Indexes general-interest and scholarly articles, book reviews, book chapters, and theses relating to religious concepts. Emphasis is on Christianity.
Scholarly encyclopedia covering all aspects of the Hindu tradition.
Second edition (2007) of a scholarly encyclopedia covering Jewish history and culture from the time of the Second Temple to the present.
Encyclopedia covering Christianity through its 2000-year history within a global context. Originally published 1999-2005.
"Comparative and systematic analyses of Islamic beliefs, institutions, movements, practices, and peoples on an international scale."
Overview articles on topics relating to the study of religion. Written by scholars and peer-reviewed.
Electronic version of the works of the Church Fathers from Tertullian in 200 CE to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216. Fundamental Latin texts for the study of late antiquity and early modern history.
Archive of Al-Ahram ("the Pyramids"), the major daily Arabic language newspaper published in Egypt.
Directory of internet resources for studying the Old and New Testament, plus versions of the Bible available in many different languages.
Digitized classical texts from the pre-Qin period to the Republican era, split across 4 subject areas: Philosophy and Science; History and Geography; Art and Literature; and General Works (including encyclopedias). Note: limited to 1 user at a time.
Publications from the Church Missionary Society (CMS), the South American Missionary Society and the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society (CEZMS). CMS was founded in 1799 with aims including social reform in England and world evangelization. CMS was one of the most influential Protestant mission agencies and its work spread from Africa to the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Asia, Oceania and the Americas.
Digital archive of German-language Jewish newspapers and periodicals, ca. 1768 - 1938, in Germany, Austria, and elsewhere in Central Europe. Covers religious, political, social, cultural, and academic aspects of Jewish life.
This digital library contains archival and research materials such as audio and video interviews, transcripts, photographs, maps, and documents that explore Islamic practices in the West African countries of Senegal and Ghana.
Digitized and fully searchable (in both Arabic and English) database of books printed in Arabic from 1475-1900 focusing on religion and law, covering topics such as The Qu'ran, traditions (Hadith), theology, fiqh and statutes, fatwas, and legal rulings. Content is sourced from the British Library.
Collection of texts printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473 to 1700. Includes literary texts, sermons, legal documents, scientific treatises, and many other types of works.
Digital collection of 180,000 English language books, pamphlets, essays, and broadsides published from 1701 to 1800. Titles cover history, fine arts, medicine, science, literature, law, philosophy, and religion.
An abridged translation of a Persian encyclopedia that is one of the most comprehensive sources on Islam and the Muslim world. Particularly strong in coverage of Shiʿi Islam. Still a work-in-progress; not many volumes of the translation have been completed yet.
Online encyclopedia of mythology, folklore, and religion, including an image gallery and genealogy tables.
Covers the history of the Jews from 1750 to the 1950s. Translation from the completed encyclopedia in the original German is still in progress.
Covers theological concepts, religious practices and rituals, and political and historical issues from the perspective of Jewish-Christian relations. Currently in pre-release format with limited entries, but when complete will contain over 200 entries.
Covers the Jews of Muslim lands particularly in the late medieval, early modern and modern periods.
Articles on "the relationships among human beings, their environments, and the religious dimensions of life."
Online version of the Encyclopedia of Religion and Society (AltaMira Press, c1998). Covers world religions, religious perspectives on political and social issues, and religious leaders and scholars around the world.
A searchable "guide to the current state of knowledge on the background, origins, and development of the canonical texts of the Bible as they were accepted in Judaism and Christianity. The encyclopedia also documents the history of the Bible's interpretation and reception... not only in Judaism and Christianity, but also in literature, visual art, music, film, and dance, as well as in Islam and other religious traditions and new religious movements." Includes extensive bibliographical information for each entry.
Conducts research on churches and congregations in America today. Includes an extensive, ongoing study of megachurches.
Atlas of the Islamic world showing boundaries, trade routes, railways, empires, ethnic groups, etc.
Index of major journals in the humanities and social sciences.
Also known as the Complete Classics Collection of Ancient China, a collection of thousands of years of knowledge covering science, history, the arts, politics, economics, and more, published during the Qing dynasty. Fully searchable, or can be browsed by chapter and section corresponding to the structure of the original texts.
Database of images and descriptive data related to the iconography of works of art produced between late Antiquity and the sixteenth century. Note: approximately 25% of images in the database are currently restricted and cannot be accessed. All other "public images" are available to view.
Multidisciplinary bibliography indexing journal articles and "miscellany volumes" (conference proceedings, essay collections or Festschriften) covering medieval studies in disciplines ranging from history to languages to art and music.
Digital collection of Islamic manuscripts, maps, and published texts from Harvard’s library and museum collections covering the 13th to 20th centuries and representing many regions, languages, and subjects.
Archive of documents highlighting the Jewish American culture, identity, and experiences, sourced from the American Jewish Historical Society.
Digital archive of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, containing some 250,000 articles covering Jewish news around the world from 1923-present. Coverage of anti-semitism, the Holocaust, the story of Soviet Jews, Israel, and other topics of interest to students of modern Jewish life.
Collection of reference works on religion from Oxford University Press. Includes Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts and Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation.
Provides links to the full text of papal encyclicals and other papal documents. Individually run website -- most documents were originally house on the Catholic Resource Network.
Research, opinion polls (national and global), news coverage, and demographic studies focusing on the U.S. Hispanic population and immigration.
Index of books and journals in philosophy and related fields. Includes records for book reviews.
For studying religious diversity in the United States. Includes a directory, statistics, and maps of religious communities around the country.
Collection of Jewish literature, artwork, and works of intellectual and religious culture. Will eventually cover biblical times to the 21st century, but is still a work in progress. Note that you must register for a free account to access content.
Selective index of thousands of journal articles, articles in collections, and chapters in books from primary and secondary sources in Hebrew, Yiddish, and European languages, offering worldwide coverage of Jewish studies and the land of Israel. From the holdings of the Jewish National and University Library in Jerusalem.
Core reference work covers Anglo-American, ethical and political, cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, continental, and contemporary philosophy.
Encyclopedia covering the history of Jewish women. Includes thematic essays (e.g., abortion, Hadassah) as well as biographical entries.
Online application for locating and mapping US Census data and other demographic resources. Maps created on Social Explorer can be exported as images. To download the data itself in tabular and GIS formats see National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS).
Online dictionary with over 400 entries covering a wide range of topics on the study of religion, including those from adjacent disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, historiography, theology, philology, literary studies, psychology, philosophy, cultural studies, and political sciences.
A collection of public-domain scores from the John Hay Library of Brown University focusing on Yiddish-language music for the stage. Also includes art songs, folk songs, and sacred music in Yiddish and Hebrew.
This online encyclopedia covers the history and culture of Jews in Eastern Europe from the beginnings of their settlement in the region to the present day. Includes primary documents, images, audio, video, and maps.