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Religion Research Guide

Core Resources

Citations and many full-text articles from religion and theology journals.
Index Islamicus  (1906+)
Indexes literature in European languages on Islam, the Middle East and Muslim areas of Asia and Africa, plus Muslim minorities elsewhere. Includes over 2,000 journals, conference proceedings, monographs, multi-authored works and book reviews.
Indexes articles in the various fields of Jewish studies and in the study of the land of Israel. Covers articles in Hebrew, Yiddish, and European languages.
Provides abstracts of articles appearing in scholarly journals in the fields of religion and theology.
Provides articles with bibliographies on every aspect of religion. The second edition of the classic Encyclopedia of Religion.
Searchable access to the following reference titles from Oxford University Press: A Dictionary of the Bible, The Oxford Companion to the Bible, The Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible, A Dictionary of Buddhism, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, The Oxford Dictionary of Islam, A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion, The Oxford Companion to Philosophy, The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy, The Oxford Dictionary of Popes, The Oxford Dictionary of Saints, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions.
Provides searchable full text of 30 Blackwell Companions to topics in religion.
Several Oxford Bibles along with Biblical reference works, commentary, and annotations from various Oxford study Bibles.
Collection of English-language reference resources on the Islamic world, including the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, The Oxford History of Islam, The Oxford Dictionary of Islam, and two translations of the Qur'an. Also includes a timeline of Islamic events and a date converter for the Christian and Islamic calendars.
Searchable full text of many Oxford University Press religion titles.
Peer-reviewed survey articles on religion.
Detailed guides to a wide variety of disciplines.

Important Resources

Bible in English  (990-1970)  
Note: Print back to 1946 at Firestone Reference (DR) & East Asian Library: (GEST) Z3001 .B49. Prior title covering 1936-40 at Gest Z3001.xB8; Cumulative bibliographies covering 1941-65 at GEST Z3001.C94 & Z3001.C93.
Records on all subjects (especially humanities and social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide in Western languages. Includes chapters in edited volumes, conference proceedings, etc.
Searchable full text access to the complete Cambridge Companions to literature, philosophy, religion, and classics.
Citations and abstracts to books, articles, and other material about Roman Catholicism published by Catholics or in Catholic publications.
Comprehensive encyclopedia of terms, concepts, persons, history, and exegesis of the Qur'an, with bibliographies and numerous cross-references
Articles on all aspects of the Jewish life, including religion, history, politics, culture, the Holocaust, Jewish arts and literature, Jews in America, and more. Composed of complete text of the 16-volume 1972 print edition, eight year books, and two decennial volumes.
Comprehensive information on the world of Islam in disciplines ranging from religion and history to politics and culture with a geographic and chronological scope encompassing the early Arab-Islamic Empire, Iran, Central Asia, the Indian subcontinent and Indonesia, the Ottoman Empire and all modern Islamic states.
Provides extensive information on women in the historical and contemporary Islamic world.
Archive of medieval art, recording works of art produced without geographical limitations from early apostolic times up to A.D. 1400.
Complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia, which was originally published between1901-1906
L'Annee Philologique  (1924-2008)  
Main index to the scholarship of classical studies published in all languages in both books and journals.
Texts of Latin literature spanning the Classical, Patristic, Medieval, and Neo-Latin periods.
Provides extensive coverage of all aspects of Catholicism.
Annotated bibliographies to some of the most important and most recent scholarship on various aspects of Jewish studies.
Past Masters    
Searchable full-text works in several languages from major philosophers and theologians.
Provides digitized copies of a range of Tibetan texts from the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center.
Wilson OmniFile  (1982+)  
Multi-disciplinary database providing select full text articles, abstracts, and indexing. Consists of databases for scholarly sources in agriculture, applied science and technology, art, biology, business, education, general science, humanities, law, library and information science, social sciences, as well as popular appeal titles.
Contains statistical information on world religions, Christian denominations, and people groups.
Contains detailed statistics on religious affiliation for every country of the world.

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