Paper-formatting tip sheets
- Margins and Page Numbers
- Title Page
- Table of Contents
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- Parenthetical Citations
- Reference List
Chicago style basics
- What is Chicago style?
- Is Turabian style the same as Chicago style?
- How do I format my paper in Chicago Style?
- What’s the difference between a note citation and a bibliography citation?
- What is author-date style?
- Why do I have to cite sources?
- How do I know when to cite something?
- How many sources can I cite in one note?
- How do I cite the same source many times?
- How do I cite an image?
- How do I cite a website or blog?
- How do I write a quotation?
Crash course in citations
If you need to write a note or bibliography citation for books, articles, and other common sources, you can find examples to follow here.
Quick guide to Turabian-style citations
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If you are writing your first paper or trying to improve your skills, these one-page tip sheets are written with you in mind. Read the ones that interest you or download all 26 topics in one PDF.
- Why Research?
- Choosing a Topic: Research Questions
- Core of an Argument = Claim + Reasons + Evidence
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- Academic Language of Research—Assignments
- Academic Language of Research—How to Position Your Idea
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- Write as You Read
- How Arguments Grow from Questions
- Academic Language of Research—Acknowledging and Responding
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- Working Through Writer’s Block: Getting Unstuck
- When to Quote, Paraphrase, or Summarize
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- Three Principles for Citing Sources
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- Writing Your Title
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- Accepting Feedback
- Why Cite Sources?
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