Citing Sources

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Some of these resources can build citations (as can some databases). Others give good examples of citations and provide rules on how to format academic papers according to MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian/SBL, or other styles. Always compare citations built by websites and databases with good examples of citations. For more information on writing and citing, see the “How to Write in College” Pathfinder or the “How to Avoid Plagiarism” Pathfinder.

 

Citation Machine

This free resource can build citations for MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, SBL (search “Society of Biblical Literature”), and other styles.

 

Google Scholar

Google Scholar can build citations for MLA, APA, and Chicago for free. After searching for an article or a book, click on “Cite” underneath the link to it in the results.

 

EasyBib

EasyBib builds MLA citations for free. A paid subscription opens up other styles and extra features. EasyBib also offers free citation guides for MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian.

 

Purdue OWL: APA Formatting and Style Guide

Purdue OWL explains how to do in-text citations and references in APA.

 

Purdue OWL: MLA Formatting and Style Guide

Purdue OWL explains how to do in-text citations and Works Cited pages in MLA style.

 

Purdue OWL: Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition

Purdue OWL explains how to do footnotes and bibliographies in Chicago style.

 

Turabian Quick Guide

This Chicago-like style is briefly presented, with examples of citations in notes-bibliography style and author-date style.

 

SBL Student Handbook of Style

This PDF supplement to the SBL Handbook of Style was prepared to help students understand SBL citation standards and apply SBL style to term papers.

 

Footnotes in SBL Style

This PDF provides examples of long footnote form, short footnote form, and bibliography form of common types of sources that students at Arizona Christian University will likely use in their papers.

 

SBL Style Paper Template – With Appendix

This is a fully formatted Word document in SBL style in which section breaks and pagination are already set and in which the body includes examples and descriptions of levels of subheading formatting for SBL style. Includes appendix example.

 

SBL Style Paper Template – Without Appendix

This is a fully formatted Word document in SBL style in which section breaks and pagination are already set and in which the body includes examples and descriptions of levels of subheading formatting for SBL style.

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