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A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Eighth Edition: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers (Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses & Disertations)

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A little more than seventy-five years ago, Kate L. Turabian drafted a set of guidelines to help students understand how to write, cite, and formally submit research writing. Seven editions and more than nine million copies later, the name Turabian has become synonymous with best practices in research writing and style. Her Manual for Writers continues to be the gold standard for generations of college and graduate students in virtually all academic disciplines. Now in its eighth edition, A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations has been fully revised to meet the needs of todayand#8217;s writers and researchers.

The Manual retains its familiar three-part structure, beginning with an overview of the steps in the research and writing process, including formulating questions, reading critically, building arguments, and revising drafts. Part II provides an overview of citation practices with detailed information on the two main scholarly citation styles (notes-bibliography and author-date), an array of source types with contemporary examples, and detailed guidance on citing online resources.

The final section treats all matters of editorial style, with advice on punctuation, capitalization, spelling, abbreviations, table formatting, and the use of quotations. Style and citation recommendations have been revised throughout to reflect the sixteenth edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. With an appendix on paper format and submission that has been vetted by dissertation officials from across the country and a bibliography with the most up-to-date listing of critical resources available, A Manual for Writers remains the essential resource for students and their teachers.

About the Author

Gregory G. Colomb (1951and#8211;2011) was professor of English at the University of Virginia and the author of Designs on Truth: The Poetics of the Augustan Mock-Epic. He isand#160;coauthor, with Wayne C. Booth andand#160;Joseph M. Williams, of the best-selling guide The Craft of Research,and#160;published by the University of Chicago Press.

