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RELIGION_309-0: Religion in Ancient India (McClish)

This guide will provide resources helpful to students in Religion 309, Religion in Ancient India and anyone else interested in this topic.

Books and materials in Northwestern Libraries

NUsearch has many sources that may assist you in your research. Below are some search terms you can use to get started:

Some search terms

  • Indus Valley AND religio* 
  • Indus civilization AND religio*   
  • Indo-Aryans – Historiography   
  • Indo-Aryan philology
  • vedas OR vedic
  • Rigveda
  • Samaveda
  • Yajurveda
  • Atharvaveda
  • Gupta dynasty
  • Hindu* AND consciousness
  • Vedic literature
  • Upanishads
  • Hinduism -- Sacred books
  • Hindu mythology
  • Asoka AND religion
A basic search can bring you a number of results quickly:

Using the advanced search feature can make it easier to specify multiple search criteria

Locating Books in the Collection

If you are unsure of the location of a specific work use the Book Location guide that is available on the library web site.

In the example below we have a book with the Location and call number of Main Library Stacks BL1152.7 .H56 2017.

The library book location guide tells us that books with call numbers beginning with and including letters between AC and ZA are located on the 4th floor of the south tower, Main Library:

Can't find It @ the library?

Use WorldCat to find books and other materials that aren't in our library catalog.

Search for an item in libraries near you: >>

You can submit an interlibrary loan request to have a copy of the item sent here.

Feel free to suggest a purchase, too!