Subject Guide with Search Tips for Religion
Books and Media | Articles | Internet

Getting Started

These sources provide a good beginning. Some contain general discussion or an overview. This kind of background will often suggest topics, jargon, or keywords for further research.

The Muslim Almanac
Reference Escondido Center BP 40 .M83 1996
This reference book has chapters covering the history, faith, culture and peoples of Islam.

World Religions
Reference Escondido Center BL 82 .W67 1998
This is a one-volume work containing concise articles on all aspects of world religions.

Books and Media

Use the Library Catalog http://www2.palomar.edu/pages/library/ to find books, periodicals, and media on your topic. You can enter keywords of your own choosing, or you can identify the specific subject headings that the library catalog uses to group related materials together.

Suggested Subject Headings

Islam: Faith and Nations produced by Fereidun Jorjani
BP 50 .I85 1983 Escondido Center VIDEO CIRCULATING

Judaism by Arthur Hertzberg, ed.
BM 43 .H45 San Marcos Campus Library CIRCULATING
Escondido Center CIRCULATING

Jerusalem: One City, Three Faiths by Karen Armstrong
DS 109.9 A76 1996 Escondido Center CIRCULATING

Jerusalem: Within These Walls produced by the National Geographic Society
DS 109.94 .J485 1995 Escondido Center VIDEO CIRCULATING

Native American Myths and Legends by Colin F. Taylor, ed.
E98 .R3 N37 1994 Escondido Center CIRCULATING

The Quakers in America by Thomas D. Hamm
BX 7635 .H26 2003 Escondido Center CIRCULATING

Christianity by Gary Zacharis, ed.
BR 121.3 .C47 2006 San Marcos Campus Library STACKS
Escondido Center CIRCULATING

Religion in America: Opposing Viewpoints by William Dudley, ed.
BL 2525 .R465 2002 San Marcos Campus Library STACKS
Escondido Center CIRCULATING

What the Buddha Taught by Walpola Sri Rahula
BQ 4132 .R3313 1974 San Marcos Campus Library STACKS
Escondido Center CIRCULATING


Articles are usually identified by using online research databases or printed indexes. Printed indexes are especially helpful for older material. Journal, magazine, and newspaper articles can supply the latest information on a topic and often contain details not available elsewhere. NOTE: Passwords required to use off-campus http://www.palomar.edu/library/OnlineDatabases/offcampus.htm

         EBSCOhost http://prozy.palomar.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.asp?profile=web

EBSCOhost provides access to several databases including magazine, journal and newspaper articles. For a guide on how to search EBSCOhost, go to Using EBSCOhost at http://www.palomar.edu/library/OnlineDatabases/ebsco.htm


Basic internet Search Strategies - Use a directory, subject portal, or search engine to focus your Internet search. In addition to those listed below, find more sites on the Palomar Library Subject Links site at http://www.palomar.edu/library/subjects.htm Information on evaluating websites can be found at http://www.palomar.edu/library/ResearchAids/SelfHelp.htm#websearching.

Information on Citation Styles In order to create a bibliography for your research paper, you will need to follow the rules of a specific style. For a list of styles and information on how to use them, go to http://www.palomar.edu/library/ResearchAids/SubjectGuides/WritingStyles.htm

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