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Authoritative Reference Works (Tertiary)

  • Credo Reference
    Hundreds of authoritative dictionaries, encyclopedias, fact books, guides, companions and more from respected publishers across dozens of major subject areas.
  • Encyclopedia of Christianity
    Definitive reference work on Christianity. Multivolume set. Available in Trexler Library, call # 230.003 E56o
  • Encyclopedia of Judaism
    Provides a full and reliable account of Judaism, beginning in ancient Israelite times and extending to our own day. Published in collaboration with the Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York.
  • Encyclopedia of Protestantism
    The definitive reference to the history and beliefs that continue to exert a profound influence on Western thought. Featuring entries written by an international team of specialists and scholars, the encyclopedia traces the course of Protestantism from its beginnings prior to 1517, when Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of Wittenberg Cathedral, to the vital and diverse international scene of the present day.
  • Encyclopedia of Religion
    The second edition of a resource that is considered a standard reference in the field. Presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. The original 2,750 entries have been retained, many heavily updated, and approximately 600 entirely new articles have been added by an international team of scholars and contributors.

Books (Primary or Secondary)

  • Encompass Search
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  • WorldCat
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Scholarly Journal Articles (Secondary)

  • Academic Search Complete
    Full text access to scholarly and non-scholarly publications in a wide variety of disciplines and subject areas.
  • ATLA Religion
    Index to research literature in world religions and related studies, with many links to full text.
  • Index to Jewish Periodicals
    Comprehensive index to English-language articles from journals devoted to Jewish affairs.
  • JSTOR
    Full text of scholarly journals from most academic disciplines. Coverage is from the inception of the journal through three to five years ago. Current issues are often to be found in Project Muse (see below). Includes nearly 300 journals specific to language and literature, including American Literary History, American Quarterly, Chaucer Review, College Composition and Communication, College English, College Literature, Early American Literature, ELH, English Journal, New Literary History, Shakespeare Quarterly, Southern Literary Journal, and Yearbook of English Studies.

Websites as Primary Sources

  • Google
    Blogs and other opinion-based websites can function as primary source material to gauge contemporary attitudes about a particular concept. In addition, statistical websites can serve as a source for primary documentation.

Citing Sources

  • Trexler Library Citation Guides
    Brief, easy-to-use guides to the 3 most used citation styles: APA, Chicago (Turabian), MLA.
  • Zotero
    Free citation tool. Does the citing for you! Loved by librarians, professors, and students alike.
 

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Most any item not immediately available in our library or in the research databases can be requested on interlibrary loan by filling out the appropriate form for articles or books.
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