Religion Research Guide

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Try these databases first to find journal articles in this discipline.
  • ATLA Religion Database (1949 to present)
    Comprehensive index for religious and theological scholarship, including citations for journal articles, monographs, essays in multi-author works, and book reviews.
  • Index Islamicus (1906 to present)
    Covers literature on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world, including Muslim areas of Asia and Africa.
    Full-text backfiles of over two thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. (Alumni access)
  • Sociological Abstracts (1952 to present)
    Covers the international literature in sociology and related disciplines.
  • Social Science Database (ProQuest)
    Covers academic literature for disciplines ranging from anthropology, sociology, and political science to communication, education, criminology, demography, economics and more.
  • Bibliography of Asian Studies (1973 to present)
    Index to articles and books in Asian Studies, including humanities and social sciences.
  • Historical Abstracts with Full Text (1955 to present)
    Scholarly literature about world history since 1450 (excluding the United States and Canada).
  • America, History & Life (1964 to present)
    Covers the world's scholarly literature on the history and culture of the United States and Canada.
  • ITER: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (1784 to present)
    More than 1.3 million citations for books, articles, essays, dissertations, and other sources on the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

For more databases, use the subject filter on A-Z Databases

Use these encyclopedias and reference works to get started on a topic.
  • Reference Universe
    Searchable index of the library's entire reference collection, both print and electronic.
  • Oxford Islamic Studies Online
    Interdisciplinary reference content and commentary, plus Quranic materials, primary sources, images, maps, and timelines. Includes Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World and other core reference works on Islam.
  • Encyclopedia of Religion
    Online version of 15-volume standard reference work.
  • Encyclopaedia Judaica
    Important scholarly encyclopedia for all aspects of Judaic studies.
  • Jacoby Online (Brill)
    The authoritative resource for the study of ancient Greek historians, it includes Jacoby's Fragmente der griechischen Historiker I-III; Brill's New Jacoby, a new English edition of FgrHist I-IIII; and Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker IV and V.
  • Society for Biblical Literature's Bible Odyssey
    Searchable full text for New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), the Contemporary English Version (CEVD), and the King James Version (KJV).
  • Bibles topic guide
    Help finding editions of the Bibles in Frost Library.
Check out these resources first (also see the Primary Sources research guide).
  • EEBO: Early English Books Online (1473-1700)
    Full text of over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640), Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700), and the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661).
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) (1701-1800)
    Page images and full-text searching for more than 136,000 key English- and foreign-language titles printed in Great Britain during the 18th century, based on the English Short Title Catalogue.
  • ARTstor
    Image database including architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design as well as many other forms of visual culture.
  • Social Explorer (1790 to present)
    Access to data from the U.S. Census, American Community Survey, religious congregations, and other sources, with options to create thematic and interactive maps and reports.
  • Association of Religion Data Archives
    Quantitative data sets for the study of American religion
  • National Congregations Study
    Data from 1998 and 2006-2007 surveys of a representative sample of America's churches, synagogues, mosques and other local places of worship.
  • Pew Research Center on Religion & American Life
    Independent polling, research, media analysis, and publications on issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs in the U.S. and around the world.

Ethics at the edges of law : Christian moralists and American legal thought (Kaveny, Cathleen, author.) Frost Library; BJ1251 .K275 2018

Human dependency and Christian ethics (Sullivan-Dunbar, Sandra, author.) Frost Library; BJ1275 .S855 2017

Uncertainty in post-Reformation Catholicism : a history of probabilism (Tutino, Stefania, author.) Frost Library; BJ1278.P76 T88 2018

The Upaniṣads : a complete guide Frost Library; BL1124.56 .U612 2018

Being Hindu : understanding a peaceful path in a violent world (Sengupta, Hindol, author.) Frost Library; BL1202 .S33 2018

The assimilation of yogic religions through pop culture Frost Library; BL1241.57 .A87 2017

Confucianism : its roots and global significance (Li, Minghui, 1953-, author.) Frost Library; BL1853 .L5 2017

Genuine pretending : on the philosophy of the Zhuangzi (Moeller, Hans-Georg, 1964-, author.) Frost Library; BL1900.C576 M64 2017

Dream trippers : global Daoism and the predicament of modern spirituality (Palmer, David A., 1969-, author.) Frost Library; BL1923 .P35 2017

