These call number ranges hold a variety of books on Religion. For a more detailed breakdown of the Library of Congress (LC) "B" classification, go to the LC Classification Outline for Philosophy and Religion.
|BL : Religions. Mythology||BQ : Buddhism||BS : The Bible|
|BP : Islam. Bahaism||BR : Christianity||BX : Christian Denominations|
Books on Religion and Mythology (Call #s BL-BX) that may be checked out of the Library are on the 2nd floor. Reference Books (main/1st floor) are in ROW 2 and are non-circulating. Browse the Stacks: Find a useful book in the stacks? Browse in that area to discover other books that might be useful.
The Library Catalog locates books, journals (not articles), microfilm, dvds, cds, and U.S. documents (1976->) owned by the UVM Libraries. There are two versions of the catalog:
CATQuest version and the Classic Library Catalog. Each version has its advantages and disadvantages.
Because the CATQuest search box is front and center on the Library homepage, find instructions for using the CATQuest version below. If something confuses you, use the Classic Library Catalog. To find this link on the Library homepage, click the "Research" link at the top of the page and find the link in the "FIND" column.
Use Library of Congress Subject Headings* in the Library Catalog to locate books on your topic. Click image below (live link!) to be brought to the Browse search function in CATQuest.
Some examples of Library of Congress subject headings on religion and philosophy:
|theology||buddhism sacred books||philosophy confucian|
|christianity||buddhist philosophy||philosophy chinese|
|judaism||hinduism sacred books||taoism sacred books|
|bible o.t. (also, bible n.t.)||philosophy indic||shinto|
|talmud||india religion||philosophy japanese|
|asia religion||south asia religion||east asia religion|
|koran||zen buddhism||sacred books|
|caribbean area religion|
TIP When viewing the list of subject headings on the screen after performing a search, note the additional subject headings provided that will lead to additional materials.
CATQuest Advanced Search
Use a Keyword search in the CATQuest Advanced Search to search topics that are complex with multiple concepts or if you are unsure of the Library of Congress Subject Heading. A keyword search finds the term anywhere in the library catalog record. When you do a keyword search, be sure to look at the subject headings used to describe this topic and then also search by the correct Library of Congress Subject Heading.
Sample Search in Advanced Search - Library Catalog limit:
Enrich your research by searching for books beyond the UVM Libraries.
In addition to the databases above, consider:
Book Reviews: Article databases frequently index book reviews. If you find a review (or citation for a review) for a book that looks useful or interesting, check the library catalog to see if the library owns it. If the library doesn't own the book, borrow it through Interlibrary Loan.
Bibliographies: Scholarly journal articles, scholarly encyclopedia essays, and academic-oriented books will provide bibliographies or lists for further reading. If you find a book that looks useful or interesting, check the library catalog to see if the library owns it. If the library doesn't own the book, borrow it through Interlibrary Loan. These are indeed the "low hanging fruit" during the research process!