Religion Research Guide
Locating Journal Articles
Searching for Journal Titles in Religion
Search here for a specific journal title or to see a list of religion journals (print and electronic) held by the library. You may also browse journals by subject (choose Philosophy and Religion).
Core Religion Databases and Indexes
ATLA Religion Database
Index and abstracts to scholarly journals, books, and multimedia in religion and theology. Coverage: 1949 to present.
Humanities Index Index Tables R 050 R28s H
Annual print index to English-language literature in the humanities, including theology and religion. Coverage: 1974 to present
Religion Index Index Tables R 016.2 qA51
Print index to religious journals covering theology, practice, and historical approaches to religious studies across many beliefs. Coverage: 1949 to 2008.
General and Multidisciplinary Databases
JSTOR | ProQuest: Religion | Academic Search Elite | ECO
These databases include the full text of articles in a broad array of scholarly journals and periodicals, including titles in the study of world religions. Some also include newspapers and popular magazines.
Books relating to religion are shelved in the 200-299 call number range on the third floor.
Find books, journal titles, and media in the Wells College Library.
Search for books, journal titles, dissertations, and media in other libraries, and request material via Interlibrary Loan.
Web Resources and Electronic Texts
Librarian's Internet Index: Religion
Annotated guide with links to religion resources on the web.
Intute: Religion and Theology
Annotated links to web resources selected and reviewed by specialists and searchable by sub-discipline or keyword.
Internet Sacred Texts Archive
Full text of canonical religious texts as well as memoirs, historical works, and surveys of world beliefs and legends.
Encyclopedias provide concise, summary information, and can be a good place to start
your research. Most are located in the stacks near the main desk. Selected titles
Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America (2006) R 200.82 qE56k
Encyclopedia of Religion (1987) R 203 qE565
Encyclopedia of Theology: The Concise Sacramentum Mundi R 203 R14
Encyclopedia of Creation Myths (1994) R 291.2 qL48
Encyclopaedia Judaica R 296 qE56 1972
New Catholic Encyclopedia R 282 qC36 1967
Dictionary of Philosophy and Religion: Eastern and Western Thought 103 R32
The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (1994) R 109 H97
Science, Religion, and Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture, and Controversy (2007) 201.6 qS41e
Online reference sources including Dictionary of Jewish Lore and Legend, Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend, Who's Who in Classical Mythology, and Book of Bible Quotations.
Writing and Citing Your Sources
Faye Halpern, et al., A Guide to Writing in Religious Studies provides useful information on style and format, and is available here. Check with your instructor to determine if they have a preferred citation style. Guides to Modern Language Association (MLA), American Psychological Association (APA), and Chicago Manual are available online. Print copies of style guides are available at the reference desk.