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Citing the Bible and other Biblical Resources

This guide will help users cite the Bible, and Bible dictionaries, encyclopedias, commentaries, and atlases.

Unsigned Entry (Database)

Unsigned Entry -- Dictionary or Encyclopedia (Database)

Database example: Oxford Reference Online

Use when: No author is listed for the entry.

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APA

Cross, F. L., & Livingstone, E. A. (Eds.). (2005). Grace. In The Oxford dictionary of the Christian Church (3rd ed., rev.). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acref9780192802903.001.0001

MLA

Cross, F. L., and E. A. Livingstone, editors. "Grace." The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, 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. 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. 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]

Signed Entry (Database)

Signed Entry -- Dictionary or Encyclopedia (Database)

Database examples: Oxford Reference Online or New Catholic Encyclopedia

Use when: An individual author(s) is listed for the entry.

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APA

North, R. (2003). Sabbath. In New Catholic encyclopedia (2nd ed., pp. 455-460). Gale.

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):

North, R. "Sabbath." In New Catholic Encyclopedia. 2nd ed. Detroit: 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 citations):

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

Chicago

Bibliography Style (accompanies notes):

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