Gods, heroes, and ancestors (Tran, Anh Q., 1965-, author, translator.) Frost Library; BL2055 .T69 2018

Heian jidai no shinkō to shūkyō girei (Mitsuhashi, Tadashi, 1960-2014. 三橋正, 1960-2014.) Frost Library; BL2205 .M56 2000

Shinto, nature, and ideology in contemporary Japan : making sacred forests (Rots, Aike P., author.) Frost Library; BL2211.G76 R68 2017

Religion vs. science : what religious people really think (Ecklund, Elaine Howard, author.) Frost Library; BL240.3 .E249 2018

Beyond physicalism : toward reconciliation of science and spirituality Frost Library; BL241 .B445 2015

Galileo revisited : the Galileo affair in context (Scotti, Paschal, 1961- author.) Frost Library; BL245 .S26 2017

Christianizing Egypt : syncretism and local worlds in late antiquity (Frankfurter, David, 1961-, author.) Frost Library; BL2455 .F725 2018

Èṣù : Yoruba god, power, and the imaginative frontiers Frost Library; BL2480.Y6 E88 2013

A communion of shadows : religion and photography in nineteenth-century America (Lindsey, Rachel McBride, author.) Frost Library; BL2525 .L553 2017

The Rastafari movement : a North American and Caribbean perspective (Barnett, Michael (Michael A.) author.) Frost Library; BL2532.R37 B36 2018

Secularism : politics, religion, and freedom (Copson, Andrew, author.) Frost Library; BL2747.8 .C648 2017

Hasidism : a new history (Biale, David, 1949-, author.) Frost Library; BM198.3 .B53 2018

Jews on the frontier : religion and mobility in nineteenth-century America (Rabin, Shari, author.) Frost Library; BM205 .R315 2017

Is there a text in this cave? Frost Library; BM487 .I72 2017

Rabbis and classical rhetoric : sophistic education and oratory in the Talmud and Midrash (Hidary, Richard, author.) Frost Library; BM496.6 .H53 2018

Rabbinic tales of destruction : sex, gender, and disability in the ruins of Jerusalem (Belser, Julia Watts, 1978- author.) Frost Library; BM509.W7 B45 2018

Tales in context : Sefer ha-ma'asim in medieval northern France (Kushelevsky, Rella, author.) Frost Library; BM530 .K87 2017

The Velizh affair : blood libel in a Russian town (Avrutin, Eugene M., author.) Frost Library; BM585.2 .A97 2018

Framing Sukkot : tradition and transformation in Jewish vernacular architecture (Berlinger, Gabrielle A., author.) Frost Library; BM695.S8 B47 2017

Gershom Scholem : from Berlin to Jerusalem and back : an intellectual biography (Zadoff, Noam, author.) Frost Library; BM755.S295 Z3313 2017

The Quran : epic and apocalypse (Lawson, Todd, 1948-, author.) Frost Library; BP130.2 .L39 2017

Said the prophet of God : Hadith commentary across a millennium (Blecher, Joel, 1982-, author.) Frost Library; BP136.8 .B54 2018

Female Islamic education movements : the re-democratisation of Islamic knowledge (Bano, Masooda, 1973-, author.) Frost Library; BP166.14.M63 B365 2017

Islam and Britain : Muslim mission in an age of empire (Geaves, Ron, author.) Frost Library; BP170.3 .G43 2018

A history of conversion to Islam in the United States (Bowen, Patrick D.) Frost Library; BP170.5 .B68 2015

When jihadi ideology meets social media (Ammar, Jamil, author.) Frost Library; BP173.7 .A49274 2018

The new political Islam : human rights, democracy, and justice (Karagiannis, Emmanuel, author.) Frost Library; BP173.7 .K3655 2018

Brand Islam : the marketing and commodification of piety (Shirazi, Faegheh, 1952-, author.) Frost Library; BP173.75 .S524 2016

The lesser Jihads : bringing the Islamist extremist fight to the world (Gurski, Phil, author.) Frost Library; BP182 .G868 2017

Islam on YouTube : online debates, protests, and extremism (Al-Rawi, Ahmed K., author.) Frost Library; BP185.7 .A47 2017

