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Botticelli, Sandro. St. Thomas. Uffizi, Florence.
 
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Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, & Almanacs
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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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Reference Information
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Based on the scholarly printed Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, "REP Online" allows users to search through a regularly updated universe of over... [more info]
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Online encyclopedia of philosophy with each entry maintained and updated by an expert or... [more info]
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A collection of full-text reference books on philosophy. [more info]
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A collection of full-text reference books on religion. [more info]
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Database of full-text scholarly reference books on all subjects. [more info]
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Cambridge Histories Online provides political, economic and social history, philosophy and literature... [more info]
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Credo Reference (Credo Reference) (Cancelled)
This resource has been cancelled, effective 11/30/2014. Search over 500 reference titles using Credo. [more info]
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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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Facts and overviews of historic events and issues since 1940. [more info]
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Guide to Reference (ALA) (Cancelled)
This resource has been cancelled, effective 8/1/2014. A selective guide of reference sources, organized by academic discipline... [more info]
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This database contains the entire text of the Oxford English Dictionary and the Historical Thesaurus of the OED[more info]
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Find subject specific lists of scholarly articles in Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO).  Each research guide in OBO provides an introduction to the topic and annotated bibliographic lists of books and articles recommended by scholars in the field. [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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Articles (from journals)
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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 topics related to world religions, epistemology, and much more... [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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A database that provides indexing and abstracts from books and journals in the fifteen fields... [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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An index of journals in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics... [more info]
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Users will need to create a free individual account to use the advanced features. An index with abstracts to scholarly work covering all aspects of Greco-Roman antiquity... [more info]
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Index and full-text source for scholarly journals and magazines ... [more info]
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An index with abstracts to history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present... [more info]
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Search the Internet for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research... [more info]
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An index with abstracts to more than 1,800 journals in 40 languages on world history from 1450 to the present. [more info]
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Indexes articles in the subjects of gerontology, history, international relations, journalism, law, linguistics, and many more subjects. [more info]
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An index with abstracts and some full text covering all subjects, including humanities and social sciences. [more info]
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Contains secondary and primary sources discussing today's social issues...
 
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Full text for journals published in the arts, humanities and social sciences. [more info]
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Books / Book Chapters
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JMU Library Catalog is the online catalog of materials in James Madison University Libraries. [more info]
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Catalog of over 62 million titles cataloged by libraries worldwide ... [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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A database that provides indexing and abstracts from books and journals in the fifteen fields... [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]
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Full text collection of core scholarly books in Economics, Finance, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion and Theology.  Full text access in those collections is available from May 2006 to most recent update. [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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Users will need to create a free individual account to use the advanced features. An index with abstracts to scholarly work covering all aspects of Greco-Roman antiquity... [more info]
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Provides the complete text of nearly 2,000 French works including classic works of French literature, non-fiction prose, and technical writing. [more info]
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Not recommended for use in Google Chrome.  Please use Internet Explorer, FireFox, or Safari.  C19: The Nineteenth Century Index is an all-inclusive bibliographic tool for 19th-century research. [more info]
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A collection of full-text digital books. Digital version of the Early American Imprints... [more info]
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A collection of 36,000 fully searchable digital books... [more info]
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Early English Books Online™, 1475-1700 (EEBO) provides digital access to more than 100,000 literary and historical classics.... [more info]
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Over 70,000 full text books from scholarly publishers in academic disciplines. [more info]
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Electronic versions of classic books about individual liberty. These texts go back some 4,000 years... [more info]
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Articles (from magazines)
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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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Index and full-text source for scholarly journals and magazines ... [more info]
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An index with abstracts and some full text covering all subjects, including humanities and social sciences. [more info]
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Biography
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Full text collection of core scholarly books in Economics, Finance, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion and Theology.  Full text access in those collections is available from May 2006 to most recent update. [more info]
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A biographical resource for notable people in American history with a database offering portraits... [more info]
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Biography and Genealogy Master Index (Gale) (Cancelled)
This resource has been cancelled, effective 8/25/2014. Indexes more than 15 million biographical sketches from reference books. Find a citation and then look in the JMU Library Catalog to see if JMU Libraries has the reference book it is in. [more info]
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A comprehensive database of biographical information on over 480,000 people. Formerly Biography Resource Center[more info]
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Biographies of 55,000 men and women who shaped all aspects of the British past from the earliest times. No living person is included in the dictionary.
 
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Current News / Controversies
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Index and full-text source for scholarly journals and magazines ... [more info]
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Provides full-text for over 600 U.S. and over 700 international news sources. [more info]
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Full text and indexing for ethnic, minority, and international newspapers and magazines... [more info]
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Facts and overviews of historic events and issues since 1940. [more info]
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Contains secondary and primary sources discussing today's social issues...
 
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Primary Sources
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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]
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Provides the complete text of nearly 2,000 French works including classic works of French literature, non-fiction prose, and technical writing. [more info]
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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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Not recommended for use in Google Chrome.  Please use Internet Explorer, FireFox, or Safari.  C19: The Nineteenth Century Index is an all-inclusive bibliographic tool for 19th-century research. [more info]
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Early English Books Online™, 1475-1700 (EEBO) provides digital access to more than 100,000 literary and historical classics.... [more info]
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Contains documents from and about missionary activity in the United States during the 19th Century.  Includes reproductions of personal narratives, organizational records, and biographies of churches, church leaders, and missionaries.  Also contains material on missionary activities in Africa, India, Southeast Asia, and the Sandwich Islands. [more info]
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Electronic versions of classic books about individual liberty. These texts go back some 4,000 years... [more info]
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Contains secondary and primary sources discussing today's social issues...
 
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Dissertations
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Indexing, abstracts, and full text for doctoral dissertations and master's theses. [more info]
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Major Journals
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A list of Philosophy & Religion journals to which JMU Libraries has access.
 
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Reviews
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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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A database that provides indexing and abstracts from books and journals in the fifteen fields... [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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An index of journals in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics... [more info]
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Users will need to create a free individual account to use the advanced features. An index with abstracts to scholarly work covering all aspects of Greco-Roman antiquity... [more info]
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An index with abstracts and some full text covering all subjects, including humanities and social sciences. [more info]
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Videos
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JMU Library Catalog is the online catalog of materials in James Madison University Libraries. [more info]
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Catalog of over 62 million titles cataloged by libraries worldwide ... [more info]
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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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Polls / Surveys
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Contains secondary and primary sources discussing today's social issues...
 
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Statistics & Datasets
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Full-text and statistics for international and internal conflicts... [more info]
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Contains secondary and primary sources discussing today's social issues...
 
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Websites
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Abzu guides the user to data on the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean world... [more info]
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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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Professor Bob Kraft is a pioneer in using computer technology for teaching and research. His home page has links to a number of courses he has taught online, as well as to his own online publications, and many other resources useful for our course. [more info]
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A repository of articles, position papers, and abstracts are the work of those associated with the Center for Millennial Studies at Boston University.
 
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A collection of internet resources compiled by faculty at Rutgers University and categorized by subject.
 
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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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Sponsored by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia
 
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