Answered By: Timothy Grasso
Last Updated: Feb 04, 2020     Views: 3969

Follow the steps below for creating a Turabian title page: 

  1. A Chicago/ Turabian title page does not have any page numbers or headers.
  2. Place your paper title a third of the way down the page. (If using the ruler in Word, that is about the number 2.5) 
  3. The title should be bold, centered, double-spaced, and in the same font as your main paper with all major words capitalized (i.e. exclude articles like "the" or "a").
  4. Its size can be two or three points larger than your main text.
  5. Place a colon before any subtitle. 
  6. Place requested course information a third of the way up from the bottom of the page. (If using the ruler in Word, that is about at 6.5.)
  7. Unless stated otherwise by your instructor, this should include your name, course title, and date of submission.
  8. The course information should also be double spaced and centered, with all major words capitalized, but not in bold. Follow the same font and size as your main paper text. 

Please see this PDF for a visual example of a Turabian Title Page. [Important: Directions from your teacher, instructor, or dissertation office overrule these guidelines.]

The Chicago-Turabian style of paper formatting includes a title page, the main text, plus footnotes or endnotes, figures/illustrations, and a bibliography. You can view other examples for different elements of Turabian style here.

If you wish to consult further examples of title pages in print, see the Turabian 7th edition, pp. 378-379.

Several copies of Kate L. Turabian's A manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations are available in the Hubbard Library Reference collection (Ref LB 2369 .T8 2007 or 2013).

As an additional resource it should be noted that the entire Chicago manual of style is available for Fuller students faculty and staff on the library's database page.