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The Bible: Getting started

Getting started on your Bible research


Encyclopedia articles are a great way to gather background information as you begin your research.

Once you have a good encyclopedia article, use the tabs across the top of the guide to find books, articles, and web pages in this subject area. The Cite Your Sources tab will help you to properly cite the resources you find.

As always, if your research is taking too long or you have questions use the Ask Us button on the right hand side of this page to contact your Librarians for further assistance.

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Remember: encyclopedia articles from Credo are preferred over Wikipedia articles by your instructors.  They also come with properly formatted citations for you to copy into your bibliography!

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Find background information with encyclopedia articles from Credo Reference:

Mind Maps from Credo Reference, on top right-hand side give you a quick overview of a topic and can link you to even more high-quality resources.

You can also search within specific reference works in Credo.  Here are some related to the Bible.