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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

We have a new online catalog fall semester, 2022, which is undergoing various improvements.  It does not work exactly the way these older directions below portray.  Some of the information about subject headings may still be useful.

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.  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

African American singers
assisted suicide
Bible. English--Versions--authorized
Bible--Black interpretations
Bible--feminist criticism
big churches
bioethics--religious aspects
Catholic Church [for the Roman Catholic Church]
Catholic Church--Byzantine rite
Catholic Church--history
Christian teenagers
church work with immigrants
death--religious aspects
Evangelical churches
Evangelical revival
feminism--religious aspects
fundamentalist churches
gifts, spiritual

gospel music

gospel musicians

gospel singers
Great Awakening

Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Holocaust denial literature
Holocaust survivors
Holy Spirit
homosexuality--religious aspects
Islamic fundamentalism
liberation theology
Muslim women
Pentecostal churches
poverty--religious aspects
right to die
Torah scrolls
women and religion
women clergy
women in the Bible
youth--religious life
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