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Religious Studies: Getting Started

Subject Research Guide
Subjects: Religious Studies

Search for Background Information

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:

  1. Choose and refine your topic.
  2. Find background information on your topic.
  3. Prepare to search by selecting what types of materials to search and what search terms to use.
  4. Find the information.
  5. Evaluate what you find and revise as necessary.
  6. 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.