THE2012/3 The Bible and the Church

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
REVELATION--Biblical teaching Church--universal
BIBLE--Authority Church--local
BIBLE--Inspiration global south
ISLAM--Relations--Christianity theological translatability
Qur'ān--Relation to the Bible Sutras
ISLAM--Sacred books  Vedras
BUDDHISM--Sacred books  
HINDUISM--Sacred books  
CHRISTIANITY & other religions  
PRIESTHOOD, Universal  
GIFTS, Spiritual  
RAPTURE (Christian eschatology)  
GUILT & culture  
SALVATION--Comparative studies  
PURE LAND (Buddhist school)  
COMMUNISM & individualsim  


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