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The Chicago Manual of Style Resources

The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed., is the standard style manual for humanities publishing.

Access to The Chicago Manual of Style online version.

A Manual for Writers of Research papers, theses, and Dissertations

A simplified version of CMOS essential for every student writing an undergraduate or graduate research paper, thesis, or dissertation.

Resources for Writing, Editing, Copyediting, and Proofreading

But Can I Start a Sentence with “But”? Advice from the Chicago Style Q&A

The Chicago Guide to Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation

Society of Biblical Literature Resources

The SBL Handbook of Style

Based on The Chicago Manual of Style, this style manual is essential for anyone writing, editing, copyediting, or proofreading in ancient Near Eastern, biblical, or early Christian studies.

SBL Handbook of Style blog:
This blog clarifies and updates the SBLHS.

“Student Supplement” for The SBL Handbook of Style, 2nd ed., pdf download.

Professional Societies

American Academy of Religion

Catholic Biblical Association
Despite its name, this society is ecumenical in membership including atheists and agnostics.

North American Patristics Society

Society of Biblical Literature


Merriam-Webster unbridged online (subscription)

Merriam-Webster online
Online version of Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th ed.
Has more up-to-date information than MW 11.

Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th ed. Springfield, MA: Merriam Webster, 2011.
Hard copy version. Standard dictionary for most book publishers.

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