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Welcome to the Biblical and Theological Studies LibGuide from the Bible Core Section (BCS) of the Association of Christian Librarians (ACL).
This guide is an on-going project of BCS and will introduce you to resources and research skills related to Biblical and Theological Studies.
The guide focuses on facilitating access to resources that are freely available on the internet.
Whenever you use content or ideas that are not original to you, or that you've published before, you must properly acknowledge them. Your acknowledgment should adhere to a formally recognized style guide. The most commonly used style guides for biblical and theological studies are accessible in the tabs above.
For more information on how to avoid misusing information in this way, reference this website from the University of North Carolina on plagiarism.
This is one of many citation generators that exist freely on the web.
Zotero is a great tool for organizing resources as well as generating citations for those resources in various styles.
The Chicago Manual of Style by
Publication Date: 2017-09-05
The SBL Handbook of Style by
Publication Date: 2014-09-01
One of the most important steps in acquiring knowledge is evaluating the quality of information prior to your accepting it.
The following links provide a wealth of resources in how to properly evaluate information sources.
A Project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center
An Encyclopedia Britannica Company. Good for basic facts and spelling.
Just the facts on the world's religions.
An Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.
Truth Or Fiction
TruthOrFiction.com is a non-partisan website where Internet users can quickly and easily get information about eRumors, fake news, disinformation, warnings, offers, requests for help, myths, hoaxes, virus warnings, and humorous or inspirational stories that are circulated by email.