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VIC159 Zombies, Vampires and the Bible

Reference sources (background & context)

NOTE: This guide is based on VIC159 as designed and taught by Prof. Mona LaFosse in winter 2024.

Reference sources

Reference sources take the form of encyclopedias, companions, handbooks, (subject-specific) dictionaries, bibliographies etc. provide background information for a significant event, concept or theory.

Entries or articles in reference works...

  • can deepen your understanding of topics and terminology from class discussions or assigned readings
  • typically provide significant dates/time periods and the names of associated people (scholars/theorists/leaders)
  • often provide additional terminology that you can employ as search terms to locate more in-depth sources (articles, book chapters, etc.)
  • may suggest sub-topics or related concepts inspiring a more specific framing to help you focus/narrow your writing or presentation assignment

Below are a few suggested reference sources on the broad themes of this course.

Oxford Reference Online

Multi-disciplinary reference sources (from short subject/discipline dictionary definitions to fulsome entries in a subject companion or encyclopedia)