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POS 207: American Government: Turabian Style

Citation Library Manuals

Turabian Style

The style presented in Kate Turabian's "Manual for Writers of Research Papers" is essentially the same as that presented by the Chicago Manual of Style. It has been modified slightly for use by student writers and researchers. 

Turabian Quick Guide

From the Online Writing Lab at Purdue University

Chicago Manual of Style

The Chicago Manual of Style presents two basic documentation systems, the Humanities style (notes and bibliography) and the Author-Date system. Choosing between the two often depends on subject matter and nature of sources cited, as each system is favored by different groups of scholars.

The Humanities style is preferred by many in literature, history, and the arts. This style presents bibliographic information in notes and, often, a bibliography. It accommodates a variety of sources, including esoteric ones less appropriate to the author-date system.

The more concise Author-Date system has long been used by those in the physical, natural, and social sciences. In this system, sources are briefly cited in the text, usually in parentheses, by author’s last name and date of publication. The short citations are amplified in a list of references, where full bibliographic information is provided.



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