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Author Turabian, Kate L., author.

Title A manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations : Chicago Style for students and researchers / Kate L. Turabian.

Publication Info. Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2018.

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 Talbott Reference  LB2369 .T87 2018    At Bindery  ---
1 copy ordered for Talbott: Acquisitions Department on 03-16-2022.
Edition 9th edition / revised by Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, Joseph Bizup, William T. FitzGerald, and the University of Chicago Press editorial staff.
Description xv, 462 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing
Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 421-446) and index.
Contents A note to students -- Preface. Part I. Research and writing / Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, Joseph Bizup, and William T. FitzGerald: 1. What research is and how researchers think about it: What research is ; How researchers think about their aims ; Conversing with your readers -- 2. Defining a project: topic, question, problem, working hypothesis: Find a question in your topic ; Understanding research problems ; Propose a working hypothesis ; Build a storyboard to plan and guide your work ; Join or organize a writing group -- 3. Finding useful sources: Three kinds of sources and their uses ; Search for sources systematically ; Evaluate sources for relevance and reliability ; Look beyond the usual kinds of references ; Record your sources fully, accurately, and appropriately -- 4. Engaging your sources: Read generously to understand, then critically to engage ; Take notes systematically ; Take useful notes ; Review your progress ; Manage moments of normal anxiety -- 5. Constructing your argument: What a research argument is and is not ; Build your argument around answers to readers' questions ; Turn your working hypothesis into a claim ; Assemble the elements of your argument ; Prefer arguments based on evidence to arguments based on warrants ; Assemble an argument -- 6. Planning a first draft: Avoid unhelpful plans ; Create a plan that meets your readers' needs ; File away leftovers --
7. Drafting your paper: Draft in the way that feels most comfortable ; Develop effective writing habits ; Keep yourself on track through headings and key terms ; Quote, paraphrase, and summarize appropriately ; Integrate quotations into your text ; Use footnotes and endnotes judiciously ; Sow how complex or detailed evidence is relevant ; Be open to surprises ; Guard against inadvertent plagiarism ; Guard against inappropriate assistance ; Work through chronic procrastination and writer's block -- 8. Presenting evidence in tables and figures: Choose verbal or visual representations of your data ; Choose the most effective graphic ; Design tables and figures ; Communicate data ethically -- 9. Revising your draft: Check for blind spots in your argument ; Check your introduction, conclusion, and claim ; Make sure the body of your report is coherent ; Check your paragraphs ; Let your draft cool, then rephrase it -- 10. Writing your final introduction and conclusion: Draft your final introduction ; Draft your final conclusion ; Write your title last -- 11. Revising sentences: Focus on the first seven of eight words of a sentence ; Diagnose what you read ; Choose the right word ; Polish it up ; Give it up and turn it in -- 12. Learning from comments on your paper: Two kinds of feedback: advice and data ; Find general principles in specific comments ; Talk with your reader -- 13. Presenting research in alternative forums: Plan your oral presentation ; Design your presentation to be listened to ; Plan your poster presentation ; Plan you conference report -- On the spirit of research. --
Part II. Source citation : General introduction to citation practices : Reasons for citing your sources ; The requirements of citation ; Two citation styles ; Electronic sources ; Preparation of citations ; Citation management tools -- Notes-bibliography style: the basic form : Basic patterns ; Bibliographies ; Notes ; Short forms for notes -- Notes-bibliography style: citing specific types of sources : Books ; Journal articles ; Magazine articles ; Newspaper articles ; Websites, blogs, and social media ; Interviews and personal communications ; Papers, lectures, and manuscript collections ; Older works and sacred works ; Reference works and secondary citations ; Sources in the visual and performing arts ; Public documents -- Author-date style: the basic form : Basic patterns ; Reference lists ; Parenthetical citations -- Author-date style: citing specific types of sources : Books ; Journal articles ; Magazine articles ; Newspaper articles ; Websites, blogs, and social media ; Interviews and personal communications ; Papers, lectures, and manuscript collections ; Older works and sacred works ; Reference works and secondary sources ; Sources in the visual and performing arts ; Public documents. --
Part III. Style : Spelling : Plurals ; Possessives ; Compounds and words formed with prefixes ; Line breaks -- Punctuation : Periods ; Commas ; Semicolons ; Colons ; Question marks ; Exclamation points ; Hyphens and dashes ; Parentheses and brackets ; Slashes ; Quotation marks ; Apostrophes ; Multiple punctuation marks -- Names, special terms, and titles of works : Names ; Special terms ; Titles of works -- Numbers : Words or numerals? ; Plurals and punctuation ; Data systems ; Numbers used outside the text -- Abbreviations : General principles ; Names and titles ; Geographical terms ; Time and dates ; Units of measure ; The Bible and other sacred works ; Abbreviations in citations and other scholarly contexts -- Quotations : Quoting accurately and avoiding plagiarism ; Incorporating quotations into your text ; Modifying quotations -- Tables and figures : General issues ; Tables ; Figures -- Appendix: Paper format and submission : General format requirements ; Format requirements for specific elements ; File preparation and submission requirements.
Summary When Kate Turabian first put her famous guidelines to paper, she could hardly have imagined the world in which today's students would be conducting research. Yet while the ways in which we research and compose papers may have changed, fundamentals remain the same: writers need to have a strong research question, construct an evidence-based argument, cite their sources, and structure their work in a logical way. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations -- also known as "Turabian"--Remains one of the most popular books for writers because of its timeless focus on achieving these goals. Part 1 covers every step of the research and writing process, including drafting and revising. Part 2 offers a comprehensive guide to the two methods of Chicago-style source citation: notes-bibliography and author-date. Part 3 gets into matters of editorial style and the correct way to present quotations and visual material. Through eight decades and millions of copies, A Manual for Writers has helped generations shape their ideas into compelling research papers. This new edition will continue to be the gold standard for college and graduate students in virtually all academic disciplines. - Back cover.
"This new edition of the classic reference work on writing research papers recognizes recent developments in information literacy--including finding, evaluating, and citing a wide range of digital sources--and the evolving use of software for citation management, graphics, and paper format and submission while continuing to reflect best practices for research and writing, as adapted from the most recent editions of The Craft of Research and The Chicago Manual of Style."--Provided by publisher.
Subject Academic writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Dissertations, Academic -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
02.13 practice of science.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Composition & Creative Writing.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Grammar & Punctuation.
REFERENCE -- Writing Skills.
Academic writing.
Dissertations, Academic.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Handbooks and manuals.
Added Author Booth, Wayne C., editor.
Colomb, Gregory G., editor.
Williams, Joseph M., editor.
Bizup, Joseph, 1966- editor.
FitzGerald, William T., editor.
Other Form: Online version: Turabian, Kate L. Manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations. Ninth edition. Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018 9780226430607 (OCoLC)1051384763
ISBN 9780226494425 (hbk.)
022649442X (hbk.)
9780226430577 (pbk.)
022643057X (pbk.)
9780226430607 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 40028125210