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Subject Guides - Religious Studies, Theology, and Philosophy

Online Encyclopedias

  • Contemporary American Religion (Gale Virtual Reference Library)
    Profiles of religious groups, from mainstream groups such as Catholicism and Judaism to cults such as Heaven's Gate and the Branch Davidians, with articles on cultural, social, and legal issues, as well as holidays and celebrations.
  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
    Online resource with scholarly coverage on all aspects of philosophy.
  • Other Reference Works in Print

  • New Interpreter's Bible (REF 220.77 N42)
    General articles & introduction, commentary, & reflections for each book of the Bible, including the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical books.
  • New Catholic Encyclopedia (REF 203 C29NEn)
    Coverage includes ethics, anthropology, spirituality, Scripture, civil law, and the social sciences from a Catholic perspective. Earlier 1917 version available online at http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/

Key Databases

  • Academic Search Premier
    Multidisciplinary database with strong full text coverage of scholarly journals in philosophy and religion.
  • ProQuest Research Library
    Includes full text periodical articles on religion and philosophy topics.
  • Atla: Catholic Periodical & Literature Index
    Database covering all aspects of Catholicism back to 1981. Content from periodicals, Papal documents, Church promulgations and other Catholic publications. Some full text and links to full text.

Streaming Video

Other Resources

  • OmniFile Full Text Mega
    Full text database with coverage on theology and Biblical studies, along with philosophy and other topics in the humanities.
  • Sage Premier Journals
    20+ full text, peer reviewed journals specific to theology and biblical studies.
  • Google Scholar
    Search scholarly content across the web, including books and journal articles. Full text may not be included – if not, checkCoolCat or WorldCat for books, and Online & Print Journals for articles.
  • Facts on File History Databases
    Searchable content from history books and reference sets, with general coverage of religions, religious movements and individuals, throughout history.

Catholic News Sources

Citing Sources

  • MLA Style Guide
  • Zotero
    A citation generator and management tool, Zotero can help you keep all of your citation information together and generate a bibliography for you.

Books

Theology books have call numbers in the 200's. Philosophy books have call numbers in the 100's. Reference books are on the main floor in the Reference Room. All other religion and philosophy books are located on the upper floor, right side.

Websites

Theology Reference
Philosophy Reference

Search selected websites for philosophical research.

Statistics & Data
  • Religion Data Archives
    Archives of religious data from numerous organizations and research centers. Includes polls, surveys and reports covering religion in America and around the world.
  • CARA Reports & Data
    Numerous reports and datasets related to the Catholic Church, from the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University.
  • U.S. Religious Landscape
    Extensive survey from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. Many other religious surveys and reports are also available.
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