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Encyclopedia of Religion
REF BL 31.E46 2005

New Catholic Encyclopedia online
and in print format: REF BX 841.N44 2003

Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions
REF BL 2525.M449

Brill Dictionary of Religion

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practice

Credo Reference - Religion
Search Religious Studies encyclopedias and dictionaries.

Encyclopedia of Christianity
REF BR 95.E8913 1999

Primary sources are original records created at the time historical events occurred.  The Library maintains a list of primary sources to help you in your research.

Additional selected Religious Studies primary source websites:

ATLA Historical Monographs
More than 29,000 titles focusing on religion and theology from the 13th century to 1923.

Milestone Documents of World Religions 
Key sacred texts and foundational documents of the world's primary religions, from ancient times to the present.

Patrologia Latina
An electronic version of the first edition of Jacques-Paul Migne's Patrologia Latina, published between 1844 and 1855.  Comprises the works of the Church Fathers from Tertullian in 200 AD to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216.

Wabash Center The Wabash Center Internet Guide to Religion offers "A selective, annotated guide to a wide variety of electronic resources" in the field of religious studies.

Virtual Religion Index A scholarly site designed to "advance research in matters of religion."

Voice of the Shuttle A scholarly site that provides links to sites, both scholarly and commercial about a variety of religions, practices and specific topics of a theological nature.

New Testament Gateway  The New Testament Gateway is a guide to different areas of New Testament studies.

The American Religion Data Archive(ARDA) The ARDA includes quantitative data on churches and church membership, religious professionals, and religious groups.

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