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Religious Studies

Resources

Find Sources

When performing research in religious studies, there are often many variant spellings for the same term (especially in Asian religions, such as Tao versus Dao). Thus, it can be helpful to try out multiple spellings if you are having trouble finding information.

Finding Articles

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Background Sources

Religious Studies Encyclopedias

For a more in-depth list of background sources, also see the Catholic, Judaic, and Islamic studies guides.

Multidisciplinary Encyclopedias

Other Background Sources:

Biblical Research Resources

Bibles 

Bible interpretation and commentary - Commentaries take readers through each passage, explain the meanings of the words and phrases, and discuss the major alternative interpretations.

Encyclopedia and Dictionary - Look for a bibliography within each entry to lead you to other sources.

Concordance - allows you to locate a scripture verse by looking up a specific word and the directing you to the chapter and verse where that word is used.

American Scholars of Religion Videos

 

American Scholars of Religion Video Collection

The American Scholars of Religion Project, begun in 1998, is a video oral history; it is a collection of short commentaries or vignettes that preserve and illustrate the thinking and scholarly personality of a diverse sample of American scholars of religion. In these video clips we can watch a scholar at work and come to understand that scholarship is often the struggle to understand the question rather than posit an often simplistic answer. The collection represents a wide range of scholarship in America on the topic of religion at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

This video project was conceived, created and produced by Dr. Alfred Benney. Dr. Benney is a retired Professor of Religious Studies at Fairfield University.

Citations & Support

Citing Your Sources

The links below point to brief informational guides for creating accurate citations. For more complete information, consult the original books at the library (see call numbers below) or contact a librarian.

 

 

APA

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Ref. BF 76.7 .P83 2010

 

 

Chicago:

Author-Date 17th ed

Notes-Bibliography 17th ed

Ref. Z 253.U69 2017

Online Manual

 

 

 

 

MLA 

Ref.  LB2369.G53 2016

 

 

IEEE

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 Full IEEE Manual

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Citation Managers

Refworks logo

RefWorks is an online citation management tool that allows you to organize your citations and quickly create bibliographies without having to type a word. Click the logo for more info!

the Zotero logo

Zotero (pronounced "zoh-TAIR-oh") is a standalone application that uses browser connectors to save full text, organize sources, and create citations. Click the logo to see more info!

The Writing Center

The Writing Center, located in the main level of the DiMenna-Nyselius library, will help you with your writing. Tutors will work with you to improve essays, research papers, oral presentations, and more!

Schedule an appointment online or contact them by e-mail at writingcenter@fairfield.edu.

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