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How do I cite my sources?

E-Turabian

This website allows you to automatically generate a Turabian citation from an ISBN number. It is a nice shortcut, but it isn't always perfect, so make sure to double-check the work.

Citing Books: Turabian Style (IQ)

This IQ PowerPoint presentation outlines how to cite books using the Turabian style guide. For a PDF copy of the presentation click here.

Citing a Journal Article (IQ)

This IQ PowerPoint presentation outlines how to cite journal articles using the Turabian style guide. For a PDF copy of the presentation click here.

Turabian Formatting for Journal Article Citations (PDF)

Click above for a "quick tips" handout on citing articles using Turabian.

Citing a Website (IQ)

This IQ PowerPoint presentation outlines how to cite websites using the Turabian style guide. For a PDF copy of the presentation click here.

Turabian Style Guide (Covenant Theological Seminary)

Scroll down the page and click on "Turabian Style Guide" to explore this web-based guide to commonly used Turabian citation types.

How do I know what I can use without violating someone's copyright?

Fair Use and Copyright (IQ)

This IQ PowerPoint presentation describes copyright and fair use and outlines how you they can affect your work as a student and scholar. For a PDF copy of the presentation click here.

Copyright Crash Course (UT Austin)

A detailed and readable description of all aspects of copyright (including fair use) in an academic context from The University of Texas at Austin.

What is a footnote and when should I use it?

Functions of a Footnote (IQ)

This IQ PowerPoint presentation describes when and why you should use footnotes in your academic work. For a PDF copy of the presentation click here.

Functions of a Footnote: Examples (IQ)

This PDF handout accompanies the IQ presentation Functions of a Footnote.

What is the difference between quoting and paraphrasing?

Quotations vs. Paraphrasing (IQ)

This IQ PowerPoint presentation discusses the differnces between paraphrasing a source and quoting from a source. For a PDF copy of the presentation click here.

Using the Works of Others (Sacred Heart School of Theology)

This YouTube tutorial discusses quotations vs. paraphrasing, Turabian citations, and plagiarism from a theological perspective.

Where can I find writing help?

Theological Writing Resources (Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary)

A collection of resources that address general and theological writing available to seminary students in the portal. 

Purdue Online Writing Lab (Purdue University)

A comprehensive collection of resources relating to the academic writing and research process.

Boise State University Project Writing and Research e-Textbook (Boise State University)

An introduction to the acadmic writing process, incluidng helpful tools and resources.

How to write an exegesis paper with library resources (Azusa Pacific University)

A guide to the unique steps you need to take when writing an exegetical paper.

What tools can I use to manage my citations and research?

Citation Managers: Comparison Chart (University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries)

There are several different free and paid citation managers on the market. This comparison chart shows the features of four popular citation managers.

Zotero

One of the most robust free options for managing citations and organizing your research is Zotero, which is available at the link above. You can find detailed information about using Zotero in the tutorials on this page.

Introduction to Zotero [step-by-step walkthrough] (Oregon State University Libraries)

A detailed tutorial that takes you through the process of setting up Zotero and efficently using all its features.

Using Zotero [YouTube Video] (UNC University Libraries, Park Library)

This 15 minute video gives a hands-on demonstration of setting up and using Zotero.



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