Kate L. Turabian

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Kate Larimore Turabian (born Laura Kate Larimore) (February 26, 1893 – October 25, 1987) was an American educator who is best known for her book A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations.[1] In 2013 the University of Chicago Press published the 8th edition of the book. The University of Chicago Press estimates that the various editions of this book have sold more than 8 million copies since its publication in 1937. A 2016 analysis of over one million college course syllabi found that Turabian was the most commonly assigned female author due to this book.[2]

Turabian was the graduate school dissertation secretary at the University of Chicago from 1930 to 1958.[1] The school required her approval for every master's thesis and doctoral dissertation. The various editions of her style guide present and closely follow the University of Chicago Press's Manual of Style ("Chicago style").

Her A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations and its associated style are referred to as "Turabian".[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Who Was Kate Turabian?" (from the University of Chicago Press website for Turabian, et al.).
  2. ^ Johnson, David. "These Are the 100 Most-Read Female Writers in College Classes". TIME.com. Retrieved 2016-02-26. 
  3. ^ See, e.g., reference to "Turabian footnotes" and to the parethetical explanation following the title of the book–"(known simply as 'Turabian')"– in "Citing Sources within Your Paper", part of online research guides provided by Duke University Library. Web. Retrieved on March 11, 2009.

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