The Bible as Literature AUBG Library Resources

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New Age Spirituality
AUBG Library Resources
Gergana Georgieva
Information Literacy Librarian
February, 2010
Overview
• Basic Steps of Library Research
• Resources and services available
• 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
Keywords
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New Age Movement
New Age spirituality
Cosmic Humanism
Neopaganism
Age of Aquarius
Alternative
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Astrological
Crystal healing
Holistic
Mystic
Occult
Spiritual
Supernaturalist
Background information
• Common background sources
• Why background sources?
• How to use background sources
effectively?
• Bibliographies
Background information - print
• New Age encyclopedia : a guide to the
beliefs, concepts, terms, people, and
organizations that make up the new global
movement toward spiritual development,
health and healing, higher consciousness,
and related subjects / J. Gordon Melton,
Jerome Clark and Aidan A. Kelly.
• Ref BP605.N48 M4 1990
Background information electronic
• Encyclopedia Britannica
• Oxford Reference Online
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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion
A Dictionary of Hinduism
The Oxford Dictionary of Islam
Books
• Why do we consult books?
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Authorship
Analysis
Multiple viewpoints
Additional resources
Books - print
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On-line catalog
New Age movement.
New Age movement -- Dictionaries.
New Age movement -- United States -- History.
Spirituality
Spirituality -- History.
Spirituality -- Social aspects.
Spirituality -- United States -- History.
Books - electronic
• Ebrary
• New Age Religion and Western Culture :
Esotericism in the Mirror of Secular Thought
• What's a Christian to Do with Harry Potter?
• Contemporary Spiritualities : Social and
Religious Contexts
• Experience of God : A Postmodern Response
Find periodicals articles electronic
Electronic Journals Portal
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Journal of religion, spirituality & aging
Journal of spiritual formation & soul care
Journal of spirituality and paranormal studies
Journal of spirituality in mental health
Spiritual life (Washington)
Spiritus
Databases
CEEOL
DOAJ
EBSCO
JSTOR
Pro Quest Central
Find Internet resources
• Search engines
• http://www.godserver.com
• Directories
• http://www.dmoz.org/Society/Religion_and_Spirituality/N
ew_Age/
• http://www.spiritualsearch.net/files/index.cfm?id_rst=60
• http://www.spiritfind.net/
• 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)
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
Ask a Librarian
• At Reference/Circulation desk
Monday-Friday 9.00-17.00
• By e-mail:
[email protected]
• Virtual Reference - Meebo
• By phone:
888 341/354
• And more …
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