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Guide to Research and Writing for the Academic Study of Religion

Phrase Searching

There are times when the best keyword would actually be a phrase. In this case, you can force a phrase search by keeping it in quotation marks. For instance, if you want to focus on current relations between Islam and Hinduism, you will know that relation is too general a word to help with a keyword search. However," interreligious dialogue" is a specific concept that may apply to your topic.


Other examples:

  • "Tibetan Buddhism"
  • "sacred texts"