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Language and Writing Center: Resources for Papers

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Templates for Your Paper

Use these Microsoft Word templates to help you get a headstart on your paper.

  • Short Paper Template. Use this template for short papers under 10 pages. This template is ideal for reflection papers, summaries, and book reviews.
  • Long Paper Template. Use this template for long papers over 10 pages. It contains a table of contents, section headings, and a bibliography. This template is a good starting place for research papers, constructive theologies, and dissertations.

Avoiding Plagiarism

Smart Search Strategies

Selected Books

Citation & Reference Tools

Use the 9th edition of A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (Turabian) for footnote and bibliographic citations. However, you can choose another style manual after consulting with your advisor (eg. SBL). Keep in mind that you must use a selected style consistently. The Learning Commons provides access to the following style guides:

Quick Tip

Turabian is the abridged version of the Chicago Manual of Style developed for students.

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Reference Management Tools

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