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Citing the Bible and other Biblical Resources

These examples will help you to cite Bible Dictionaries & Encyclopedias accessed through library databases.

Dictionary (Database)


Dictionary (Database)
(A dictionary found in Oxford Reference Online; unsigned entry)
 

APA


Grace. (2005). In F. L. Cross & E. A. Livingstone (Eds.), The Oxford dictionary of the
     Christian Church
(3rd ed., revised). Retrieved from http://www.oxfordreference.com/ 
      views/BOOK_SEARCH.html?book=t257

MLA


"Grace." The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, edited by F. L. Cross and E. A.
     Livingstone, 3rd ed., rev., Oxford UP, 2005. Oxford Reference Online,
     www.oxfordreference.com/views/BOOK_SEARCH.html?book=t257.

Turabian


Bibliography Style (accompanies notes):

Cross, F. L., and E. A. Livingstone, eds. The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church.
     3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. Accessed April 7, 2011.
     http://www.oxfordreference.com/views/ENTRY.html?subview=Main&entry=t257.e2966.


[Entry title only listed in Note]


Reference List Style (accompanies parenthetical citations):
Cross, F. L., and E. A. Livingstone, eds. 2005. The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian
     Church
. 3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Accessed April 7, 2011.     
     http://www.oxfordreference.com/views/ENTRY.html?subview=Main&entry=t257.e2966.


[Entry title only listed in Parenthetical Citation]

Chicago


Bibliography Style (accompanies notes):

Cross, F. L., and E. A. Livingstone, eds. The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church.
     3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. http://www.oxfordreference.com/   
     views/ENTRY.html?subview=Main&entry=t257.e2966.


[Entry title only listed in Note]


Reference List Style (accompanies parenthetical references):
Cross, F. L., and E. A. Livingstone, eds. 2005. The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian
     Church
. 3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. http://www.oxfordreference.com/   
     views/ENTRY.html?subview=Main&entry=t257.e2966.


[Entry title only listed in Parenthetical Reference]

Encyclopedia (Database)


Encyclopedia (Database)
(An entry from the New Catholic Encyclopedia; signed entry)

APA


North, R. (2003). Sabbath. In New Catholic encyclopedia (2nd ed.). Retrieved from
     http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?&id=GALE7CCX3407709778&v=2.1&u=grov  
     34532&it=r&p=GVRL.newcatholic&sw=w

MLA


North, R. "Sabbath." New Catholic Encyclopedia, 2nd ed., vol. 12, Gale, 2003, pp. 455-60.
     New Catholic Encyclopedia
, go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?&id=GALE7CCX3407709778&v=2.1& 
     u=grov34532&it=r&p=GVRL.newcatholic&sw=w.

Turabian


Bibliography Style (accompanies notes):

New Catholic Encyclopedia. 2nd ed. Detroit: Gale, 2003. Accessed April 7, 2011.
     http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?&id=GALE%7CCX3407709778&v=2.1&u=grov34532&it
     =r&p=GVRL.newcatholic&sw=w.


[Entry title only listed in Note]


Reference List Style (accompanies parenthetical citations):
New Catholic Encyclopedia. 2003. 2nd ed. Detroit: Gale. Accessed April 7, 2011.
     http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?&id=GALE%7CCX3407709778&v=2.1&u=grov34532&it
     =r&p=GVRL.newcatholic&sw=w.


[Entry title only listed in Parenthetical Citation]

Chicago


Bibliography Style (accompanies notes):

North, R. "Sabbath." In New Catholic Encyclopedia. Gale, 2003. http://go.galegroup.com/ 
     ps/i.do?&id=GALE%7CCX3407709778&v=2.1&u=grov34532&it=r&p=GVRL.
     newcatholic&sw=w


Reference List Style (accompanies parenthetical references):
North, R. 2003. "Sabbath." In New Catholic Encyclopedia. Gale. http://go.galegroup.com/ 
     ps/i.do?&id=GALE%7CCX3407709778&v=2.1&u=grov34532&it=r&p=GVRL.
     newcatholic&sw=w

Chicago Edition Note

If you're using the Chicago Manual of Style, please note:

The Chicago examples provided on this page are consistent with both the 16th and 17th editions of the Chicago Manual of Style. If you have any questions, refer to the complete style manual below.