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Religion Resources

Materials on religion may be found in the following call number areas.

BL 1-50 Religion (General )
BL 74-98 Religions of the World
BL 175-290 Natural Theology
BL 425-490 Religious Doctrines (General)
BL 660-2670 History & Principles of Religion
BM Judaism
BP Islam
BQ Buddhism
BR Christianity
BS The Bible
BT Doctrinal Theology
BV Practical Theology
BX Christian Denominations

To find specific materials on religion, try searching with any of the following keywords or subjects.

Keywords : Religion, Religions, God, Cults, Sects, Theology, various denominational names
(i.e. Catholic, Methodist, Baptist)

Subjects:
Religion, Religions, various religions (Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism),
various aspects of religion such as religious freedom, religious belief, religious experience)

You may also access e-books through netLibrary, a virtual library which contains over 25,000
full-text electronic books. These full-text e-books may be viewed and searched online and sections
may be printed for your research needs. In order to access this virtual library, you must first create an
account from on-campus. Click here for an online tutorial.

REFERENCE WORKS

Atlas of the Bible Electronic Book
Book of Bible Quotations Electronic Book
Book of Hindu Lore and Legend Electronic Book
Book of Jewish Lore and Legend Electronic Book
Macmillan Dictionary of the Bible Electronic Book
The Holy Bible, King James Version Electronic Book
The Qur'an Electronic Book
Who's Who in Christianity Electronic Book
Who's Who in the New Testament Electronic Book
Who's Who in the Old Testament Electronic Book
A Dictionary of Comparative Religion BL 31.D54
Encyclopedic Dictionary of Religion BL 1.M42
The Encyclopedia Handbook of Cults in America BL 2525.M45
The Encyclopedia of Eastern Philosophy andReligion: Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Zen BL 1005.L4813
Encyclopedia of Native American Religions: an Introduction E98.R3 H73
New Historical Atlas of Religion in America G1201.E4N4
A Reader’s Guide to the Great Religions BL 80.2.A3

 

DATABASES

You may access the following databases from any computer workstation on campus. For off-campus access, please follow the instructions found on the library’s homepage under “Off-Campus Access Instructions”or click here for an online tutorial.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center is an excellent one-stop source for information on social issues. Full-text newspaper and magazine articles, statistics, viewpoint articles, primary documents, and links to websites are all included. Click here for an online tutorial.

Academic Search Complete is a valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database.

Religion & Philosophy Collection is a comprehensive database covering topics such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.

Sociological Abstracts indexes and abstracts the international literature in sociology and related disciplines such as religion.

 

WEBSITES

Virtual Religion Index provides hyperlinks to religion related websites as well as major directories and documents within religion homepages.

World Religions Religion Statistics is an excellent source of statistical information about the religions and faiths of the world.

American Religion Data Archive presents data on churches and church membership, religious professionals, and religious groups in America.

Religion refdesk.com lists websites on various world religions

Hartford Institute for Religion Research provides “quality, social scientific religion research information for religious leaders as well as the general public.

Librarian’s Index to the Internet - Religion presents over 200 websites on religion that have been selected and evaluated for content and quality.

 

If you have questions regarding any of these resources or need assistance finding
additional information, please
Ask a Librarian.