Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Software for SBL style??

Does anyone know of bibliography/footnote software that includes SBL style?

I've tried to use Endnote but it's never worked out.


  1. I've used zotero thus far and have really enjoyed it. It's a firefox plugin that can automatically grab bibliographic information off of webpages (amazon, libraries, etc) and store it. It also has a ms word plugin so you can add footnotes/references/bibliographies directly from zotero. They have beta support for SBL currently:

    I'm sure it's not perfect, but I've definitely loved using it so far.

  2. Citation has worked relatively well. Last time I used it they had an 'experimental' version of the SBL Style.

    From what I can tell, there is no 'perfect' bibliographic/footnote program. The various styles out there have a lot of tiny rules that just don't work well when it comes to a computer making the decisions for you.

  3. Nathan - There is an SBL-style filter for Endnote. It's not perfect, but works OK. I'm using it for my dissertation. If you don't have it, let me know and I'll send it to you.


  4. I have migrated over to Endnote X5, and I also downloaded their style output for SBL. However it really does not do a good job of formatting citations correctly. Before I try to learn how to edit that file, I have to find out if anybody has already done that to create a good SBL output file like Citation 9.1 used to have.