COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY
Karen Briere Updated: 8/28/19
RELIGION AND MYTHOLOGY
There is no religion department at San Antonio College. Religion is part of the curriculum in literature, history, and philosophy. Materials generally about religion and mythology and about specific religions and mythologies will be acquired. Reference works will include encyclopedias and dictionaries.
SCOPE OF COVERAGE
Language: English will be the primary language of the collection, unless there is a special request from a student or faculty for philosophy materials in another language.
Geography: World coverage, with an emphasis on Western Religions.
Chronology: All time periods.
All formats, including ebooks, may be considered for purchase. Serials are heavily relied upon for current material. Textbooks provide background information. Audiovisual materials will be reviewed for selective additions. CD-ROMs and DVDs are generally added when accompanying print material, but may be purchased separately when available.
Materials will be identified through recommendations in or from:
Publishers Discoverys and Flyers
Oxford University Press
Princeton University Press
Yale University Press
New Titles Elected for Essay and General Literature Index
Ref Z1035.1 .G89 1996 Guide to Reference Books
Ref BL48 .J64 1998 Recent Reference Books in Religion
Ref BL48 .M45 1992 Religious Information Sources
Superseded editions will be removed from the shelves unless they are listed in a major reference tool. Qualifications for indefinite retention include: historical information on the subject; local connection; community college connection; listed in standard reference works; out of print.