Consult a reference source, such as a Companion, Handbook or Encyclopedia, to gain broad knowledge about a topic and the major scholarly trends surrounding it.
The University of Chicago Library has a very strong collection of scholarly books. Try a basic keyword search on your topic to find books. Too many results? Try Advanced Search and search in Subject or Title.
Tip: Sort by "Date Descending" to see the most recent publications
Consult the Primary Sources tab in the left hand column for a list of primary source resources in Religion. Can't find what you need? Browse our Database Finder and contact Anne using the link in the right hand column.
If you are looking for archival materials, consider the resources listed below.
Use a citation management tool, such as Zotero or Endnote, to collect, organize and annotate your references and to create notes and bibliographies.