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.
  • JSTOR
    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.

The Oxford handbook of Buddhist ethics Frost Library; BJ1289 .O94 2018

The polished mirror : storytelling and the pursuit of virtue in Islamic philosophy and Sufism (Zargar, Cyrus Ali, author.) Frost Library; BJ1291 .Z37 2017

Philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita : a contemporary introduction (Maitra, Keya, author.) Frost Library; BL1138.66 .M346 2018

Confucianism and the Chinese self : re-examining Max Weber's China (Barbalet, J. M., 1946-, author.) Frost Library; BL1801.W333 B37 2017

Gender, power, and talent : the journey of Daoist priestesses in Tang China (Jia, Jinhua, author.) Frost Library; BL1923 .J48 2018

Religious pluralism in Punjab : a contemporary account of Sikh sants, babas, gurus and satgurus (Joginder Singh (Professor of history), author.) Frost Library; BL2018.5.G85 J64 2018

In our own image : anthropomorphism, apophaticism, and ultimacy (Wildman, Wesley J., author.) Frost Library; BL215 .W55 2017

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

Nihon kodai no kami to rei (Ōe, Atsushi, 1961- 大江篤, 1961-) Frost Library; BL2205 .O4 2007

Ritsuryōsei saishi ronkō Frost Library; BL2205 .R58 1991

Nihon kodai jingi seido no keisei to tenkai (Mitsuhashi, Tadashi, 1960-2014. 三橋正, 1960-) Frost Library; BL2218 .M58 2010

Morals not knowledge : recasting the contemporary U.S. conflict between religion and science (Evans, John Hyde, 1965-, author.) Frost Library; BL240.3 .E925 2018

The role of theology in the history and philosophy of science (Moritz, Joshua M., author.) Frost Library; BL240.3 .M664 2017

Other worlds : spirituality and the search for invisible dimensions (White, Christopher G., 1969-, author.) Frost Library; BL240.3 .W485 2018

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

A history of religion in America : from the end of the Civil War to the twenty-first century (LeBeau, Bryan F., author.) Frost Library; BL2525 .L435 2018

Atheists in American politics (Meagher, Richard J., author.) Frost Library; BL2747.3 .M367 2017

Something old, something new : contemporary entanglements of religion and secularity (Glausser, Wayne, author.) Frost Library; BL2747.8 .G53 2018

The i-zation of society, religion, and neoliberal post-secularism (Possamai, Adam, author.) Frost Library; BL2747.8 .P675 2018

A sacred space Is never empty : a history of Soviet atheism (Smolkin, Victoria, author.) Frost Library; BL2765.S65 S56 2018

A history of Judaism (Goodman, Martin, 1953-, author.) Frost Library; BM155.3 .G66 2018

Secret groups in ancient Judaism (Stone, Michael E., 1938-, author.) Frost Library; BM175.A1 S76 2018

Jewish materialism : the intellectual revolution of the 1870s (Stern, Eliyahu, 1976-, author.) Frost Library; BM195 .S74 2018

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

Alexandria and Qumran : back to the beginning (Silver, Kenneth, author.) Frost Library; BM487 .S559 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

Judaism's theological voice : the melody of the Talmud (Neusner, Jacob, 1932-2016.) Frost Library; BM663 .N48 1995

A tale that shaped a nation : Hagadah shel Pesaḥ Frost Library; BM674.643 .H67 2017

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

The Muslim Brotherhood and the West : a history of enmity and engagement (Frampton, Martyn, author.) Frost Library; BP10.I385 F73 2018

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

Kleine schriften (Ess, Josef van, author.) Frost Library; BP166.1 .E83 2017

Takfīr in Islamic thought (Timani, Hussam S., author.) Frost Library; BP166.785 .T56 2018

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

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

Religious statecraft : the politics of Islam in Iran (Tabaar, Mohammad, author.) Frost Library; BP173.7 .T32 2018

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

A sinner in Mecca : a gay Muslim's hajj of defiance (Sharma, Parvez, author.) Frost Library; BP187.3 .S5155 2017

Queer Muslims in Europe : sexuality, religion and migration in Belgium (Peumans, Wim, author.) Frost Library; BP188.14.H65 P38 2018

The making of a gay muslim : religion, sexuality and identity in Malaysia and Britain (Shah, Shanon, author.) Frost Library; BP188.14.H65 S34 2018

From belonging to belief : modern secularisms and the construction of religion in Kyrgyzstan (McBrien, Julie, author.) Frost Library; BP190.5.S35 M43 2017

Does religion cause violence? Frost Library; BP190.5.V56 D64 2018

A concise history of Sunnis & Shi'is (McHugo, John, 1951-, author.) Frost Library; BP191 .M44 2017

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

Kokuyaku Himitsu giki Frost Library; BQ2143.J3 K64 1973

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

Advice not given : a guide to getting over yourself (Epstein, Mark, 1953-, author.) Frost Library; BQ4570.P76 E662 2018

Sexuality in classical South Asian Buddhism (Cabezón, José Ignacio, 1956-, author.) Frost Library; BQ4570.S48 C33 2017

