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Religion Resources

Recommended Resources

The Encyclopaedia of Islam (2nd edition), provides authoritative information and scholarly entries about the Middle East and the Islamic world.

The Encyclopaedia of the Qur'an (EQ) is the first comprehensive, reference work on the Qur'an in a Western language. Cross-referencing and indices relate entries, and each entry includes a relevant bibliography.

Representing a collaboration of international scholars, the Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures crosses history, geographic borders, and disciplines to create a reference work that reflects the current research on gender studies and the Islamic world.

Contains citations and full text scholarly articles related to philosophy and religion.

Other Resources

Covers an archive of quantitative data on American religious institutions and memberships.

Provides topic and citation searching and identifies articles published in high impact arts and humanities journals.

The ARTstor Digital Library, a non-profit resource, consists of images in art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences.

Academic peer-reviewed books.

Indexes citations to articles from scholarly social science and humanities journals from 1907 to 1984.

Index Islamicus is the international classified bibliography of publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world. Provides an overview of what has been published since 1906 and is updated quarterly.

Contains full text Oxford University Press handbooks on topics in the fields of business, management,  philosophy, political science, and religion. Handbooks provide overview, background, historical synthesis and reference lists.

Archives primary documents such as minutes, diaries, correspondence, pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals from the 1700s to the present. Chronicles the social justice efforts of the students and faculty of Earlham, Goshen, and Manchester colleges as well as the members of their affiliated historic peace-churches; the Quakers, Mennonites and the Church of the Brethren.

Features scholarly articles in Judaic Studies.