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Turabian Format

Discussion in 'Baptist Colleges & Seminaries' started by Mr. E, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. Mr. E

    Mr. E New Member

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    Good day to all!
    I am interested to know if anyone can offer a resource that adequately summarizes Turabian format? I have looked at several sites for reference, but some appear incomplete and lack examples.
    I am entering my junior year at Liberty and have transfered from a Community College, so all previous academic writng has been in either MLA or APA. I understand that there are formatting software packages available, however, I would like to gain a firm understanding of Turabian style. Thanks in advance. All advice will be appreciated!
     
  2. preachinjesus

    preachinjesus Well-Known Member
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    You might try to get with Dr. Fred Smith in the seminary for a good, brief guide. Also, the library should have something.

    If you want something that is brief check out: Turabian: The Easy Way! By Houghton
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/0923568913/?tag=baptis04-20

    Or you can just get it from the horse's mouth: A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Seventh Edition
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/0226823377/?tag=baptis04-20

    Finally, as a student you have access to the latest edition of Word in Microsoft Office. In the latest edition of Word there is a citation and reference tool that includes Turabian format.

    Finally, you could always get Endnote and have peace of mind.

    Hope that helps. :)
     
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    english 101 at Liberty addresses that outside of that you can call an advisor and get help.
     
  5. Mr. E

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    Thank you, preachinjesus. your suggestions are exactly what I was looking for! :wavey:
     
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    While we're on the subject:

    Folks seem divided as to the best way to Turabian a Commentary.

    A stand alone commentary is one thing. But let's take say, the Expositor's Bible Commentary from Zondervan. You have editors, book author(s), and sometimes more than one book is covered in a volume. What about those?
     
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    Go to the website for Luther Rice Seminary.

    They have a whole section on it.
     
  8. Mr. E

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