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GW 136: Mysticism  

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Selected Subject Headings

Some suggested subject headings terms for GW136:


Mysticism -- Buddhism

Mysticism -- Comparative Studies

Mysticism -- History

Mysticism in literature


Philosophy, Chinese

[name of person]


Cosmology, Chinese

Five agents (Chinese philosophy)


Library databases

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Ebsco databases
A collection of databases on a wide variety of subjects.  Useful ones for this class include Academic Search Premier, Historical Abstracts, MasterFILE Premier and MLA Bibliography.

Art Full Text
Art publications, with full-text.

Arts & Humanities Search

Grove Art Online
Includes 4 encyclopedias and dictionaries, full-text

Full-text scholarly journals.

Project MUSE
More full-text scholarly journals.

Gale Biography Resource Center
Over 300,000 full-text biographies available.

Oxford Reference Online
collection of over 100 full-text online Reference works

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Suggested Reference Titles

This list includes the Duggan Library's reference titles that may be useful for GW 119. This list is not comprehensive; for more options consult PantherCAT or a reference librarian.

Death and the Afterlife, A Cultural Encyclopedia      
Refc GT 3150 .T25 2000      

Dictionary of Ancient Deities                                          
Refc BL 473 .T87 2001

Dictionary of Buddhism                                                   
Refc BQ 130 .K46 2003

Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend                           
Refc BL 1105 .D35 2002

Encyclopedia of Asian History                                     
Refc DS 31 .E53 1988

Encyclopedia of Buddhism                                               
Refc BQ 128 .E62 2004

Encyclopedia of Eastern Philosophy and Religion      
Refc BL 1005 .L4813 1989

Encyclopedia of Religion                                                  
Refc BL 31 .E46 1987 16 v.

Encyclopedia of Religion and Society                            
Refc BL 60 .E53 1998

Encyclopedia of Women and World Religion               
Refc BL 458 .E53 1999

Grove Dictionary of Art                                                    
Refc N 31 .D5 1996 34 v.

Historical Dictionary of Hinduism                                 
Refc BL 1105 .S85 1997

Japan, An Illustrated Encyclopedia                                
Refc DS 805 .J263 1993

Kodansha Encyclopedia of Japan                                    
Refc DS 805 .K633 1983

Religions of the World, Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices  
Refc BL 80.3 .R45 2002 4v.

New Dictionary of the History of Ideas                         
Refc CB 9 N49 2005 6v.

Encyclopedia of Christianity                                            
Refc BR 95 E8913 1999 4v.

New Encyclopedia of Islam                                              
Refc BP 40 G42 2001




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