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Religion: Get Started

A guide for research in religion

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No one is born knowing how to use a library for college research. All of us at Tutt Library are ready to help you with your research whether you are a first year student or a tenured professor. 

Course guides

Guides for CC courses in religion.


St. John, Apocalipsis, Sweetheart Abbey Bible

Illuminated, historiated letter "A" with John the Evangelist at the beginning of the Book of Revelation, Sweetheart Abbey Bible

Image from ARTstor

Get started with the Library Catalog

Use the CC library catalog to find books, DVDs, and other things in our local collection, as well as links to online resources such as ebooks and streaming video.

If you are used to the old "Tiger" catalog, that was replaced with our new catalog in the summer of 2019. It should work similarly to Tiger, but better! Please ask at the Research Desk or Circulation Desk if you need help.

Getting started in research for this discipline

The Encyclopedia of Religion is a good starting point for all kinds of topics in religion, providing background information, important keywords, and short bibliographies of key works. For research in Buddhism or Hinduism, the appropriate Oxford Bibliography Online will give you a more in-depth review of the literature in all aspects of those subjects.

Get started finding articles

ATLA is our most focused database for religion, with citations for articles, books, and book chapters. JSTOR is an online archive of journals in many different academic disciplines, including religion. For many more useful databases and search tips, see the "Find Articles" tab above.

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