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Religious Studies Research Guide: Home

Introduction to important research tools in the field of Religious Studies. Includes links to (1) Encyclopedias and Dictionaries, (2) important Databases in the Field and (3) tutorials on how to search different databases.


The library has lots of resources for people doing research in the area of Religious Studies.   This guide will point out the ones that I think will be most useful in helping you do research.

If you have any ideas about how to make this guide better, please get in contact with me (my contact information is just to the right).


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Carmen Kazakoff-Lane
Carmen Kazakoff -Lane, Scholarly Communications Librarian
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Introduction to Research Tools in Religious Studies

 A good place to start your research is by using an Encyclopedia or Dictionary to learn more about your topic.  When you do so, you will not only understand the topic better, you will also be given some ideas about important terms that you can use in your research.   Once you have a better understanding about your topic, you can then look for books and articles. They will likely be the most important resources you use in your research.

To find Books use the library catalog.

To find Journal Articles use a database.

While this guide has separate sections providing more detail about specific tools, some  of the most highly used tools for Religious Studies are listed below:

Videos to get you started

Pre-recorded videos for class instruction

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