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The Research Process
This guide will assist you in researching spiritual traditions.
1. Select 2 Spiritual Traditions
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2. What Do I Want to Know?
Take a minute to consider what you want to know about these traditions:
- sacred texts?
- beliefs about afterlife?
3. Finding Expert Sources
This is an interdisciplinary or general database. It has a little bit on many subjects, which makes it a good starting point for many kinds of research. It includes articles from:
- scholarly journals
4.Evaluate: Is it an Expert Source?
An expert source for this paper is one that is written by:
- someone in a leadership role in the spiritual tradition
- someone who studies religion
- journalist with a religion beat
MLA Citation Guides
Use these color-coded guides to help you develop correct MLA style citations.