About Citing Sources
Some general suggestions:
- Direct quotes must always be placed in quotation marks.
- Always follow the assigned/preferred citation style for your project in order to determine the exact placement of author, title, publisher, etc.
- Remember, failure to cite, or to cite properly, may have a negative impact on your grade. Use the tabs to discover two tools that can assist you in your citation content and style.
- Consider using a citation management tool, such as EndNote or Zotero, to assist you as you write papers. If you are confused about which citation manager might be right for you, check out this comparison guide, or review the information on the adjacent tabs. Keep in mind, there are Research Guides to both tools for more in-depth explanation!
Use Zotero to:
- store citations to books, articles, essays, and websites that easily shared with anyone, including a faculty member
- store links to research documents on your personal workstations
- write and organize research notes on these resources
- categorize resources for inclusion in the writing process
- create citations and bibliographies for your research paper
- runs on Macintosh and Windows computers
- helps researchers organize references in a database
- can be used to format citations and create bibliographies automatically in a word processor
- can be used by databases to export citations directly your EndNote library
- can itself be used to search EUCLID, WorldCat, the ATLA Religion database, and other sources for books and articles
A. The two styles most commonly used are SBL and Chicago style. It is important to note that SBL style suggests that users check the Chicago Manual if a question is not specifically answered in the SBL Handbook.
SBL Handbook of Style: THEOLOGY REF. PN147 .S26 1999
(available online for members of SBL)
A student supplement for SBL Handbook (edited by Candler's own Dr. Joel LeMon) available online
Chicago Manual of Style: THEOLOGY REF Z253 .U69 2003.
--available online to members of the Emory community.
Turabian, Kate. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: THEOLOGY REF. LB2369 .T8 2007.
--a modified form of the Chicago style
--most commonly used for papers that will not be published, such as student work.
A. Consult the Chicago Manual of Style to see if that item type is addressed, or consult a librarian for further help.
Options Beyond Endnote & Zotero
Options beyond Endnote and Zotero:
Mac users will want to consider BookEnds and Sente, while Windows users can choose Biblioscape; there are a number of online options as well.
-- Older editions are in the circulating collection if you wish to check out a copy