Wikipedia is a great resource for getting general info about something, but because anyone can contribute or change its content it is considered unreliable. College faculty typically do not consider Wikipedia a credible information source.
Instead, use the library's print or electronic encyclopedias, dictionaries, or other reference books to backup the basic information of your research paper. These resources have gone through an editorial process to check for accuracy. To the right and below are some resources that may be of use.
Below are key reference books that provide a general overview of a topic or help identify synonyms, related terms, or basic data. These sources often include references and lists of further readings.
Bible Odyssey is a reference website sponsored by the Society of Biblical Literature and managed by a board of Bible scholars. It contains hundreds of encyclopedia-style articles on topics related to the Bible; the histories of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; scholarly methods for studying the Bible and other ancient texts; and Roman, Greek, Egyptian, and ancient Near Eastern contexts.
Articles in Bible Odyssey are peer-reviewed and written by scholars in relevant fields.
A personal Librarian is your "go-to" person in the library. First-year students are paired up with a librarian who will be your individual contact person within the library from day one. Find your Personal Librarian here.