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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. 

  • Religion and Philosophy Collection: More than 300 full text journals, including more than 250 peer-reviewed titles addressing theology and philosophical studies
  • Academic Search Complete: An interdisciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 14,000 journals, including more than 10,000 peer-reviewed titles.
  • 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 700 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 this book:

  • 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. BL 311 .M97 2000

 FIND A WEBSITE: USE INTERNET RESOURCES WISELY

  • 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

 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: 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: MLA style generally is used for papers written in the humanities.
  • Guide for the APA style: APA style generally is 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!

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