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HUM 2020 - Intro to Humanities: Myth of Osiris: Prof. Morgan: Home

Professor Morgan's Myth of Osiris assignment

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Reference Books: Myth of Osiris

The Facts on File Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend, Volume 2REF BL303 .M45 2004 v.2

Mythology: An Illustrated Encyclopedia: REF BL 311 .M95 1980

The Oxford Companion to World Mythology: REF BL312 .L44 2005

Encyclopedia of Ancient Deities: REF BL782 .C67 2000 c.1

Handbook of Egyptian Mythology: REF BL 2441.3 .P56 2002 c.1

The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt: REF BL 2450 .G6 W56 2003

PSC eBooks

Mythology-Related Databases

NOTE: Currently-enrolled students have paid for PSC databases through their tuition

eBook Collection (EBSCO): 80,000 electronic books (and counting). Type in "Osiris" for a search. From the results list, choosing any eBook will split the screen into two frames. Right-hand frame will display the current page; Previous and Next buttons on the top right-hand corner will display the previous & next pages. On the left-hand frame, navigate using the Table of Contents (which usually includes an Index) or Search this eContent, which is located at the bottom left-hand corner.

NOTE: To make a Chicago-style citation, click the Cite button on top of the article, then choose Chicago/Turabian: Humanities. 

‚ÄčEncyclopaedia Britannica: Complete entries from Encyclopaedia Britannica; citations in MLA & APA formats appear at the bottom of each encyclopedia entry. After typing in "Osiris" as your search, the encyclopedia entries providing the best information are "Osiris," "Egypt from the article hell (religions)," and "Varieties of salvation in world religions."

NOTE: To make a Chicago-style citation, on the top right-hand corner of the entry, click the check-marked box icon, then in the Select Citation Style menu, choose Chicago Manual of Style.  

Virtual Reference Library (Gale): Complete entries from reference books put online. Change the first search menu to Subject, then type in "Osiris."

NOTE: To make a Chicago-style citation, on the top right-hand corner of each entry, click the Citation Tools link, then in the Choose Citation Format menu, click on Chicago 16th Edition.

World History in Context (Gale): Complete entries from reference books, full-text periodicals, & primary sources. On the top right-hand corner, choose World, then type in "Osiris myth" and look at Reference in the middle of the results list.

NOTE: To make a Chicago-style citation, on the top right-hand corner of each entry, click the Citation Tools link, then in the Choose Citation Format menu, click on Chicago 16th Edition.


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