Students and Style
A colleague at the School of Theology, Keith Carley, drew my attention to the Student Supplement to the SBL Handbook of Style
it's a 21 page PDF file.
[US format pages. This will mean that to print it, the rest-of-the-world will need to press the override button on their printers 21 times, or tell the printer it has US paper till it has finished then convince the printer it again has International A4 paper... ah, the joy of standards!]
It seems on a quick look to cover the basics of bibliography and referencing
really well for biblical studies students, with sensible remarks about Bible Dictionaries and different kinds of commentaries. Punctuation
is left out completely except for in bibliographies and references, I think this is a sad omission.
I'd drop the copious notes on page layout
, these seem to me to be areas where different institutions may have different standards (and even individual students different tastes ;) without the style police stepping in!
But a good and useful first draft.