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Your shortcut for research in Religion is the Religion Portal.

It connects you to pages that will help you find background sources, books, articles, and primary source texts, and course guides for your research.

Buddhist Temple. Nikko, Japan.
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Articles (from journals)

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Index and full-text source for scholarly journals and magazines ... [more info]
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Citations and some full text to international periodicals, books, and book chapters on religion and theological studies... [more info]
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Search through hundreds of full text journals, books, and other published resources pertaining to the humanities from around the world... [more info]
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Indexes journal articles, conference proceedings, monographs, multi-authored works and book reviews on Islam. [more info]
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Full online text and images for back issues of selected scholarly journals in history, economics, political science, anthropology, sociology, literature, etc. [more info]
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Search through topics related to world religions, epistemology, and much more... [more info]
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This link searches three multidisciplinary databases--OmniFile Full Text Mega, Readers'' Guide Retrospective and Humanities & Social Sciences Retrospective--at once. Searches retrieve articles as early as 1890 and as recent as yesterday, from both popular magazines and academic journals. [more info]
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Articles (from magazines)

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Index and full-text source for scholarly journals and magazines ... [more info]
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This link searches three multidisciplinary databases--OmniFile Full Text Mega, Readers'' Guide Retrospective and Humanities & Social Sciences Retrospective--at once. Searches retrieve articles as early as 1890 and as recent as yesterday, from both popular magazines and academic journals. [more info]
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Books / Book Chapters

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Collection of over 2100 books of high quality in the humanities online...
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Citations and some full text to international periodicals, books, and book chapters on religion and theological studies... [more info]
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Early English Books Onlineā„¢, 1475-1700 (EEBO) provides digital access to more than 100,000 literary and historical classics. [more info]
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Provides digital editions of nearly all books published in Great Britain in the 18th century... [more info]
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JMU Library Catalog is the online catalog of materials in James Madison University Libraries. [more info]
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Electronic versions of classic books about individual liberty. [more info]
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Interface change coming soon! The FirstSearch platform will transition to WorldCat Discovery on December 31, 2015. Catalog of over 62 million titles cataloged by libraries worldwide ... [more info]
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Images

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Image database containing over 1 million images in subject areas such as art, architecture, music, religion, anthropology, world history, literature and more. [more info]
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Primary Sources

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Abzu guides the user to data on the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean world... [more info]
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Electronic versions of classic books about individual liberty. [more info]
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Searchable full-text collections, in English and/or Latin, of the writings of philosophers and theologians from antiquity into the 20th century. [more info]
 
 

Reference Information

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This subset of the full Cambridge Histories series includes:
  • The Cambridge History of Judaism
  • The Cambridge History of the Bible
  • The Cambridge History of Christianity
  • The Cambridge History of Islam
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EBR includes extensive information about the Bible, how it was received in Christian churches and the Jewish Diaspora, and how it is viewed by other world religions.  Includes articles about the Bible in literature, art, music, and film.  Volumes 1, 2, and 3 currently available. [more info]
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Search most of JMU's reference collection for background articles from encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, etc. [more info]
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Reviews

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Index and full-text source for scholarly journals and magazines ... [more info]
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Citations and some full text to international periodicals, books, and book chapters on religion and theological studies... [more info]
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Videos

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Filmakers Library Online is a video collection of documentaries that span numerous subjects.  Use the filters to limit by subject or click the "Refine your search" link to search for specific Filmakers titles. [more info]
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Websites

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Meir Bar-Ilan is a Senior Lecturer at Bar-Ilan University. His home page contains much useful information on Second Temple Judaism and the OT Pseudepigrapha, much of it in modern Hebrew, some in English. [more info]
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A selective, annotated guide to a wide variety of electronic resources of interest to those who are involved in the study and practice of religion: [more info]
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