Religious Studies Resources

Religious Studies specific databases

Humanities International Index

Humanities International Index provides citations and abstracts to articles, essays, reviews and other reference sources in the humanities. You can limit your search results to only full text items by checking the "Linked Full Text" box on the advanced search screen. All other articles can be requested through interlibrary loan. This database can be searched in conjunction with Academic Search Premier or other databases by clicking "Choose Databases."

JSTOR

JSTOR is a multidisciplinary database that aims to make the archives of scholarly work from all disciplines accessible. It is a good place to start your research; your search results will most likely contain materials from sources you wouldn't have thought to search on your own. Using the advanced search option to limit your results is especially important in JSTOR as it is a multilingual database. You can also limit your search by subject or journal title.

ProQuest Religion

ProQuest Religion carries journals relating to Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism, as well as religious history and related archaeology. Many of the articles are available in full text. ProQuest Religion can be searched with any other ProQuest database. When the database opens, select all the databases you wish to search before hitting continue.

Religious Studies reference ebooks

African American Religious Cultures

Covers the diversity and richness of religious practices among African Americans, from traditions predating the era of the transatlantic slave trade to contemporary religious movements.

General/related databases

Academic Search Premier

This multidisciplinary database is a good place to start your research. For extra search capabilities, click "Choose Databases" and select more subject specific databases to simultaneously search.

ProQuest Research Library

ProQuest Research Library provides citations and/or full-text access to 3,000+ scholarly journals and magazines in a wide range of subject areas. In addition to general interest publications, the database covers the Arts, Business, Children, Education, Health, Humanities, Law, Military, International and Multicultural interests, Psychology, Sciences, Social Sciences, and Women's Interests.

WorldCat

Use WorldCat to find books about a research topic that are not available at Holy Spirit Library. Search by title or author if you are looking for something specific, or search by keyword or subject to find something new. Click "Borrow this item from another library" to request a book from another library.

Religious Studies websites

Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life

This website from the Pew Forum provides access to a wide range of publications and original content related to religion and public life. Categories include Religion and the Law, Religion and Public Schools, Bioethics and more.