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Liberty University Research Paper Template

Book

Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work in sentence case: Capital letter after a colon. City, ST: Publisher.

Alone, A. (2008). This author wrote a book by himself. New York, NY: Herald.

Acworth, A., Broad, P., Callum, M., Drought, J., Edwards, K., Fallow, P., & Gould, P. (2011). The emphasis of the day. Melville, PA: Strouthworks.

 

Article in a periodical

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article in sentence case and not italicized. Title of Periodical in Title Case and Italicizedvolume number(issue number), pages. doi

Allen, B., Bacon, P., & Paul, M. (2011). Pericles and the giant. The Journal of Namesakes, 12(8), 13-18. doi:001.118.13601572

 

Article from an online periodical

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Online Periodicalvolume number(issue number if available). Retrieved from http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/

Carlisle, M. A. (n.d.). Erin and the perfect pitch. Journal of Music, 21(3), 16-17. Retrieved from http://make-sure-it-goes-to-the-exact-webpage-of-the-source-otherwise-don’t-include

 

Website

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of document. Retrieved from http://web address

Liberty University. (2015). The online writing center. Retrieved from https://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=17176

Turabian Title Pages

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General Format | Thesis/Dissertation Format


General Title Page Format

This section covers the typical title page for most undergrad papers. Always check the requirements and preferences of your professor, department, and institution. They may have particular preferences for how to format the title page. 

Content

  • The title page should include the paper title, your name, and your class information.

 

Format

  • All the text on the title page should be standard 12pt. font, consistent with the paper, centered and double-spaced.

 

Arrangement

  • The paper’s title should be about one-third of the way down the page.
  • Your name and class information should be about two-thirds of the way down the page.

 

Page Number

  • The title page should not have a page number.

 

Sample Title Page 

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Thesis/Dissertation Title Page Format

This section covers the typical title page for most theses and dissertations. Always check the requirements and preferences of your professor, department, and institution. They may have particular preferences for how you format your title page and pages after that, which may not be in a typical Turabian paper. 

Content

  • The title page should include: institution name and department; paper title/subtitle; submission statement; class information; your name; and date of submission.

 

Format

  • All the text on your title page should be standard 12pt. font, consistent with the paper, centered and double-spaced. 

 

Arrangement

  • The content of the title page should start about 1 inch down from the margin, which would be 2 inches from the top of the page.

 

Page Number

  • The title page should not have a page number.

 

Sample Title Page 

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Material on this page adapted from Kate L. Turabian's A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 8th ed. In manual, see A.1, A.2.

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