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Religious Studies

Background & Reference

Search the library:  combine these with your broad topic(s).

  • encyclopedia(s); encyclopaedia
  • dictionary; dictionaries
  • companion
  • handbook
  • introduction
  • guide


encyclopedias AND witchraft

(companion OR handbook) AND (paganism OR neopaganism)

Specialized databases

Other useful databases:

Subject Terms / Keywords

Use in basic search or "subject" field search (usually in advanced search).

Some key ones:

  • Witchcraft
  • Paganism
  • Neopaganism
  • Occultism
  • Magic

  • "religious aspects"
  • "study and teaching"
  • ritual; rituals; liturgy; worship
  • doctrines
  • "customs and practices"

For example:

esoteric AND "study and teaching"

TIP: keep track of useful subject terms for future searching.

Call Numbers. Shelf Browsing.

Explore the shelves physically and "virtually" (through call number searching).

  • BF 1001 - BF 1389  Parapsychology
  • BF BF 1404 - BF 2055  Occult Sciences

  • Z 6876 - Z 6880  Occults
  • KK 850 Law of Germany - Procedures in witch trials
  • KBR 3646 - 3648  History of Canon Law ... Supersitition. Witchcraft. Sorcery. Superstition
  • N 82629  Visual arts ... Witchcraft. Witches and wizards

Further breakdowns here (click on B section):

New books in the University of Alberta Library


Important: These links are out of our control. They may change or become dead unexpectedly.

Starter Titles