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Citation Help--APA, MLA , SBL, AMS, ACS, and CSE Styles: SBL Style Resources

This guide explains what citations are and why they're necessary, providing tools and examples for citing sources properly in APA, MLA, SBL, and AMS styles. It also provides access to resources explaining plagiarism and how to avoid it.

SBL Handbook of Style--On Reserve in Library

Web Citations in SBL Handbook of Style

Online SBL Style Help

Sample Paper & Published Article Formatted in SBL Style

The following samples demonstrate SBL Style formatting.  But remember that your professor is the ultimate authority on how you should cite papers/assignments for his or her class (regardless of what the style manual says!).

Formatting Footnotes in Word Documents (Required for SBL Style)

Unlike APA and MLA Styles, SBL style often uses footnotes rather than in-text (or "author-date") citations within the text of a paper or article.  For assistance in how to create footnotes in Word 2013, see the following tutorial:

Online SBL Citation Builder

The following citation builder from Emory University's Candler School of Theology/Pitts Theology Library helps you create a citation in SBL style for a variety of information sources:

(Warning: Accuracy of citations created using any online citation building tool may vary; always compare automatically-generated citations with the SBL Handbook of Style)