Graduate Theological Union
Ready Reference Links
READY REFERENCE RESOURCES
• Academic Papers, Style and Writing Guides
Turabian Quick Guide: Examples of citations from Turabian.
Turabian Style: From Georgetown University Library, the recommendations are based on Turabian’s 7th ed. of A Manual for Writers
eTurabian: An online Turabian citation generator.
Writing Academic Papers: These links provide useful guidelines for writing a research paper.
Elements of Style: Electronic version of William Strunk Jr’s work; the GTU library has his 3rd edition.
Dartmouth Institute for Writing and Rhetoric
Writing Research Papers
Research and Writing
• Career Information
FTE EmployNet: The Fund for Theological Education (FTE) EmployNet provides listings of job opportunities in religion and theology within ATS-accredited seminaries and accredited graduate programs of religion.
AAR Members: Monthly job listings published by the American Academy of Religion. These listings also appear in the Religious Studies News, available in the Current Periodicals section at the GTU Library.
InterCristo: A fee-based Christian job placement service.
Chronicle of Higher Education: A good site for jobs available on a national level.
United States Copyright Office: Located at the Library of Congress, this site includes general information and publications, registration forms and other copyright information.
Copyright Clearance Center Inc: Obtain permission to reproduce copyrighted content such as articles and book chapters in journals, photocopies, course materials, library reserves, websites, email and more.
• Dictionaries, Thesauri and Language Dictionaries
Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus: Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary: 1913 ed. from the University of Chicago--complete with Roget's Thesaurus.
WordReference: German, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Arabic dictionaries; includes other languages as well--from Oxford Dictionaries.
Greek: Intermediate Liddell-Scott Greek Lexicon: From Perseus project at Tufts University.
• Government Sites
FirstGov: US government’s official website.
Ca.gov: State of California official website.
County of Alameda: Alameda County’s official website.
ABAG: Association of Bay Area Governments.
City of Berkeley: Berkeley’s official website.
• Historical/Chronological Events
Worldwide Historic Dates and Events: Scope Systems’ site lists births/deaths of famous individuals, historic events, religious observances and religious history for any day of the year.
Ecole Chronology Project: Temporal and geographical model of events, persons and places pertinent in some way to Church history (connects inconsistently).
• Holidays and Ecclesiastical Calendar
Ecclesiastical Calendar: Entering a year after AD 325 will produce a list of religious feasts, including Easter, for both the Western and Orthodox traditions with the dates on which those feasts were celebrated in that year. For years before AD 1583, only the dates for Christmas and Easter are calculated.
• Libraries in the Bay Area
Guide to Bay Area Libraries: Listed by region.
Alcohol Research Group Library: The ARG Library and Information Center is one of the oldest and largest alcohol and other drug libraries in the US. The collection’s main focus is the social and cultural aspects of alcohol and other drug use.
• Library Catalogs, National and International
National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC): Operated by the LOC, this site describes the program, allows searching of the Archives and Manuscript Collections. There are links to other repositories, archival societies and more.
Libraries around the world: A list of national library catalogues alphabetized by country.
LibDex: The Library Index: Browse over 17,000 national and international libraries.
• News Sources with Emphasis on Religion
Religion and Ethics Newsweekly: The only national TV news magazine program devoted entirely to the news of religion and spirituality and major ethical issues.
: Authoritative source of news about religion, ethics, spirituality and moral issues. RNS’ first priority is to provide intelligent, objective coverage of all religions—Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Asian religions, private spirituality and more.
Worldwide Faith News: Searchable database of full-text news releases and other information, including policy statements, from national and world faith groups.
• Primary Worship Texts
Bowker’s literarymarketplace.com: US, Canadian and international publishers.
AcqWeb’s Directory of Publishers and Vendors: Email address directory for publishers, links to their websites, and subject and geographic searching worldwide.
• Professional Organizations/Associations
• Religious Traditions
Religious Worlds: General, multi-source site.
Sacred Texts: Internet sacred text archives.
Denominational Profiles/Family Trees