Since adopting the Turabian style at our school, PIU, there have been many frantic moments when, minutes before a paper is due, a students realizes they have not formatted correctly (if at all). Let me tell you, that is not the time to discover a new style.
Beyond the obvious advice of--START EARLY AND ASK FOR HELP!!!! I am including handouts of tips for adding footnotes to papers, finding publication data, and reading a Library of Congress call number. They will be on the right sidebar of the page and added as a slide show so, hopefully, you can easily download them if you like. I hope these help and if there are any corrections that need to be made, let me know.