All You Need to Know about Turabian Writing Style Template

If you are looking for a high-quality Turabian format template, Great-Writings.com can provide it. As well as all types of writing assistance, we can help with formatting regardless of whether it is one of the more common styles or some unusual style. The Turabian formatting style is one of the more unusual styles but it is one we have considerable expertise in. Our professional writers will be happy not only to help you with citation but they will also ensure your paper is correctly formatted. The following is a short guide to the formatting process our writers will go through when working on your Turabian-style paper: 

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Title or Cover Page

In a Turabian style paper, there are no specific instructions for formatting title pages. Hence, it is permissible to use a general style in such a case or you could ask your course supervisor or some other professional for guidance.

General Page Formatting

The format we recommend when using the Turabian writing style is that of using a 12-point font consistently throughout your paper. You should use double line spacing between lines of text. However, you should use single line spacing in endnotes and footnotes. Leave a margin of one inch on all sides of the page – right, left, top, and bottom.  

Essay or Paper Title

You should place your paper’s title (all capitalized) on the first page, in the center and near the top. Type this header in a 12-point font with no other type of formatting i.e. no bold font, underlining, quotation marks, or italics.

Page Numbers

In the Turabian style, the page number for the first text page of a paper should be strictly placed in the center bottom of the page. Page numbering needs to be put in the top right corner on all the following pages. Every page, with the exception of the title or cover page, should have a page number. Even the pages in tables of content require page numbers. 

Footnote Format

Every Turabian in text citation – whether it is paraphrased text, summaries, and/or cited quotations - should also be displayed in a footnote or endnote. When adding a citation in-text, you should add a superscripted note number at the end of the sentence (after the last punctuation mark) where the reference appears. A corresponding footnote is then placed at the end of the page where the reference appears. A short line should be used to separate the main text in a page from the footnotes at the end. The footnote reference should be preceded by the superscript number used in the in-text citation.

Endnote Format

If you examine a Turabian sample paper, you may notice that course instructions sometimes require endnotes in an assignment rather than footnotes. The two types of notes can cause a lot of confusion for students so Great-Writings.com offers a service whereby we can create the endnotes for your paper. Endnotes differ primarily from footnotes in that they are placed at the end of a paper. So, essentially, the reference is placed in-text with a superscript number while the details for that entry are then placed in a list of notes at the end of the main text, preceded by a full-size number with appropriately-placed periods.

Bibliographies

Even though, when using the Kate Turabian writing style, you may have already provided endnotes and/or footnotes, you will still need to create an end-of-paper bibliography. This section should list every reference mentioned throughout your entire paper. Entries should be listed alphabetically and each one should be indented by a half-inch where the number of lines exceeds one in number.