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Turabian 9 Notes-Bibliography Style

17.7.1 Theses, Dissertations and Manuscripts

In section 17.7.1, Turabian indicates theses, dissertations, and doctoral projects are treated very similar to books with several exceptions. Exceptions include the following:

  • Titles must be enclosed in quotation marks and in regular type rather than italics.
  • List the type of paper, degree-granting institution, and date.  Dissertation should be abbreviated as diss., but thesis is not abbreviated.

B: Windham, Robert Neal. “On Forming Leaders for Ministry in the Postmodern World: A Model Based on the Writings of Henri J. M. Nouwen.” DMin diss., Azusa Pacific University, 2006.

N: Robert Neal Windham, “On Forming Leaders for Ministry in the Postmodern World:  A Model Based on the Writings of Henri J. M. Nouwen” (DMin diss., Azusa Pacific University, 2006), 35.

When citing a thesis or doctoral project found in an online database, including TREN documents found in the Jessie C. Eury Library catalog, include the URL or the name of the database at the end of the citation in the same way you would cite an ebook as described in section 17.1.10 and 17.1.7.

B: Williamson, Paul A. “Missionary Self-identification in Muslim contexts.” Master’s thesis, Dallas Theological Seminary, 2007. Theological Research Exchange Network.

N: Paul A. Williamson, “Missionary Self-identification in Muslim Contexts” (Master’s thesis, Dallas Theological Seminary, 2007), 67, Theological Research Exchange Network.