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Willis N. Hackney Library


A guide to Religion and Philosophy resources at Barton College.

SBL Handbook of Style--On Reserve in Library

Online SBL Style Help

Web Citations in SBL Handbook of Style

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: