Nearly the entire Theravada Pali canon (Tipitaka) has been translated into English and published by the Pali Text Society; much of it is shelved on the 2nd floor of Bailey-Howe Library in the multivolume series, Sacred Books of the Buddhists (BQ 1138 .S23). Note that each volume has a distinct title.
Generally reliable translations of many texts from this collection can be found on the Access to Insight website, including a very helpful overview of the Pali canon.
Guided Keyword Search in the Classic Library Catalog (search for books, journal titles, dvds, and cds owned by the library). Link to the Classic Library Catalog is also found under the category "Research" (1st column) on the library homepage.
A keyword search finds the term anywhere in the library catalog record (e.g., author, title, subject headings, etc.)
And - combines terms; All terms must be present; narrows and focuses a search. Example: buddhism and monks
Tip: In the Catalog, choose "all of these" instead of typing "and" between your terms, e.g., buddhism monks [all of these]
Tip: In the Catalog, choose "as a phrase" to search for a phrase, such as theravada buddhism [as a phrase]
Or - combines synonyms or alternative terms that have a similar meaning; ANY of the terms must be present; broadens your search. Example: monk or monastic
Tip: In the Catalog, choose "any of these" instead of typing "or" between your terms, e.g., monk monastic [any of these]
Tip: Use ? to truncate: [monast? finds monastic, monasticism, monastery, monasteries]
Sample Search in Guided Keyword Search mode:
sri lanka [as a phrase]
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Use the bibliographies in the books to locate additional sources.
Bring book/s to the Circulation Desk, located next to the library's entrance. Your student ID serves as your library card. The loan period for undergraduate students is 4 weeks. You may request a renewal if you still need the book/s after the due date.
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