nearly 300,000 original slides and photographs – photographic documentation of art and architecture throughout Asia. Countries covered in the collection include India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar (Burma), China, and Japan.
Scholarship in philosophy and religion often takes the form of books. Books are a great place to get broad overviews, history, and background, and they contain a lot of detail as well. Use the index in the back of the book to navigate the information.
Start broad with your searches, then narrow as you go. Example: Buddhism and women
The classic version of the library catalog. Search the library’s collections to find books, e-books, journal titles, films, and more. Search your topic by keyword or subject--or search for specific items by author or title.
700+ full-text encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference books from the world’s leading publishers, providing authoritative information in the form of quick facts and in-depth articles. Find background information, key concepts, historical context, and lists of the best books on a topic.
Use the word AND between your search terms. Example: Buddhism and meditation
Use an asterisk * to search multiple endings of a root word. Example: Buddh* (finds Buddhism, Buddha, and Buddhis, all at once)
Limit to peer reviewed to get scholarly articles
Once you find the perfect sources, look through the bibliography.Search the source of the article (journal) or the book title (if it is a book)--in a citation, the source is usually in italics--in the Library Catalog as a title.