SA 322 Religion and Society

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For Library research help, please contact Moninder Lalli, Librarian for Sociology / Anthropology by email ( or Ask a librarian


Start Your Research Here - This page gives you an overview of the research process, or in other words how to find materials for your essay.

Background information

Journal articles

How to Find Journal Articles" tutorial

If the full-text of the article is not available, use the "Get@SFU" link to find it.

Selected journals

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Library Catalogue search guide

Search the SFU Library Catalogue

   You can also use  SFU Library Catalogue: Advanced Search

Combine different concepts using AND
Combine same concepts using OR
quotation marks to search for a phrase
Use brackets for synonyms
Use asterisk (*) for different endings of words

Note:  For Catalogue Search, when combining concepts, use CAPITAL letters ( "OR", "AND")

Keyword searching

You will find books such as: Sociology of Relgion: a Reader


Browse subject headings

Check subject headings of relevant titles in your list and click on the "subject" links.  In addition, in Catalogue Search you can "browse by subject" to find books on a topic.  Examples, below.

Google searching

Search tips for Google, Google Scholar, DuckDuckGo, and other search engines

Search results limited to words in the title of document, using "intitle:".  Use capital "OR" for synonynms. Put braces "()" around words that mean the same thing. 

intitle:Madagascar intitle:(feminist OR feminism)


intitle:Madagascar intitle:Christianity


Search for documents from a particular country's domain.  The example below is for India, with country code of ".in"
  Web country codes feminist Christianity

 Bridging the divides

Library guides

For help with writing essays

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