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2 Shifting from MLA to CMS Style of Writing

3 Comparing MLA and CMS Similarities & Differences in Modern Language Association and Chicago Manual of Style

4 A Manual for Writers, 7 th ed. Of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations By Kate L. Turabian

5 Similarities in Styles 1 in. margins all the way around Double-spaced throughout (except block quotes, more than 5 lines, in CMS – single-spaced) Generally 12 pt. New Roman, Times or Courier fonts

6 Similarities in Styles Works cited – only and all sources cited in the main body of the text should be included there Hanging indent: Kelly, Brian M. One Step Closer to Christ: Evangelism as Spiritual Pilgrimage Together. Scotts Valley, CA: Italics or bold for emphasis not underline

7 Differences in Styles CMS uses footnotes not parenthetical (Author Yr) When citing online subscription databases (i.e.; EBSCO, Gale Group, Academic Premier, etc.) MLA allows for just the database name, no URL is required – CMS asks for the URL for the main page of the database.

8 Key Issues in CMS Citing books in footnote (N) vs. works cited (R): N - Brian Kelly, One Step Closer to Christ: Evangelism as Spiritual Pilgrimage Together (Scotts Valley, CA: 2000), 140. R – Kelly, Brian. One Step Closer to Christ: Evangelism as Spiritual Pilgrimage Together. Scotts Valley, CA: Differences?

9 Key Issues in CMS Citing journal articles: N - Nancy L. Green, The Politics of Exit: Reversing the Immigration Paradigm, Journal of Modern History 77 (June 2005): 275. R –Green, Nancy L. The Politics of Exit: Reversing the Immigration Paradigm. Journal of Modern History 77 (June 2005): Differences?

10 Key Issues in CMS Citing articles from online sources: N - Nancy L. Green, The Politics of Exit: Reversing the Immigration Paradigm, Journal of Modern History 77 (June 2005), under Immigration, al/issues/v77/ html (accessed April 23, 2008).

11 Key Issues in CMS Citing articles from online sources: R –Green, Nancy L. The Politics of Exit: Reversing the Immigration Paradigm. Journal of Modern History 77 (June 2005): /journal/issues/v77/ html (accessed April 23, 2008).

12 Key Issues in CMS Citing articles from online databases: N- 5 The Digital Karl Barth Library, (accessed April 23, 2008). R - The Digital Karl Barth Library. m/ (accessed January 8, 2008).

13 Key Issues in CMS Citing articles from Steelman Library online databases : R - Harvey, Diane. Entertainment Theology: New-Edge Spirituality in a Digital Democracy. Library Journal 133, no. 6, (April 2008): in Business Source Premier, (accessed April 23, 2008).

14 Key Issues in CMS Citing articles from a reference work without an author cited: N - W. Bauer, A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature (Trans. by W.F. Arndt and F. Wilbur Gingrich; Rev. and Augmented by F.W. Gingrich and F.W. Danker; 2nd ed.; Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1979), s.v. Christos.

15 Key Issues in CMS Citing articles from a reference work with an author cited: N – Gunther Wanke, Phobos in the Old Testament in Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, G. Kittel and G. Gerhard, eds., 10 vols., (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdman's Publishing Co., 1974), IX;

16 Key Issues in CMS Common abbreviations: Ibid. – ibedem, in the same place – used in footnote to ref. an immediate previous citation, if different page then Ibid., 99. op. cit. – opera citato, in the work cited, to ref. a previous citation of author if only one work of the author is cited, otherwise first word of the work ref. should be used also.

17 Key Issues in CMS Common abbreviations: i.e. - id est, that is e.g. – exempli gratia, for example s.v. (pl. s.vv.) – sub verbo, sub voce, under the word(s) v. (pl. vv.) – verse, verso Cf. – confer, compare

18 A Manual for Writers, 7 th ed. Of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations By Kate L. Turabian Got Questions? Cf.:

19 The Owl at Purdue- Online Writing Lab Got Questions? Cf.: Chicago Manual of Style online

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