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Religion 233: Japanese Religious Traditions: Getting Started

Knowledge Management Tools

Collins Library supports two knowledge management tools:  RefWorks and Zotero.  Learn more via our Citation Tools page!

Online Reference Collections

Not finding the background sources that you need?  Try searching one or more of these large online collections of subject encyclopedias, handbooks, and dictionaries.

Subject Encyclopedias

It's a good idea to browse through entries on your topic in more than one encyclopedia. Some encyclopedias have in-depth articles, while others have just short entries.  Be sure to check the bibliographies at the end of essays; they'll lead you to especially key sources.

The Nanzan Guide to Japanese Religions, listed below, is an especially good place to start, especially if you aren't sure what you want to research.

Although not specific to Japanese religions, the Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks to Religion, which are available online, can be invaluable for understanding approaches to the study of religion.

Additional Recommended Subject Encyclopedias:

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