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REL 495: Senior Seminar: Books

Library Partnerships--ILL & IEALC

When items are not available through Armacost Library, students may choose from the following two options.

Option 1:  You may request items via interlibrary loan (ILL). Login below or if this is your first time logging in, you will be asked to create an account. Requests may take 1-2 weeks to fulfill.

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Option 2:  If you would prefer to visit neighboring libraries, you are granted borrowing privileges within the Inland Empire Academic Libraries Cooperative (IEALC).

Search Strategies

You can work subject headings to your advantage in three ways.

(1) Do a simple search, that is a simple subject search and look at the list of related subject headings. For example, a simple subject search for "religion" brings up 

  • religion
  • religion--18th century
  • religion--20th century
  • religion--Africa
  • religion and civil society.....

(2) Another strategy is to conduct an advanced search with an appropriate subject heading. If I were to conduct an advanced subject search using "religion," I would get a list of books whose subject headings would include

  • Africa--religion
  • religion--philosophy
  • United States--religion
  • Mayas--Guatemala--religion

(3) To find more precise search results, first look in the catalog for a fitting book. Next look in it's record under "subject." You should find hyperlinks. Click on those for books with the same subject heading.

Suggested Call Numbers

Suggested call numbers:

You may browse these sections in both the Reference area (2nd floor) and the general collection (3rd floor).

  • BL--religion, mythology, rationalism
  • BM--Judaism
  • BP--Islam, Bahaism
  • BQ--Buddhism
  • BR--Christianity
  • BS--The Bible
  • BT--Doctrinism
  • BV--Practical Theology
  • BX--Christian Denominations

I suggest looking at the detailed classification headings to get a sense of available topics and depth of study available.