Chicago style can be used for research papers, dissertations, or even theses the layout and presentation of a dissertation or thesis is slightly different from the layout of a research paper this guide presents a title page and other page examples that are intended for a research paper the example used is a medium -length. Formatting your research paper using chicago style this handout helps students' format research papers in chicago style always keep in mind that your instructor is the authority title page check with your instructor to see whether or not you are required to have a title page text home→font. (1) (number enclosed in parenthesis) (a) (lowercase letter enclosed in parenthesis) i) (roman numeral with lowercase letters followed by a closing parenthesis) ii guidelines & basic formatting from the chicago manual of style, 16 th edition and a manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations. You can use our pagination tutorial for turabian to help format your paper page numbers should begin on the first page of the paper's text, not on the title page page numbers are most often placed in the top right of the page header or the bottom center of the footer our sample paper puts the page numbers in the bottom. The recommendations in this guide are based on the 7th edition (2007) of a manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations: chicago style for students and researchers by kate l turabian for more in-depth explanation of formatting and preparing a bibliography, please consult the 7th edition of the.
General format rules – chicago entire paper chicago papers should be double-spaced your footnotes and bibliographies should be single-spaced, but should have a blank line between entries every page except the title page should contain a header a page header in chicago should be found on the top of every. Tips for formatting your bibliography once you've compiled your footnotes or endnotes, you may need to compile these references in a bibliography chicago style bibliographies are: arranged alphabetically placed at the end of a paper, before the index formatted with the word “bibliography” centered at the top of the. The chicago manual of style must be followed for headings and subheadings, tables and figures, text citations, and 1) author-date style in-text citation: parenthetical references (p 620-624) in parentheses, cite the author's last name, followed directly by the publication year with no punctuation between where the. Paper formatting view sample paper note-- this paper is written using the footnote/endnote style the same general formatting rules apply to the author/ date format general formatting margins should be no smaller than 1” and preferably no larger than 15” typeface should be done in times new roman font size.
Theses, and dissertations, 7th edition as this book presents the chicago manual style in a form that is more applicable to student papers general format • type the paper on a computer and print it out on standard-sized paper (85 x 11 inches ) • the body text of the paper should be double spaced • set the paper margins. Chicago manual of style sample paper (title one-quarter page down from top) your name here (at the half-page mark) course name here instructor's name here april 11, xxxx (all double-spaced) (insert a page break here to maintain a separation between your title page and page one).
General formatting tips: paper should be white 85 x 11 paper entire document should be single sided 1 margins on all sides for thesis & dissertation: all sides are 1 except left margin that is 15 double-space text, with one space after punctuation between sentences the only exceptions. Your name and class information should follow several lines later for subtitles, end the title line with a colon and place the subtitle on the line below the title main body this is the text of your paper titles mentioned in the text, notes, or bibliography are capitalized headline-style, meaning first words of. This handbook contains formats from the chicago manual of style, 16th edition ( 2010), and turabian's a manual for writers of term papers, theses, and dissertations, 8th edition (2013) title page begin a cms paper with a title page center and double-space the title about one- third of the way down the.
Consider the following from section 302 of the apa style manual when organizing their sections for all style manuals: would then be three levels of heading for the paper overall: the section headings (method, results, and american anthropological association (aaa): use chicago • chicago manual of style (cmos). How to format a chicago-style paper your teachers expect to receive papers that are properly formatted and laid out use the following guidelines when setting up your paper it is easiest if you use the correct settings from the beginning otherwise you will have to go back and reformat your paper overall page layout.
Essay formatting: apa, chicago, mla your essay should include four major sections: title page, abstract, main body, and references title page • to create the page header for the title page (see example below): this guide was adapted from the purdue owl apa formatting and style guide. Format guidelines for papers using chicago-turabian bibliography style specific requirements: chicago-turabian style of formatting includes a title page , the main text, plus footnotes or endnotes, figures/illustrations, and a bibliography all documents must be typed using twelve- point times new. If you are looking to cite your work using mla formatting, or your discipline requires you to use the apa citation style or harvard referencing, you'll find the style you need on the cite this for me website as well as the chicago citation generator above, cite this for me provides open generators and style guides for styles.