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Beginning Research in Religion

Reference works are a good place to find basic and background information on your topic. In the study of religion you will encounter common types of reference works such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, and atlases, as well as some specialized types of resources such as concordances, lexicons, and commentaries. Here is a brief guide to types of reference works in religion with examples from the Dulaney-Browne Library collection. [Types of Reference Works in Religion]


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Gospels and Acts
Islamic Philosophy and Religion
Methods of Biblical Analysis
Primal Religions
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Guide to Research Using the Internet

The Internet is a powerful resource which makes thousands of times more information accessible at your fingertips than has ever been available to any generation of researchers in history. This can be both a blessing and a curse. Yes, you can type a key term into a search engine and instantly have more sources than would be humanly possible to read. But are they the best sources for your needs?

When using the Internet for research it is important to have a strategy and some criteria in mind. [more...]

Selected Online Resources for Religion

The Association of Religion Data Archives A hub for statistical data for the study of religion.  Includes congregational and denominational membership reports, GIS maps and other demographic tools, news, bibliographies. 

GlobeTheoLib A joint project of Globethics.net and the World Council of Churches, this beta project features full text access to journals, reference works (including Oxford Handbooks of Religion), and document collections in all areas of ethics, theology and religion.  Free registration is required. 

Wabash Center Internet Guide to Religion Includes bibliographies, web links, articles, etc. on such topics as:

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