Style & Writing Guides


The Chicago Manual of Style

Turabian Style

A manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations by Kate Turabian

  • Provides guidelines for academic papers, theses, and dissertations. Turabian Style is fully aligned with the 17th edition of the The Chicago Manual of Style (2017) and the 4th edition of The Craft of Research (2016)
  • AST General & Reference Collection: LB 2369 T8 2013

Writing Guides and Resources

The Wholly Reliable Guide

  • AST's in-house guide for writing academic papers

A Student's Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism

  • Just one of many resources found at the Saint Mary's University Library Guides webpage

How to write a literature review

  • Robert L. Bertini's excellent piece on How to Write a Literature Review. Asian Institute of Technology: Language Center, 2005

How to write an annotated bibliography

  • Online guide from University of Toronto Writing Centre


Recommended Publications

Barzun, Jacques. The Modern Researcher. 6th edition. Belmont, CA: Thomson/Wadsworth, 2004.

  • AST Reference Collection: LB 2369 B28 2004

Badke, William B. Research Strategies: Finding Your Way Through the Information Fog. 5th edition. Bloomington, IN: iUniverse LLC, 2014.

  • AST Reference Collection: Z 710 B23 2014

Bolker, Joan. Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis. New York: H. Holt, 1998.

  • AST General & Reference Collection: LB 2369 B57 1998

Booth, Wayne C., Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams. The Craft of Research. 4th edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016

  • AST Reference Collection: Q 180.55 M4 B66 2016

Collins, Billie Jean, Bob Buller, and John F. Kutsko. The SBL handbook of style: for biblical studies and related disciplines. Second Edition. Atlanta GA: SBL Press, 2014

  • AST Reference Collection: PN 147 S26 2014

Core, Deborah. The Seminary Student Writes. St. Louis, Mo.: Chalice Press, c2000.

  • AST Reference Collection: BR 117 C67 2000

Kibbe, Michael. From Topic to Thesis: A Guide to Theological Research. Downers Grove, Ill: IVP Academic, 2016.

  • AST Reference Collection: BR 118 K53 2016