Turabian Style Manuals

"Kate L. Turabian's Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations presents two basic documentation systems: notes-bibliography style (or simply bibliography style) and author-date style (sometimes called reference list style)." The notes-bibliography style (NB) is used by the ORU Graduate School of Theology and Ministry, with the exception of graduate counseling that uses APA style.

opens new windowTurabian Style Guide (Covenant Theological Seminary) - Provides examples for 9th edition.

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SBL Style Manual

The Society of Biblical Literature, or SBL, style is used by those who write or publish in the disciplines of ancient Near Eastern studies, Biblical studies, and studies of early Christianity. The SBL Handbook includes extensive abbreviations lists, archeological site names, guidelines for transliterating ancient languages, and examples for citing print and electronic sources. SBL documentation style is recommended for use by the Undergraduate Theology department.

A copy of the Undergraduate Theology Department Style Manual by Dr. Lamp is available at the Library Service desk. Citation examples are provided at the end of the manual. Please inquire at the Library Service desk.

Turabian and SBL Style Information and Examples

ORU Graduate Theology - Research & Writing Manual

Chicago Manual of Style