If you meet the Buddha on the road : Buddhism, politics, and violence (Jerryson, Michael K., author.) Frost Library; BQ4570.V5 J47 2018

Mount Wutai : visions of a sacred Buddhist mountain (Chou, Wen-shing, author.) Frost Library; BQ6345.W85 C49 2018

Kokubunji no tanjō : kodai Nihon no kokka purojekuto (Suda, Tsutomu, 1945- author. 須田勉, 1945- author.) Frost Library; BQ6352 .S825 2016

Hakusan Heisenji : yomigaeru shūkyō toshi Frost Library; BQ6353.K37452 H35 2017

Rekishi no naka no Tōdaiji Frost Library; BQ6353.N372 T6364 2017

Kodai chūsei jiin soshiki no kenkyū (Ushiyama, Yoshiyuki, 1952- 牛山佳幸, 1952-) Frost Library; BQ678 .U84 1990

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

Heiankyō to chūsei Bukkyō : ōchō kenryoku to toshi minshū (Kamikawa, Michio, 1960- author. 上川通夫, 1960- author.) Frost Library; BQ685 .K36 2015

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

No-gate gateway : the original Wu-men kuan (Huikai, 1183-1260, author.) Frost Library; BQ9289 .H8413 2018

Not one single thing : a commentary on the Platform sūtra (Harada, Shodo, author.) Frost Library; BQ9299.H854 L613 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

Deepest practice, deepest wisdom : three fascicles from Shōbōgenzō with commentaries (Dōgen, 1200-1253, author.) Frost Library; BQ9449.D654 S53213 2018

Chūsei Eison Kyōdan no zenkokuteki tenkai (Matsuo, Kenji, 1954- author. 松尾剛次, 1954- author.) Frost Library; BQ952.I767 M335 2017

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

The Latino Christ in art, literature, and liberation theology (Candelaria, Michael R., author.) Frost Library; BR115.A8 C36 2018

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

Filled with the spirit (Lewin, Ellen, author.) Frost Library; BR115.H6 L48 2018

Religious talk online : the evangelical discourse of Muslims, Christians and atheists (Pihlaja, Stephen, author.) Frost Library; BR127 .P534 2018

African, Christian, feminist : the enduring search for what matters (Hinga, Teresia M., author.) Frost Library; BR1360 .H56 2017

The Roman martyrs : introduction, translations, and commentary (Lapidge, Michael, compiler.) Frost Library; BR1608.I8 L37 2018

Evangelicals around the world : a global handbook for the 21st century Frost Library; BR1640 .E93 2015

Archibald Simpson's unpeaceable kingdom : the ordeal of evangelicalism in the Colonial South (Moore, Peter N., 1961-, author.) Frost Library; BR1642.S64 M66 2018

Transmitting the spirit : religious conversion, media, and urban violence in Brazil (Oosterbaan, Martijn, 1975-, author.) Frost Library; BR1644.5.B6 O57 2017

Jesus and after : the first eighty years (Brooks, E. Bruce (Ernest Bruce), 1936-, author.) Frost Library; BR165 .B76 2017

The early Christian world Frost Library; BR165 .E25 2017

The invention of religion : faith and covenant in the book of Exodus (Assmann, Jan, author.) Frost Library; BS1199.E93 A88 2018

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

The book of Job : a modern translation and commentary Frost Library; BS1415.53 .K73 2017

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

The New Oxford annotated Apocrypha Frost Library; BS1692 2018

Toward a Latino (Lozada, Francisco, 1965- author.) Frost Library; BS2361.3 .L69 2017

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

Paul : a biography (Wright, N. T. (Nicholas Thomas) author.) Frost Library; BS2506.3 .W749 2018

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

1 Corinthians (Campbell, Charles L., 1954- author.) Frost Library; BS2675.53 .C35 2018

Galatians (Keener, Craig S., 1960-, author.) Frost Library; BS2685.53 .K44 2018

A companion to the New Testament. The general letters and Revelation (Skinner, Matthew L., 1968-, author.) Frost Library; BS2777 .S55 2018

God Frost Library; BT103 .G59 2017

Practice Frost Library; BV2 .P73 2017

Reformation und Buch Frost Library; BV2369 .R44 2017

Fever & thirst : a missionary doctor amid the Christian tribes of Kurdistan (Taylor, Gordon, 1943-) Frost Library; BV2628.G73 T39 2005

Le sermon d'Amiens Frost Library; BV4254.F7 S47 2018

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

A gospel of hope (Brueggemann, Walter, author.) Frost Library; BV4501.3 .B7765 2018

Living the labyrinth : 101 paths to a deeper connection with the sacred (Geoffrion, Jill Kimberly Hartwell, 1958-) Frost Library; BV4509.5 .G447 2000

Cowboy Christians (Dallam, Marie W., author.) Frost Library; BV4596.C65 D35 2018

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

Faith : a journey for all (Carter, Jimmy, 1924-, author.) Frost Library; BV4637 .C346 2018