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A manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations : Chicago style for students and researchers /

Main Author: Turabian, Kate L.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007
Edition: 7th ed.
Series: Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing
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Review by Choice Review

The highlight of this seventh edition is the expanded focus of the book. New is the section titled "Research and Writing: From Planning to Production." It provides a step-by-step process for conducting research. Topics in the section include the nature of research, taking notes, developing an argument, drafting and revising, and presenting evidence with tables and figures. It will be most beneficial to those new to research and writing, but it does provide a nice refresher for those familiar with the processes. Part 2 of the volume is devoted to source citation, updating from past editions. Part 3 is devoted to style, or grammar, spelling, and punctuation. The section on names, special terms, and title works has been expanded. The closing chapters deal with the mechanics of tables and figures. An extensive bibliography and detailed index round out this well-known reference work. Summing Up: Recommended. All libraries; all levels. J. M. Piper-Burton West Chester University of Pennsylvania

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Review by Booklist Review

First published in 1937, Turabian's manual has been updated to reflect the fifteenth edition of The Chicago Manual of Style (2003) as well as the habits and needs of today's students.  The chapter on source citation now includes sections on online databases, e-books, and   informally published electonic sources.  A new and lengthy part 1, Researching and Writing: From Planning to Production, cautions researchers to  beware of Wikipedia and never cite it as an authoritative source.  Another caution: citation software may save time, but it is not a substitute for knowing the underlying principles of the style. --Quinn, Mary Ellen Copyright 2007 Booklist

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