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Citation Guide

Official Society for Biblical Literature (SBL) Citation Style Guide Manual:

Helpful SBL Style Guides:

The library supports these tools designed to help you create, organize, and write citations. Below are the pros and cons of each.


 


NoodleTools: A step-by-step tool for creating and storing MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian styles.

          Pros:
               + Can create a personal account (through library's subscription)
               + Great for learning an unfamiliar citation style
               + Has an electronic notecard option and tools for creating outlines - ideal for organizing a paper
               + Allows users to create annotations along with citations
               + Exports a bibliography

         Cons:
               - Can only cite in MLA, APA, or Chicago
               - Internet Connection Required

 

 



Zotero: A tool for many citation styles. Able to capture information quickly from web pages, online catalogs, webpages, etc.

          Pros:
               + Many citation styles
               + Easy to import citations
               + Easy to organize
               + Can add a .pdf attachment with citations
               + Works seamlessly with add-ons to create in-text citations and a bibliography for:
                    *Microsoft Office
                    *Google Docs
                    *LibreOffice
               + Option to add a note with a citation

          Cons:
               - Internet Connection Required

 

 

 

Zoterobib: This online tool builds a bibliography instantly from any computer or device, without creating an account or installing any software.

          Pros:
               + Many citation styles
               + Very easy to use - no software to learn

               + Easy to import citations
               + Can create bibliography fully within your browser; option to generate a link to return later
               + Includes tools for creating parenthetical citations, footnotes, and endnotes

          Cons:
               - Internet connection required
               - Might lose your work if you close your browser while using Chrome's incognito mode