This guide will provide links to library resources, services, and databases that support COCE students' research for this course.
Books & eBooks
Scholarly journal articles typically have a narrow topic focus and are often research studies conducted in a specific area, whereas a book (whether print or electronic) is more likely to give you a broad overview of religion, and may also include individual chapters on individual religions.
Online Library Catalog
You can find books and eBooks by using the search box provided above to search the Online Library Catalog. The catalog is a list of all the print resources the library has (including print books, print journals, video games, audio books, and more) and also includes a record for most of our eBooks.
Please keep in mind that the Online Library Catalog searches the library's print materials and many of the library's ebooks but not all of them. You can also search directly in our ebook collections. These are some of the recommended ebook databases for research on the world's religions:
Ebook Central offers titles from hundreds of trusted publishers on one modern, intuitive platform Its intuitive, mobile-optimized design lets researchers get “anytime access” to the content they need – from a single chapter to an entire book. Previously called "Ebrary Ebooks"
Access to full-text e-books in the fields of education, psychology, biology & life sciences, business, economics & management and general social sciences plus numerous e-books in the public domain. Read this FAQ to learn how to download an ebook from EBSCO. EBSCO recommends Firefox when accessing this database. If you use Safari, please use Safari 11. If you are using a IOS device, please have either IOS 9 or 11 installed as there have been reports of issues with IOS 10.