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Last Updated: Aug 27, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Primary Sources for History

Internet History Sourcebooks are a great place to find primary resources throughout the span of world history.  Other copy-permited material is also included. 

Ebooks -- GVRL

Links to GVRL (Gale Virtual Reference Library) ebooks.  From home you will need to use our 'usual" password. 


Access Ebooks from GVRL


Overlake Library Catalog

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Advanced Search                  Destiny Catalog

Use this search box to find book and ebooks in the Overlake Library.  You can log-in to this catalog (Destiny Catalog) using your computer log-in to put books on hold.


Databases for Religion Research

  • World Religions: Belief, Culture and Controversy
    Use the Religion tab at the top of the page - then select the religion you are researching. Be sure to look at the relevant tabs on the left hand side to link to organized information about your topic.
  • World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras
    Search for the religion that you are researching by name - then search filter your search using the buttons on the left.
  • Issues: (ABC-Clio)
    Great site for looking at current controversies and challenges regarding the religion that you are researching.
  • History Study Center
    Database for information, primary source documents and journal articles on historical topics.
  • Log in From Off-Campus
    To get access to Overlake databases and e-books from home, you will need usernames and passwords found here. You will need your Overlake username and password to get access to this page.

Other online recommended resources

  • Religion and Ethics Weekly (PBS)
    From this page, look for the Episodes tab at the top, then choose by faith in the drop-down menu.
  • BBC Religion
    This site is organized by religion (religion is defined as a set of beliefs about the universe, often having a higher power and ethical implications), and within each religion entry there is information on the beliefs, ethics, history, culture and other features.
  • Judaism 101
    Judaism 101 is an online encyclopedia of Judaism, covering Jewish beliefs, people, places, things, language, scripture, holidays, practices and customs.
  • Catholic Encyclopedia
    This is the site of the original Catholic Encyclopedia which was a print publication.
  • Buddhism
    Worldwide information on Buddhism.
  • Heart of Hinduism

Noodle Tools

You can access Noodle Tools with the link below, but also by going to


How to find books in the Overlake Library

To find books in the Overlake Library, you can use the online catalog -- see the box in the center column. 

Dewey Decimal Numbers for Religions:

For Christianity 230

Buddhism  294.3

Islam  297

Hinduism  294.5

Judaism  296


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