Q. I would like help researching on the topic "Is the US a religious country".

I want to know where I can start my research, and if I may be assisted with one specific website/ebook related to my topic. I need 5 resources and it can be in favor or against my topic.


You can use the Advanced Search of the Library Catalog to search for eBooks on your topic. For instructions, see here. Try these suggested search terms in the catalog:

church and state

christianity and politics

religious nation

christian nation

Through these searches in the catalog, I found some eBooks that seem to align well with your topic. You might also want to try searching some of the library databases. I suggest you start with the Opposing Viewpoints database. You'll find it through the DATABASES tab on the library homepage. Click on "O" and then choose Opposing Viewpoints in Context from the next page. Try searching for: church and state. You'll then find viewpoint articles, such as "America is a Christian Nation" and "America is a Secular Nation."

Finally, I suggest you try searching in the LibSearch database. LibSearch is the search box in the middle of the library homepage. It searches many of the library's databases at one time. Here are some suggested search terms for LibSearch:

religious nation

Christian nation


religion AND politics

church AND state

Add "United States" (using the quotation marks) to any of your searches

To narrow your results, use the “Refine your search” options on the left side of the results screen. You may want to check the first box, "Items with full text online." You may also want to check "Limit to articles from  peer-reviewed publications" if you need scholarly, research-oriented resources. You can also choose to refine by Content Type, Publication Date, or Subject Terms.

All of the items that have a gold graphic that says “Online” are available in full-text . Click on the title of the item to read it online. If the article doesn't pop up right away, look for links that say "article," "full text," or "pdf".  Those links should take you to a version of the article you can print or save.

  • Last Updated Dec 03, 2018
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