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Primary subject databases
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Atla Religion Database with AtlaSerials Index with some full text for articles and books on religion and theology. View Full Description

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Secondary subject databases
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Sociology Collection Index and full-text databases covering sociology, social work, and related disciplines. View Full Description

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Tertiary subject databases
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Atla Historical Monographs Collection Monographs from 13th century to early 1900s on religious language, development, and relationships with other issues. View Full Description
Biblical Studies - Oxford Bibliographies A collection of core resources in biblical studies. Selected by experts. View Full Description
Cambridge Histories Historical summaries providing larger perspectives on a variety of subjects. View Full Description
Historical Databases Includes Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life View Full Description
Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984 (H.W. Wilson) Interdisciplinary database with articles from more than 1200 English-language periodicals. View Full Description
JSTOR Current and back issues of journals in arts and sciences. View Full Description
RAMBI: The Index of Articles on Jewish Studies Selected articles, taken chiefly from the holdings of the Jewish National and University Library. View Full Description
Religion and Theology @ ProQuest Selected ProQuest databases for Religion and Theology. View Full Description


The concise Oxford dictionary of world religions
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.
Dictionary of contemporary religion in the Western world
Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press. 2002. BL31 .D544
Encyclopedic dictionary of cults, sects, and world religions
Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2006. Location: BL31 .M295 2006
Encyclopedia of politics and religion (2 volumes)
Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly, 1998. Location: BL65.P7 E53
Encyclopedia of Religious and Spiritual Development
Thousand Oaks, Calif.: SAGE Publications, 2006
The Watkins dictionary of religions and secular faiths
London: Watkins, 2008. Location: BL31 .B37

General (Christianity)

The concise Oxford dictionary of the Christian church
Oxford: Oxford University Press 2006
Dictionary of Christianity in America
Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 1990. Location: BR515 .D53
Encyclopedia of early Christianity
New York: Garland Pub., 1990. Location: BR162.2 .E53
Encyclopedia of the early Christianity
New York: Garland Pub. 1997. Location: BR162.2 .E53 1997
The New international dictionary of New Testament theology (3 volumes)
Exeter: Paternoster Press, 1980. Location: BS2397 .N48 1980
The Oxford encyclopedia of the Reformation
New York: Oxford University Press, 1996

General (Islam)

The Columbia world dictionary of Islamism
New York: Columbia University Press, 2007. Location: BP40 .D5313
New encyclopedia of Islam
Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press, 2001. Location: BP40 .G42 2002
The Oxford dictionary of Islam
New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.
A popular dictionary of Islam
New York: Routledge Curzon 1997

General (Judaism)

Dictionary of Judaism in the biblical period: 450 B.C.E. to 600 C.E. (2 volumes)
New York: Macmillan Library Reference USA, 1996. Location: BM50 .D525
Encyclopaedia Judaica (16 volumes)
New York: Macmillan, 1971. Location: DS102.8 .E496
The New Encyclopedia of Judaism
New York: New York University Press, 2002. Location: BM50 .E63
The Jewish religion: a companion
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995. Location: BM50 .J28
A popular dictionary of Judaism
New York: Taylor & Francis Group 2004
The Routledge dictionary of Judaism
Richmond, Surrey : Curzon Press 1997

General (Eastern Religions)

General (Other Religions)

A dictionary of Buddhism
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.
A popular dictionary of Buddhism
Lincolnwood, Ill.: NTC Pub. Group, 1997.
Encyclopedia of Buddhism
New York: Macmillan Reference USA/Thomson/Gale, c2004.
The Encyclopedia of Eastern philosophy and religion: Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Zen
Boston: Shambhala, 1989. Location: BL1005 .L4813
Key Concepts in Eastern Philosophy
New York: Routledge 1999
Dictionary of Celtic mythology
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012
A dictionary of ancient Near Eastern mythology
New York: Routledge, 2002
Dictionary of Asian mythology
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012
Dictionary of Native American mythology
Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 1992. Location: E98 .R3G46
A Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses
London: Routledge, 2005
Encyclopedia of African Religion
Thousand Oaks, Calif.: SAGE Publications, 2009
Encyclopedia of Mormonism (4 volumes)
New York: Maxwell Macmillan International, 1992. Location: BX8605.5 .E62
Encyclopedia of New Religious Movements
London: Routledge, 2006.
The Routledge Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses
London ; New York : Routledge 2005
The Routledge Dictionary of Religious and Spiritual Quotations
London: Routledge, 2000.


A calendar of saints: the lives of the principal saints of the Christian year
London: Orbis, 1986 Location: BX4651.2 .B46
The Oxford dictionary of saints
New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.
Who's who in Christianity
London: Routledge, 2002

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