Turabian citation generator

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turabian citation generator

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What is an Turabian citation generator and how can it help you?

Getting citations and reference lists correctly done can be very confusing and time-consuming.

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The Turabian style is a simplified version of the Chicago citation style. Just like the Chicago citation style, Turabian comes in two variations: note and bibliography and author-date.

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If you need to know more about Turabian citations check out our How do I cite in Turabian style? section.

Why, when, and what do I have to cite?

Why
The broad scientific knowledge we have today is the accomplishment of many researchers over time. To put your own contribution in context, it is important to cite the work of the researchers who influenced you.

Cited sources can provide key background information, support or dispute your thesis, or offer important definitions and data. Citing also shows that you have personally read the work.


When
In addition to crediting the ideas of others that you used to build your own argument, you need to provide documentation for all facts and figures that are not common knowledge.

Common knowledge is knowledge that is known by everyone, or nearly everyone, and can basically concern any subject. An example for common knowledge would be "There are seven days in a week".


What
The number of sources you cite in your work depends on the intent of the paper. In most cases, you will need to cite one or two of the most representative sources for each key point.

However, if you are working on a review article, the aim is to present to the readers everything that has been written on a topic, so you will need to include a more exhaustive list of citations.

What is the Turabian citation style?

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The Turabian Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations is a style guide for writing and formatting papers published by the University of Chicago Press. The citation style is named after Kate L. Turabian, an American educator who developed this style. In 2018, the ninth edition of the Turabian style was published.

Except for a few minor differences, the citation style is the same as the Chicago style (published in the 17th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style). The main difference is that while the Chicago Manual of Style focuses primarily on providing guidelines for publishing, the Turabian Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses and Dissertations mainly focuses on the creation and submission of academic work. Therefore, the University of Chicago Press describes it as "the gold standard for college and graduate students in virtually all academic areas".

How do I cite in Turabian style?

Just like the Chicago style (link to Chicago citation generator), the Turabian style comes in two varieties:

  • Author-date: Often used in the sciences (physical, natural) and social sciences. Sources are briefly cited in the text (usually in parentheses, author's last name and year of publication), and matched up with an entry in a reference list with full bibliographic information.
  • Notes and bibliography: Preferred by many working in the humanities (literature, history, the arts,..). Sources are cited in numbered footnotes or endnotes in the text and listed in a separate bibliography.

Here is an example for a citation in the notes and bibliography system:

Footnote:

David Halliday, Robert Resnick, and Jearl Walker, Fundamentals of Physics (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2013), 18.

Bibliography:

Halliday, David, Robert Resnick, and Jearl Walker. Fundamentals of Physics. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2013.

Aside from the way they cite sources in the text, the two styles are very similar. If you're not sure which style to use, ask your instructor.

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FAQ

🧾 What type of citation format does Turabian use?

The Turabian style is a simplified version of the Chicago citation style. Just like the Chicago citation style, Turabian comes in two variations: note and bibliography and author-date.

πŸ€– Who invented the Turabian style?

Turabian style was developed by Kate L. Turabian, an American educator, and the style is based on the citation guidelines of the Chicago format. Therefore, the official inventors of the Turabian style are Kate L. Turabian, and the University of Chicago Press.

πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ€β€πŸ‘¨πŸ½ What are the differences between Chicago and Turabian style?

The Turabian citation style is the same as the Chicago style except for a few minor differences published in the 17th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. The main difference is that while the Chicago Manual of Style focuses primarily on providing guidelines for publishing, the Turabian Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses and Dissertations mainly focuses on the creation and submission of academic work. Therefore, the University of Chicago Press describes it as "the gold standard for college and graduate students in virtually all academic areas".

🀯 Are the Turabian citation rules complicated?

While all the specific rules of the Turabian citation style might be complicated, you don't need to worry about getting them wrong with BibGuru. Use our Turabian citation generator above to create the fastest and most accurate Turabian citations possible.

πŸ” Should I use Chicago style instead of Turabian?

Before taking the decision on whether to use Chicago or Turabian style, take a look at both guidelines. Having said that, the Turabian style is a simplified version of the Chicago citation style, so you be the judge.

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