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    How do I cite BDAG, grammars, ect. in BibleWorks 7.0 in the MLA format for use in an academic resource? I have a manual for citing sources in academic resources/scholarly journals. It mentions examples of quoting electronic resources, but not an electronic resource from within an electronic resource. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Chan Arnett

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    Hi Chan,

    I don't know MLA style (haven't used it for many, many years), so I can't say much about it. However, I think you may be making it harder on yourself than you need to.

    Perhaps something as simple as the following is sufficient (MLA format generated from Zotero):

    Bauer, Walter. A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Liturature. Ed. Frederick W. Danker. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000. <BibleWorks. v.7.>.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn Weaver View Post
    Hi Chan,

    I don't know MLA style (haven't used it for many, many years), so I can't say much about it. However, I think you may be making it harder on yourself than you need to.

    Perhaps something as simple as the following is sufficient (MLA format generated from Zotero):

    Bauer, Walter. A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Liturature. Ed. Frederick W. Danker. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000. <BibleWorks. v.7.>.
    If it's for publication just be sure to spell Literature correctly.
    Michael Hanel
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    Hi Michael,

    Thanks for the correction. I make the correction in my Zotero file, but that was after I already copied the citation to the clipboard. :-(

    Glenn
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    Danny Zacharias offered some good advice on starndardizing references from digital applications here:
    http://www.deinde.org/2008/06/05/ele...the-sbl-style/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn Weaver View Post

    Perhaps something as simple as the following is sufficient (MLA format generated from Zotero):

    Bauer, Walter. A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Liturature. Ed. Frederick W. Danker. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000. <BibleWorks. v.7.>.
    Glenn, where did you enter <BibleWorks. v.7> ? I put it in the URL, but then I have to manually edit out "retrieved ....from".

    I'm assuming Item Type = Book.

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    According to: Xia Li and Nancy B. Crane in "Electronic Style A Guide to Citing Electronic Information", Westport, CT: Mecklermedia, 1995. The format for this citation would be:

    Bauer, Walter. A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature. Ed. Frederick W. Danker. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000. BibleWorks.( v.7.).[Microsoft Vista Service Pack 1]

    The last item in brackets make sense. You need to know what operating system was used to retrieve the information.
    We are in a whole new world of information now.
    I hope this helps.
    Clint Yale
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint Yale View Post
    The last item in brackets make sense. You need to know what operating system was used to retrieve the information.
    We are in a whole new world of information now.
    I hope this helps.
    Clint Yale
    Bellingham,WA
    Wow, I never would have thought of that. That just doubles my question earlier about where to enter that info in Zotero.

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    I always cite my electronic BDAG as if it was the hard copy. The only problem is that the electronic version doesn't have page numbers so you must look up the page numbers.

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