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REL 358: Hindu Religious Rituals (Dr. Trina Jones)

Getting Started

Wofford OneSearch is the best place for you as a researcher to start.  You can search it using keyword, author/creator, and title. OneSearch includes all of our library's collections--books and e-books, e-journal articles, e-newspaper articles, streaming videos, streaming audios.  It enables you to limit your searches to scholarly, peer-reviewed resources as well as to those produced, or published, within a specified range of years.  When it comes to hunting for journal and newspaper articles, OneSearch covers all of our library's 200+ databases.

OneSearch is accessible from our library's homepage:Search box at the center of the library's homepage is used for Wofford OneSearch.

Once you run your search from the library's homepage to get results, you see the Advanced Search boxes.  They enable you to modify your search and to identify each term specifically as a keyword, author/creator, or title:

The advanced search provides multiple boxes for keywords; you can combine the terms in the boxes using the operators AND, OR, and NOT.

Links to Resources in OneSearch on Select Topics in Hinduism

Here are links to resources--including books and articles--on select topics in Wofford OneSearch. When you link to resources on a topic, you can edit your search terms at the very top of the screen in OneSearch to fine-tune your results. Within OneSearch, you also can run these searches in PASCAL Delivers to look for books available to you from colleges and universities across South Carolina:


Brahmans, or Brahmanism




Customs & practices


Decoration & ornament



Funeral rites & funeral ceremonies

Gods OR Goddesses OR Gods & Goddesses


Initiation rites 





Marriage brokerage, or arranged marriage

Marriage customs & rites


Monastic or ascetic life

Monasticism or religious orders




Pilgrims & pilgrimages

Prayers & devotions



Relations to Buddhism

Relations to Jainism

Religious life

Religious life for women

Rig Veda

Rituals, rites, & ceremonies [Note: these are good keywords to use in combination with Hindu sects or with specific life-cycle events]

Sacred literature

Sects (or a specific sect, for example, Vaishnavism, or Vishnuism)

Shrines in India

Symbolism & iconography


Temples in India

Women in Hinduism




Citation-Tracker in OneSearch

Wofford OneSearch includes a citation-tracker!  

When you are browsing the results of a search that you have conducted there, you will notice that some items, usually journal articles, in the results appear with an up-arrow  icon () and/or down-arrow icon ().

By clicking on a given item's, you get all of the resources in Wofford OneSearch that cite that item.

But by clicking on a given item's , you get all of the resources in Wofford OneSearch that are cited by that item.

Here, for example, is a search using the keywords Facebook AND colleges students AND self-presentation


And here, among the search's results, is an article with citation-tracking:


Resources--in this example, there are 8 of them--that cite the given article:


And resources--in this example, there are 55 of them--that are cited by the given article: