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Religion: Research Guide   Tags: buddhism, buddhist, christian, christianity, hindu, hinduism, islam, judaism, muslim, religion, religious  

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Just need a few articles or some background information?  Start here!

Resources with a red lock mean that you need to have your off-campus computer configured for access.

  • ATLA Religion Database  
    The major database for religion. Indexes journal articles & book chapters.
  • Encyclopedia of Religion  Icon
  • JSTOR  
    Search by subject or browse full text of more than 500 scholarly journals in social sciences, humanities, and sciences, to their earliest issues. Many titles extend as far back as late 19th or early 20th centuries; most recent 3-5 years not included.
  • UCSD Libraries Catalog (Roger)  Icon
    Look here for books and ebooks owned by the UCSD Libraries. Also lists journals (but not journal articles!), films, music, and more.

Featured Resources

Encyclopedia of Religion.  Great place to start your research on religious topics.  About 3300 scholarly entries give useful background and list relevant literature for more information.

Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Chinese Religions.  Overview articles on Chinese religion by historical time period, religious tradition (including Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, and popular religions). Also includes lengthy introductions to broad topics such as religious text, ritual, gender and religion, etc.

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