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Religious Studies: Research Databases

A guide to resources and research in religious studies

Article Databases

Academic Search Premier
A multidisciplinary database covering fulltext scholarly journal articles as well as magazine articles in the arts, humanities, social sciences and the sciences. 

America: History & Life
Bibliographic database containing citations to articles on American and Canadian history, including ethnic history and relations, from prehistory to the present. Covers more than 2000 journals published worldwide.

JSTOR provides Full-Text access to back files of 773 important scholarly journals in nearly 50 disciplines spanning the arts, humanities, social sciences and the sciences. Current issues are NOT included.

Philosopher's Index
Indexing and abstracts of journal articles, books, book chapters, and book reviews. Covers over 500 journals worldwide. Topical coverage is broad (ethics, asethetics, social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology, metaphysics, logic, the philosophies of law, education, history, etc).

ProQuest Research Library 
Multidisciplinary databases containing fulltext scholarly journal articles, magazines and newspaper articles in the arts, humanities, social sciences and the sciences. 

Religious and Theological Abstracts
R&TA provides abstracts of articles in scholarly journals in the fields of Religion and Theology. Coverage includes a wide variety of periodical literature relating to Christianity, Judaism, and other world religions. English language abstracts are provided for articles in Hebrew, Afrikaans, French, German and other European languages.

Sociological Abstracts
Sociological Abstracts Database is a primary resource for accessing the latest research sponsored in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database draws information from an international selection of over 2,600 journals and other serials publications, plus conference papers, books, and dissertations. Records added after 1974 contain in-depth and nonevaluative abstracts of journal articles.