian style are largely the same. Kate L. Turabian designed her guide specifically for students and researchers when she worked as dissertation secretary at the University of Chicago. Her guide is based on The Chicago Manual of Style and focuses on the rules most important for student papers and other research not intended for publication. Consult that manual if you need to use Turabian style specifically.


The Chicago Manual of Style Online. Seventeenth Edition.

Print at the Reference Desk

The Chicago Manual of Style. Seventeenth Ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.

Turabian, Kate, et al. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. Ninth Ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018.

Online Guides

Turabian Quick Guide

The OWL at Purdue University

OWL resources will help you learn to use the Chicago Manual of Style citation and format styles. You'll find resources on in-text citations and the bibliography, as well as CMOS sample papers, slide presentations, and the CMOS classroom poster.

Writing Help

The University of Montana's Writing Center helps undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines become more independent, versatile, and effective writers. The center's website has a lot of good resources.

Here's another online source of information for improving your writing:

Avoiding Plagiarism

There are many excellent online guides intended to assist students in understanding and avoiding plagiarism, including: