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Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Mythology


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FIND AN ARTICLE: SEARCH THE LIBRARY’S DATABASES

These databases are either tailored to your subject or they provide coverage over a wide range of interdisciplinary topics. Before you start, you might take a look at some tips on searching databases.

  • Religion and Philosophy Collection: More than 300 full text journals, including more than 250 peer-reviewed titles addressing theology and philosophical studies
  • Academic Search Premier: An interdisciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 4,600 journals, including more than 3,900 peer-reviewed titles

You also might take a look at interdisciplinary databases that contain information on controversial subjects. These databases contain essays written specifically for students:

  • Issues and Controversies: Covers current social topics that inspire debate and controversy and offers information on both sides of the argument
  • Points of View: Offers overviews on a variety of current events and sets of opposing viewpoints on controversial subjects

FIND A BOOK: ONLINE OR IN THE LIBRARY

 If you can't go the library's stacks, check out our collection of online reference books:

  • Credo Reference Online: Access to more than 600 reference books, including general and specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries for overviews on topics

If you can visit the library, it's easy to browse our collection because we organize books by their subject:

Organizing Books By Subject
SUBJECT CALL NUMBER HEADING
Philosophy (general) B
Logic BC
Ethics BJ
Religions. Mythology. Rationalism. BL
Doctrinal theology BT
Practical theology BV
Civilization CB

You also might try these reference books:

  • Oxford Companion to Philosophy: Provides nearly 2000 entries on major ideas and figures in philosophy, including chronological tables, a map of philosophy, and an index Ref B 51 .O94 2005
  • New Dictionary of the History of Ideas: A six-volume set that presents an interdisciplinary view of the development of ideas and ideologies, including a reader’s guide and an index Ref CB 9 .N49 2005
  • Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy: A 10-volume set that provides alphabetized entries on the key concepts and figures in philosophy and includes references for further reading Ref B 51 .R68 1998
  • Encyclopedia of Religion: A 15-volume set that contains alphabetized articles on major issues and developments in religions and offers lists for further reading and an index Ref BL 31 .E46 2005
  • Religions of the World: A four-volume set that discusses religious communities in more than 240 nations and provides contact information for religious groups around the world Ref BL 80 .3 R45 2002
  • Myths and Legends of the World: Four illustrated volumes that provide overviews of major concepts in mythology and folklore and offer a glossary, family tree of mythological figures, and an index Ref BL 311 .M97 2000

FIND A WEBSITE: USE INTERNET RESOURCES WISELY

Although these websites are likely to be accurate, you should still evaluate information found on the Internet.

  • Internet Sacred Text Archive: Presents free online texts about world religions, mythology and folklore and promotes religious tolerance with its global and inclusive scope
  • Philosophical Dictionary: Provides concise definitions of terms used in philosophy and biographical information on key philosophers
  • The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Provides overviews and lists of resources for further reading on key philosophers and major concepts in philosophy, edited by professors
  • Wabash’s Internet Guide to Religion: Contains links, organized by topic, to resource on world religions and religious thought as well as aspects of religion that intersect with other disciplines
  • EpistemeLinks: Presents links to e-journals, encyclopedias, e-texts, and article archives for information related to philosophy
  • Encyclopedia Mythica: Provides overviews of major concepts and figures in world mythology, folklore, and religions, organized by topic, and offers news articles and an image gallery

FIND A PRINT JOURNAL: READ THE LATEST ISSUES

The library subscribes to magazines and journals that are related to your field. Head to Tioga 2 and browse through some of these journals:

  • The Humanist
  • Parabola

CITATION GUIDES: CREATE A BIBLIOGRAPHY

Whether you use websites, electronic journals, reference books, or print resources, you will need a bibliography. Here’s some information on how to cite your sources:

  • Avoid inadvertent plagiarism: [PDF] It’s possible to copy from a source and not even know that you’ve done anything wrong.
  • KnightCite: This great site formats the bibliographic entry for you, and you can select the appropriate style (MLA, APA, Chicago).
  • Guide to the MLA style: [PDF] The MLA-style is generally used for papers written in the humanities.
  • Guide for the APA style: [PDF] The APA-style is generally used for papers written in the social sciences, especially psychology.

FIND MORE HELP: USE COLLEGE RESOURCES

Don’t hesitate to talk to a librarian, a tutor, or your instructor when conducting research. Make the most of these resources!


Published Jul 16, 2009 (Updated Apr 25, 2014)


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