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Guide to Research and Writing for the Academic Study of Religion

Guide to Research and Writing for the Academic Study of Religion

Objectives:

To help U of C students studying Religion:

  •  Understand the importance of a good research question and how to effectively develop a proper thesis statement
  •  Appreciate the benefits of effective planning and organization of research
  •  Understand which types of sources are most appropriate for research needs
  • Understand how databases operate and be able to search  effectively using advanced search skills
  • Critically evaluate articles, books and web sources
  • Efficiently and effectively access all material including items not held by the U of C Library
  • Know how and when to document sources
  • Understand the nature of plagiarism and how to avoid it