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Finding Religion Material in the Library

Religion materials fall into the following call number ranges:

  • 200 Religion
  • 210 Philosophy & theory of religion
  • 220 The Bible
  • 230 Christianity & Christian theology
  • 240 Christian practice & observance
  • 250 Christian pastoral practice & religious orders
  • 260 Christian organization, social work & worship
  • 270 History of Christianity
  • 280 Christian denominations
  • 290 Other religions

It's usually best to start with a keyword search, but subject headings applied to relevant books can help to refine your results. Open the item record of a book that interests you. Scroll down to the clickable subject headings, and run another search to explore similar books.

You can also browse the headings associated with a particular topic as a way of getting started with your research.

Database Resources

  • eHRAF World Cultures
    eHRAF World Cultures is an online cross-cultural database that contains information on all aspects of cultural and social life.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
  • Opposing Viewpoints In Context
    Opposing Viewpoints in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues.
  • Oxford Reference Premium
    Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection combines rich and scholarly resources offered by acclaimed titles in the Oxford Companions series with authoritative quick-reference coverage of the full subject spectrum.
  • Points of View Reference Center
    Points of View Reference Centerâ„¢ is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database covers more than 290 topics.
  • ProQuest Religion
    ProQuest Religion is a valuable resource for religious studies programs and for anyone researching religious issues and perspectives. This resource presently has more than 150 journals, with most of them available with full-text.

General Religion Resources on the Web

  • Adherents.com
    Adherents.com is a growing collection of over 43,870 adherent statistics and religious geography citations: references to published membership/adherent statistics and congregation statistics for over 4,200 religions, churches, denominations, religious bodies, faith groups, tribes, cultures, movements, ultimate concerns, etc.
  • Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA)
    The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) strives to democratize access to the best data on religion.
  • BeliefNet
    Beliefnet is a source of spiritual information presented without defined editorial point-of-view, and is a leading authority for major news organizations in the United States.
  • Internet Sacred Texts Archive
  • Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
    Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life delivers nonpartisan, timely information on issues and debates related to religion, news, politics, and international and public affairs.
  • ReligiousTolerance.org
    Links and information collected by the non-academic multi-faith organization Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance.
  • Virtual Religion Index
    Large link collection from Rutgers University, categorized by religion. Also includes resources for ancient religions, archaeology, philosophy, sociology of religion
 

Selected Library Resources

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Founding Faith - Steven Waldman
Call Number: Main 323.4420973 W146f
ISBN: 0812974743
Publication Date: 2009-03-10

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Psychology, Religion, and the Nature of the Soul - Graham Richards
Call Number: Electronic Resource
ISBN: 9781441971739
Publication Date: 2011-01-01

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Overcoming religious illiteracy : a cultural studies approach to the study of religion in secondary education - Diane L. Moore
Call Number: Main 379.28 M782o
ISBN: 1403963487
Publication Date: 2007-09-15

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