Working with Sources


Finding and evaluating sources

Distinguishing Scholarly from Popular Sources

How to Search Tips - Research Help | Library - Moody Bible Institute


Avoiding accidental plagiarism

Plagiarism and how to avoid it (from the UNC Writing Center)

Examples of too-close paraphrasing and other source misuse (from the Yale Writing Center)

Guidelines for using AI tools


Moody Library Services information

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Biblical studies tools for Moody students (Crowell Library LibGuide)

Theology research tools (Crowell Library LibGuide)

Database finder (Crowell Library)


Online sources

Crowell Library Guide to Google Scholar and Google Books

Best Internet Resources - Research Help | Library - Moody Bible Institute


Note-taking and organizing your sources

Reference Managers--programs for organizing sources, notes, and citations (from the Yale Library)

How to skim (from the UNC Writing Center)

Annotating texts--taking notes in the margins (from the UNC Writing Center)

Note-taking Strategies

Using Citation Generators Responsibly



MLA In-Text Citations

MLA Paper Template

How to Set Up an MLA Works Cited Section

Sample Works Cited page with notes

Formatting MLA Works Cited Entries



APA Template

Formatting APA Papers and Citing Sources (From the American Psychological Association)



Turabian template

Turabian Quick Guide (From the University of Chicago)

Turabian Intro: How to use the Turabian Guide (video)

Turabian footnotes

   Creating Turabian Footnotes (video)

   How to Format Footnotes with the Ruler Bar (video)


integrating sources

Using Quotations

Eight strategies for using sources (from Brandeis University)

They Say/I Say templates for academic writing (from the Thomas J. Garland Library)

Using summaries, quotes, and paraphrases (from the Baylor Writing Center)