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Chicago/Turabian Formatting and Style LibGuide: Title Page Example

This guide is designed to help students understand what Chicago/Turabian style is, how to use Chicago/Turabian style, and examples of Chicago/Turabian style in practice.

Chicago Manual of Style

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Formatting Your Title Page

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  • Centering the text on the page, type the title of your paper


  • Near the bottom of the paper, type the following information out (Make Sure It Stays on the First Page):
    • Your Name
    • Course Being Taught / Course Number
    • Date Paper Will Be Submitted (Month Day, Year)


  • There should be no page number on the title page in Chicago Style. The following page should begin in the upper right hand corner with the number 1. 

Formatting in Microsoft Word - Office 365

Page Headers

Setting up the page headers for Chicago/Turabian style can be a little more tricky than just standard page numbers because of the specific requirements of the style. The following steps will guide you through the process of setting up page headers for your entire paper:

  • Click the "Insert" tab, and select "Header"

  • Then select "Blank (Three Columns)"

  • When the design box appears, be sure to check the box for "Different First Page"

  • In the header for the first page, Delete the words [Type text] from the center.
  • Click the "View" tab, then check the box to show the ruler.

  • On the ruler, click the ┴ symbol and slide it over to about the 5.5 inch mark.

  • On the right hand side, select [Type text]. In the menu bar, click "Page Number," then select "Current Position" and then "Plain Number"

  • Scroll down to the second page.
  • Your Last Name Page # Should Be in the Top Right Corner of the Paper after the title page. Download a sample paper here with the formatting already done if you need!
  • Be sure to change the font style and size in your headers to match the rest of your paper.
  • Double-click anywhere outside of the Header return to the body of the paper. If you need to edit the Header again, double-click near the top of the paper to open it back up again