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INT104: Intro. to the World's Religions: Find Articles

Search Tips

  • Keep a running list of potential search terms in an index card.
  • Always note the subjects listed in the subjects field below the articles in the results lists.  Add these to your index card.
  • Add an asterisk to a root word like Buddhis* - it will search for Buddhism, Buddhist, Buddhists all at the same time
  • Change the drop-down menu next to the search box to Abstract, Subject, or Geographic location. These are much more specific than Keyword and this strategy will save you time!
  • If there are references at the end of a great article, use those references to further your research.
  • Never limit your search to full-text- the Link to Full Text option often sends you to the article you want (in a different database).
  • If the full-text of an article you want is unavailable, request it via Interlibrary Loan.
  • The citation for an article is often provided by the database, but always compare it to examples provided by another source like Purdue's OWL.

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Recommended Databases for Religion

Try these databases first to find articles related to religion topics.

Additional Resources

These resources may also have articles helpful to your religion research.


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