LIT1212/3 Old Testament Literature: His Story

Reference Works

reference work is a book or serial publication that contains useful facts and information such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauruses, almanacs, and catalogs. Generally, reference works are consulted for particular pieces of information, rather than read from beginning to end. Most reference works are compiled by a team of contributors whose work is coordinated by one or more editors rather than by an individual author. Updated editions are usually published as needed, in some cases annually (e.g., almanacs, who's who). NOTE: Dictionary definitions and very short encyclopedia entries can be used as a beginning point in your research, however, do not count these sources as one of the "minimum of three" academic resources. Interacting with more in-depth academic material will help raise your score.


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Search Terms/Keywords

Using LCSH (Library of Congress Subject Headings) to search for resources will, more often than not, yield the most relevant results. Below are some LCSH you can use to search for topics in your Project and/or CRA.  Be sure to choose the SUBJECT search field from the drop-down list (in Adanced Search) or include the search terms in quotation marks in the Basic Search box. Enter the SUBJECT search terms exactly as you see them.
You can also search by "keyword" in the All Text or Optional fields.


Suggested search terms:

LCSH Keyword
JEROBOAM I, King of Israel Judah
BIBLE. Kings I 12 fertile crescent
BIBLE. Kings II 17  
BIBLE. Ezra  
BIBLE. Nehemiah  
BIBLE. Haggai  
BIBLE. Malachi  
ISRAEL (Divided kingdom)  
JUDAISM--History--Post-Exilic Period, 586 BC-210 AD  
BIBLE. Old Testament--Canon  
BIBLE. Old Testament--Authority  
BIBLE. Old Testament--Inspiration  
HERMENEUTICS -- Religious aspects -- Christianity  
JESUS Christ -- Attitude towards the Old Testament  
BIBLE -- Geography  
BIBLE -- Antiquities  
BIBLE                                                                           [AND] archaeology
PROPHETS -- Calling of  

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