Check with instructor on the preferred style he or she wishes you to use and be sure to conslult the most up-to-date edition of that style manual.
Which should you use?
Ask each of your professors which style they want you to use. If they have no preference you can follow any of these styles (just be consistent). However, most of our Seminary students are asked to use either the MLA or Turabian Style Manuals.
Print versions of these style manuals contain examples of citing more sources than these web pages do, as well as other things you may need to know, such as margins, font size, etc.
What is new in the seventh edition of the MLA Handbook?
Should I use underlining or italics in my research paper?
How many spaces should I leave after a period or other concluding mark of punctuation?
How do I create the indention that the MLA shows for a works-cited list?
SAMPLE PAPER - MLA STYLE:
VERY simple, BASIC, free online source.
Sophisticated, free, open source, online citation tool. Zotero works with Firefox for Windows, Mac and Linux but not Internet Explorer (IE) or Google Chrome.
Identify the passage of the document to cite. Get "at least" the name of the pope who wrote the document, title of the document, publication date -- and for endnotes or in-text citations, get the paragraph or section number. Honorific titles such as "Pope" are not used, so Pope John Paul II would be cited as "John Paul II." Alternate forms of citing popes: could also be listed as either "Catholic Church"; or "Catholic Church, & Francis".For an in text citation, put in the Latin name of the Document and paragraph number – e.g., to cite the first paragraph in the section on "Eternal Newness" in Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium - paragraph 11: The in-text citation is: (Evangelii Gaudium, §11) - Try Neil's Toolbox link below - a free online bibliography generator just dealing with the Harvard Style...
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