Seminary Survival Labs

Half of the readers of this blog, Duncan Johnson, will be giving a series of lectures you should attend if you’re in the Greenville area. Here’s the info:

Saturday, April 3, 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. Computer Classroom, Mack Library

Turning in quality seminary projects is hard work, and technological challenges don’t make it any easier. The Mack Library is offering three workshop labs for undergrad Religion majors, Seminary students, and faculty. These sessions will explain and demonstrate key technologies necessary for seminary research, including Greek and Hebrew fonts, a Turabian template for Microsoft Word and Zotero (the premier tool for research organization and citation). All sessions will occur in the Mack Library Classroom (the former Testing Center, next to the e-mail stations) Saturday, April 3 and are free of charge. Register at the LibGuide for the Seminary Survival Labs. Drop-ins will also be welcome.

  • 9 a.m. Greek/Hebrew fonts – Demonstrates the two ways to use biblical language text in your documents, the BibleWorks fonts and Unicode.

  • 10:30 a.m. Turabian – Demonstrates the Turabian Wizard, with some time for individual practice.

  • 1 p.m. Zotero – Demonstrates using Zotero to organize your research and insert footnotes into your papers.

The LibGuide will soon include how-to videos demonstrating the techniques explained during the sessions.

Then again, the other half of this blog’s readership is Duncan’s wife, Meg, so I’m not sure why I’m bothering with this. Make sure to go support your husband, Meg.

I might add that if Meg can’t make it, she can read my series of Posts, “What is Unicode?” And, Meg, if your husband doesn’t mention it, though he probably will, OneNote is a viable alternative/addition to Zotero and StyleEase is the Turabian template I recommend.

Author: Mark Ward

PhD in NT; theological writer for Faithlife; former high school Bible textbook author for BJU Press; husband; father; ultimate frisbee player; member of the body of Christ.

3 thoughts on “Seminary Survival Labs”

  1. Hey, what about me?

    but you never said you were a mathematician!

    and it is a bit of a ‘fur piece’ for me to attend. Will there be mp3s?

    Maranatha!
    Don Johnson
    Jer 33.3

  2. Sorry, no MP3s. 🙂

    But, if you check out the LibGuide site for the sessions, you’ll see some screencast videos demonstrating specific techniques soon. I’ve also posted links to file downloads that should be useful. I believe the link works outside the walls of the BJU network.
    http://libguides.bju.edu/seminary/

    I’m still working on the videos, but I hope to have most (hopefully all) of them available before the sessions.

    In the meantime, Mark’s posts on Unicode are still one of the really helpful things on that topic, you’ll find it in my links on the LibGuide. http://www.byfaithweunderstand.com/?tag=unicode&orderby=title&order=ASC

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