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World Religions: Find Articles

A guide to selected resources on world religions in the Bethel University Library

Scholarly Articles

All the databases listed here may be found at the library website, or the BLink library tab in the Philsophy, Bible & Theology, or Broad Coverage categories of the Find Database by Subject dropdown menu.

Search Tips

You've got your research question; now it's time for effective searching. Try these tips:

  • Brainstorm a variety of keywords derived from your question (happiness, self knowledge, relationship)
  • Connect keywords with and (happiness and self knowledge and relationship)
  • Use quotes to search for a phrase ("categorical imperative")
  • Use or to search synonyms (happiness or well being or satisfaction)
  • Search by keywords, not sentences (liberty and society and individual instead of what are the limits of individual liberty in a well ordered society?)
  • Use * to get different endings of a root word (ethic* finds ethic, ethics, ethical, etc.)
  • Look for subject terms or descriptors; use these terms to find more articles on your topic

Tips for Google Scholar

For more information on Google Scholar and how to use it in research, see our tutorial guide linked below.