Page numbers for Lexham Bible Dictionary

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Robert Bedell | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, May 11 2021 3:29 PM

I need help locating page numbers for the Lexham Bible Dictionary. I have the page numbers for other references. 

Thanks, Bob

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 11 2021 4:07 PM

Welcome Bob! Smile

Robert Bedell:
I need help locating page numbers for the Lexham Bible Dictionary. I have the page numbers for other references.

It is likely that there aren't page numbers for that resource. Why do you need them? Perhaps there is an alternative solution. 

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 11 2021 4:11 PM

I verified that there are not page numbers. In the screenshot, look at "indexes" for the info page. It would say "page" if there were page numbers. 

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Sean | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 11 2021 8:48 PM

Robert Bedell:

I need help locating page numbers for the Lexham Bible Dictionary. I have the page numbers for other references. 

Thanks, Bob

As far as I know, the LBD is an electronic only resource that has never been printed; therefore, it does not have page numbers.

For citation purposes, cite the article, not the dictionary as a whole. Go to the information pane (ctrl-shift-I) to get that information. If you are writing a paper using a particular style guide, consult it for whatever other information you are required to put for electronic resources. If not, just put "n.p." for "not paginated."

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Harry Hahne | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, May 12 2021 4:40 PM

Sean:
For citation purposes, cite the article, not the dictionary as a whole. Go to the information pane (ctrl-shift-I) to get that information. If you are writing a paper using a particular style guide, consult it for whatever other information you are required to put for electronic resources.

When citing a dictionary or encyclopedia in a footnote in Chicago or Turabian style, you are supposed to include the article title, but not necessarily page numbers (see Chicago 14.232 or Turabian 17.9.1). Since Lexham Bible Dictionary has no page numbers, you could either omit the page numbers or use n.p. in place of pages as Sean suggests.

Citation formatting is finicky and can be very frustrating. Fortunately, Logos makes it easier.

The first thing you should do is go the Program Settings and set Citation Style to Turabian. From this point on, Logos will create citations for you in Turabian style.

If you go to the Information window in the resource in Logos, you will see a sample of a bibliography entry and a article citation. Press Ctrl+I to open the Information window or select Information from the 3 dots menu on the resource. Click on the Copy link next to the sample citation to copy the citation to the clipboard.

Another way to get a footnote citation is to copy some text from your Logos resource into a word processor document. Logos will include a footnote in the bibliographic style that you have selected as the Citation style in the Program Settings in Logos. Here is an example of a footnote that Logos created in Chicago/Turabian style:

  1. Jason Gish, “Peter the Apostle,” ed. John D. Barry et al., The Lexham Bible Dictionary (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2016).

This citation should be acceptable for research papers submitted to most professors.

However, this citation is not technically 100% correct according to the specifications of Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition and Turabian 9th edition (which is based on Chicago Manual of Style).

Since each article in the Lexham Bible Dictionary has a named author, you are supposed to use the style for a contribution to a multiauthor book (Chicago Manual of Style 14.234 and 14.107 or Turabian 17.1.8). In this case the citation would be:

  1. Jason Gish, “Peter the Apostle,” in The Lexham Bible Dictionary, ed. John D. Barry et al., (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2016).

Note the addition of "in" before the book title and that the editor is moved after the book title. However, this level of precision is unlikely to be required by your school, except if you are writing a thesis or dissertation. So you may just want to use the citation that Logos creates for you.

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