Background Information

More books on religion can be found on the fourth floor, in section B.

Atlas of the World's Religions REF G 1046. E 4 A 7 2007
Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion Online only
Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions Online only
Dictionary of Buddhism REF BQ 130. K 46 2003
Dictionary of Hinduism Online only
Encyclopedia of Native American Religions: An Introduction REF E 98. R 3 H 73 2000
Encyclopedia of Religion REF BL 31. E 46 2005
Encyclopedia of Religion and Society Online only
Encyclopedia of Religion in America Online only
Encyclopedia of the American Religious Experience REF BL 2525. E 53 1988
Islamic Studies Center Online only
Jewish Encyclopedia Online only
Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of World Religions REF BL 31. M 47 1999
Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church REF BR 95. O 8 2005
Oxford Dictionary of Islam Online only
Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion Online only

Journal Articles

Academic Search Premier
This multidisciplinary database is a great place to search for articles about any religion or belief system.
ATLA Religion Database
This database covers more than 1,600 journals on topics in religion and theology, including world religions, church history, and religion in social issues.
JSTOR is a journal archive that contains a wealth of scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles on all topics in religion and philosophy.
Project Muse
This archive of humanities journals contains thousands of articles about world religions and belief systems, theology, and related issues.
Religion & Philosophy Collection
This database can be used to locate articles on any religion or belief system, as well as articles on philosophy.

Web Resources
Comprehensive source for statistics on religious adherents. Search by religion or location.
American Academy of Religion
AAR is the world's largest association of academics who research or teach topics related to religion.
American Religion Data Archives
A collection of both membership data for the different congregations, and an extraordinary amount of opinion survey data.
Hartford Institute for Religion Research
Research and full-text articles on a variety of topics including women clergy, multiracial congregations, etc.
Interfaith Calendar
This calendar lists important days for a wide variety of faiths, and provides definitions as well. Also has links to religion news sources.
New Testament Gateway
Includes Web information about the New Testament and its background. Subject headings include: Greek New Testament, Non-Canonical Christian Texts, Bible Translations, Textual Criticism, Women and Gender.
Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
A collection of over 3000 essays on divisive religious issues, sponsored by an objective nonpartisan group interested in bringing people together.
This site offers quick comparisons of major world religions, as well as background information on world belief systems and religions.
Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life is one of the most respected sources of information about the spiritual lives of Americans. It can be used to locate statistics, poll information, and much more.
Pluralism Project
Developed by Harvard University to study and document the growing religious diversity on the United States, with a special view to its new immigrant religious communities. It includes images, research, calendars and many other links.
More than 5700 searchable full-text articles and chapters by recognized religious scholars. Topics include Old and New Testament, Theology, Ethics, History and Sociology of Religions, Comparative Religion, Religious Communication, Worship.
Religious Worlds
Information and links for study and interpretation of religions.
Religious Studies Web Guide
An enormous collection of links.
Sacred Text Archive
An archive of electronic texts about religion, mythology, legends and folklore, and occult and esoteric topics. Texts are presented in English translation and, in some cases, in the original language.
Virtual Religion Index
If I were going to list only one religion site, this would be it. It has everything, for all religions: religious texts, libraries, psychology and sociology of religion, ethics and moral values, biblical studies, comparative religion.