Formatting Headings and Subheadings

Authors often use headings and subheadings to structure their argument. When used effectively, these signals can help guide readers through a long argument. SBLHS provides basic guidelines for formatting headings and subheadings (see also CMS 1.55–1.57). This post will expand those guidelines and provide examples. 1. Hierarchy Since the ultimate goal of headings and … Continue reading Formatting Headings and Subheadings

Citing Journals and Magazines: Issue Numbers

A previous post described the style that one should use to distinguish between series (roman font) and journals (italics). Another post detailed how one should format page references for chapters and journal articles in footnotes. A related question that we frequently receive is whether one should include issue numbers when citing a journal or magazine … Continue reading Citing Journals and Magazines: Issue Numbers

Citing Smyth’s Greek Grammar

Herbert Weir Smyth’s Greek Grammar has been a standard tool for students and scholars of Greek for over a hundred years. Focusing on Attic Greek, but giving examples from a wide range of ancient Greek literature, this single-volume reference grammar covers all aspects of the language, from the fundamental elements of the alphabet and accents … Continue reading Citing Smyth’s Greek Grammar

Titles in Non-Latin Alphabets

SBLHS 2 § provides guidelines on how to format bibliographic entries for modern works that have titles in non-Latin alphabets (e.g., Modern Hebrew, Greek, and Cyrillic). As noted there, the titles of such works should ordinarily be given in translation only, with the original language indicated in parenthesis. The handbook does not, however, specify where … Continue reading Titles in Non-Latin Alphabets

Citing Page Numbers for Chapters and Articles

We are frequently asked how to format page references for chapters and articles in footnotes. If you are citing the entire chapter or article, the answer is easy enough: include the entire page range. For example: Bart Geurts, “Presupposition and Givenness,” in The Oxford Handbook of Pragmatics, ed. Yan Huang (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017), 180–98. … Continue reading Citing Page Numbers for Chapters and Articles

Citing Text Collections 10: LCL

The Loeb Classical Library (LCL) is a collection of ancient Greek and Roman writings. Founded in 1911 by James Loeb, the LCL’s goal from the beginning was to “make the work of classical authors accessible to as many readers as possible” (“Loeb Classical Library: Our History”). To that end, most volumes are diglots, including the … Continue reading Citing Text Collections 10: LCL