Encyclopedias are alphabetically arranged collections of articles that provide background information on key concepts, theories, and measures. They are a great place to start exploring a paper topic. Here are just a few.
A comprehensive encyclopedia that contains lengthy scholarly essays (15 to 50 pages long) on all aspects of Hinduism. Please note that this is in the reference collection in the Periodicals and Newspaper reading room on the first floor of the Main Library.
Encyclopedia of Hinduism by Denise Cush (Editor); Catherine Robinson (Editor); Michael York (Editor)
Presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. Includes numerous articles related to Hinduism. Available Online.
This encyclopedia is a historically focused work that provides an introduction to the doctrinal, ethical, social and spiritual ideas that inform the various traditions of Buddhism and the changes they have undergone over more that 2500 years.