Kate L. Turabian (1893-1987) was the graduate-school dissertation secretary at the University of Chicago from 1930 to 1958. She is also the author of Student's Guide for Writing College Papers, also published by the University of Chicago Press.
"Turabian's A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and
Dissertations continues a tradition of providing one of the
best interpretations of The Chicago Manual of Style for
higher education students and researchers in this ninth edition.
The writing style is clear and easy to read, with examples
illustrating proper formatting of items."--Cynthia Goode "American
Reference Books Annual"
"Without doubt, for anyone interested in learning about research--what it is, where one goes to pursue it, how to do it, what it entails and means, why it is important (now more so than ever before)--A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers is the place to begin. It will likely show people new to the field a way forward and offer experienced researchers the means to test established modes of operation. This book will not fail you, today or tomorrow, at home or in the library. Look for it at a bookstore near you or online."--Thomas R. Claire "Publishing Research Quarterly"