In addition to providing standardized rules for formatting a paper (margins, line spacing, etc.), Turabian provides a consistent method for citing ideas, quotations, facts, and paraphrases borrowed from other sources. This standardized format for identifying sources used in a paper makes the paper more credible and ensures that other authors are given credit for their original thoughts and ideas.
Are there other styles?
Just as Turabian or Chicago style is used by teachers in history, teachers in English may ask you to format your paper in MLA style; teachers in psychology may ask you to format your paper in APA style; and a biology professor might want you to submit a paper in yet another format. There are slight differences between the formats and each has a unique set of rules. Note the differences between the Turabian and APA citations given below:
|A book citation in APA
|| The same book citation in Turabian
Based on what you know so far, which one of these citations is probably in Turabian format?