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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).

Combine terms like:

  • Indians of North America
  • Inuit
  • Siksika Indians
  • Haida Indians
  • Micmac
  • [other First Nations names]

with ...

  • "religious aspects"
  • cosmology; mythology;
  • ritual; rituals; liturgy; worship
  • doctrines
  • "customs and practices"
  • "vision quest"; "medicine wheels"; sweatbaths
  • ""ghost dance"; peyotism: powwows; "funeral customs";"

For example:

Indian dance AND Cree

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

Call Numbers. Shelf Browsing.

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

  • E 75 - E 99  Indians of North America

Further breakdowns here:

New books in UAlberta Libraries


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

Subject Librarian (don't be shy!)
1. Check my calendar here
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2. Email me with possible times.

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