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A Selected List Resources for Research
Religion 337 - Religious Daoism & Popular Religion

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I. General Reference Sources
Encyclopedia of Religion. 10 vols.
Ref. BL31 .E46 2005
Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 9 vols. Ref. B51 .R68 1998
Encyclopedia of Women and World Religion. 3 vols. Ref. BL458 .E53 1999


II. Library Catalogs

EZRA- Wittenberg's online catalog
OhioLINK- Combined catalog of nearly 80 Ohio academic libraries
WorldCat - Worldwide bibliographic utility
Interlibrary Loan form for booksthat neither Wittenberg nor OhioLINK libraries own

Links to Other Library Catalogs
Ohio State University: Libraries' homepage or E. Asian Studies Reading Room

III. Databases for Finding Journal Articles and more . . .

  • Digital Dissertations - Index to Disseration Abstracts, with some abstracts, and some preview pages - 1861 to present. Caution: Dissertations may be difficult to obtain via interlibrary loan.

or: Go to the complete list of databases to which Wittenberg subscribes.



IV. Locating Journals

At Wittenberg: Journals the Library Has -


At other Ohio academic libraries and beyond: use Interlibrary Loan.

Note: Locating journals can be tricky, difficult, and generally exasperating. If you run into trouble, a reference librarian will be glad to assist you.

VIII. Internet Search Engines

Google Scholar -
Provides references to scholarly articles. Finding the actual article may be difficult and costly. Also, journal coverage is incomplete and not current.Subscription databases are almost always better.

Evalating Web Sites


Citing Electronic Resources

Web Sites on Taoism:

Taoism Information Page - from University of Florida
This is a directory of annotated links to Web resources on Taoism, including translations of the I Ching , the Sun-Tzu Art of War , and the Tao Te Ching . Other sections provide links to resources on acupuncture, feng shui, martial arts (specifically tai chi), and Chinese philosophy.

From the Chicago Art Institute: Taoism and the Arts of China
Over 25 works of Chinese art "from the Warring States period to the Qing dynasty [that] demonstrate the development of Taoism and Taoist art." Accompanying text explores themes of tradition (Laozi, cosmology), church (priests, rituals), and renaissance (goddesses, Zhenwu, Inner Alchemy, landscape). Includes diagrams of the Chinese zodiac, Taji, and Trigrams; a map of China; a timeline; classroom lesson plans; a glossary; a list of related books; and links.

Daoist Studies - The Daoist Studies website contains scholarly information about Daoism, including books on Daoism, conferences, scholars, a bibliography and general resources for learning about Daoism. Although primarily intended for academic students of Daoism, the Daoist Studies website recognizes and welcomes the involvement of Daoist practitioners throughout the world.

Religious Studies Webguide: Taoism -

Virtual Religion Index : Taoism -

IX. Citing Your Sources:

Chicago Manual of Style (Turabian)

X. People Resources:
For help by e-mail, contact Gina Entorf, who is library liaison with the East Asian Studies program. You could also phone her at 327-7533 with a quick question or to set up an appointment for an individual consultation. Or, stop by the library, phone the reference desk at 327-7511, or send e-mail to the reference desk.


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Compiled by Regina Entorf, Wittenberg University
Last updated 6-18-07/RPE

2007 Wittenberg University


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