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This guide provides models of the most common kinds of scholarly citations (for footnotes, endnotes, and bibliographies) using Turabian/Chicago Humanities, specifically for common resources in Theology (see below for links to each of these books). Browse the tabs to find models for each kind of resources, and please don't hesitate to call on either Jane Elder or Leslie Fuller if you remain confused.
Biblical scholars use the SBL (Society of Biblical Literature) Handbook of Style, so do not panic if your professor prefers to see citations formatted using this method. A link to SBL is provided below.
Theological Writing Center
Set up a one-on-one appointment with a librarian or tutor to help with writing styles, grammar, and assistance with structuring writing assignments. We also assist with footnotes and bibliographies.
Be Clear on Expectations
Students should always ask their professors:
- Which style of scholarly citation do they prefer?
- Do they want to see footnotes or end notes?
- Do they want students to include a bibliography?
- Do they prefer to see shortened citations or Ibid.?
For more information
The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th Edition by
Publication Date: 2017
A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Ninth Edition by
Publication Date: 2018
Turabian provides more than just guidelines for formatting citations. It's well worth a look.
The SBL Handbook of Style by
Publication Date: 2014