How to Cite this Site

In general, we recommend to our students that they be cautious in using Internet material for research.  (Here’s why and how to evaluate.)  It’s usually better to cite a published source, though with recent information sometimes a published source is not available.  Should you choose to cite information from BiblePlaces.com, here are some common styles.  Unless otherwise noted, the author of the material at BiblePlaces.com is Todd Bolen.  For the styles below, we have used the “Pool of Siloam Revealed” page as an example.

 

APA (5th ed.):

Order: Author Last, First. Page Title. Website. Retrieved Today’s Date, from URL

In-Text Citation: (Bolen, Initial Discovery section, para. 4) or (Bolen, Initial Discovery section, ¶ 4)

Bibliography: Bolen, Todd. The Pool of Siloam Revealed. BiblePlaces.com. Retrieved August 8, 2005, from http://www.bibleplaces.com/poolofsiloam.htm

 

Chicago (15th ed.):

Order: Author, “Page Title,” Website, URL.

Note: Todd Bolen, “The Pool of Siloam Revealed,” BiblePlaces.com, http://www.bibleplaces.com/poolofsiloam.htm.

Bibliography: Bolen, Todd. “The Pool of Siloam Revealed.” BiblePlaces.com. http://www.bibleplaces.com/poolofsiloam.htm.

 

Turabian (6th ed.):

Order: Author Last, First, “Page Title,” Website, Date Accessed, URL.

Note (option 1): Todd Bolen, “The Pool of Siloam Revealed” [essay on-line] (BiblePlaces.com, accessed 8 August 2005); available from http://www.bibleplaces.com/poolofsiloam.htm; Internet.

Note (option 2): Todd Bolen, “The Pool of Siloam Revealed,” BiblePlaces.com [essay on-line]; available from http://www.bibleplaces.com/poolofsiloam.htm; Internet; accessed 8 August 2005.

Bibiography: Bolen, Todd. “The Pool of Siloam Revealed.” BiblePlaces.com. Accessed 8 August 2005. Essay on-line. Available from http://www.bibleplaces.com/poolofsiloam.htm.

 

SBL (1999):

Order: Author, “Page Title,” Website, Date Accessed, URL.

Note: Todd Bolen, “The Pool of Siloam Revealed,” n.p. [cited 8 August 2005]. Online: http://www.bibleplaces.com/poolofsiloam.htm.

Bibliography: Bolen, Todd. “The Pool of Siloam Revealed.” No pages. Cited 8 August 2005. Online: http://www.bibleplaces.com/poolofsiloam.htm.

 

MLA (6th ed.):

Order: Author Last, First. “Page Title.” Website. Date Accessed (abbreviate the month) .

In-Text Citation: (Bolen) or (Bolen, “Pool of Siloam”) or (Todd Bolen) or (Todd Bolen, “Pool of Siloam”)

Bibliography: Bolen, Todd. “The Pool of Siloam Revealed.” BiblePlaces.com. 8 Aug. 2005 <http://www.bibleplaces.com/poolofsiloam.htm>.

 

Here are a list of links to online style sheets and more.