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THEO 100: Introduction to Christian Theology: Home

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Identify your theologian

Find the primary sources (at least one)

If you know the source you want to use, search for it by title in the library catalog (in the case of a book) or by starting with the journals list at the library website (to find the full text of an article in an e-journals collection or database). Alternatively, e-mail the citation to jcurrie@luc.edu so that I may find the full text for you.

If you do not know the source you want to use, search for possibilities in the library catalog (especially to locate books) and the research databases (especially to locate articles). See the next section for details.  In addition, you are welcome to e-mail jcurrie@luc.edu with the name of the theologian and a request for help.

Find the secondary sources (at least three)

See the PDF file below for screen images and instructions.


Cite your sources and write the annotations

All of the major style guides and handbooks are available at the service desks on all floors in the Information Commons. Copies are available on six-hour reserve at the Circulation Desk in Cudahy Library. A simple, accurate tool to help format your citations is the UNC Citation Builder.  Note the tabs across the top of each template that allow the selection of the style of choice (MLA, for example; APA is selected by default).

Remember that all of the citation styles have a unique form for passages from the Bible. Instructions for citing scripture in each of the major styles is at https://www.messiah.edu/murraylibrary/guides/bible_cite.pdf.

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) provides concise, helpful information on writing annotations.


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