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How to Cite Electronic Documents

For general recommendations and a comparison of the three major style citations for internet sources see the Purdue Online Writing Lab:

Would you like to link to a single NET Bible verse from your site?

Use this format:!bible/1+Kings+2:1

We use full names for book names. For books with multiple words or 1/2/3 designations separate them with a + sign (no space). This link will go directly to the verse specified in the Net Bible Study Environment.

For other link abilities for your website visit our labs: (Especially note the NetBibleTagger at the top for tagging all verse references on your site.)


American Psychological Association (APA)

  See the APA's Publication Manual (6th Edition), pgs 187-215.



See the MLA's Handbook For Writers Of Research Papers (7th Edition), section 5.6, pgs 181-193.


Chicago and Other Simple Citations by Example

See Kate Turabian's A Manual For Writers (7th Edition), ch. 17, pgs 160-215. Especially pg. 185, 198, 204, and 215.



    American Psychological Association. 2009. Publication Manual. 6th ed.
      Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. 
    Modern Language Association. 2009. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 7th ed.
      New York: Modern Language Association. 
    Turabian, Kate. 2007. A Manual for Writers. 7th ed. Chicago,
      IL: University of Chicago.
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