Religious Studies Research
Please click on a tab to begin your research.
If you have any questions or need any help, please send an email or stop by the Reference Desk!
The Research Process
Not sure where to start? Start with the Online Encyclopedias & Dictionaries tab to see where to locate relevant background information!
Why is this so important? Not only will you gather basic information on your topic (names, places, events, dates, etc) but 20 minutes of background reading can actually save you hours of research time (and may even prevent a headache or two...) as you progress further in your library research. By having an overall picture of your topic, you will also be able to decide how you want to progress with your thesis --- do you need to revise your thesis statement? (and it helps with learning the vocabulary of the subject as well as locate proper spelling..... most databases do not have a spell check feature!)
Looking for journal articles? Use the 'Finding Journal Articles' tab. Here you will find a list of the most commonly used databases as well as other databases that may be useful in your research.