For each type of source in this guide, the general form and specific examples will be provided for the Notes-Bibliography style options of Turabian.
This information and several of the examples were drawn from A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (9th Edition). Numbers in parentheses refer to specific pages in the manual.
For further information, please ask your instructor or refer to the Turabian manual.
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For Notes-Bibliography style, cite thesis and dissertations like books except for the title, which is in roman type and enclosed in quotation marks (17.7.1). After the author and title, list the kind of paper, the academic institution, and the date. The publication data is enclosed in parenthesis in a note but not in a bibliography. Abbreviate dissertation as diss. Include the URL if the paper is from an online source. Include access date only if publication date is not provided (see 15.4.1 for more details).
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