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RELI 409 Methodology and the Study of Religion Library Workshop . Éthel Gamache Religion, Theology & Philosophy Librarian Webster Library LB 285-10 Phone: 514-848-2424 ext.7742 Email: ethel.gamache@concordia.ca. Required information literacy skills needed for this class. How to find :

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reli 409 methodology and the study of religion library workshop

RELI 409 Methodology and the Study of Religion Library Workshop

ÉthelGamacheReligion, Theology & Philosophy LibrarianWebster Library LB 285-10Phone: 514-848-2424 ext.7742Email: ethel.gamache@concordia.ca

required information literacy skills needed for this class
Required information literacy skills needed for this class

How to find :

  • academic sources: books (CLUES), peer-reviewed journals articles (databases), encyclopaedias articles (CLUES or encyclopaedias in Online reference )
  • relevant internet sites: Religion Research Guide - Web Sites
  • popular media: newspapers, magazines (databases)
suggested plan
Suggested Plan
  • Religion Research Guide
  • Encyclopaedias
  • Topics & Keywords
  • Search tips
  • CLUES – to find books
  • Databases – to find journal, magazine and newspaper articles
  • Additional help
encyclopedias
Encyclopedias

Encyclopedias can be …

  • general and multidisciplinary
    • Encyclopaedia Britannica Online
    • Oxford reference online premium
    • general
    • Encyclopedia of religion
    • specific
    • Encyclopedia of new religious movements
    • Encyclopedia of women and world religion
    • The encyclopedia of politics and religion
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Encyclopedias

Encyclopeadias can be accessed …

  • via CLUES
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Encyclopedias
  • via Online Reference
encyclopedias3
Encyclopedias
  • via the Reseach Guide
topics keywords
Topics & Keywords
  • Choosing the most relavant topics and keywords will help you search efficiently all research tools.

Topic :

Psychological approach: religion and mental health

o Depression

o Therapy

o Treatment

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Topics & Keywords

Keywords:

  • Depression
  • Melancholy
  • Trauma
  • Religiousness, religiosity
  • Faith
  • Coping
search tips
Search Tips

• AND limits your search, both words must be present

in the book or article result

o Depression AND faith

• OR broadens your search, either of the words must

be present in the book or article result

o Depression OR melancholy AND faith

• A “phrase search” limits, only the exact phrase will

be present in the book or article result

o “belief system”

• Truncation * broadens your search, many variations

on the same word will be located

o Religi* finds: religion, religions, religious, etc.

clues
CLUES

You can use CLUES to:

  • Locate documents in both libraries
  • Books and e-books
  • Journals and e-journals, newspapers & magazines (not articles)
  • Scores, encyclopedias, reference, atlases, government publications, …
  • Videos & other non-print formats
  • Course Reserves

Pro tip: Use Subject Headings

recommended databases scholarly peer reviewed journals
Recommended databases – Scholarly, peer reviewed journals

Databases can be …

  • general and multidisciplinary
    • Academic Search Complete
    • JSTOR
    • general
    • ATLA
    • Religious and Theological Abstracts
    • Specific
    • Religion & philosophy collection
    • RAMBI: Index to articles on Jewish Studies
recommended databases newspapers and magazines
Recommended databases – newspapers and magazines
  • Canadian Newsstand Major Dailies – Canadian Newspapers (includes newspapers)
  • CPI.Q (Canadian Periodical Index) (includes journals and magazines)
  • Eureka.cc (includes full text access to English and French language Canadian newspapers, magazines, newswires, blogs and broadcast transcripts)
  • Factiva (includes broadcast transcripts (BBC, NPR, CNN etc) and magazines)
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Databases

Databases can be found …

  • Via the Research Guide
  • Via Online reference
  • Via CLUES
research tips
Research tips

Same tips as previously seen apply, plus…

  • Use the Advanced Search option
  • One key concept per search box
  • Combine synonyms within search boxes
  • Limit your searches to peer-reviewed/scholarly articles for academic sources
  • Find your journal article using
relevant internet sites
Relevant internet sites
  • Religion Research Guide - Web Sites
websites evaluation checklist
Websites - Evaluation Checklist

Use these criteria to evaluate web-based information:

Currency: Can you determine when the page or document was created/updated? Is the date recent enough for your topic?

Relevance: Does the information answer your question? Is it at an appropriate level?

Accuracy: Where does the information come from? Does the site link to reputable sites? Are there spelling, grammar, or other errors?

Authority: What are the author’s credentials? What kind of organization sponsors or supports the site?

Purpose: Does it seem meant to inform, teach, sell, entertain, or persuade?

Evaluation Criteria - MeriamLibrary, California State University

http://www.csuchico.edu/lins/handouts/eval_websites.pdf

other sources to investigate
Other sources to investigate…

Statistics

  • StatCanhttp://statcan.gc.ca

Census Profiles

CANSIM – for socioeconomic stats

Subject -> Society and Community -> Religion

News Sources

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

http://www.cbc.ca/

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National Film Board of Canada Screening Room

(NFB)

Films by Subject: Religion, Beliefs and Ethics

Access it vis the Concordia account : http://clues.concordia.ca/record=e1000515~S0

additional help
Additionalhelp
  • Use the Library Website:

http://library.concordia.ca

  • Library “How To” Guides
  • http://library.concordia.ca/index.php#help_tab
  • Try different strategies

Ask for help at the Reference Desk, or on Chat