Table of Contents

A Note to Students
Preface

Part I Research and Writing: From Planning to Production

Overview of Part I

1 What Research Is and How Researchers Think about It

1.1 How Researchers Think about Their Aims

1.2 Three Kinds of Questions That Researchers Ask

2 Moving from a Topic to a Question to a Working Hypothesis

2.1 Find a Question in Your Topic

2.2 Propose Some Working Answers

2.3 Build a Storyboard to Plan and Guide Your Work

2.4 Organize a Writing Support Group

3 Finding Useful Sources

3.1 Understand the Kinds of Sources Readers Expect You to Use

3.2 Record Your Sources Fully, Accurately, and Appropriately

3.3 Search for Sources Systematically

3.4 Evaluate Sources for Relevance and Reliability

3.5 Look beyond the Usual Kinds of References

4 Engaging Sources

4.1 Read Generously to Understand, Then Critically to Engage and Evaluate

4.2 Take Notes Systematically

4.3 Take Useful Notes

4.4 Write as You Read

4.5 Review Your Progress

4.6 Manage Moments of Normal Panic

5 Planning Your Argument

5.1 What a Research Argument Is and Is Not

5.2 Build Your Argument around Answers to Readersand#8217; Questions

5.3 Turn Your Working Hypothesis into a Claim

5.4 Assemble the Elements of Your Argument

5.5 Distinguish Arguments Based on Evidence from Arguments Based on Warrants

5.6 Assemble an Argument

6 Planning a First Draft

6.1 Avoid Unhelpful Plans

6.2 Create a Plan That Meets Your Readersand#8217; Needs

6.3 File Away Leftovers

7 Drafting Your Report

7.1 Draft in the Way That Feels Most Comfortable

7.2 Develop Productive Drafting Habits

7.3 Use Your Key Terms to Keep Yourself on Track

7.4 Quote, Paraphrase, and Summarize Appropriately

7.5 Integrate Quotations into Your Text

7.6 Use Footnotes and Endnotes Judiciously

7.7 Interpret Complex or Detailed Evidence Before You Offer It

7.8 Be Open to Surprises

7.9 Guard against Inadvertent Plagiarism

7.10 Guard against Inappropriate Assistance

7.11 Work Through Chronic Procrastination and Writerand#8217;s Block

8 Presenting Evidence in Tables and Figures

8.1 Choose Verbal or Visual Representations

8.2 Choose the Most Effective Graphic

8.3 Design Tables and Figures

8.4 Communicate Data Ethically

9 Revising Your Draft

9.1 Check for Blind Spots in Your Argument

9.2 Check Your Introduction, Conclusion, and Claim

9.3 Make Sure the Body of Your Report Is Coherent

9.4 Check Your Paragraphs

9.5 Let Your Draft Cool, Then Paraphrase It

10 Writing Your Final Introduction and Conclusion

10.1 Draft Your Final Introduction

10.2 Draft Your Final Conclusion

10.3 Write Your Title Last

11 Revising Sentences

11.1 Focus on the First Seven or Eight Words of a Sentence

11.2 Diagnose What You Read

11.3 Choose the Right Word

11.4 Polish It Up

11.5 Give It Up and Print It Out

12 Learning from Your Returned Paper

12.1 Find General Principles in Specific Comments

12.2 Talk to Your Instructor

13 Presenting Research in Alternative Forums

13.1 Plan Your Oral Presentation

13.2 Design Your Presentation to Be Listened To

13.3 Plan Your Poster Presentation

13.4 Plan Your Conference Proposal

14 On the Spirit of Research

Part II Source Citation

15 General Introduction to Citation Practices

15.1 Reasons for Citing Your Sources

15.2 The Requirements of Citation

15.3 Two Citation Styles

15.4 Electronic Sources

15.5 Preparation of Citations

15.6 Citation Management Software

16 Notes-Bibliography Style: The Basic Form

16.1 Basic Patterns

16.2 Bibliographies

16.3 Notes

16.4 Short Forms for Notes

17 Notes-Bibliography Style: Citing Specific Types of Sources

17.1 Books

17.2 Journal Articles

17.3 Magazine Articles

17.4 Newspaper Articles

17.5 Additional Types of Published Sources

17.6 Unpublished Sources

17.7 Websites, Blogs, Social Networks, and Discussion Groups

17.8 Sources in the Visual and Performing Arts

17.9 Public Documents

17.10 One Source Quoted in Another

18 Author-Date Style: The Basic Form

18.1 Basic Patterns

18.2 Reference Lists

18.3 Parenthetical Citations

19 Author-Date Style: Citing Specifi c Types of Sources

19.1 Books

19.2 Journal Articles

19.3 Magazine Articles

19.4 Newspaper Articles

19.5 Additional Types of Published Sources

19.6 Unpublished Sources

19.7 Websites, Blogs, Social Networks, and Discussion Groups

19.8 Sources in the Visual and Performing Arts

19.9 Public Documents

19.10 One Source Quoted in Another

Part III Style

20 Spelling

20.1 Plurals

20.2 Possessives

20.3 Compounds and Words Formed with Prefixes

20.4 Line Breaks

21 Punctuation

21.1 Periods

21.2 Commas

21.3 Semicolons

21.4 Colons

21.5 Question Marks

21.6 Exclamation Points

21.7 Hyphens and Dashes

21.8 Parentheses and Brackets

21.9 Slashes

21.10 Quotation Marks

21.11 Apostrophes

21.12 Multiple Punctuation Marks

22 Names, Special Terms, and Titles of Works

22.1 Names

22.2 Special Terms

22.3 Titles of Works

23 Numbers

23.1 Words or Numerals?

23.2 Plurals and Punctuation

23.3 Date Systems

23.4 Numbers Used outside the Text

24 Abbreviations

24.1 General Principles

24.2 Names and Titles

24.3 Geographical Terms

24.4 Time and Dates

24.5 Units of Measure

24.6 The Bible and Other Sacred Works

24.7 Abbreviations in Citations and Other Scholarly Contexts

25 Quotations

25.1 Quoting Accurately and Avoiding Plagiarism

25.2 Incorporating Quotations into Your Text

25.3 Modifying Quotations

26 Tables and Figures

26.1 General Issues

26.2 Tables

26.3 Figures

Appendix: Paper Format and Submission

A.1 General Format Requirements

A.2 Format Requirements for Specific Elements

A.3 File Preparation and Submission Requirements

Bibliography

Authors
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226816388
Author:
Turabian, Kate L.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Williams, Joseph M.
Author:
Colomb, Gregory G.
Author:
Booth, Wayne C.
Author:
University of Chicago Press Staff
Subject:
Handbooks & Manuals
Subject:
Reference-Research
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Edition Description:
Eighth Edition
Series:
Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 halftone, 42 line drawings, 12 tables
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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