Turabian Style

Most academic disciplines have a certain set of rules and methods that their members use for writing. These rules, or styles, apply not only to students for class papers, theses, and dissertations, but also to established scholars who submit papers to conferences, symposia, or academic and professional journals.

The MALS program uses Turabian Style in all of its courses. All of the specifications for this style are included in A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 8th edition, by Kate L. Turabian. Students should purchase a copy of this style manual to refer to when they are completing MALS class assignments. It is available at the ETSU Bookstore and online.  

However, students’ subject-field electives may require a different style manual, such as APA or MLA, for assignments related to those courses. Students must use the preferred style guidelines of their Graduate Advisory Committee chair when writing their theses or support papers for special projects. For resources on various styles, visit Sherrod Library online.

Handouts on Turabian Style, Citation, and Writing