Bible as Literature - American University in Bulgaria

Report
World Religions
AUBG Library Resources
Gergana Georgieva
Information Literacy Librarian
2010
Overview
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Basic Steps of Library Research
Resources and services available
A concrete example
How to get help?
The 7 Steps of Research
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Identify and develop your topic
Find background information
Use the online catalog to find books
Find periodicals articles (print and electronic)
Find Internet resources
Evaluate what you have found
Cite what you find using a standard format
for your bibliography
Identify and develop your
topic
• State your topic as a question.
• Find keywords that describe your topic
• Test the keywords
Background information
• Common background sources
• Why background sources?
• How to use background sources
effectively?
• Bibliographies
Background information print
• The dictionary of Albanian religion, mythology, and folklore / Robert
Elsie. Ref GR251 .E44 2000
• Dictionary of Celtic religion and culture / Bernhard Maier ; translated by
Cyril Edwards. Ref BL900 .M4513 1997
• Dictionary of philosophy and religion : Eastern and Western thought /
William L. Reese. Ref B41 .R43 1996
• Eastern definitions : a short encyclopedia of religions of the Orient /
Edward Rice. Ref BL31 .R52 1978
• A dictionary of comparative religion / General editor: S. G. F. Brandon.
Ref BL31 .D54 1970
• The Encyclopedia of religion / [editor in chief, Mircea Eliade Ref BL31
.E46 1987
• Encyclopedia of religious freedom / Catharine Cookson, editor. Ref
BV741 .E47 2003
• Man, myth & magic : the illustrated encyclopedia of mythology, religion,
and the unknown / editor in chief, Richard Cavendish Ref BF1411 .M25
1983
Background Information electronic
• Oxford Reference Online
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World
Religions
World Encyclopedia
A Dictionary of World History
The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Books
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Authorship
Analysis
Multiple viewpoints
Additional resources
Books - print
• Use the On-line catalog
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Subclass BL
Subclass BM
Subclass BP
Subclass BQ
Subclass BR
Subclass BS
Subclass BT
Subclass BV
Subclass BX
Religions. Mythology. Rationalism
Judaism
Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc.
Buddhism
Christianity
The Bible
Doctrinal Theology
Practical Theology
Christian Denominations
Books - electronic
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Ebrary
Philosophy of Religion in the 21st Century
Religion after Religion
Future of Religion
Christianity
World's Religions : Islam
Find periodicals articles -print
• Paper format
• ZYGON: Journal of Religion & Science
• Journal of Ritual Studies
• American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences *
Find periodicals articles electronic
• Electronic
Electronic Journals Portal
- Religion - General (122)
– African Religions (1)
– Buddhism (3)
– Christianity (199)
– Eastern Religions (2)
– Hinduism (3)
– Islam (15)
– Judaism (29)
Databases
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ProQuest Central
EBSCOHost
JSTOR
ScienceDirect
CEEOL
DOAJ
Searching: How to be
Effective?
• Narrow your search
– Be more specific
– Use phrases
– Add a discriminating or qualifying word or phrase
• Broaden your search
– Use lower case
– Use truncation
Find Internet resources
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Search engines
http://www.religionexplorer.com/
http://www.creedopedia.com/
Directories
http://www.dmoz.org/Society/Religion_and_S
pirituality/
• http://www.google.com/Top/Society/Religion
_and_Spirituality/
• Discipline Specific Resources
Evaluate
• S – Scope – are all aspects of the topic covered
• T – Treatment – is the information free from bias
• A – Authority – are the authors qualified to provide
this information
• R – Relevance – does it address your topic
• T – Timeliness – Is the information current for your
purpose
Cite
• Most common styles of citing
– Modern Language Association (MLA)
– American Psychological Association (APA)
Step 1
• The Baha’i Faith and Globalization
http://picasaweb.google.com/gery1980/Chica
go2004?feat=email#slideshow
Keywords
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Baha’i
Bahai
Baha’is
Bahais
Baha’i faith
Babism
Bab
Babi faith
• Bahaism
• Globalization
• Universal House of
Justice
Step 2
• Reference Sources
Ref Z7835.B2 C64 1990
Author Collins, William P., 1950Title:Bibliography of English-language works
on the Babi and Bahai faiths
Step 2-continued
• Oxford Reference Online
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World
Religions
World Encyclopedia
A Dictionary of World History
The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Step 3
• On-line catalog
• Subject headings
2 Bahai Faith.
1 Bahai Faith and world politics -- Periodicals.
1 Bahai Faith -- Bibliography.
1 Bahai Faith -- Periodicals.
1 Bahai Faith -- Prayer-books and devotions -English.
1 Bahai faith -- Rituals.
Step 3 - continued
• Ebrary
– Hutchinson’s series
– Baha'i and Globalisation
– Studies in Modern Religions and Religious
Movements and the BabiBaha'i Faiths
Step 4
• Print Periodicals
• ZYGON: Journal of Religion & Science
• Journal of Ritual Studies
• American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences *
• Electronic Periodicals
– Electronic Journals Portal
• Journal of Baha’i Studies
• History of Religion
• Journal of Contemporary Religion
Step 4 - Databases
ProQuest Central
Baha'i and globalisation.
The Baha'i: The Religious Construction of a
Global Identity
Race, immortality and money in the American
Baha'i community: Impeaching the Los
Angeles spiritual assembly
Step 4 - Databases
• CEEOL
– Reluctant Romania Gives Jehovah's Witnesses
Official Status
– Azerbaijan: Channeling Faith
– Summary and Contents
Step 4 - Databases
• CEEOL
– Treatment of Bahais: A Test of Human Rights in
Iran
– Recognition and Identity: the case of the Bahâ'î
Faith
Step 4 - Databases
• EBSCO
– Fashioning Belief: The Case of the Baha'i Faith
in Northern New Ireland
– The Baha'i Faith in America as Panopticon,
1963-1997.
– The Baha'is of Iran.
– GOD SPEAKS AGAIN: An Introduction to the
Bahá'í Faith (Book).
– Historical Dictionary of the Bahá'í Faith
Step 4 - Databases
• JSTOR
• Bahaism: A Study of a Contemporary
Movement
– Babi-Bahais, Christians, and Jews in Iran
– A Note on Babi and Baha'i Numbers in Iran
Step 4 - Databases
• World Bank e-library
– Finding Global Balance : Common Ground
between the Worlds of Development and Faith
Step 5
• Discipline Specific Resources
– http://europeanbahai.wordpress.com/category/B
ulgaria/
– http://www.bahai.bg/
– http://www.bcca.org/bahaivision/
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