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Ebooks -- GVRL

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

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. 


Overlake Library Catalog

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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

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

Web Site Evaluation Exercise-- What do you think?

Some of these websites provide credible authoritative information, and some of them do not.  Take a look at these and think about the following: 

Authority:  Who is standing behind the information and why should you believe them?

Purpose:  Why was this website created? 

Credibility:  Does the site look credible?  Are there errors or types?  Do the links work? If there are ads are they appropriate to the site. 

Website Evaluation Checklist  (from UC Berkeley) - See how each site stacks up.  More information on Evaluating Websites (also from UC Berkeley).


Amanda's Box


What is the purpose of this religion? Who would it appeal to, and why?

How did this religion start? Who created it?

What are the laws/customs of this religion? Who/what do they worship? What are the religious texts?

What are the important holidays/sacred occasions?

How has the religion changed/adapted to the modern world? Is it still significant today?

Where is there overlap with other religions?

Noodle Tools

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


Where to find books in the Overlake Library on Religion

Dewey Decimal Numbers for Religions:

For Christianity 230

Buddhism  294.3

Islam  297

Hinduism  294.5

Judaism  296


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