I'll try to answer some of of your questions.
1. I don't know if Sente has updated to Turabian 8, but to change the reference style you need to active it under the Bibliography Formats window. I use SBL Style, and had to create the entire Format from scratch. It's not hard, just time consuming.
2. Yes, you need to get your Library proxy information and then set up a new Bookmark with the correct protocols. Your librarian should be able to help you.
3. I'm not sure why you would want to cite an Accordance module in an academic paper. If you are working in a text or doing original language research, then I would cite the text module per your style guide's recommendations. All other material is easily found in the library.
4. Nope. You are set.
Answer to the side question: I doubt Mellel will provide a template for you. I would suggest you learn the software in setting up your own template. I did the same thing with SBL Style. It took me about 4 hours to work through the SBL Style Guide and create my templates. I learned Mellel and got to know SBL Style well. When I start a new writing project now, it takes me all of a minute to get a fresh SBL style template up and going.
1. Sounds good. I got it activated, and I'm showing the sample templates to my college to see if they're accurate or need tweaking.
2. Thanks for the info. I've emailed my college's library and asked them how to set this up.
3. For Theology papers, etc., I have to use various resources (books, journals, etc.). Now that I'm using Accordance more, I'm trying to manage a workflow on how to properly cite it with Turabian so I can use Accordance for more research.
As for Mellel, I am working to better learn the software (I've been watching the YouTube videos and playing around with it). I'm chatting with my college and showing them the videos to see if a couple of us with Macs can work through it and come up with a good Mellel template, then post it to the college library website.