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Religious Studies: Religious Studies

Resources for Religious Studies

Getting Started

Religious Studies is an important interdisciplinary research field. Interdisciplinary research can be complexs, but there are core sources that will quickly get you started in your search for materials. This guide will direct you to some of the recommended sources.

Start with the basic search in the Library Catalog or in WorldCat or use the tabs above to locate Books, Journal Articles, Reference Materials, and Film and Images and Special Topics.

Ramsey Library Catalog

  Religions of the World

Search our Catalog for Books, Journals, DVDs and more


Search EBSCO

Search selected EBSCO databases

(Search EBSCO from off-campus.)

ArtStor Image Searching

Periodical Index

Religion Index One: Periodicals (Per A1 .R4)
Subject index to over 700 journals in religion, with emphasis on religious scholarship in the West (v.13 1977/78-present).


Calvary Episcopal Church, Fletcher, NC [ball1609]

The Department of Religious Studies seeks to engage students in the study of religion as an academic discipline within the broader tradition of the liberal arts. As a field of humanistic inquiry, the study of religion at UNC Asheville investigates both the development and contemporary significance of the human religious experience from interdisciplinary perspectives that incorporate a variety of methodological approaches.


Key Resources - Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

A selective list of encyclopedias and dictionaries related to the study of RELIGION found in our Reference stacks.

Oxford Scholarship Online

Science and religion        

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Religion Collection


Home of RELIGION and BELIEF on the BBC. A portal to the AZ of religions; interfaith calendar; tv and radio; news; message boards ...


Google Books

Google Web

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