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Bible Reference for Online Learners: Help With Citations

A selection of Electronic Reference resources for those doing Online and virtual classes.

ORU Graduate Theology - Research & Writing Manual

Grad. Theology & Ministry, Research and Writing ManualView the online Graduate School of Theology & Ministry opens new windowResearch & Writing Manual 2019.
See: "opens new windowFootnote & Bibliographic Examples" (p. 83- in manual) and "opens new windowFootnote & Bibliographic Examples: Electronic Documents" (p. 91- in manual)

A copy of the Research and Writing Manual is available on Reserves for check out at the One-Stop Library Services Desk, LRC 4th floor.


See also:opens new window Citing Sources: Chicago/Turabian Library guide for more style guides and examples.

Compare EBSCO and ORU Research & Writing Manual citation styles

View opens new windowarticle record for the example below.


For a book in the library catalog, use the How do I Cite this? link (circled in the image below). Select the correct citation style, such as Chicago/Turabian, then copy/paste/edit the citation, as needed.

Library Catalog citation toolopens new window Go to the example.

Citations in EBSCOhost

For a single citation in an EBSCO database, click an article title to access the detailed record. Click the "cite" button under Tools and choose a citation style. Copy, paste, and edit the citation to match the Research & Writing Manual style requirements. (See the comparison provided on this page.)

Ebsco cite tool

For multiple citations use the EBSCO folder:
The EBSCO Folder is a personal information management tool to save articles, save searches, create citations lists, write notes, and more. Create a folder then sign in to your folder. Note: Items added to the default folder are NOT saved.

  1. After you add the articles to the folder, click Folder has items at the top of the page.
    In the folder:
  2. Click checkboxes to mark items to be cited.
  3. Click the Print icon (in the right toolbar).
    In the Print Manager window:
  4. Uncheck HTML Full Textbox and Search History, if showing and checked.
  5. Choose a Citation Format.
  6. Click Print (items are reformatted for printing). Print or cancel, then save or copy/paste/edit the citations.