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Bible Study Tools: Writing & Research Tools

This guide contains many of Barbour Library's bible study resources, including reference works, commentaries, Internet sites, subject links, and more.

Citation Information

Turabian Style

In general, papers here at PTS require Turabian style citations. The Turabian guide is essentially an abbreviated, student-specific manual based on The Chicago Manual of Style (currently on it's 17th edition), which can also be used as an alternative.


SBL Style

While not the predominant style at PTS, SBL (Society of Biblical Literature) style may be required in specific classes. 

Writing and Research Books

Center for Writing and Learning Support

The Center for Writing and Learning Support offers students "individual and small group consultations both online and in-person, writing workshops about general writing issues or those particular to a specific class assignment, handouts on aspects of the writing process, links to helpful websites and bibliographic resources, bi-monthly Writers’ Gatherings, and much more."

Visit the Center's website, or stop by Dr. Overton's office (Long Hall 219) for more information or to schedule an appointment.

What Is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is essentially when you copy a piece of writing from someone else and present it as your own work. Plagiarism is not allowed at PTS (or any academic institution). The following Internet resources provide more information, and can help to further clarify this important issue.