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Religious Studies
 

DATABASES PERIODICALS
ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials: Combines the premier index to material in all fields of religion with ATLA's collection of major religion and theology journals.
 
Religion & Philosophy Database: 250+ magazines and academic journals covering religion and philosophy.
 
Films on Demand - Philosophy & Religion: Includes videos on philosophy, ethics, religion, and world religions. VIDEOS.
 
Search Humanities databases (includes Religious Studies).
Find Journals on Religion.
 
Search by journal name:
  • american theological inquiry
  • black theology
  • catholic historical review
NEWS
CQ Researcher - Religion: Overviews of hot or controversial topics related to religion.
 
Religion News Service: Offers in-depth, non-sectarian coverage of religion, spirituality and ideas.
 
 
WorldWide Religious News: Non-profit service to provide the international academic and legal community with up to date religious news from around the world.
 
National Catholic Reporter: Independent journalistic outlet for Catholics and others who struggle with the complex moral and societal issues of the day.
 
Religion Newswriters Foundation: Resources for journalists reporting about religion and those looking for up-to-date news on religion.
REFERENCE BOOKS / E-BOOKS (For more, search the Library Catalog)
General
 
Encyclopedia of American religious history, 2001. R200 Q44.
 
Encyclopedia of Religion, 2nd ed. (2005), Gale Virtual Reference Library eBook.
 
Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America (2006), EBSCO ebook.
 
Faith in America: changes, challenges, new directions (2006), R200.973 F35.
 
The Oxford dictionary of world religions (1997), R200.3 O84.
 
Religion and Technology in the 21st century: Faith in the e-world (2006), EBSCO ebook.
 
Religions of the ancient world: a guide (2004), R200 R446 2004.
 
Religious Holidays and Calendars (2004), Credo ebook.
 
Christianity/Catholicism
 
Encyclopedia of Catholicism (2007), EBSCO ebook.
 
Historical dictionary of the Reformation & Counter-Reformation (2000), R270.6 H55.
 
New Catholic Encyclopedia, 2nd ed. (2002), R282.03 C286 and Gale Virtual Reference eBook.
 
World Christian encyclopedia: a comparative survey of churches & religions AD 30-AD (2000), R230.9 B3.
Bible
 
Book of Bible quotations (2005), Credo ebook.
 
Dictionary of Biblical criticism and interpretation (2007), EBSCO ebook.
 
Eerdmans dictionary of the Bible (2000), R220.3 E44.
 
The New Oxford Annotated Bible; with the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical books, 3rd ed. (2001) R220.520 N43.
 
Judaism
 
Encyclopedia of Judaism (2006), EBSCO ebook.
 
Jewish Thought: An Introduction (2006), EBSCO ebook.
 
The new encyclopedia of Judaism (2002), Credo ebook.
 
The Oxford dictionary of the Jewish Religion (1997), R296 O94.
 
The Talmud = [Talmud Bavli]: the Steinsaltz edition (1989), R296.1 S59.
 
Islam
 
Contemporary Islam: dynamic not static (2006), EBSCO ebook.
 
Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim world (2004), R297 E63 2004.
 
Encyclopaedia of the Qur'an (2001), R297.1 E53.
The Qu'Ran (transl., 2001), Credo ebook.
WEBSITES
General
 
Association of Religion Data Archives: Includes quantitative data about churches, membership, congregations, and denominations worldwide.
 
ATLA Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative: Repository of digital resources, including images of woodcuts, photographs, slides, papyri, coins, maps, and manuscripts.
 
Gifford Lectures Online: Full texts of Gifford lectures on natural theology.
 
The Internet Sacred Text Archive: Electronic texts on religion, mythology, legends & folklore, and occult topics.
 
The Pluralism Project: Harvard University site seeking to help Americans engage with realities of religious diversity through research, outreach, and dissemination of resources.

The Theological Commons: Digital library of 76,717 books and journals on theology and religion, including 26,783 volumes from the Princeton Theological Seminary Library.
 
Christianity
 
 
Five Gospel Parallels: The texts of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and Thomas in English, with cross-references to parallel passages. View texts side by side.
 
 
Resources for American Christianity: Research topics include church leadership, congregations, ethics, and worship.
 
The Text this Week: Resources for study and liturgy based on the 3-year Revised Common Lectionary cycle.
 
Catholicism
 
Papal Encyclicals Online: Contains Papal and other official documents of the Catholic Church.
 
English Translation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Second Edition English translation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
 
Catholic Encyclopedia, 1st ed. (1914): *The 2nd edition of the New Catholic Encyclopedia (2002) is available in print: R282.03 C286 and online: Gale Virtual Reference eBook.
 
Judaism
 
Aleppo Codex: Online, fully-searchable version of the oldest and most complete Hebrew bible in existence.

JewishEncyclopedia.com: 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia published 1901-06.
 
Jews in America: Devoted to the experience of American Jews from 1654 to the present day.

JNUL Digitized Book Repository: Digitized out-of-print monographs, ranging from the 15th to 20th centuries, from the Jewish National & University Library.
 
Islam
 
Introduction to Islam: Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of Islam from the Middle East Institute.
 
Islam 101: Educational site on Islam, its way of life, civilization and culture.
 
Al Tafsir.com: Provides access to the largest and greatest online collection of Qur’anic Commentary (tafsir or tafseer), translation, recitation and essential resources in the world.
 
The Koran: Electronic version of The Holy Qur'an, translated by M.H. Shakir and published by Tahrike Tarsile Qur'an, Inc., in 1983.
 
Buddhism
 
BuddhaNet: Buddhist information and education network provides access to many full-text materials, online study guides, and e-book and audio libraries.
 
Hinduism
 
 
 
Religion and Science
 
Counterbalance Interactive Library: Explores relationship between religion and science. Presents contributions from many leading scholars in the fields of religion, philosophy, and science.
 
Interdisciplinary Encyclopedia of Religion & Science: Online encyclopedia offers scholarly articles relevant to contemporary dialogue between religion and science, primarily from a Catholic theological perspective.