The Turabian style of citation was developed to make APA more student-friendly. While APA or MLA are designed for papers that will be published, Turabian is designed specifically for students and academic papers. It is nearly identical to Chicago Style, but makes a few small changes.
Turabian requires page numbers, in the upper right corner of the paper.
Turabian commands a very specific title page. The top of the page contains the name of the university. This is followed by the title of the paper, the name of the professor, the name of the class, then the author, location and date. All should be center indented and in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. An example would be:
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PRESIDENCY
DR. SHARON BOLES
AMERICAN HISTORY 101
BY SHANNON SMITH
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
OCTOBER 23, 2009
After the title page, insert a blank page before the actual first page of the essay.
For every in-text citation there must be a reference listed and vice versa. This reference is a complete acknowledgement of the author(s) and information on how the audience can find the referenced material.
Just like the Notes-Bibliography form of Chicago Style, Turabian relies on footnotes and an accompanying bibliography.
For in-text citations, Turabian requires footnotes. Do this by clicking on the “Insert’ tab and then, in order, the sub-sections “Reference” and “Footnote.” This will automatically add a number and a corresponding space on the bottom of the page to insert your footnote. The footnote will be the same citation described below in the references section. You insert the citation in the footnote and again in the references page.
The reference page, similar to the title page, is completely separate from the rest of the paper. After you have finished writing your paper and entered the last period in the document, hit enter to add an extra space, then press the “Insert” button in the tool bar. From the resulting drop down menu select “Page Break” and a new page will appear where you can record your reference list.
Last name, First name. Title. Publishing City, State: Publishing Company, Year.
Yow, Valerie Raliegh. Recording oral history: a guide for the humanities and social sciences.
Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Mira Press, 2005.
Remember to indent the second line and only to capitalize the first letter of the first word of the title.
Last name, First name. “Title of Article.”Title of Magazine Issue/Volume Number (Year Published): Pages.
Banks, William. "A Secret Meeting in Boise."Midwestern Political Review 6 (1958): 26-31.
Last name, First name. “Title of Page.” Title of Website, Volume, Issue (Date of Article). URL (date of access).
Ellison, Jim. "Assessing the accessibility of fifty United States government Web pages: Using Bobby to check on Uncle Sam." First Monday, volume 9, number 7 (July 2004).http://www.firstmonday.org (accessed June 16, 2005).