How to Format a Turabian/Chicago Style Title Page | Example
A title page is not mandatory; if you haven’t been told to include one, you can just center your title at the top of the first page.
These are the key guidelines for creating a title page in Turabian style:
- Title and subtitle appear ⅓ of the way down the page.
- Other information (e.g., your name, the date, class information) appears ⅔ down the page.
- All text is center-aligned and double-spaced.
- No page number is included on the title page.
Chicago title page example
Below is an example of a typical title page following Turabian guidelines:
General formatting of the title page
All text on your title page should be presented in the same font you use for the main text, center-aligned and double-spaced. The title page does not feature a page number, but it is included in the page count—that means that the following page should be page 2.
Placement and format of the title
The title appears roughly ⅓ of the way down the page (it’s not important to be precise) in bold. It can also be written in a larger font size than the rest of the text, though this is optional.
Use headline capitalization, which means capitalizing all important words:
- Summary of results
- Summary of Results
If you have a subtitle, the main title should be followed by a colon, and the subtitle should appear on the next line. It should also appear in headline capitalization, in bold, and in the same font size as the main title.
Placement and format of other information
Roughly ⅔ of the way down the page, add any other information your instructor or faculty requires you to include. This information should not be in bold, and should be in the same font size as your main text. Each new piece of information appears on a new line.
This might include your name, student number, the course name and number, and/or your instructor’s name, among other things. There’s no standard list of information to include, but you’ll usually be told clearly by your university what needs to be here.
Turabian style is a version of Chicago style designed specifically for students and researchers. It follows most Chicago conventions, but also adds extra guidelines for formatting research papers, theses and dissertations. More information can be found in A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations by Kate L. Turabian, now in its ninth edition.
Frequently asked questions about Chicago format
Turabian style is a version of Chicago style designed specifically for students and researchers. It follows most Chicago conventions, but also adds extra guidelines for formatting research papers, theses and dissertations.
More information can be found in A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations by Kate L. Turabian, now in its ninth edition.
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