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Subject Guides

Religious Studies

  • Anchor Bible Dictionary
    Call Number: BS 440 A54 1992
  • Catholic Encyclopedia
    Call Number: BX 841 C25
  • Dictionary of Religion
    Call Number: BL 31 H37 1995
  • Encyclopedia of the American Religious Experience
    Call Number: BL 2525 E53 1987
  • Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism
    Call Number: BL 501 E53 1998
  • Encyclopedia of Judaism
    Call Number: BM 50 E63 1989
  • Encyclopedia of Religion
    Call Number: BL 31 E46
  • Encyclopedia of Women and World Religion
    Call Number: BL 458 E53 1999
  • New Interpreter's Bible
    Call Number: BS 491.2 N484 1994
  • Sacramentum Mundi
    Call Number: BR 95 S23

Print Index:

Religion Index
Access: shelved in the Library's Index area
Coverage: 1960-present
Content: "subject index to religious periodical literature including an author/editor index and scripture index." Current volume indexes 439 journals.

Guide to Social Science and Religion in Periodical Literature
Access: Network restricted
Coverage: 1993-present (print index covering 1969-1988 is also available)
Content: Citation index for over 100 journals. Citations can be viewed in three year blocks or searched by keyword.

Humanities Full Text
Access: EBSCOhost, network restricted
Coverage: 1984-present
Content: Full-text, abstracts, and indexing of the best-known scholarly journals and numerous lesser-known but important specialized magazines in the areas of Art, Classical Studies, Communications, Film, Gender Studies, History, Journalism, Literary & Social Criticism Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Religion and Theology, and more.

Access: Network restricted
Coverage: Varies by title
Content: Full-text of hundreds of academic journals in the areas of African American Studies, African Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, Folklore, Geography, History, History of Science & Technology, Language & Literature, Latin American Studies, Mathematics, Middle East Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Slavic Studies, Sociology, and Statistics.

Project Muse
Access: Network restricted
Coverage: varies (most titles cover the previous 2-5 years)
Content: Full-text Religious Studies titles include: Buddhist-Christian Studies, The Catholic Historical Review, Journal of Early Christian Studies, Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, Modern Judaism, Prooftexts, and more.

ProQuest Religion
Access: Restricted
Coverage: 1986 - current
Content: ProQuest Religion is an indispensable resource for religious studies programs and for anyone researching religious issues and perspectives. It covers formal theological studies and commentary on topics of general interest from the perspectives of many, worldwide religions. In addition, there are many titles from religious publishing bodies and nondenominational organizations..

Religion and Philosophy Collection (Gale)
Access: Restricted
Coverage: Varies by title
Content: Religion and Philosophy Collection provides access to scholarly journals and magazines of interest to both researchers and general users. The database offers balanced content that covers topics across a wide range of philosophies and religions.

  • World Religion Gateway(meta site with links to general resources and specific faiths)

  • Judaism and Jewish Resources(meta site with links ranging from Israel to Yiddish, and Books to Kashrut.)

  • New Testament Gateway(bible translations, gospels, ancient world, history, art, film, and more.)

  • Islam: Empire of Faith Created by PBS, this site takes a broad view of the many facets of ancient Islamic art and culture. The main sections are Faith, Art, Innovations, and Profiles. Entries focus on the contributions made by Islam to numerous fields and the stores of Muslim leaders.

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