I've recently been looking into creating a comprehensive bibliography (and possibly a bibliographic database) about the Children of God/The Family cult. I've been looking for solutions that will minimize tedious work such as manually writing citations in various formats. While I haven't yet found a perfect solution, I have compiled some information and resources that may be useful (see list below).
WorldCat.org: 'Children of God - The Family cult' list
- currently this list is all the items in the subject "Children of God (Movement)" with a few miscategorized items removed.
Google Book Search: Books about or by or which mention Children of God/The Family cult
Google Book Search: subject:"Children of God (Movement)"
PDF scan of Chapter 3 in Pritchett, W. Douglas. The Children of God/Family of Love An Annotated Bibliography. New York: Garland Pub, 1985.
ISBN numbers of books about or which mention Children of God/The Family cult (incomplete list and not all items have ISBN numbers)
CSV - list of books about or which mention Children of God/The Family cult
(generated by Tellico
from above ISBN numbers, some of which could not be found in databases used).
Bibtex - list of books about or which mention Children of God/The Family cult
(generated by Tellico from above ISBN numbers, some of which could not be found in databases used). Not very useful since it is missing the "Year" field. Annoyingly, the publication year is included in the Bibtex key. When I have time I'll look into this some more as it can probably be easily fixed.
Tellico - list of books about or which mention Children of God/The Family cult
Online bibliography generators
Excellent, but apparently can only do one entry at a time
Works fine but doesn't allow bulk entry of ISBNs. Also data sources used aren't as complete as those used by other sites.
- allows bulk entry of ISBNs but exported bibliography output is useless (just a list of titles regardless of the citation style selected)
- Works fairly well. Lists of references can be exported in various citation styles (APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA and Turabian) and in various formats (HTML, RTF, RIS, Endnote and Refworks). Of course, this only works for catalog items.
for lookups. This is installed on the xFamily.org wiki but the output leaves quite a bit to be desired. May be useful with more work.
- Also installed on our wiki. Works great but doesn't have ISBN lookups or automatically format citations. We may want to look into copying Wikipedia citation templates
onto our wiki. Obviously, those templates are covered by the GFDL
so if we reuse them we'll have make sure we comply with the requirements of the GFDL. I'm fairly certain this would only apply to the templates themselves and that an article which merely includes or refers to a GFDL licensed template would not be a derivative work of the template.
This is also installed on the wiki and can be used to get properly formatted citations (in various styles) for xFamily.org articles.
You can try it by entering a page name at http://www.xfamily.org/index.php/Special:Cite