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Religion: Writing & Citing

Help with Citing

If you follow a citation style correctly, you will avoid plagiarism and help your reader find your information sources. 

The Religious Studies program has its own Style Guide for Chicago A (footnotes):

For general Chicago referencing style help, please see these two resources:

Computer Fonts

Māori Font

  Te Reo (at Otago)          

Biblical Fonts

 Society of Biblical Literature
Downloadable fonts for biblical Greek and Hebrew, as well as 'BibLit" which combines Greek, Hebrew & Latin Characters, including transliteration diacritics.
More information and help with installation and use can be found here.


 For diacritics, the best font to use is Unicode Times Roman or Helvetica.

For the keyboard, Toshiya Unebe's Easy Unicode is recommended by the Palii Text Society:

Pali fonts for PC

Pali fonts for MAC

Religion Specific Writing Guides

Referencing Management Software

There is software available to help you to keep track of all of the information that you find and ensure that your citations are formatted correctly

Managing Your References - Introduction (Citation Library) 

Know which reference manager you are looking for?  Use the following links to quickly navigate to their tabs in this guide:

EndNote is software used to manage bibliographic citations. It can be used to organise references, cite them in papers, and automatically generate bibliographies - in the citation style of your choice. 

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself.

Mendeley is a free reference manager that can help you store, organize, note, share and cite references and research data.