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Comparative Civilizations - Religions

Comparative Religions

Always begin your search using General Encyclopedias such as:
  • World Book or World Book Online
    A general encyclopedia covers historical topics very well and gives a general overview of your topic. Reading through some general information may also help you narrow in your subject of research.
1) Use VSB LIBRARY​ to locate materials in our school library's collection. 
  • Choose "Subject Keyword" search.             
    Remember to write down the complete call number (# and letters) to locate items on the shelf.
 2)  Use DATABASES available through VSB LIBRARY.
  • Student Research Centre  
    Tip: Remember to put a check mark in the FULL TEXT box. 
3) Search the VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY collection.
     With an active public library card you not only have access to borrowing
     materials from their collection, but you also have access to a 
number of

  • ​BBC World Service Guide to World Religions
    An excellent introduction to Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism.

  • Descriptions of 63 Religions – RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE
    You will find information on all world religions here. The twelve religions with the greatest number of adherents are listed first. You may need to scroll down to find what you are looking for.

  •  ​Virtual Religion Index  This Rutgers University site has links organized by religion.
    Look here for religions that have their origins in Asia and the Middle East.