Refractions of Islam in India : situating Sufism and yoga (Ernst, Carl W., 1950-, author.) Frost Library; BP188.8.I4 E76 2016

Sufism : a new history of Islamic mysticism (Knysh, Alexander D., author.) Frost Library; BP189 .K695 2017

Pious fashion : how Muslim women dress (Bucar, Elizabeth M., author.) Frost Library; BP190.5.C6 B84 2017

Islam, faith, and fashion : the Islamic fashion industry in Turkey (Crăciun, Magdalena, author.) Frost Library; BP190.5.C6 C73 2017

The Ahmadiyya in the Gold Coast : Muslim Cosmopolitans in the British Empire (Hanson, John H., 1956-, author.) Frost Library; BP195.A5 H327 2017

The Islamophobia industry : how the right manufactures hatred of Muslims (Lean, Nathan Chapman, author.) Frost Library; BP52 .L43 2017

Brill's encyclopedia of Buddhism Frost Library; BQ128 .B75 2015

Hyecho's journey : the world of Buddhism (Lopez, Donald S., Jr., 1952-, author.) Frost Library; BQ4022 .L67 2017

Fear : essential wisdom for getting through the storm (Nhất Hạnh, Thích) Frost Library; BQ4302 .N425 2012

Food of sinful demons : meat, vegetarianism, and the limits of Buddhism in Tibet (Barstow, Geoffrey, author.) Frost Library; BQ4570.F6 B37 2018

Beyond the self : conversations between Buddhism and neuroscience (Ricard, Matthieu, author.) Frost Library; BQ4570.N48 R5313 2017

The monastery and the microscope Frost Library; BQ4570.S3 M66 2017

Cold War monks : Buddhism and America's secret strategy in Southeast Asia (Ford, Eugene, author.) Frost Library; BQ4570.S7 F67 2017

Meditation, Buddhism, and science Frost Library; BQ5612 .M42 2017

Kodai kokka Bukkyō to zaichi shakai : Nihon ryōiki to Tōdaiji fujumon kō no kenkyū (Fujimoto, Makoto, 1976- author. 藤本誠, 1976- author.) Frost Library; BQ684 .F83 2016

Kūkai den no kenkyū : kōhansei no kiseki to shisō (Takeuchi, Kōzen, 1949- author. 武内孝善, 1949- author.) Frost Library; BQ8999.K857 T34725 2015

Clear serenity, quiet insight : T'ien-t'ai Chih-i's Mo-ho chih-kuan (Zhiyi, 538-597, author.) Frost Library; BQ9149.C454 M613 2018

Complete poison blossoms from a thicket of thorn : the zen records of Hakuin Ekaku (Hakuin, 1686-1769, author.) Frost Library; BQ9399.E594 K4513 2017

An ocean of blessings : heart teachings of Drubwang Penor Rinpoche (Penor Rinpoche III, 1932-2009, author.) Frost Library; BQ978.E46 P46 2017

No mud, no lotus : the art of transforming suffering (Nhất Hạnh, Thích author.) Frost Library; BQ9800.T5392 N454617 2017

Silence : the power of quiet in a world full of noise (Nhất Hạnh, Thích author.) Frost Library; BQ9800.T5392 N4547 2015

Religion, space, and the Atlantic world Frost Library; BR115.G45 R45 2017

Liturgical power : between economic and political theology (Heron, Nicholas, author.) Frost Library; BR115.P7 H468 2018

The burning time : Henry VIII, Bloody Mary, and the Protestant martyrs of London (Rounding, Virginia, author.) Frost Library; BR1607 .R68 2017

Popular Evangelicalism in American culture (Kyle, Richard G., author.) Frost Library; BR1642.U5 K95 2018

Saint Brigid of Kildare : life, legend and cult (Kissane, Noel, author.) Frost Library; BR1720.B74 K57 2017

Saint Columban : his life, rule, and legacy (Columban, Saint, 543-615, author.) Frost Library; BR1720.C624 A25 2017

Perpetua's journey : faith, gender, & power in the Roman Empire (Rea, Jennifer A., author.) Frost Library; BR1720.P42 R43 2018

The Bible as political artifact : on the feminist study of the Hebrew Bible (Scholz, Susanne, 1963-, author.) Frost Library; BS1181.8 .S56 2017

