Throughout this Guide are resources to get you started researching in the area of Religious Studies. Depending on your topic, you may also find the Guides in History, Music, Philosophy and Sociology to be helpful. Further assistance is available at the Research Help Desk in the Gault Library, or by directly contacting the liaison librarian, Elys Kettling Law.
The College of Wooster Libraries use the Library of Congress classification for materials. Religious Studies resources are most often found in the Libraries under the following Library of Congress call letters:
BL Religions, Mythology, Natural Theology
BP Islam, Bahaism
BS The Bible
BT Doctrinal Theology
BV Practical Theology
BX Christian Denominations
Before searching a topic in a database, is often helpful to first identify relevant topic keywords, and to group those keyword options by broad concepts, to form a search strategy. Here is a worksheet to help with that.