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Just because something is available online, that doesn’t mean it is a website. Online subscription databases like those from EBSCO are available because the library has paid to have online access to their materials, which is often more convenient for students and researchers. The open web, however, is exactly the opposite. The information is freely available, but anyone can create and host a site without any regulation. Be cautious when using the open web.
Lists both online & paper, date ranges, and where to find them at TU
As you explore topics, develop a keyword list for your topic. Brainstorm for synonyms, keep track of dates, events, and key people related to your topic. Add to the list as you delve into encyclopedia articles, book chapters, journal articles and other resources.
Try searching these subject-specific resources to begin your religion research, but know that you may need to explore other resources depending on your topic.
Academic Search CompleteMulti-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. Includes searchable PDF content going back as far as 1887.
JSTORProvides articles from 1,900+ scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, and sciences and around 5,000 ebooks. Coverage dates for journals are from the very first issue of each journal (the nineteenth or early twentieth centuries for many) and continues to 2 – 5 years prior to the current year (moving wall).
TU Library has access to Arts & Science Collections I through XI and XV, and the Life Sciences Collection as well as 5,000 ebooks. JSTOR has opened access to all its journal collections and added 35,000 free ebooks to its platform through June 30, 2021 for institutions that already had a relationship with them.
Religion & Philosophy CollectionCoverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. Offers nearly 300 full text journals, including more than 250 peer-reviewed titles, for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies.
Religion - ProquestResource for religious studies programs and for anyone researching religious issues and perspectives. This resource presently has more than 260 journals, with most of them available with full-text. The content is full-text, scholarly, and designed to meet the needs of both religious studies programs and general library collections.
Can't find what you need? We've got you covered. Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a FREE service. ILL obtains books, articles, book chapters, and other research materials not owned by Transy Library for students, faculty and staff.
Search Google Scholar
Did you know that when you are logged into your Transy Google account can help you locate scholarly sources in the library collections? When you do research in Google Scholar, be sure to log into your Transy account. Many of our library holdings are synced with Google Scholar and you can locate more resources when you use both resources together.
Peer Reviewed Vs Popular
Use this chart for a quick reference to determine if your article falls into the peer-review/scholarly or popular realm of publication.