Research papers often build on the work of previous research. 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.
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The Chicago Manual of Style. Fifteenth Ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.
Turabian, Kate, et al. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. Seventh Ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.
There are a few different ways to cite quotations using
the Turabian/Chicago citation style. While in the past the footnote and endnote
methods were more common, recently the parenthetical method has become more
accepted. The citation can be done in several ways, but the author, publishing
date and page number (or verse or paragraph number) must be included. The
following examples are taken from Kate L. Turabian’s book, A Manual for
Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 7th ed.
Turabian (2007) is careful to point out the requirement
that “you list all sources in a reference list” (216).
The importance of proper citation cannot be understated;
indeed, readers rely upon accurately cited sources (Turabian 2007, 217).
Although sources and their citations come in almost endless variety, you are likely to use only a few kinds. While you may need to look up details to cite some unusual sources, you can easily learn basic patterns for the kinds that you will use most often (2007, 217).