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ATLA Religion Database Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: 1949-present. Produced by the American Theological Library Association, covering biblical studies, world religions, church history, and religious perspectives on social issues.

Index Islamicus Restricted Access
Coverage: 1906-present. An international bibliography of publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world.

Index to Jewish Periodicals Restricted Access
Coverage: 1988-present. An index on Jewish history, activity and thought, including coverage of contemporary Jewish and Middle Eastern affairs.

JSTOR Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: varies. Includes over one thousand leading academic journals as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. Journals are always included from volume 1, issue 1 and include previous titles. For most JSTOR titles, the most recent years of publication are not covered.  If you want the most recent scholarship on a topic, you should probably try another database.  However, current issues for more than 150 journals are available on JSTOR as part of the Current Scholarship Program.

Academic Search Premier Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: 1975-present (with selected older titles). A multi-disciplinary database with significant full-text. Covers information in nearly every area of academic study. Indexes 4,600 journals (of which 3,900 are peer-reviewed)
Encyclopedias

Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics CASE Ref BL31.E4 vol 1-13 Unrestricted Access
Particularly valuable for its comparative approach. "most comprehensive  religious encyclopedia in the English language and has never been superseded or equaled".

Encyclopedia of Religion Restricted Access Some full text available
2005 ed. Presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture.
Note: 1987 ed. available in print CASE Ref BL31 .E46 1987 vol. 1-16

African American Religious Cultures Restricted Access Some full text available
2009 ed. This encyclopedia provides a comprehensive presentatino on the diversity and richness of religious practices among African Americans, from traditions predating the era of the transatlantic slave trade to contemporary religious movements.

Conservative Christians and political participation : a reference handbook Restricted Access Some full text available
2004 ed. An exploration of the political history, growth, and impact of one of the most powerful religious groups in the United States.

Encyclopaedia Judaica Restricted Access Some full text available
2007 ed. Provides an overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel, from Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, from Kabbalah to 'Americana' and from Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures.
Note: also available in print Case Ref DS102.8 .E496 2007 v. 1-22

Encyclopedia of African Religion Restricted Access Some full text available
2009 ed. This encyclopedia is a comprehensive work to assemble ideas, concepts, discourses, and extensive essays on African religion.

Encyclopedia of Islam CASE Ref. DS37 .E523 Restricted Access
Important and in-depth encyclopedia for the study of Islam.

Hispanic American Religious Cultures Restricted Access Some full text available
2009 ed. This encyclopedia is the first comprehensive survey of Hispanic American religiosity, contextualizing the roles of Latino and Latina Americans within U.S. religious culture.

Encyclopedia of Buddhism Restricted Access Some full text available
2004 ed. Describes the Buddhist world view, basic teachings and practices of Buddhism, as well as its different schools and sects. In addition to containing entries on Buddhist scriptures, art, architecture, divinities, monastic orders, festivals, rites and ceremonies, this set explores the history of Buddhism and the different forms it has taken in different parts of the world.

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World Restricted Access Some full text available
2004 ed. Looks at Islam's role in the modern world in context of the religion's history and development over the last 13 centuries.

Encyclopedia of Science & Religion Restricted Access Some full text available
2003 ed. Addresses the interactions, contradictions, and tensions between science and religion, both historically and in contemporary life.   NOTE:  also available in print CASE Ref BL240.3  vol.1-2
Note: also in print Case Ref EL240.3 .E43 2003 v. 1-2

Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism Case Ref BL1105.B75 2009 vol 1-3 Restricted Access
v. 1. Regions, pilgrimage, deities -- v. 2. Sacred texts and languages, ritual traditions, arts, and concepts -- v. 3. Society, religious specialists, religious traditions, philosophy

New Catholic Encyclopedia Restricted Access Some full text available
2000 ed. (2nd ed.) A scholarly presentation of persons and subjects related to Catholicism and the humanities, featuring biographies of contemporary religious figures as well as thousands of photos, maps, and illustrations.
Reflects Vatican II changes. Many articles from 1967 ed. not included. Additional upplements, including pontificate of John Paul II, also available online and in print.
Note: also available in Print Case Ref BX844.N44 2003

New Catholic Encyclopedia 1967 ed Case Ref BX841.N44 1967 vol. 1-17 Restricted Access
Pre Vatican II  culture. Includes many topics not in 2003 ed.

