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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.
Use these selected databases to find articles on your topic:
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Search Beyond Fairfield:
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.
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.
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.
Ref. Z 253.U69 2017
Ref. LB2369.G53 2016
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ATTENTION: Please note that the Library will be ending its subscription to Refworks in July 2022. For more information, see our Refworks-to-Zotero transfer guide.