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Religion and Philosophy Collection

A comprehensive database covering religion and philosophy information.   More Info

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JSTOR

Full-text coverage and searching, from first issue to within the past five years, of some of the world's most important scholarly journals. While much pertinent material will be found, religious studies journals are not included.   More Info

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Project Muse

Full-text online editions of over 100 scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences. Among MUSE religious studies titles are: Buddhist-Christian Studies, Journal of Early Christian Studies, Modern Judaism, and Spiritus: A Journal of Christian Spirituality.   More Info

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Periodicals Index Online

Indexes over 3,000 academic and popular periodicals published from as early as 1770 to 1995 in the humanities and social sciences in English and other western languages. Three-hundred-and thirty-two journals on religion/theology - many in languages other than English -- may be searched as a group.   More Info

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Databases & Other Web Resources

Academic Search Complete

Valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 6,100 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,100 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 10,100 journals and a total of more than 10,600 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 journals.   More Info

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America: History and Life

Covers Asians in the United States and Canada and the intersection of these countries with things Asian. The most important index/abstract to contemporary journal literature, but also covers book and media reviews, collections, and dissertations published from 1954 to date.   More Info

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Early American Imprints I

Full-text searchable and an exact image of the original: Textual research in 17th and 18th century American studies has been transformed. Based on the renowned American Bibliography by Charles Evans and enhanced by Roger Bristol's supplement, Early American Imprints is a definitive resource for researching every aspect of 17th- and 18th-century America.   More Info

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Early English Books Online

22 million digital page images of every work printed in the English language as well as works printed in Great Britain and its dependencies from 1473-1700 in any language.   More Info

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Historical Abstracts

Historical research database that provides coverage from over 2,000 scholarly journals.   More Info

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Humanities Source

Humanities International Complete provides full text of hundreds of journals, books and other published sources from around the world. Produced by Whitston Publishing (an imprint of EBSCO Publishing), this database includes all data from Humanities International Index (more than 2,200 journals and 2.71 million records) plus unique full-text content, much of which is not found in other databases. Major subject areas include literature, philosophy, the arts, history, culture and multi-disciplinary humanities titles, with a special emphasis on literature and the literary arts. The database also includes original creative works including poems, fiction, photographs, paintings and illustrations.   More Info

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IngentaConnect

Citations to articles from over 20,000 journals; most citations are accompanied by brief abstracts. Many religious studies titles are represented in the Ingenta system, some in full text in Ingenta Select.   More Info

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MasterFILE Premier

indexes approximately 2,600 periodical titles, including 1900 full-text titles. Many of the full-text items are also available as scanned images. Topics cover a wide range of disciplines-- business, health, education, science, and more-as well as many general interest magazines.   More Info

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Philosopher's Index

The world's primary index to the literature of philosophy, leading to citations and abstracts of journal articles and other philosophy publications. Coverage of English-language materials begins in 1940; coverage for non-English language materials begins in 1967. Also, a powerful source for identifying book reviews.   More Info

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POIESIS

Full-text access to a growing number of philosophy journals. Ultimately 100 journals will be covered, and 53 are currently available. Every word in every available issue is fully searchable.   More Info

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Social Explorer

Reproduces statistical reports and maps based upon U.S. decennial censuses, the American Community Survey (ACS), and data collected by the Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA).   More Info

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Encyclopedias, Directories, Handbooks

Encyclopaedia Judaica

First published in the early 1970s, Encyclopaedia Judaica is the most authoritative encyclopedia on Judaism and Jewish life and history worldwide. Its well-over 21,000 entries, which conclude with bibliographies, are authored by Israeli, American and European experts.   More Info

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New Catholic Encyclopedia

The most authoritative source for all things Catholic and for the Catholic perspective on a huge diversity of topics. Topics include such 'hot' contemporary issues as abortion, divorce, cloning, and reproductive technologies as well as a wide range of historical and biographical topics.   More Info

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Oxford Handbooks Online

A collection of Oxford Handbooks in four subject modules - Business and Management; Philosophy; Political Science; and Religion. Each handbook takes an aspect of its discipline and unpacks it, explaining the key issues, the classic and contemporary debates on those issues, and setting the agenda for how those debates might evolve.   More Info

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Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Online version of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Articles can be browsed alphabetically or by philosophical themes, philosophies, historical periods, and religions. Full text entries can be searched by keyword, contributor, or bibliography.   More Info

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Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP)

This freely available online only effort is one of the most up-to-date, prestigious, and authoritative encyclopedias in the field. All entries are reviewed by a distinguished editorial board before going public. Title, author, and subject searches may be run as well as a basic Google search. Entries are signed and conclude with a bibliography of print and Internet resources. Cross references are also provided.   More Info

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Websites

  • ArtPromote

    A guide to museum exhibitions, library collections, and related resources for finding images and researching spiritual and religious art online.

  • Making of America

    A digital collection of primary sources in American social history, with an emphasis on religion.

  • Papal Encyclicals Online

    A collection of papal and Church documents.

  • Religious Worlds

    A compilation of links for religious traditions around the world.


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