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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Religious Studies 436: Religion in America, 1900-1941

A course guide.


On this page are sources of ready-information for questions.

You can also use these sources to confirm information you find in places like Wikipedia: these sources tend to be perceived as more credible, so you can cite them in a paper with confidence.

Finally, reference sources often include bibliographies, making them profitable places to begin a research project.

Three online reference collections that students often find useful are Oxford Digital Reference ShelfGale Virtual Reference Library, and Credo Reference (available for a limited time on a trial).

Guides and Bibliogaphies

3. Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Encyclopedias attempt to summarize the state of knowledge in a field of inquiry. A good encyclopedia can be a valuable starting point for your research.

4. Directories, Statistics, Atlases

5. Biographies