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ENC 1101 (Carruth) - Spiritual Traditions: Home

The Research Process

This guide will assist you in researching spiritual traditions.

2. What Do I Want to Know?

Take a minute to consider what you want to know about these traditions:

  • holidays?
  • 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:

  • magazines
  • newspapers
  • 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

5 Cite

MLA Citation Guides

Use these color-coded guides to help you develop correct MLA style citations.