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FTS: Interfaith Relations: Articles

Journals List

When you have an article with references, you can see if a particular reference is available by looking the journal's name up at the link below. Then you can use the volume and date information to navigate to the article. If we don't have access to that journal, we usually can get it from another library.

What should I think about?

As you search, keep track of the most promising sources and then look at them closely, asking yourself these questions.

  • is it relevant? Does this source help me accomplish my task?
  • is it timely? Is it too dated? is it a primary source from the historical period I'm interested in?
  • is it written for an appropriate audience? Has it repackaged information in a way that oversimplifies it? will my reader expect more technical or scholarly information than this?
  • is it authoritative? Are there clues that tell me why I (and my reader) should rely on this source? Why does the author present this information, and does that purpose suggest a particular bias? Does it analyze dispassionately - or advocate for a particular stance? (Advocacy isn't bad - but you may have to see how others approach the issues.
  • does it makes sense? Does the information hang together logically? Does it provide evidence for its claims that you find persuasive? 

Recommended Article Databases

Journal Article and Citation Example

Williams, Liz. “A Whisper in the Silence: Nuns before Mahāpajāpatī?” Buddhist Studies Review, vol. 17, no. 2, 2000, pp. 167–173.

 

 

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