The Iliff School of Theology doesn't have a required citation format for all assignments. Ask your instructor for which citation format they prefer. However, most instructors at Iliff use Chicago style (also called Turabian), which uses footnotes and a bibliography to cite your work. Instructors in the pastoral care discipline often use APA (American Psychological Assocation) Style. MLA style is accepted by some instructors, but it is not preferred. I suggest you learn and implement Chicago style as your go-to.
General Model for Citing Books in the Chicago Notes and Bibliography System
Footnote or endnote (N):
Corresponding bibliographical entry (B):
Book by one author
Kerouac, Jack. The Dharma Bums. New York: Viking Press, 1958.
Basic Format for Books
Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher.
Note: For "Location," you should always list the city and the state using the two letter postal abbreviation without periods (New York, NY).
Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Basic Format for Periodical Articles
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number), pages. https://doi.org/xx.xxx/yyyy
Harlow, H. F. (1983). Fundamentals for preparing psychology journal articles. Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 55, 893-896.
Click here for instructions on citing other formats in APA style, including electronic sources. You can Google these as well! (e.g. "how do I cite a lecture in APA format"