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PHL 230 - Religions of the World

This guide will provide links to library resources, services, and databases that support COCE students' research for this course.

Writing Help


There are several options that online students can use to get writing help from the Online Writing Center (OWC).

You can get written feedback by submitting your paper to the OWC through your Blackboard course. Once you've submitted your paper, you can access written feedback from the OWC using the same link within about 24 hours.

You can make an appointment with a writing coach using the OWC's scheduling tool or contact them with inquiries using this form.

Finally, the OWC's website has a number of writing resources you can use and their YouTube channel provides a series of videos on topics like citing sources, revising and editing, writing theses, annotated bibliographies, and more.

Chicago Style


Chicago Style, currently in its 17th edition, is established by the University of Chicago. Turabian Style is similar to Chicago Style in format and structure, with slight modifications to make it well-suited for student work.

Chicago Style is most often used in the Humanities disciplines including, but not limited to:

  • History
  • Religion
  • Literature
  • Arts
  • Business

What does Chicago Style include?

  • the format & structure of your paper
  • how you cite other authors within the body of your paper
  • how you compile a bibliography page at the end of your paper

For more information and examples, check out the Atomic Learning video playlist and other resources below. You may be asked to sign in with your SNHU email and my.snhu password when accessing Atomic Learning.

APA Style


APA Style, currently in its 6th edition, is a citation protocol established by the American Psychological Association. This style was developed to ensure consistency and to provide style rules for scientific writing. 

APA is most often used in the disciplines of:

  • Social Sciences (including Psychology, Education, Sociology, Economics, Criminal Justice, etc.)
  • Business
  • Nursing

What does APA Style include?

  • the format & structure of your paper
  • how you cite other authors within the body of your paper
  • how you compile a references page at the end of your paper

For more information and examples, check out the Atomic Learning video playlist and other resources below. You may be asked to sign in with your SNHU email and my.snhu password when accessing Atomic Learning.

MLA Style


MLA Style, currently in its 8th edition, is a citation protocol established by the Modern Language Association. This style was developed for students to support the writing and publishing process.

MLA is most often used in the Humanities disciplines including, but not limited to:

  • English Language & Literature
  • Comparative Literature
  • Cultural Studies
  • Foreign Languages
  • Other areas in the humanities

What does MLA Style include?

  • the format & page layout of your paper
  • stylistic technicalities (e.g. abbreviations, footnotes, quotations)
  • how you cite other authors within the body of your paper
  • how you compile a references page at the end of your paper

For more information and examples, check out the Atomic Learning video playlist and other resources below. You may be asked to sign in with your SNHU email and my.snhu password when accessing Atomic Learning.