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1 World Religions AUBG Library Resources Gergana Georgieva Information Literacy Librarian 2010

2 Overview Basic Steps of Library Research Resources and services available A concrete example How to get help?

3 The 7 Steps of Research 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

4 Identify and develop your topic State your topic as a question. Find keywords that describe your topic Test the keywords

5 Background information Common background sources Why background sources? How to use background sources effectively? Bibliographies

6 Background information - print print The dictionary of Albanian religion, mythology, and folklore / Robert Elsie. Ref GR251.E Dictionary of Celtic religion and culture / Bernhard Maier ; translated by Cyril Edwards. Ref BL900.M Dictionary of philosophy and religion : Eastern and Western thought / William L. Reese. Ref B41.R Eastern definitions : a short encyclopedia of religions of the Orient / Edward Rice. Ref BL31.R A dictionary of comparative religion / General editor: S. G. F. Brandon. Ref BL31.D The Encyclopedia of religion / [editor in chief, Mircea Eliade Ref BL31.E Encyclopedia of religious freedom / Catharine Cookson, editor. Ref BV741.E Man, myth & magic : the illustrated encyclopedia of mythology, religion, and the unknown / editor in chief, Richard Cavendish Ref BF1411.M

7 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

8 Books Why do we consult books? –Authorship –Analysis –Multiple viewpoints –Additional resources

9 Books - print Use the On-line catalogOn-line catalog Subclass BL Religions. Mythology. Rationalism Subclass BM Judaism Subclass BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc. Subclass BQ Buddhism Subclass BR Christianity Subclass BS The Bible Subclass BT Doctrinal Theology Subclass BV Practical Theology Subclass BX Christian Denominations

10 Books - electronic Ebrary Philosophy of Religion in the 21st Century Religion after Religion Future of Religion Christianity World's Religions : Islam

11 Find periodicals articles -print Paper format ZYGON: Journal of Religion & Science Journal of Ritual Studies American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences *

12 Find periodicals articles - electronic Electronic Electronic Journals Portal - Religion - General (122)Religion - General (122) –African Religions (1)African Religions (1) –Buddhism (3)Buddhism (3) –Christianity (199)Christianity (199) –Eastern Religions (2)Eastern Religions (2) –Hinduism (3)Hinduism (3) –Islam (15)Islam (15) –Judaism (29)Judaism (29)

13 Databases ProQuest Central EBSCOHost JSTOR ScienceDirect CEEOL DOAJ

14 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

15 Find Internet resources Search engines Directories pirituality/http://www.dmoz.org/Society/Religion_and_S pirituality/ _and_Spirituality/http://www.google.com/Top/Society/Religion _and_Spirituality/ Discipline Specific Resources

16 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

17 Cite Most common styles of citing –Modern Language Association (MLA) –American Psychological Association (APA)

18 Step 1 The Baha’i Faith and Globalization go2004?feat= #slideshow go2004?feat= #slideshow

19 Keywords Baha’i Bahai Baha’is Bahais Baha’i faith Babism Bab Babi faith Bahaism Globalization Universal House of Justice

20 Step 2 Reference Sources Ref Z7835.B2 C Author Collins, William P., Title:Bibliography of English-language works on the Babi and Bahai faithsCollins, William P., 1950-

21 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

22 Step 3 On-line catalog Subject headings 2 Bahai Faith.Bahai Faith. 1 Bahai Faith and world politics -- Periodicals.Bahai Faith and world politics -- Periodicals. 1 Bahai Faith -- Bibliography.Bahai Faith -- Bibliography. 1 Bahai Faith -- Periodicals.Bahai Faith -- Periodicals. 1 Bahai Faith -- Prayer-books and devotions -- English.Bahai Faith -- Prayer-books and devotions -- English. 1 Bahai faith -- Rituals.Bahai faith -- Rituals.

23 Step 3 - continued Ebrary –Hutchinson’s seriesHutchinson’s series –Baha'i and GlobalisationBaha'i and Globalisation –Studies in Modern Religions and Religious Movements and the BabiBaha'i FaithsStudies in Modern Religions and Religious Movements and the BabiBaha'i Faiths

24 Step 4 Print Periodicals ZYGON: Journal of Religion & Science Journal of Ritual Studies American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences * Electronic Periodicals –Electronic Journals PortalElectronic Journals Portal Journal of Baha’i Studies History of Religion Journal of Contemporary Religion

25 Step 4 - Databases ProQuest Central Baha'i and globalisation. The Baha'i: The Religious Construction of a Global IdentityThe 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

26 CEEOL –Reluctant Romania Gives Jehovah's Witnesses Official StatusReluctant Romania Gives Jehovah's Witnesses Official Status –Azerbaijan: Channeling FaithAzerbaijan: Channeling Faith –Summary and ContentsSummary and Contents Step 4 - Databases

27 CEEOL –Treatment of Bahais: A Test of Human Rights in IranTreatment of Bahais: A Test of Human Rights in Iran –Recognition and Identity: the case of the Bahâ'î FaithRecognition and Identity: the case of the Bahâ'î Faith

28 EBSCO –Fashioning Belief: The Case of the Baha'i Faith in Northern New IrelandFashioning Belief: The Case of the Baha'i Faith in Northern New Ireland –The Baha'i Faith in America as Panopticon, The Baha'i Faith in America as Panopticon, –The Baha'is of Iran.The Baha'is of Iran. –GOD SPEAKS AGAIN: An Introduction to the Bahá'í Faith (Book).GOD SPEAKS AGAIN: An Introduction to the Bahá'í Faith (Book). –Historical Dictionary of the Bahá'í FaithHistorical Dictionary of the Bahá'í Faith Step 4 - Databases

29 JSTOR Bahaism: A Study of a Contemporary MovementBahaism: A Study of a Contemporary Movement –Babi-Bahais, Christians, and Jews in IranBabi-Bahais, Christians, and Jews in Iran –A Note on Babi and Baha'i Numbers in IranA Note on Babi and Baha'i Numbers in Iran

30 Step 4 - Databases World Bank e-library –Finding Global Balance : Common Ground between the Worlds of Development and FaithFinding Global Balance

31 Step 5 Discipline Specific Resources –http://europeanbahai.wordpress.com/category/B ulgaria/http://europeanbahai.wordpress.com/category/B ulgaria/ –http://www.bahai.bg/http://www.bahai.bg/ –http://www.bcca.org/bahaivision/http://www.bcca.org/bahaivision/

32 Ask a Librarian At Reference/Circulation desk Virtual Reference Monday-Friday By By phone: /354 And more …

33 Thank you! Contact us: Tel.: (73) /354


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