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Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)

Provides full text for more than 5,300 scholarly publications, including full text for 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage spans virtually every area of academic study and offers information dating as far back as 1865.

Oxford Reference Online

Contains about 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press. Fully-indexed and cross-searchable, reference books are listed by subject - see "Religion & Philosophy."

Project Muse

Scholarly journals in a broad range of subjects - view title list.


A journal archive covering arts, humanities, and social sciences. Coverage extends until 3-5 years ago. *Current issues may be available in other databases - to see our complete full-text coverage for a particular journal title, use the Magazines/Journal search in the library catalog.

America: History & Life (EBSCO)

Indexes articles, books, reviews, and dissertations on the history of Canada and the United States. Covers 1964 to present. Linked full text may be available in other GTL databases.

Historical Abstracts (EBSCO)

Indexes articles, books, reviews, and dissertations on world history from 1450, excluding the U.S. and Canada. Covers 1954 to present. Linked full text may be available in other GTL databases.

Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective

An index covering a wide range of interdisciplinary fields in a broad array of humanities and social sciences journals. Covers 1907-1984. Linked full text may be available in other GTL databases.

Print Resources

LC call number ranges: BL [World Religions & Mythology], BM [Judaism], BP [Islam & Bahaism], BQ [Buddhism],
BR [Christianity], BS [The Bible], BT [Doctrinal Theology], BV [Practical Theology], BX [Christian Denominations]

Subject headings:
[name of religion, e.g.: Christianity]
[group within a religion, e.g.: Women in Islam]
Monasticism and Religious Orders

General Overviews

Encyclopedia of American Religions

REF BL 2525 .M449 2003

Encyclopedia of Religion [16 v.]

REF BL 31 .E46 1987

Mythology and the Occult

Dictionary of Classical Mythology

REF BL 715 .G713 1986

Man, Myth, and Magic [24 v.]

REF BL 100 .M3

Myths and Legends of the World [4 v.]

REF BL 311 .M97 2000

Christianity and Judaism

The Jewish Religion: A Companion

REF BM 50 .J28 1995

The New Catholic Encyclopedia [15 v.]

REF BX 841 .N44 2003

The Oxford Companion to the Bible

REF BS 440 .M434 1993

The World Christian Encyclopedia [2 v.]

REF BR 157 .W67 2001

Other Religions

The Shambhala Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen

REF BQ 130 .L492513 1991
(Second copy in General Collection, at same call number)

The Hindu World: An Encyclopedic Survey of Hinduism [2 v.]

REF BL 1105 .W34 1968

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic world [4 v.]

REF DS 35.53 .O95 1995

General Websites

Statistics on congregations and membership for all the world's religions.

Religious Studies Page (Voice of the Shuttle)

Very long list of good sites.


Last updated 06-23-08