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Research Guides

Eastern Washington University Libraries

Oaks Classical Christian Academy Class Guide

Find Books, Videos

Having problems requesting items via Summit? Please contact the JFK Circulation Department at 509.359.7888, or ewu.circulation@ewu.edu, or in person on the Main Level.

Controversial Topics

If you would like to find books on a controversial topic, then try searching the library catalog for your topic and one of these book series (either as a keyword or title):

  • Opposing Viewpoints
  • Current Controversies

Example: Gun control AND current controversies

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings are controlled vocabulary terms you can use when searching the library catalog or databases, as this is how resources related to these topics will be indexed usually.  There are broader, narrower, and related terms associated with each of these.  Visit here or here to search for your own, and here to browse through an alphabetical list. 

Here are some general subject headings related to religious studies:

Religion Islam Christianity
Religious Life God (Islam) God (Christianity)
Religious Thought Muslims Protestantism
Philosophy Zoastrianism Catholicism
Mythology Buddhism Bible 
Gods Shinto Judaism
Church history Taoism God (Judaism)

Library of Congress Classifications

These are the call number classification ranges where you would find materials in our library for religious subject matter when you are browsing the stacks (bookshelves):
B5800-5802 Philosophy. By Religion.
BL Religions. Mythology. Rationalism
BM Judaism
BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc.
BQ Buddhism
BR Christianity
BS The Bible
BT Doctrinal Theology
BV Practical Theology
BX  Christian Denominations