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Religious Studies: Journal Articles

Quick Tips

In order to find the best resources, follow these basic steps to develop a concise research strategy.

  1. Create research question -- Has the ethics of whistleblowing changed since the Enron scandal (2001)

  2. Select the concepts -- ethics, whistleblowing, Enron

  3. Pick the keywords for the concepts -- ethics, ethical, moral, morals, whistleblowers, whistleblowing, Enron

  4. Use Boolean operators to combine them (after adjusting for truncation)
    line 1 - ethic* or moral or morals (don't want the keyword morale)
    line 2 - whistleblow*
    line 3 - Enron (or consider searching for items written after 2001)

More specialized databases

    • Proquest Direct - Provides access to some full-text articles from journals such as the American Academy of Religion, International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, The Journal of Religion, The Journal of Women and Religion, Religion, Religion and American Culture, and Sociology of Religion.
    • JSTOR, a pdf archive of journal articles in various subject areas. Because it is an "archive," there are no current articles.
    • ATLA Religion Database -- Definitive index for religious and theological literature. It is an essential resource for researchers and students in theology as well as in social sciences, history, and humanities. Coverage 1949-present

Religious Texts

  • The Bible - several versions of the Bible in different languages
  • The Koran - electronic version of The Holy Qur'an.

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