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Major Religious Traditions

Other faiths from Asia: page contents

Image: Babu Amichand Panalal Adishwarji Jain Temple, Mumbai, India. archer10 (Dennis)

These resources cover a variety of religions from the continent of Asia, including: Confucianism, Shintoism, Taoism, Jainism, Lingayatism, and Zoroastrianism.

  • Encyclopedias are available in either Robarts Reference (4th floor, Robarts library) or Robarts stacks
  • Search the title in the library catalogue to check the book's availability at other branches

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Why use encyclopedias or dictionaries?

Encyclopedias and dictionaries define your terms, find quick facts, and get an overview of an event, theory, time period, etc.  Encyclopedias are also useful starting points for gathering preliminary information on your topic. Many of these resources provide suggestions for further reading.

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Why use article databases?

Article databases, or indexes, are useful for finding articles in a range of sources, including scholarly and popular journals, books, articles in books, government documents, and conference proceedings.