- Don’t forget to cite your sources…use the Citation Maker to create your citations.
- And remember your Works Cited should be in alphabetical order, using hanging indents. Here’s a sample Works Cited (with List of Images Used) to use as a reference.
- The Research Notes Worksheet will help you organize your research.
Global Distribution of World Religions
- Global Issues in Context database (use your Infotrac password) – not only up-to-date country info, but also current news items!
- Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations (2017) or Worldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures & Daily Life (2009) – both in the Gale Virtual Reference Library (so you’ll need your InfoTrac password)
- Library’s list of “Facts & Statistics” page (click the + beside Facts & Statistics for the drop-down list) – especially helpful will be the CIA Factbook (choose your country from the drop-down list), and UN Data (click on Country Profile)
- Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices eBook (use your Infotrac password) – search for your country to get country-specific information on the religions practiced, cultural impact, mode of dress, and more!
- Social Progress Index – compare up to 3 countries on a range of statistics! Click on “Compare Countries” then “Add Country” for up to 3, then choose the data set
- check out the religion-specific sites below! and don’t forget about the sources above that you used for your Global Distribution assignment
General World Religions Resources:
- BBC’s Religion & Ethics – Religions ~ a guide to religions of the world; includes a calendar of holy days and festivals from around the world
- Beliefnet: Inspiration, Spirituality, Faith ~ click on the “Faiths & Prayer” dropdown
- Religion Facts ~ “just the facts on the world’s religions”; also includes comparison charts
- Sacred Texts ~ from the British Library; launch the Interactive Sacred Stories to search in depth
- Sacred Journeys ~ a series from PBS that profiles 6 pilgrimages to holy sites; includes an interactive World Religions map (you will need to use Internet Explorer to get the interactive pieces to work)
- Canadian Demographics at a Glance~ the number and distribution of people belonging to religious denominations and faiths; from Statistics Canada
- North American Indian Religions – from the Encyclopedia of Religions e-book, in the Gale Virtual Reference Library (in InfoTrac)
- Anishinaabemowin ~ this tribe’s web site includes specific legends (click on English translation), detailed information about their ceremonies, and more – use the circle menu in the top left
- The Canadian Encyclopedia: Indigenous Peoples ~ the link for Native Peoples is in the middle column, under “Subjects and Subtopics.” Subtopics include: Religion & Spirituality, articles on relevant issues, and information on Native tribes.
- Canadian Museum of Civilization’s First Peoples of Canada ~ online exhibits on First Peoples and Aboriginal Heritage; scroll down this list of topics to “Our Origins” or “Beliefs”
- iPortal: Indigenous studies portal research tool ~ from the University of Saskatchewan
- National Film Board’s Aboriginal Peoples’ site ~ lots of great videos about Canada’s aboriginal peoples
- Native Spirituality Guide ~ from the RCMP…”to help police officers gain an understanding of sacred ceremonies practised and sacred items carried by many Native people across Canada.”
- Four Directions Teachings ~ an audio narration for learning about Indigenous knowledge and philosophy from 5 First Nations in Canada; scroll down to see specific teachings, including Blackfoot, Cree, Ojibwe, Mohawk, and Mi’kmaq – click on the HTML link.
- Britannica School: Judaism ~ to access from home, you will need a password for this site (see Ms. Martin)
- Judaism ~ from the BBC; including history, beliefs, holy days, customs, and more!
- The Jewish Virtual Library ~ history, politics, biographies, religion, Holocaust, maps and statistics
- Auschwitz: Inside the Nazi State ~ includes interactive maps, a timeline, personal stories, and more
- Genocide Under the Nazis ~ from the BBC; includes a timeline, interactive map of Auschwitz, debates over the Holocaust, etc
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ~ includes the Holocaust Encyclopedia, online exhibitions, etc.; also try clicking on “Education – for Students” (top menu bar)
- Holocaust on Trial ~ from NOVA/PBS; the companion Web site to a PBS broadcast that examines and successfully challenges the notion of Holocaust denial
- America and the Holocaust (part of the American Experience series) ~ click on Timeline, Maps, or People & Events
First try searching our Religion eBooks! You’ll need your InfoTrac password to access.
Don’t forget about the General Resources sites above!
First try searching our eBooks (try choosing the Religion category) – including the 2015 Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices, the Catholic Encyclopedia, and more. You’ll need your InfoTrac password to access.
- BBC’s Religion & Ethics—Christianity ~ click on “Subdivisions” (scroll down)
- Britannica School ~ to access from home, you will need a password for this site (see Ms. Martin)
- Canadian Council of Churches ~ includes links to official websites of different denominations
- ReligionFacts: Christian Denominations ~ see the list on the left side…it even has comparison charts!
- Society and Community: Religion ~ from Statistics Canada. Shows the number and distribution of people belonging to religious denominations and faiths. Check out the links on the right toolbar under “Featured Products.”