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Turabian Citation Guide

This citation guide is based on Kate Turabian’s A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (9th ed.) and should be used for most papers at Covenant Theological Seminary.

Web Page

see Turabian §17.5.1 (p. 194)

When citing a page on a website, include the following elements, as applicable, in the given order:

  • Author(s) of the page
  • Title of the page—enclosed in quotation marks, not italicized
  • Name of the website—not italicized, unless the website is analogous to a journal, magazine, or newspaper
  • Name of the organization/entity responsible for the website (if not already indicated by the name of the author or of the website)
  • Date of publication or revision (e.g., “last modified…”), or else the date that you accessed the page (e.g., “accessed…”)
  • URL of the page
note 1 Daniel B. Wallace, “A Brief Word Study on Σκύβαλον,” Bible.org, October 1, 2007, https://bible.org/article/brief-word-study-skuvbalon.
2 Kim Parker and Eileen Patten, “The Sandwich Generation: Rising Financial Burdens for Middle-Aged Americans,” Pew Research Center, January 30, 2013, http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2013/01/30/the-sandwich-generation/.
3 Peter Hess, “Nine Lessons for Pastors Facing Leadership Conflict,” 9Marks, May 5, 2017, http://www.9marks.org/article/nine-lessons-for-pastors-facing-leadership-conflict.
bibliography Wallace, Daniel B. “A Brief Word Study on Σκύβαλον.” Bible.org. October 1, 2007. https://bible.org/article/brief-word-study-skuvbalon.
Parker, Kim, and Eileen Patten. “The Sandwich Generation: Rising Financial Burdens for Middle-Aged Americans.” Pew Research Center. January 30, 2013. http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2013/01/30/the-sandwich-generation/.
Hess, Peter. “Nine Lessons for Pastors Facing Leadership Conflict.” 9Marks. May 5, 2017. http://www.9marks.org/article/nine-lessons-for-pastors-facing-leadership-conflict.

Blog Entry

see Turabian §17.5.2 (pp. 194–195)

When citing a blog, include the following elements, as applicable, in the given order:

  • Author of the entry
  • Title of the entry
  • Name of the blog—in italics; append the descriptor “(blog)” when necessary for clarity
  • Name of the website, if the blog is one part of a larger site with other content or blogs
  • Date that the entry was posted
  • URL of the entry
note 1 William B. Evans, “Machen’s Militancy Revisited,” TheEcclesialCalvinist (blog), January 15, 2018, https://theecclesialcalvinist.wordpress.com/2018/01/15/machens-militancy-revisited/.
2 Kevin DeYoung, “Why the Acsension Matters,” DeYoung, Restless, and Reformed (blog), The Gospel Coalition, May 31, 2014, http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/kevindeyoung/2014/05/31/why-the-ascension-matters/.
3 Ed Stetzer, “My Take: How Churches Can Respond to Mental Illness,” CNN Belief Blog, April 7, 2013, http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/04/07/my-take-how-churches-can-respond-to-mental-illness/.
bibliography Evans, William B. “Machen’s Militancy Revisited.” TheEcclesialCalvinist (blog). January 15, 2018. https://theecclesialcalvinist.wordpress.com/2018/01/15/machens-militancy-revisited/.
DeYoung, Kevin. “Why the Acsension Matters.” DeYoung, Restless, and Reformed (blog). The Gospel Coalition. May 31, 2014. http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/kevindeyoung/2014/05/31/why-the-ascension-matters/.
Stetzer, Ed. “My Take: How Churches Can Respond to Mental Illness.” CNN Belief Blog. April 7, 2013. http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/04/07/my-take-how-churches-can-respond-to-mental-illness/.
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