The End of the World:  Utopias and Dystopias

Spring 2011

Listed in: Religion, as RELI-12; Robert Doran (Section 01)Susan Niditch (Section 01)

Questions about research in this course? Contact Michael Kasper.

  • Databases
  • Reference
  • Citing Sources

Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books

Academic OneFile (1980 to present)
Full-text articles from all disciplines.

Academic Search Premier (date coverage varies)
Full-text articles from over 3,600 journals in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and sciences.

America, History & Life (1964 to present)
Covers the world's scholarly literature on the history and culture of the United States and Canada.

ATLA Religion Database (1949 to present)
Index to journal articles, essays, and book reviews in the field of religion.


Encyclopedia Britannica
Standard general encyclopedia.

International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Scholarly surveys of all aspects of social sciences.

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Scholarly entries on all aspects of philosophy.


Print-format Reference Works

The Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism. New York, Continuum, 1998. 3 vols.
   20- to 40-page essays on apocalyptic traditions throughout history, and around the world. Each essay ends with a substantial bibliography of further readings. (Ref BL 501 E53 1998)

Encyclopedia of Millennialism and Millennial Movements. New York, Routledge, 2000.
   Brief, alphabetically-arranged entries on themes, groups, events, etc., each with a short bibliography. (Ref BT 891 E53 2000)

The Encyclopedia of Cults, Sects, and New Religions. Amherst NY, Prometheus, 1998.
  Short, alphabetically-arranged accounts of hundreds of mostly American groups; international coverage is limited. There's a huge bibliography at the end of the book. (Ref BL 2525 L49 1998)

Citing Sources


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