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Resource suggestions and search tips for research in religion.

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Reference sources - great for getting started

Reference sources can be a great starting point for research. Reference sources typically provide definitions, give topic overviews, and explain theories. They can also point to additional readings and scholarship. Examples of reference sources include: dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, guidebooks, manuals, and textbooks. 

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The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

Wide-ranging guide to the history, beliefs, dogmas, practices, individuals, and customs of the world's religions. REF 200.3 Ox2

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Global Dictionary of Theology

A theological dictionary that embraces and explores a full range of global expressions of theology. ebook

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Cambridge Dictionary of Christian Theology

Designed to help the reader understand and assess the specifically theological significance of the most important concepts. ebook

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Encyclopedia of Religion

Presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. ebook

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Encyclopedia of Philosophers on Religion

Presents the religious affiliations and beliefs of prominent philosophers, in A-Z entries. ebook

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Religions of the World

A survey, in four volumes, of religious belief and practice in all 276 of the world's nations and territories. REF 200.3 R279

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Encyclopedia of Religious Rites, Rituals, and Festivals

Covers general concepts and ideas, major forms of ritual and festival, and the religious rites and festivals of major and minor religions. REF 203.8 En19

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Religious Holidays and Calendars

A comprehensive, authoritative source of information about the calendars and holidays of the world's religions. ebook

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Encyclopedia of Science and Religion

Addresses the interactions, contradictions and tensions between science and religion, both historically and in contemporary life. REF 201.65 En19