Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
It's All in the Name(s)
Names are crucial for finding historical information.
As you do your research, make a list of all the significant names you find (include alternate names and spellings) .
Names of influential individuals; legendary, historical, and honorific
Names of empires and historical periods
Names of groups of people, nationalities, etc.
Names of places; geographic and political
Knowing these can help you discover the information you need and identify the information you have.
Some Things to Note...
This worksheet is on Google Drive :
Important names, empires, dates/periods, peoples/nationalities, places, etc. (search words):
Origin and spread:
Relationship to political authority:
Period empires touched by this religion:
Effects on culture:
Bragging points for the religion:
Areas of concern for the religion:
Early College Student Access to Library Resources
You may borrow items from the library at WCC (and some other UH campuses) with a photo ID (like a driver's license).
You may also use WCC's online library resources; Log in when prompted. To recover your username or password, visit the:
Castle HS Reference Resources
Great Tools for Preliminary Research
High quality encyclopedia articles, videos, audios, related Web links, magazines, newspapers, an atlas, statistics, & biographical information.
(via HSPLS) World History in Context
Contextual information including reference content, with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.
Use this to find background information, keywords, links, and other leads.
Britannica Encyclopedia of World Religions by
Publication Date: 2006
Has "entries on religious movements and concepts, historical and legendary figures, divinities and supernatural characters, and important religious places. Get coverage of all religions, including in-depth articles of major religions—Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and more."
Encyclopedia of Religion by
Call Number: REF BL31 .E46 1995
An important reference source reflecting contemporary religious scholarship and interdisciplinary influences from the humanities, the fine arts, the social sciences, and the natural sciences.
Windward Community College Library • 45-720 Keaʻahala Rd. • Kāneʻohe, HI 96744
Content: Windward Community College Library