Public Historians Library Resources Guide

Outreach Librarian for Religion & Theology

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Kashif Graham
Suite 214-B
419 21st Avenue S
Nashville, TN, 37240
(615) 875-3494
Subjects: Religious Studies

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Keyword vs. Subject Searching

Step 1:  Start your search process by brainstorming a list of keywords that describe the main concepts of your topic or question.

Step 2:  Use these keywords for your initial searches.

Step 3:  Use the Subject Heading links in the Library Catalog record to refine your search.

Complete and unedited articles and illustrations of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia, published between 1901-1906.

24 volume encyclopedia that covers every aspect of a Southern life and thought, the impact of its history and policies, its music and literature, its manners and myths

Guide to significant sources on a variety of subjects. Works as an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia.
Reference sources published by Oxford University Press. Dictionaries, subject reference works, language reference sources and key titles in the Oxford Companion series. Some examples are: the Oxford-Duden German dictionaries, A Dictionary of Psychology, A Dictionary of Zoology, The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms, A Dictionary of Writers and Their Works, Oxford Companion to Western Art, Oxford Companion to U.S.History, Oxford Companion to Music, Oxford Companion to Philosophy, and The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, etc.
Concise overviews of hundreds of diverse topics from the abstract (Knowledge) to the concrete (Coral Reefs), written by experts in the field who combine facts, analysis, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make challenging topics highly readable.