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    Academic and Scholarly Articles

  Academic Search Complete  Full Text Available Authentication Required
    1887-present; updated daily
The world's most comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, Academic Search Complete indexes more than 11,200 journals, and provides full text for more than 7,100 full-text periodicals, including more than 6,100 peer-reviewed journals. Includes PDF content going back as far as 1887. Searchable cited references provided for more than 1,300 journals.
  Religious and Theological Abstracts Authentication Required 
Provides objective summaries of articles appearing in scholarly journals in the fields of religion and theology from a variety of religions including Christian, Jewish, and other World religions.
  JSTOR  Full Text Available Authentication Required 
    1831-present; varies by title
Full-text backfiles to almost 850 scholarly journals from more than 25 academic disciplines published between the 19th and 21st centuries in the JSTOR Arts & Sciences I - IV, Arts & Sciences VII, and Biological Sciences collections. JSTOR provides complete journal backruns from the date of initial publication up to a "moving wall" of 3 to 5 years before the present year.

    Electronic Journal Titles

 

  Biblical Archaeology Society Archive  Full Text Available Authentication Required 
    1975-present; updated monthly
Search and browse the full text of 8 religion books and journals published by the Biblical Archaeology Society, including the Biblical Archaeology Review and the Bible Review.

    General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

 

  OmniFile Full Text Mega  Full Text Available Authentication Required  
    1982-present
Multi-disciplinary database for full-text articles from over 1,750 publications, and abstracts and citations for over 3,500 publications in subjects that include education, general science, social sciences, business, art, etc.

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    Online Catalogs

 

  Doane's Online Library Catalog
A shared catalog of 10 Nebraska private-college libraries, including Perkins Library at Doane College. Search one library or all 10 by selecting from "Library" drop-down list.
  WorldCat  Authentication Required  
    1000 CE-present; updated daily
Includes over 40 million bibliographic records representing cataloged resources in 400 languages owned by libraries around the world. Materials date back to the 11th century. Owning libraries can be identified for books, journals, archival resources and electronic resources. The database can also be searched through its free web interface, at worldcat.org.

IMAGE COLLECTIONS

    Image Resources

 

  CDRI: Digital Resources for the Study of Religion
From the American Theological Library Association and Association of Theological Schools, the Cooperative Digital Resource Initiative (CDRI) provides access to a large set of high-quality digital resources for the study of religion. This impressive digital image collection features items as diverse as woodcuts, coins, maps, postcards, sermons, and other ephemera. Search for keywords, or browse the collections thematically.

REFERENCE SOURCES

    Dissertations and Theses

 

  WorldCat Dissertations and Theses  Authentication Required
    updated daily
Index of over 8 million dissertations, theses and published material based on theses cataloged by member libraries, including all subjects.

    General Reference Works

 

  Oxford Reference Online  Full Text Available Authentication Required  
Over 100 full text language and subject dictionaries and reference works. Topics covered include general reference, language, science and medicine, humanities, social sciences, and business.

WEBSITES*

    General Resources

 

  Voice of the Shuttle--Religious Studies Page
Resources are sorted by category and type (e.g. atheism, science & religion, religious studies departments, etc.).
  Finding God in Cyberspace
Contains a section devoted to world religion.
  Wabash Center for Teaching Learning in Theology and Religion
Excellent and comprehensive site on world religions.
  Virtual Religion Index
Part of the World Wide Web Virtual Library.
  Religious Worlds
  Religion Writers Resource Library
Though aimed at journalists, this site offers links to many source of information on religion and culture. Particularly good for issues in contemporary religion, popular culture, and ethics.
  Religions and Scriptures
Links to information about various religions, as well as some online sacred texts.

    News

 

  Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
A good source for religious and spiritual issues in current events as well as analysis of ethical issues that relate to religion and public affairs.
  Religion Newswriters Association
Provides news on religion, ethics, spirituality, and moral issues; the "reference library" section includes information on faith traditions, social issues, and more.

    Online Texts

 

  CDRI: Digital Resources for the Study of Religion
From the American Theological Library Association and Association of Theological Schools, the Cooperative Digital Resource Initiative (CDRI) provides access to a large set of high-quality digital resources for the study of religion. This impressive digital image collection features items as diverse as woodcuts, coins, maps, postcards, sermons, and other ephemera. Search for keywords, or browse the collections thematically.
  Internet Sacred Text Archive
Choose from Eastern, Western, Traditional, or Esoteric.
  Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Contains online versions of Christian historical texts. Note many of the reference sources in this collection are very old and only of historical interest.
  ECanon
Search engine for online versions of the Bible.

    Statistics and Data

  Adherents.com
This site is a collection of over 50,000 statistics for more than 4200 religions, churches, denominations, etc.
  American Religion Data Archive
Mostly using public opinion polls, this site provides demographic and attitudinal information about American's religious beliefs.
  Hartford Institute for Religious Research
Contains excellent research on religion in America, focusing especially on research in congregations and denominations, plus sociology of religion.
  Map Gallery of Religion in the United States
Presents maps of the regional distribution of major US religions based on data gathered by the Glemary Research Center.

    Buddhism

 

  WWW Virtual Library: Buddhist Studies and Buddhism
This site is searchable and also contains a table of contents.
  Resources for the Study of Buddhism

    Christianity

  Catholic Online: Saints & Angels
Contains an index of saints, a list of patron saints, and a list of feast dates.
  Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Contains online versions of Christian historical texts. Note many of the reference sources in this collection are very old and only of historical interest.

    Islam

 

  Islam and Islamic Studies Resources
Links to Islamic law, practices, sacred text, and more, from the University of Georgia.

    Jainism

 

  Jainism: Jain Principles, Traditions, and Practices
This site is organized into 10 main categories, including Jain texts, Jain pilgrimages, and regional organizations.

    Judaism

  Judaism and Jewish Resources
Organized by topic.
  Judaism 101
This site is meant to answer questions on "Jewish beliefs, people, places, things, language, scripture, holidays, practices and customs."
  Jewish Law
Organized by subject (but also searchable), this site provides information on cases, statutes, commentary, press releases, and more.

    Sikhism

 

  Gateway to Sikhism
Organized by theme.
  Sikhism

    Taoism/Daoism

 

  Introduction to Taoism or Daoism
Basic information, a history of the religion, books, bibliographies, and information on Chinese culture.

    Zoroastrianism

 

  Zoroastrian Page

*Descriptions for websites are from the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library at Gustavus Adolphus College.