Jan 072016

Research Aids

A. Sources (you need at least 4 different sources)

Internet (authoritative websites)

• United States Conference of Catholic Bishops  http://www.usccb.org/
• Catholic Resources by Fr. Felix Just  http://catholic-resources.org/
• Bible.org  https://bible.org/
• Narrow Gate    http://www.narrowgate-rmartin.com/theo10_classnotes/index.htm
• Old Testament Gateway    http://otgateway.com/

Books/Reference Works/Databases

• New Catholic Encyclopedia print or online (pw is hcosa) http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7C9780787676940&v=2.1&u=tlc209050002&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w

• Collegeville Bible Commentaries (can make copies)
• Catholic Study Bible (use the Reading Guide for your book found in the front of the Bible)
• Study Companion to Old Testament Literature
• New Jerome Bible Handbook

B. MLA Format and Citation Help

• Purdue Owl (basic MLA format)  https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/

• Purdue Owl (in text citations)  https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/02/

• Noodle Tools Express citation maker  http://www.noodletools.com/noodlebib/express.php

• Noodle Tools Research Helper  http://www.noodletools.com
(make an account – start with hcosa1/hcosa2. Do your whole paper with this!)

• MLA Handbook 7th edition (in library near dictionaries)

C. Works Cited Examples

Citation for a book:

Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher,

Year of Publication. Medium of Publication.

Citing an article from a reference book, like an encyclopedia:

Lastname, First name. “Title of Essay.” Title of Collection.

City of Publication: Publisher, Year. Page range of entry. Medium

of Publication.

Hill, W. “Book of Isaiah.” New Catholic Encyclopedia. Detroit: Gale,

2003. 594-599. Print.

Citing an article from a web site:

Editor, author, or compiler name (if available). Name of Site. Version

number. Name of institution/organization affiliated with the site

(sponsor or publisher), date of resource creation (if available).

Medium of publication. Date of access.

Ross, Allan. “Introduction to the Study of the Book of Isaiah.”

Bible.Org. 2004. Web. 14 Nov 2014.

Note: Sources should be in alphabetical order, but first word of citation. Double space, with all lines after first one, indented.

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