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  • Bestselling, trusted, and time-tested advice for writing research papers
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  • Essential for anyone interested in learning about research
  • Everything any student or teacher needs to know concerning paper writing
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A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Ninth Edition

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Ninth Edition

Chicago style for students and researchers.

Ninth Edition

Kate L. Turabian

  • Bestselling, trusted, and time-tested advice for writing research papers
  • The best interpretation of Chicago style for higher education students and researchers
  • Definitive, clear, and easy to read, with plenty of examples
  • Shows how to compose a strong research question, construct an evidence-based argument, cite sources, and structure work in a logical way
  • Essential for anyone interested in learning about research
  • Everything any student or teacher needs to know concerning paper writing

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“Without doubt, for anyone interested in learning about research—what it is, where one goes to pursue it, how to do it, what it entails and means, why it is important (now more so than ever before)— A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers is the place to begin. It will likely show people new to the field a way forward and offer experienced researchers the means to test established modes of operation. This book will not fail you, today or tomorrow, at home or in the library. Look for it at a bookstore near you or online.”

Thomas R. Claire | Publishing Research Quarterly

“Turabian’s A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations continues a tradition of providing one of the best interpretations of The Chicago Manual of Style for higher education students and researchers in this ninth edition. The writing style is clear and easy to read, with examples illustrating proper formatting of items.”

Cynthia Goode | American Reference Books Annual

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“This definitive handbook supplies information on about everything any student or teacher may desire to know concerning paper writing.”

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“Kate L. Turabian was our trusted guide and mentor, the absolute authority, the one who knew all there was to know about the strange world of proper term papers. . . . To write a term paper without a well-worn copy of Turabian handy was unthinkable. Our writing on term papers might be weak, our research haphazard, our insights sophomoric, but, thanks to Kate L. Turabian, our footnotes could always be absolutely flawless.”

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"Indispensable. . . . Turabian is everything a student researcher might need save a grammar guide and training in specific research methods. . . . When you consider the sheer wealth of material contained or cited in Turabian, its US $18.00 paperback and eBook list price is an absolute steal."

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Writers need a strong research question, an evidence-based argument, to structure their work in a logical way, and to cite their sources. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations , remains one of the most popular books for writers because of its timeless focus on achieving these goals. The ninth edition filters decades of expertise into modern standards. Recognizing that most students will be doing their work largely or entirely online and on screens, this new edition builds information literacy by addressing digital forms of both research and writing.

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A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations Chicago Style for Students and Researchers

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations

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The 9th edition is now reissued with a spiral binding. When Kate L. 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, the 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. This new edition filters decades of expertise into modern standards. While previous editions incorporated digital forms of research and writing, this edition goes even further to build information literacy, recognizing that most students will be doing their work largely or entirely online and on screens. Chapters include updated advice on finding, evaluating, and citing a wide range of digital sources and also recognize the evolving use of software for citation management, graphics, and paper format and submission. The ninth edition is fully aligned with the recently released Chicago Manual of Style , 17th edition , as well as with the latest edition of The Craft of Research . Teachers and users of the previous editions will recognize the familiar three-part structure. Part 1 covers every step of the research and writing process, including drafting and revising. Part 2 offers a comprehensive guide to Chicago's two methods of 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. A Manual for Writers also covers an issue familiar to writers of all levels: how to conquer the fear of tackling a major writing project. 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.

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Kate L. Turabian (1893-1987) was the graduate-school dissertation secretary at the University of Chicago from 1930 to 1958. She is also the author of Student's Guide for Writing College Papers , also published by the University of Chicago Press.

"Without doubt, for anyone interested in learning about research – what it is, where one goes to pursue it, how to do it, what it entails and means, why it is important (now more so than ever before) – A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers is the place to begin. It will likely show people new to the field a way forward and offer experienced researchers the means to test established modes of operation. This book will not fail you, today or tomorrow, at home or in the library. Look for it at a bookstore near you or online." – Thomas R. Claire, Publishing Research Quarterly "Turabian's A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations continues a tradition of providing one of the best interpretations of The Chicago Manual of Style for higher education students and researchers in this ninth edition. The writing style is clear and easy to read, with examples illustrating proper formatting of items." – Cynthia Goode, American Reference Books Annual  

Praise for previous editions "A mainstay in high-school and college libraries." – Booklist "This definitive handbook supplies information on about everything any student or teacher may desire to know concerning paper writing." – Quill and Scroll "Kate L. Turabian was our trusted guide and mentor, the absolute authority, the one who knew all there was to know about the strange world of proper term papers [...] To write a term paper without a well-worn copy of Turabian handy was unthinkable. Our writing on term papers might be weak, our research haphazard, our insights sophomoric, but, thanks to Kate L. Turabian, our footnotes could always be absolutely flawless." – Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Indispensable [...] Turabian is everything a student researcher might need save a grammar guide and training in specific research methods [...] When you consider the sheer wealth of material contained or cited in Turabian, its [...] list price is an absolute steal." – Journal of Scholarly Publishing

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