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Basic resources on the religion and philosophy of Buddhism.

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ATLA lists journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion. Some listings link to full text of articles. More about ATLA

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General Reference Sources



Access to the "Gale Student Resources in Context" is provided through ELM (Electronic Library for Minnesota) arranged by Minitex.

Sri Lanka. Seven volumes. 1961-2004 Wilson Library Ames BQ2 .E5

Includes several related entries: Buddha
Buddhas and Bodhisattvas
Buddhism, Schools of
Buddhist Books and Texts
Buddhist Ethics
Buddhist Meditation
Buddhist Philosophy
Buddhist Religious Year
Buddhist Studies
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. See also print copy at Wilson Library Reference Quarto BL31 .E46 2005

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Internet Resources

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Sacred Texts

This site consists of "significant primary texts relating to religion and mythology." Ancient texts include neolithic, Australian, Pacific, African, Ancient Near East, Greek and Roman, Northern European, Egyptian, Native American, and Modern Pagan. The Eastern section includes Shinto, Hinduism, I Ching, Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism. The Western section includes a hypertext Bible and other Christian texts, Judaism, Mormonism, Bahai'i, Islam, Zoroastrianism, esoteric, occult, and other religions.

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