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Honors Religious Studies (Waskow)

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The above search box only searches our online reference article collection.  Reference articles come from sources such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks and these provide a wealth of background information on topics.  At this stage, it is recommended to keep it pretty general with 1-2 word keywords, such as Hinduism, Islamic Art, Sacred Music, etc. 

Once you get information and articles from these searches, you can then uncover various topics that would be good  selections for your final portfolio project. 

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Reference Encyclopedias

In addition to the search box above, below are a number of the GCC Library's online reference resources.  These resources contain a wealth of encyclopedia and background information content.  Where possible, we have highlighted the Religious Studies encyclopedias in these collections.


Basic Background Facts and Information

Featured Reference Books and Encyclopedias