Religious Studies: Getting Started
Search for Background Information
Electronic Religious Studies Reference Books
The following ebooks are available in full text and completely searchable.
Print Religious Studies Reference Books
The following books are print reference books found in the Reference Room (first floor) of Ryan Library. They are good sources of background information for topics in Religious Studies. They cannot be checked out of the library.
The Research Process
Follow these steps in finding sources and writing a research paper:
- Choose and refine your topic.
- Find background information on your topic.
- Prepare to search by selecting what types of materials to search and what search terms to use.
- Find the information.
- Evaluate what you find and revise as necessary.
- Cite what you use.
Books on Religious Studies Research
These books in Ryan Library describe both the process of researching religious topics, as well as different methodologies.