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CUR 140: Biblical Tradition

The research you are doing for your "Peoples of the Book" project will take you to all kinds of interesting places in the library and beyond.  You will want to make use of other guides on our page, including the Subject Guides listed under the Research Guides on the library's homepage (a few are linked below).  You may want to visit the Religion guide and the Art & Art History guide to find even more resources, for example.  You'll find that the issue you'll have is finding too much information, so be sure to skim sources when you find them to get a sense of whether or not they inform your topic or take you too far afield.

To investigate biblical texts, including commentaries and concordances, use the Biblical Sources tab.

To investigate other sacred texts in the library, browse the Religion Subject Guide (linked in the box below) or search for a specific text using the Books tab.

To investigate artwork related to your character, start by browsing the Art & Art History Subject Guide (linked in the box below).

For secondary sources, use the books placed on Reserve (ask at the library's front desk), search the Books tab or search the recommended databases in the Articles tab.

If you have any questions or difficulties with anything related to this assignment, including determining whether a source is primary or secondary, please visit with a librarian at the Reference Desk or contact Julie directly.  Our job is to help you with any and all of your research questions!

Places to Start

I've listed several places that will be useful to you as you get a start on your research.  Use these suggestions in conjunction with the tabs at the top of the page to explore the wealth of material available to you.

You may also want to browse the Reference Section in the Bs, as that's where you'll find books on religion, including encyclopedias of world religions (BL) as well as reference works for Judaism (BM), Islam (BP) and Christianity (BR).  Biblical resources, like concordances & commentaries, are located in the BS section; specific biblical resources are listed on the Biblical Sources tab.


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Julie Gilbert
I love meeting with students and faculty to talk about your research, including any issues you have - or even if you just want to brainstorm. There are lots of ways to reach me. Email me with questions or use the old fashioned phone number below to contact me. Or stop by my office hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:30 - 11:30 (Library 215 - ask at the front desk if you need directions).
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