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REL 023A: What is the Bible? - Clark (Fall 2017)

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This research guide is designed to help you complete your Research Project on the Babylonian Epic of Creation (Enuma Elish) or the book of Genesis.


Contact me directly via e-mail or telephone to ask a question or to schedule an appointment for a research consultation. I am always happy to work one-on-one with you to help you with your specific research topic.

What's In This Guide?

  1. Starting Points: Background Information: Familiarize yourself with a topic by using these individual subject encyclopedias and companions.
  2. Books: Library Catalog part of CATQuest. Guidance on searching the catalog for books in the library. Information on checking out and renewing books.
  3. Call Numbers & Subject Headings: Directions on how to find print books in the Bailey/Howe Library main circulating collection (2nd and 3rd floors).
  4. Articles: Religion article database (ATLA Religion) for locating articles in scholarly journals and chapters in books.
  5. Find the Article: sample citation unpacked; how to obtain an article when it's not full-text in the database.
  6. Websites: Curated list of open access, web-based bibles, maps, and ancient Mesopotamian texts.
  7. Evaluate Sources: Guides, charts and videos to help you evaluate your sources for usefulness, credibility, and quality.
  8. Cite & Write: Style, writing, and citation guides (e.g., MLA style, English-language dictionaries, grammar, etc.).
  9. Keyword Searching: Help with developing keywords for a topic, using variant spellings and synonyms, creating a keyword search.
  10. How to Read a Citation: Tips to help decipher citations found in bibliographies and at the end of journal articles.
  11. Tutorials: Selected list of interactive library research tutorials.

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