Religion Resource Guide
There are many resources in the library which will provide information on this topic. The purpose of this Subject Guide is to give you some suggestions for getting started. Keep in mind that another important resource is the librarian at the Reference Desk, (732) 987-2422 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, who can suggest other useful sources and assist you in using the library catalog and the indexes.
Online Library Catalog
The Library Catalog lists the books, maps, audiovisual materials and periodicals in the university library. You may search the catalog by author, title, subject and keyword. Some possible ways to search for materials would be:
- Name of a particular person
SAINT LUKE, JESUS CHRIST
- Terms in combination, to narrow the search
BIBLE AND JOHN
- Terms for types of works
COMMENTARIES AND NEW TESTAMENT
Use Complex Search for more options, like searching for the Item Type "video."
Indexes and Abstracts
Searching by topic in these indexes will give you a list of articles from journals or chapters in books. Some articles will be full text. Some databases are computer-searchable via the campus network.
Academic Search Premier
ATLAS Religion Database
New Testament Abstracts (paper only)
Old Testament Abstracts (paper only)
Wilson OmniFile / Humanities
Catholic Periodical & Literature Index
To see if your article is full text in another database, you may consult the
If an article is not full text in any database, you need to consult the library WebCat, which lists the periodical titles held by the library. WebCat gives you the dates and format (print, microfiche, microfilm) of each periodical title the library subscribes to.
This is just a sample of available titles. Browse through the "BL-BX" classification in the Reference area to find others.
|Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament
|Theological Dictionary of the New Testament
|The Anchor Bible Dictionary
|The New Jerome Biblical Commentary
|The HarperCollins Bible Commentary
||Ref BS491.2 .H37
|The New Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible
|Young's Analytical Concordance to the Bible
|The HarperCollins Dictionary of Religion
|Encyclopedia of Religion NEW ONLINE
|New Catholic Encyclopedia NEW ONLINE
|New Historical Atlas of Religion in America
||Ref G1201.E4 N4
|Encyclopedia of Buddhism NEW ONLINE
|INTERDISCIPLINARY REFERENCE SOURCES
|The Encyclopedia of Science and Religion NEW ONLINE
||Ref BL240.3 .E53
|The Sociology of Religion
||Ref BL60 .H6
|The Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion
||Ref BL65.P7 E53
|Religion and American Law: An Encyclopedia
||Ref KF4783.A68 R45
|Handbook of Religion and Mental Health
||Ref BL65 .M45 H26
|Encyclopedia of American Women and Religion
You may locate other World Wide Web sites by using search engines such as Yahoo! or Lycos, which permit you to search by names or topics. For assistance, consult the librarian at the Reference Desk.