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Religions of the World: Online Catalog

This is a guide to researching religions of the world: Western and Eastern Christianity, Eastern religions, Islam, Bahai, New Age Movements, Judaism.

Online Catalog

It is possible to do a quick and dirty, one box keyword search of the contents of the MSU Libraries' web site, starting at the top left of the Libraries' home page.  The results will be sorted into several categories to follow up on:  articles from journals, books/media from our online catalog, databases, library research guides like this one, other.  Watch a short video about it here. To do a more traditional search, read on.

Use Books and Media (online catalog).  The Library of Congress List of Subject Headings,a set of fat, red books in the Reference collection first floor East, at Z 695... provides the official subject headings for use in LC Subject searches. Keyword searches, using any word out of one's head as a topic, may also be used. These common subject headings may be useful; use subject search.

African American churches
African American clergy
assisted suicide
Bible. English--Versions--authorized
Bible--Black interpretations
Bible--feminist criticism
big churches
bioethics--religious aspects
Calvinism
Calvinists
Catholic Church [for the Roman Catholic Church]
Catholic Church--Byzantine rite
Catholic Church--history
Christian teenagers
church work with immigrants
deacons
death--religious aspects
euthanasia
Evangelical churches
Evangelical revival
Evangelicalism
feminism--religious aspects
fundamentalist churches
fundamentalism
gifts, spiritual
glossolalia
Great Awakening
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Holocaust denial literature
Holocaust survivors
Holy Spirit
homosexuality--religious aspects
Islam
Islamic fundamentalism
Koran
liberation theology
Mormons
Muslim women
Pentecostal churches
Pentecostalism
Pentecostals
poverty--religious aspects
preaching
Presbyterians
priests
right to die
Talmud
Torah scrolls
women and religion
women clergy
women in the Bible
youth--religious life
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