Searching for Sacred Texts
In general, when searching for texts or translations of or works about a Buddhist sacred text, it helps to know what the Sanskrit title (if one is known) is of that text. The Sanskrit title is used in HOLLIS, article databases engines, and secondary literature to bring together all language versions and works about it.
The first appendix (begining on p. 911) of this work has an extensive list of scriptures and texts that may be of help in determining titles: The Classification of Buddhism = Bukkyō Kyōhan: Comprising the Classification of Buddhist Doctrines in India, China and Japan (Print Only).
- Mahāyāna Texts Translated into Western Languages: A Bibliographical Guide (Print Only)
- Buddhist Scriptures: A Bibliography (Print Only)
- A Concordance of Buddhist Birth Stories (Print Only)
Online Text Collections
In Andover-Harvard's Reference Collection
Please note that the library is planning to collect more scholarly English translations of Buddhist texts for the reference collection. Please use the Recommendation for Purchase Form to suggest titles.
The Book of Kadam: The Core Texts (Print Only)
Mind Training: The Great Collection (Print Only)