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Writing & Citation Style Guides: Turabian/Chicago

This is a guide to citation styles resources at Alkek and beyond.

Introduction

What is the difference between Turabian and Chicago and? The primary difference is that Turabian is shorter and contains fewer instructions, and that it does not contain information about publication. The Chicago Manual of Style is designed for professionals in the field who are publishing, and has a great deal of instruction on formatting and many other things. Turabian is a pared-down version designed for students writing research papers and is a style of writing and formatting that is created and updated by Kate Turbian. It is adapted from the University of Chicago's 'Chicago' style of citation and is simplified for students and researchers.

Citing Sources: Getting More Help

Student Learning Assistance Center (SLAC)

Get in-person tutoring at SLAC, located on the 4th floor of Alkek Library. Check the website for hours and availability. SLAC also maintains a good Documentation page for quick reference.

Texas State University Writing Center

The Writing Center is located on the first floor of ASB North. You can get help with all types of writing, including papers, essays, and resumes. The Writing Center  offers in-person and online tutoring (check their website for more information).  Round Rock patrons can seek assistance from the Round Rock Writing Center.

Citation Management

 

Refworks and EndNote are citation management tools that enable you to:     

  • Organize your research Include citations while you write your paper
  • Build a bibliography in a variety of formats
  • Import references from library databases and Google Scholar.

Workshops are also available