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RELG 100: Art and Religion

Professor Caleb Hendrickson--fall 2021

Searching for reference sources

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Where do reference resources (encyclopedias) fit into your research?  They are great tools for research tasks like:

  1. getting an overview of your topic
  2. finding out what research has been done in your area over a long period of time
  3. discovering synonyms or keywords that will apply to your topic
  4. creating a list of authors to investigate
  5. discovering additional resources in the bibliography

Using the Catalyst search box above, you can do a keyword search and narrow down your results to "reference entries" on the left-hand side, after you have run a search. This will allow you to discover reference articles by name and the encyclopedias where those can be found.

Encyclopedias about Art and Religion

These titles are searchable as a group. Use these sources at the beginning of your research to get an overview of a topic or to identify synonyms or related terms that will apply to your topic. Later, return to these sources to clarify concepts or define new vocabulary. Many of these sources include bibliographical references that may prove helpful.

 

General reference sources