Ernest/Skora: Religion Project

Use the following resources for the Religion Research Project.

The following encyclopedias are recommended. Remember that you may use only one (1) encyclopedia. Also - Encyclopedias have good pre-selected web-sites.

The following databases are highly recommended. They include a wide variety of resources: reference, news, audio, video, and images.

Gale Databases

Use the World History database to find news and current events.

The following pre-selected web-sites are recommended for the project.

BBC: Religions

Religion can be explained as a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.

Infoplease: Religions

There are a dozen major religions, with several billion followers across every country. In many cases, religious belief and practices have become part of national cultures and identities. (Description from site.)

Internet Sacred Text Archive

With the ISTA FLASH-DRIVE 9.0 you hold the world's wisdom in the palm of your hand - the most comprehensive collection of books on religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric ever incredible value with over 1700 books. Buy it here. Welcome to the largest freely available archive of online books about religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric on the Internet. The site is dedicated to religious tolerance and scholarship, and has the largest readership of any similar site on the web.

Learn Religions

Our mission at Learn Religions is to help you explore the practices of your own faith, understand your neighbor’s beliefs, and familiarize yourself with the world’s major religions — regardless of your own spiritual background. (Description from site.)


...We try to explain the beliefs, practices, and history of a wide range of faith groups, and promote religious understanding, coexistence, cooperation, and tolerance. (Description from site.)

Check This Site
Media Literacy Check

Religion Facts

The goal of this website is to provide free, reliable information — "just the facts" — on the various answers that have been given to these questions, as well as the rituals and customs that go along with them. This very broad goal means that we cover a wide variety of religions, belief systems, and world views—the grounds for a group's inclusion are only that it offers an explanation of ultimate reality or the purpose of life and has (or had) a significant number of followers.


Web Site Evaluation

Works Cited
If you use it, cite it. Reminded: Cite FIRST, then take the notes.

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