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Preaching University: Citing Sources

Use this Research Guide to create and present sermons.

Style Guides

Chicago/Turabian Style

The Chicago/Turabian style is generally used in the humanities and social sciences. Chicago/Turabian uses footnotes and endnotes for in text citations (these can easily be entered using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+F on a PC or Option+Command+F on Word for Mac). A bibliography should also be included at the end of the paper.

Citation Examples

The following examples were generated by the respective databases and differ slightly from official Turabian style.

An Article from ATLAS

Chisholm, Robert B, Jr. "Samson: the hero and the man: the story of Samson (Judges 13-16)." Bibliotheca sacra 165, no. 657 (January 1, 2008): 108-109. ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials, EBSCOhost (accessed August 1, 2011).

An eBook from eBooks on EBSCOhost

Allen, Ronald J., and Gilbert Leinbach Bartholomew. Preaching Verse By Verse. Westminster John Knox Press, 2000. eBook Collection, EBSCOhost (accessed August 1, 2011).

Online Resources

There are a number of great online resources you can use to assist you with your citations.

From the Thrift Library:

Chicago Manual of Style

Other helpful websites:

Owl at Purdue

Many databases will also create automatic citations for you - just look for the "Citation" link with your particular article and select the style you need. However, DOUBLE CHECK any citations you create with any citation generator because they can be (and often are) incorrect.

Citation Management Software - Zotero

Subject Guide

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