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About this guide

This is a guide to some of the best resources in Religious Studies here at the UWSP Library. 

Depending on your topic other resources may also be helpful, such as those for Art, Music, Anthropology, Psychology, etc.

For any research topic, Reference resources (including the books below) are a good place to start.


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Recommended Books

For the online version of Encyclopedia of Religion (2nd Ed.) see:

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Encyclopedia of Religion (2nd ed.)
Call Number: BL31 .E46 2005
ISBN: 0028657330
Location: Reference

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Encyclopedia of religion in America
Call Number: BL2520 .E52 2010
ISBN: 0872895807
Location: Reference


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Research Databases

  • ATLA Religion Database (EBSCO)
    An index compiled by the American Theological Library Association which covers Biblical studies, world religions, church history, and religious perspectives on social issues.
  • Academic Search Complete (EBSCO - Full Text)
    A multi-disciplinary database, with full-text coverage of thousands of academic journals and trade publications in the sciences, arts, humanities, and social sciences.
  • Brill E-Book Collection (Full Text)
    Academic e-books from a leading publisher in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Encyclopedia Judaica (Full Text)
    A leading source for information on the Jewish people, the Jewish faith, and the state of Israel.
  • JSTOR (Full Text)
    An archival full-text journal database which includes coverage in the arts, humanities, social sciences, life sciences, ethnic studies. Coverage begins with volume one of each title and continues to within 3 to 5 years of the most current issue.
  • Project Muse (Full Text)
    Provides full-text access to scholarly arts, humanities, social sciences, and mathematics journals. Topics covered: literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, and gender studies.
  • Reference Universe (Paratext)
    Reference Universe is designed to help you search within reference works that are included in the reference collection of the UWSP library.
  • Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory
    Need to check whether a journal is scholarly/academic? Look it up in Ulrich's, and check the serial type.
  • WorldCat (Firstsearch interface)
    WorldCat is a cooperative library catalog that includes holdings from libraries throughout the world. This link is a research oriented search interface that provides more advanced search choices, including specialized searches by format.
  • More databases...

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