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Here is a simple guideline for use of Turabian format for your assignments  and research paper. It is a template you may use or  you may  go directly  to the Turabian book. 

Chicago Manual of Style, Turabian Format

Prepared  by Virginia Kimball, Theology Department.

 

Students, always use this guide to format footnotes and bibliography for your assignments (as directed):

 

Author

Turabian, Kate L.

Title

A manual for writers of term papers, theses, and dissertations / Kate L. Turabian.

Publisher

Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1996.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The guide given below provides the most commonly used source publications. Consult Turabian’s Manual for Writers for examples of the proper way to cite references not given in this guide. 

 

1)  You must distinguish that there are two sets of notation formats to use in your paper which have different construction.  You will use FOOTNOTES (bottom of the page) and a BIBLIOGRAPHY which is posted at the end of your paper.  For EVERY source you use, there will be two different citations to construct – one in the FOOTNOTE, and one for the BIBLIOGRAPHY.

 

2)  Construct your FOOTNOTES and BIBLIOGRAPHY exactly to the guidelines of Turabian, a form of citation which is particularly suitable to research papers written in the field of Anthropology and Religion. Follow this guide exactly.

 

3)  Make sure that you carefully choose the correct citation for scholarly journal articles. They must reflect the format that shows they are either accessed from an electronic database or from a hard copy journal found in the Assumption Library collection.  If you order an ILL copy of the article, you will give the citation as if you had found it in a hard copy journal.

 

4) In general, you will be given directions for your assignments that include use of the Turabian format system as given in this guide.

             

 

* Be sure to distinguish between “footnotes” (bottom of page) and “bibliography”

 

 

 

BOOK  (ONE AUTHOR)

 

Bibliography:

Entries are listed alphabetically, according to author’s last name, single spaced, with double space between entries.  If more than one book by the same author is cited, the titles are listed alphabetically, and the space for the name is a line. 

 

Matera, Frank J.  Bible N.T. Galatians.  Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press, 1992.

 

Wenham, Gordon J.  Genesis 1 -15.  Waco, TX: Word Books, 1987. 

 

________.  Genesis XVI - L.  Dallas, TX: Word Books, 1994.  

 

Bibliographic entries are listed alphabetically by the author’s last name.  The second line of each entry is indented five spaces.  Double space between entries. When a second entry by the same author is given, in this case two different books on Genesis, you merely use a line for each subsequent entry.  Put the entries in order of date of publication.

 

Footnote:

Go to the Toolbar on your computer screen, click on “Insert.”  Go to “Reference” and click on “Footnote.”  The superscript number will immediately appear in your text and a superscript number at the bottom of the page. Space over two spaces by the number at the bottom of the page and begin the citation.  When you are finished typing the entry, double click on the footnote number to return to the text.  Note that in this entry you list the first name of the author before the last name.  In this entry, you list the page number of the book where your quotation is found.

 

[If  one book by this author is used.]

 

1  Gordon J. Wenham, Genesis 1 -15 (Waco, TX: Word Books, 1987), 14.  

 

2   Wenham, 15.

 

3   Wenham.

Here the note is found on the same page as footnote 2 above.  

 

[If more than one book and/or articles by the same author are used in the paper, the second attribution to a book by the same author, then include a brief reference to each of the titles.]

1   Wenham, Genesis 1 -15, 14.  

2   Wenham, Genesis XVI – L, 14. 

3  Wenham, Genesis 1 – 15, 6.

 

 

 

 

BOOK (TWO OR MORE AUTHORS)

 

Bibliography:

 

Newsom, Carol A. and Sharon H. Ringe. The Women’s Bible Commentary. Louisville,

            Ky: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1992.

 

Footnote:

 

1 Carol A. Newsom and Sharon H. Ringe, The Women’s Bible Commentary (Louisville,

            Ky: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1992), 16.

