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Turabian Style Manual

The official short guide to citations in Turabian style. From the website for the eighth edition of A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations by Kate Turabian.

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PhD Study

A UK guide to PhD study with FAQs and further detailed sections.

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PhD Thesis writing

How to write a PhD thesis. Advice from the University of NSW.

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Formulating a thesis statement

From Has related links to explore further.

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Divinity Library Study Guides and Tutorials

Yale University Divinity School Library. Page includes subject Study Guides. E.g. Missions and world Christianity. Some tutorials specific to Yale, others more general.

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Virtual Training Suite

Internet for Religious Studies - an excellent online tutorial taking about an hour to complete. Has 4 sections: Tour, Discover, Judge & Success.

Another on Using Archives also available.

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Appreciating and writing book reviews

By Dennis M. Swanson of Masters Seminary.

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Philip L. Tite (Independent Scholar)

The nature and function of the religious studies book review (2011) Part 1 of three. Follow the links for the other parts.

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Annotated Bibliography

Cornell University Library's guide to Annotated Bibliographies. Also has guides on Evaluating Resources & Searching Social Media.

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Simple explanations & advice on avoiding plagiarism.

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Evaluating Information

A quick checklist of criteria for evaluating information. Other guides also available here e.g. What is a scholarly journal?

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'Who packed your bags?' : factors that influence our preunderstandings.

A helpful article about our approaches to studying scripture.

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Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work in the web browser itself. Zotero collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages, etc. Zotero also automatically indexes the full-text content of your library.

Citation Linker

(A number of university libraries offer this tool on their websites)

Citation Linker is a quick tool to use when you have a citation for an article you need to find. Simply enter the information you know about the citation into the Web form and Citation Linker will search for the article

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