The last of the Rephaim : conquest and cataclysm in the heroic ages of ancient Israel (Doak, Brian R., author.) Frost Library; BS1199.G5 D63 2012

The natural history of the Bible : an environmental exploration of the Hebrew scriptures (Hillel, Daniel.) Frost Library; BS1199.N34 H55 2006

The Bible and the 'holy poor' : from the Tanakh to Les Misérables (Aberbach, David, 1953-, author.) Frost Library; BS1199.P64 A24 2018

The Pentateuch (Sweeney, Marvin A. (Marvin Alan), 1953-, author.) Frost Library; BS1225.53 .S94 2017

The Book of Esther and the typology of female transfiguration in American literature (Silver, Ariel Clark, author.) Frost Library; BS1375.52 .S555 2018

The honey of souls : Cassiodorus and the interpretation of the Psalms in the early Medieval West (Olsen, Derek A., author.) Frost Library; BS1429.C373 O47 2017

Isaiah 40-55 : a new translation with introduction and commentary Frost Library; BS1520 .B44 2002

A critical and exegetical commentary on Isaiah 40-55 (Goldingay, John, author.) Frost Library; BS1520 .G65 2014

The letter to Titus Frost Library; BS192.2.A1 1964 .G3 v.35

Isaiah 56-66 : a new translation with introduction and commentary Frost Library; BS192.2.A1 1964 G3 vol.19B

Postmissionary Messianic Judaism : redefining Christian engagement with the Jewish people (Kinzer, Mark (Mark S.), 1952-) Frost Library; BS2417.J4 K56 2005

Blessed among women? : mothers and motherhood in the New Testament (Myers, Alicia D., author.) Frost Library; BS2445 .M94 2017

Mimesis in the Johannine literature : a study in Johannine ethics (Bennema, Cornelis, 1964-, author.) Frost Library; BS2601 .B46 2017

John and the Johannine letters (Conway, Colleen M., author.) Frost Library; BS2615.52 .C67 2017

Ephesians (Schüssler Fiorenza, Elisabeth, 1938-, author.) Frost Library; BS2695.53 .S38 2017

Philippians : a commentary (Holloway, Paul A., 1955-, author.) Frost Library; BS2705.53 .H64 2017

God Frost Library; BT103 .G59 2017

The filioque : history of a doctrinal controversy (Siecienski, A. Edward (Anthony Edward)) Frost Library; BT123 .S54 2010

The Filioque : history of a doctrinal controversy (Siecienski, A. Edward (Anthony Edward)) Frost Library; BT123 .S54 2013

Nuns navigating the Spanish Empire (Owens, Sarah E., 1969-, author.) Frost Library; BV3382.J47 O94 2017

The Motif of hope in African American preaching during slavery and the Post Civil War era (Croft, Wayne E., author.) Frost Library; BV4208.U6 C76 2017

Leading wisdom : Asian and Asian North American women leaders Frost Library; BV4415 .L43 2017

Evangelical youth culture : alternative music and extreme sports subcultures (Abraham, Ibrahim, author.) Frost Library; BV4447 .A27 2017

Getting to church : exploring narratives of gender and joining (Gallagher, Sally K., author.) Frost Library; BV4523 .G35 2017

College hookup culture and Christian ethics : the lives and longings of emerging adults (Beste, Jennifer Erin, author.) Frost Library; BV4531.3 .B47 2018

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Christians : queer Christians, authentic selves (Fielder, Bronwyn, author.) Frost Library; BV4596.G38 F54 2018

Rainbow in the word : LGBTQ Christians' biblical memoirs Frost Library; BV4596.G38 R34 2017

Why you're here : ethics for the real world (Stackhouse, John G. (John Gordon), 1960-, author.) Frost Library; BV4740 .S73 2018

A crazy, holy grace : the healing power of pain and memory (Buechner, Frederick, 1926-, author.) Frost Library; BV4909 .B83 2017

Embodying the sacred : women mystics in seventeenth-century Lima (Van Deusen, Nancy E., author.) Frost Library; BV5077.P4 V36 2018

American Catholic history : a documentary reader Frost Library; BX1406.3 .A489 2017

Authentically Black and truly Catholic : the rise of Black Catholicism in the Great Migration (Cressler, Matthew J., author.) Frost Library; BX1407.N4 C74 2017