The Warren Hunting Smith Library, The L. Thomas Melly Academic Center and The Rosensweig Learning Commons have a range of resources available for work in religious studies. These include both online and cd-rom materials as well as a collection of reference tools, books and periodicals. There are also an array of sites on the internet which address religion.
In all cases, your use of this material depends on critical evaluation of sources. Remember, what is listed here is only a sample, not an endorsement that thesee are the best or only resources.
For a guide to biblical and religious studies, classics, and archaeological resources on the internet, see Patrick Durusau, High Places in Cyberspace 2nd edition (Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, 1998). There are a multitude of resources out there, ranging from texts in translation and the original, visual archives, and library catalogues. Available resources include web site as well as electronic discussion groups.
Below are some sample Web sites:
The Warrent Hunting Smith Library contains a wide array of references and sources, both print and electronic. Among the print resources you can find there to use in your exploration of religion are bibliographies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference tools.
Indexes are used to locate work in periodicals, for example, on a specific topic. Two examples we have at Warren Hunting Smith Library are:
Like indexes, bibliographies provide access to a range of publications regarding a specific topic. Examples which are relevant to religion and available at Hobart and William Smith's library include:
Dictionaries, of course, provide explanations of terminology and related information. Examples which are relevant to religion and obtainable at the Hobart and William Smith Library include:
Encyclopedias provide lengthier articles on crucial concerns. Examples available at the Hobart and William Smith Library include
Other reference tools include, for example, very specific tools focused on individual religions such as
Our reference tools also include works which help students engage in research in and reflection on religion such as
The Warren Hunting Smith Library at Hobart and William Smith includes a variety of journals and magazines which deal with religion. In addition to newspapers and popular periodicals, the library collects the following scholarly journals.
Be sure to check the library for a more extensive listing of the periodicals you can find there.
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