Numerous databases, library catalogs,and other resources will provide a sample citation for a selected item. This is a very useful option but can also be a source of frustration.
Lincoln Christian University strongly advises students to exercise caution when utilizing these citations and to very carefully check that the citation matches the SBL Handbook of Style.
The final responsibility for an accurate citation rests on the shoulders of the individual student as the paper's author. Professors will not accept the excuse "That's what the computer said."
Watch for the following areas of concern when utilizing citation generators:
Given these concerns, some individuals may feel it is easier to edit the citation produced by a citation generator than to create their own citation.
In the library catalog and I-Share catalog, an option to Cite This appears above and below the item record.
Cite This provides a Chicago Style example citation which SBL is based upon.
Note: Citations provided for ebooks and electronic resources, such as audio sermons, will require significant modification.
Turabian citation is the closest to the SBL style available.
A screen will appear listing a variety of citation styles. Scroll to the citation style of your choice. Remember Chicago/Turabian: Humanities is most similar to SBL.
Click on the quotation marks link from the tools menu which appears above the entry. A citation box will appear on the screen. Chicago is most similar to SBL.