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REL 234: Chinese Religious Traditions: Getting Started

Oxford Bibliographies Online

Oxford Bibliographies Online is a different kind of resource.  Like a subject encyclopedia, it provides overviews written by scholars, but like a subject database, it then also includes extensive annotated bibliographies. 

Collins Library subscribes to several of the Oxford Bibliographies, including the one for Chinese Studies.  The Chinese Studies edition includes an section on Chinese religions.

Encyclopedia Collections

Not sure which subject encyclopedia to start with?  Try searching these large collections of subject encyclopedias.

Subject Encyclopedias for Chinese Religions

You can use subject encyclopedias at the beginning of the research process to:

  • Identify concepts and terms (including alternative spellings) to use in your searches
  • Find out what the major scholarly interpretations are
  • Better understand the parameters of your topic
  • See what sources other scholars recommend that you consult

Humanities Librarian

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Peggy Burge
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Peer Research Advisor Hours

Fall 2019 Hours

Beginning on Sunday, September 15, 2019

Ilana Dutton '20 and Kate Roscher '20 are available for research consultations as follows:
Sundays   7:00 to 9:00 pm
Mondays   7:00 to 9:00 pm
Tuesdays   7:00 to 9:00 pm
Wednesdays   7:00 to 9:00 pm
Collins Library, Library 118 (just off of the Learning Commons)