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RELG 372: Hindu Goddesses

Research guide for RELG 372 Final Project (Fall 2023)

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Research your Goddess

Find books

Reminders for catalogue searching:

  • Begin by keyword searching for your goddess (e.g., Durga, Sarasvati, Sita). If you are getting too many false hits (e.g., authors with the last name Durga), try combining with the word "goddess" (e.g., goddess Durga)
  • Use the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) to find more books on the same topic
  • Scroll to the bottom of a catalogue record to browse the virtual shelf

Find peer-reviewed articles

Find images

Create your project

Adobe Photoshop

Several Library computers have specialized software including Adobe Creative Suite CS6, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Photoshop Elements.

  • Digital Scholarship Hub in the Redpath Library RM-16 (5 computers). Bookings recommended.
  • Data Lab, McLennan Library 2nd Floor, M2-37A (Computer #2)
  • Macdonald Campus Library, Barton Building
  • Music Library (3rd, 4th, and 5th floors)
  • Law Library, main floor (1 computer)

Other Programs

Although less sophisticated, programs you already have access to such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Google Slides can be used successfully for this assignment.

Cite your sources

Chicago Citation Style

Cite images

To create a Chicago Style citation for a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other work of art, you should include:

  • The artist/creator
  • Title (in italics)
  • Date of creation or completion
  • Information about the medium and location of the work
  • For works consulted online, add a URL.

See CMOS 14.235 for examples.

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