Graduate Theological Union

Ready Reference Links



•  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
     Research and Writing     
     Annotated Bibliography


  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. 


•  Copyright

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

Oxford English Dictionary (OED) Online

Connect from: On-campus | Off-campus

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.  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 Calculator

International Holidays

Jewish Holidays


•  Libraries in the Bay Area

Guide to Bay Area Libraries:  Listed by region.

Alameda County Library

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.

Berkeley Public Library

San Francisco Public Library


•  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.

Religion News Service:  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

 The Text This Week   

 Anglican Liturgy

 Jewish Ritual and Worship Texts        

 Revised Common Lectionary 



Genamics JournalSeek 

Publishers’ Catalogues Home Page

Bowker’s  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

American Academy of Religion 

American Catholic Philosophical Association

American Philosophical Association

American Schools of Oriental Research

American Theological Library Association

Association for Jewish Studies

Association of Theological Schools

Catholic Biblical Association of America

Catholic Theological Society of America

International Association for the History of Religions

Medieval Academy of America

Society of Biblical Literature 

Society of Christian Philosophers

Scholarly Societies Project

American Council of Learned Societies


•    Religious Traditions

    Religion Meta-sites

    Religious Worlds:  General, multi-source site.

    Sacred Texts:  Internet sacred text archives.

    New Religious Movements 

    Religions for Peace  


    Denominational Profiles/Family Trees

    Denominational Profiles (ARDA)  
    Denominational Family Trees (ARDA)


    Religion Statistics


    Association of Religion Data Archives


    Hartford Institute for Religion Research


    Resources for American Christianity


    Pluralism Project at Harvard University


    PEW Research Center


    Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University