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Comparative Religion: REL 101

Finding Encyclopedias: Search Tips

  • Don't search for your assigned topic word for word. Instead, use the main ideas.

  • Limit your results to encyclopedias: On the left of the results, go to "Shelf Location" and choose "King Reference."

  • Try more than one encyclopedia: An encyclopedia of history might provide additional useful information not found in an encyclopedia of religion.

Quick Online Help With Citations

These sites will help you to cite most common sources in a number of citation styles.

History Encyclopedias

Religion Encyclopedias

Below is a list of possible specialized encyclopedias. THIS IS NOT ALL WE HAVE, so keep searching on your topic. 

Finding journal articles