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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.

https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/C/bo25956703.html

Access to The Chicago Manual of Style online version.

https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html

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

https://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/M/bo27847540.html

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

https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/B/bo23530521.html

The Chicago Guide to Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation

https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/C/bo23196803.html

Society of Biblical Literature Resources

The SBL Handbook of Style

https://www.sbl-site.org/publications/SBLHandbookofStyle.aspx

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: https://sblhs2.com/
This blog clarifies and updates the SBLHS.

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

https://www.sbl-site.org/assets/pdfs/pubs/SBLHSsupp2015-02.pdf

Professional Societies

American Academy of Religion
https://www.aarweb.org/

Catholic Biblical Association
https://www.catholicbiblical.org/
Despite its name, this society is ecumenical in membership including atheists and agnostics.

North American Patristics Society
https://patristics.org/

Society of Biblical Literature
https://www.sbl-site.org/

Dictionaries

Merriam-Webster unbridged online (subscription)
https://unabridged.merriam-webster.com/subscriber/register/p1

Merriam-Webster online
https://www.merriam-webster.com/
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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