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Religious Studies: Print Resources

Quick Tips

Finding Books and AV Materials

To find books and AV materials at Albright, check our cataLION (Online Public Access Catalog).

If you cannot locate what you need in the OPAC, try some of the other catalogs listed to find materials in other libraries, which can be interlibrary loaned.

cataLION search tips:

  • The cataLION online catalog searches like Google. It tries to match as many of your terms as possible with the best matches appearing o the first pages.
  • The database will do automatic truncation, both left and right, so truncation symbols are not needed.  E.g., typing in rain will find both rainfall and brain.
  • The database is searchable by title, author, subject or keyword options.  When searching by keyword mode only input the keywords and ignore the prepositions, articles, etc to make the search more efficient.
  • To do a more comprehensive search, use the cataLION advanced search option. 


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Relevant Print Resources

Finding Reference Resources

Reference sources provide solid background information on a topic or provide quick and easy access to sources with factual information. You will want to consult them when you either need good background on a topic (e.g., an encyclopedia article) or to find a quick fact or definition (e.g., dictionary or almanac).

  • The Anchor Bible Dictionary. 1st ed. [Ref 220.3 A539 1992] 6 vols.
  • Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World. [Ref 909.0976 E56M 2004]
  • Encyclopedia Judaica. [Ref 296.03 E56 1972]
  • Encyclopedia of Religion. [Ref 203 E562 1987]
  • Illustrated Encyclopedia of Hinduism. [Ref 294.5 L812i 2002]
  • New Catholic Encyclopedia. [Ref 282.03 N532n2 2003]
  • Oxford Companion to Christian Thought. [Ref 230.02 O98H 2000]
  • Oxford Dictionary of World Religions. [Ref 200.3 O98 1997]
  • Religion and American Cultures. [Ref 200.973 R382L 2003]
  • Religions of the World. [Ref 291 R382M 2002]

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Sidney Dreese
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