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With approximately 300 collections composed of over 2.5 million high resolution images (and growing), you can examine wide-ranging material such as Native American art from the Smithsonian, treasures from the Louvre, and panoramic, 360-degree views of the Hagia Sophia in a single, easy-to-use resource. The Artstor Digital Library provides straightforward access to curated images from reliable sources that have been rights-cleared for use in education and research — you are free to use them in classroom instruction and handouts, presentations, student assignments, and other noncommercial educational and scholarly activities.
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The second edition of a resource that is considered a standard reference in the field. Presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. The original 2,750 entries have been retained, many heavily updated, and approximately 600 entirely new articles have been added by an international team of scholars and contributors.
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The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. The OED is very different from dictionaries of current English, in which the focus is on present-day meanings. You’ll still find present-day meanings in the OED, but you’ll also find the history of individual words, and of the language.
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Oxford Reference is an online reference product, spanning 25 different subject areas, bringing together 2 million digitized entries across Oxford University Press’s dictionaries, companions and encyclopedias.
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Covers formal theological studies of major religions, as well as the most recent trends and scholarly thought. Includes religious publishing and nondenominational A wide spectrum of religious belief systems supports the global study of religion.
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Swank is a video database provided through the Clark Library that allows faculty to share films with students for instructional purposes. Details on how faculty can select films are here: https://jesuit.instructure.com/courses/92165/pages/2020-swank-resources
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Provides a deep survey of more than 50 past and present religions practiced throughout the world. Includes thousands of primary and secondary sources that examine core beliefs, customs and practices, celebrations, key events, sacred places, and significant figures.
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