Catholic Encyclopdia:an International Work of Reference on the Constitution, Doctrine, Discipline and History of the Catholic Church Unrestricted Access
1907 publication "excellent in depth coverage of topics in medieval literature, history, philosophy and art... " written by Catholic scholars reflecting doctrine and thinking at the time.

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible Restricted Access Some full text available
Addresses reception history and the sources, genres, and textual history of canonical and non-canonical biblical texts.

Oxford Islamic Studies Online Restricted Access Some full text available Resource contains images
Brings together the best current scholarship in the field and promotes accurate and informed understanding of the Islamic world. Encompassing over 3,000 A-Z reference entries, chapters from scholarly and introductory works, Quranic materials, primary sources, images, and timelines, Oxford Islamic Studies Online offers a multi-layered reference experience.
 

Jewish Encyclopedia Case Ref DS102.8 J6 v. 1-10
1906.  "remains an excellent scholarly resource for historical interpretation of the customs, cultural traditions and practices..." Is not replaced by the Judaica.NOTE: also available online NOTE: also available online www.jewishencyclopedia.com/index.jsp
 

Primary Sources
Patrologia Latina Database Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: 200 A.D. - 1216 A.D. This database contains the complete Patrologia Latina which comprises the works of the Church Fathers from Tertullian in 200 AD to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216. It also includes all prefatory material, original texts, critical apparatus and indexes.
Note: text is in latin

Center for Research Libraries Restricted Access Some full text available
CRL holds over four million newspapers, journals, doctoral dissertations, archives, government publications and other traditional and digital research collections. The Center has special strength in publications and archives from many countries. Find out about what is available to borrow or to access digitally at  exlibris.colgate.edu/help/guides/center-for-res-lib.html
Note: Access to catalog is available to all. Access to online collections may be restricted to Colgate University users. Borrowing materials is restricted to CU users - use ConnectNY or ILL to request items.
Reviews
ATLA Religion Database Restricted Access Some full text available
Coverage: 1949-present. Produced by the American Theological Library Association, covering biblical studies, world religions, church history, and religious perspectives on social issues.

Index to Jewish Periodicals Restricted Access
Coverage: 1988-present. An index on Jewish history, activity and thought, including coverage of contemporary Jewish and Middle Eastern affairs.

Index of reviews of New Testament books between 1900-1950 Case Ref BS2330.2 .M54 Restricted Access
A specialized bibliography of book reviews, listing reviews of books about the New Testament. Arranged alphabetically by author.

In addition, see sources listed on Book Reviews Subject Guide

Dictionaries
Anchor Bible Dictionary Case Reference BS440 .A54 1992 Unrestricted Access
1992 ed.
Data/Statistics
Association of Religion Data Archives Unrestricted Access
Provides statistics, including GIS maps and downloadable datasets, on religious bodies.  Data varies by location.  Published by the Pennsylvania State University.
Images
Index of Christian Art Restricted Access Some full text available Resource contains images
The Index records works of art produced without geographical limitations from early apostolic times up to A.D. 1550. The Internet database presently contains nearly 80,000 work of art records which are accompanied by over one-hundred thousand images in color and black and white. Many of these images have never before been digitized and are published here for the first time.

AP Images Restricted Access Resource contains images
Coverage: 1840-present. The photo archive for the Associated Press has over 500, 000 images dating from 1844 to the present and covering a wide range of events and locations.

Concordances
NRSV Concordance Case Reference BS425 .K645 1991 Unrestricted Access Some full text available
1991 ed.


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