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An Initial Introduction to Theology & Religion Resources: Citing Sources

Introductory guide to theological methods and resources.

Other Citation Styles for Humanities Papers

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See Main UST Library Citation Guides for most up-to-date formats

Ireland Library - Citing Theological Sources Guide

Other Style Manuals

Which should you use?

Ask each of your professors which style they want you to use. If they have no preference you can follow and of these style, although most of our Seminary students are asked to use either the MLA or Turabian Style Manuals.

  • APA: psychology, education, and other social sciences.
  • MLA: literature, arts, and humanities.
  • AMA: medicine, health, and biological sciences.
  • Turabian: designed for college students to use with all subjects.
  • Chicago: used with all subjects in the "real world" by books, magazines, newspapers, and other non-scholarly publications.

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.

I like the "Long Island University Library Guide" as it is "COLOR CODED"