Turabian Referencing

It is named after Kate Turabian who is considered to be its originator. It is used in dissertations, thesis and term papers. It is considered to be subdivision of the University of Chicago's referencing style.

Referencing a Book

  • Author of text in the format of surname and forename followed by full stop
  • Title of work in italics followed by a full stop
  • Place of publication followed by a colon
  • Publisher followed by a comma
  • Date of publication followed by a full stop.
Taylor, John. Turabian Referencing. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1980.

Referencing a Journal

  • Author of text in the format of surname and forename followed by full stop
  • Name of article in quotation marks followed by a full stop
  • Title of journal in italics
  • Issue number
  • Publication date in brackets followed by a colon
  • Page numbers followed by a full stop.
Taylor, John. Turabian Style. Referencing Today 2 (August 2008): 23-37.

Referencing an electronic source

  • Author of article in the format of surname and forename followed by full stop
  • Name of article in quotation marks followed by a full stop
  • Name of website in italics followed by a full stop
  • Date of publication on website followed by a full stop
  • Date accessed
  • Website URL
Taylor, John. Using Turabian. Referencing Online. 2008. Accessed 6 August 2008

Citation in this style is generally done using footnotes or parenthesis.

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