 

2  Newsom and Ringe, 18.

 

3  Newsom and Ringe.

[This citation means you are using the same page as the previous footnote.] 

 

SIGNED AUTHOR IN A BOOK

 

Bibliography:

 

Malina, Bruce J. and Jerome H. Neyrey. “Honor and Shame in Luke-Acts: Pivotal Values

            of the Mediterranean World.” In The Social World of Luke-Acts, edited by Jerome

            J. Neyrey, 25-66. Peabody, MA: Henrickson Publishers, 1991.

 

Footnote:

 

5  Bruce J. Malina, Bruce J. and Jerome H. Neyrey, “Honor and Shame in Luke-Acts:

            Pivotal Values of the Mediterranean World” in The Social World of Luke-Acts,           edited by Jerome J. Neyrey (Peabody, MA: Henrickson Publishers, 1991), 64.

 

JOURNAL ARTICLE 

These are found in hard copy in the library --  in journals or in printed articles you receive from inter-library loan.

Remember that you may not use newspaper, general interest magazine, or web articles as sources in your research paper! Only scholarly articles are to be used.    

 

Bibliography:

Levine, Nachman.  “The curse and the blessing: narrative discourse syntax and literary

            form.” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 27 no 2 (December 2002): 189-

            199.

 

Footnote: 

 

6 Nachman Levine, “The curse and the blessing: narrative discourse syntax and literary

Form,” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 27 no 2 (December 2002): 195.

 

JOURNAL ARTICLE FROM FULL-TEXT DATABASE (Add date of access at end)

 

Bibliography:

 

Levine, Nachman.  “The curse and the blessing: narrative discourse syntax and literary

            form.” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 27 no 2 (December 2002):

            http://web.ebscohost.com.lib.assumption.edu, at Assumption College, 500

            Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609, 189-199. (March 5, 2009)

 

[Seminary students: give URL of seminary library database and address of seminary, along with date of access.]

 

Footnote: 

 

8  Nachman Levine, “The curse and the blessing: narrative discourse syntax and literary

            form,” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 27 no 2 (December 2002):

            http://web.ebscohost.com.lib.assumption.edu, at Assumption College, 500

            Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609, 195. (March 5, 2009)

 

SAMPLE CITATIONS: A BIBLE COMMENTARY AND BIBLE DICTIONARY

 

Bibliography:

 

Freedman, David Noel, ed.  Anchor Bible Dictionary, v. 5.  New York, NY: Doubleday,

            1992.

 

Mays, James L., ed. Harper’s Bible Commentary. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco,

            2000.

 

Footnote:

 

1 James L. Mays, ed. Harper’s Bible Commentary (San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco,

            2000), 312, column 1.

 

2 David Noel Freedman, ed.,  Anchor Bible Dictionary, v. 5 (New York, NY: Doubleday,

            1992), 896, column 2.

 

BIBLE CITATION

 

Bibliography:

 

Coogan, Michael D., editor. The New Oxford Annotated Bible, Third Edition. New York:

Oxford University Press, 2001.

 

 

Footnote:

 

1 Michael D. Coogan, editor, The New Oxford Annotated Bible, Third Edition (New

York: Oxford University Press, 2001), Luke 1: 26-38.

[Or, if you are referring to “study material” you would use the page number.]

 

WEBSITE 

Must be approved individually by the professor! Other websites will not be accepted. 

 

Give the name of the website, any sub-page title, author if given, the URL, and date of access. List alphabetically by first name in title.

 

 

Bibliography:

 

Jewish Roman World of Jesus. “The Dead Sea Scrolls” by Dr. James Tabor www.religioussstudies.uncc.edu/JDTABOR/indexb.html  (March, 15, 2009)

 

Footnote:

 

1 Jewish Roman World of Jesus, “The Dead Sea Scrolls” by Dr. James Tabor www.religioussstudies.uncc.edu/JDTABOR/indexb.html  (March, 15, 2009)

 

 

 

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