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RSTD 212 - Religions of the West: Library Research Checklist

What's Here

What's on this page:

Recommended reference materials - for background information

Databases for journal articles and critical essays

Online Catalog for locating books

Links to other library guides and primary sources

Primary Sources

News Resources

Remember to cite it!

Always cite what you find!

Scholarly Articles vs. Popular Articles

Website Evaluation Tools

Journal Articles - Databases

Remember to log in to CNU Connect first - before using these resources from off campus.

Books - Library Catalog Search

What's in the CNU Library? Find books, e-books, and media materials - use the search box here. Search by Keyword, Title, Subject, or Author.



To obtain books in person at Trible Library or remotely through our online catalog, please use our Request Service.

JournalFinder Search

If you have a citation, and you want to know if we have access to the article in our databases or print holdings, enter the journal title in the journal finder search box above. Select the database provider that has coverage of the date you need or fill out a print journal article request slip to have it retrieved for you. 


Search for materials from libraries anywhere in the world ....

Quick Links to Interlibrary Loan

If what you need is not here at CNU, register to use ILL@CNU, the Interlibrary Loan service.

Remember to check your CNU email for ILL arrivals.

Curious about local libraries?

Use other library catalogs to locate resources - be sure you have a VTC card before you visit!

As a CNU student, you can borrow materials from other area college and university libraries that belong to the Virginia Tidewater Consortium (VTC) for Higher Education. 

BEFORE you go to another library,
pointer graphic       get the VTC card
from the Circulation Desk in the Trible Library. 

You must present the VTC card and your CNU ID at the library in order to borrow materials.  The VTC cards are free and good for one semester.

Reference Works - In Print and Online

These are excellent for background and explanatory details.

Some are in the library and others are electronic.

Trible Library provides links to other websites to aid in research and is not responsible for the content or privacy policy of those sites.