Philosophy & Religion


Online Encyclopedias

The following links will take you to online encyclopedias and reference manuals to help you get started on your research. Here you can find general background information, definitions, and history on religion.

Print Encyclopedias

The library also has a number of print encyclopedias that can be found in the Reference section on the second floor of the library. Reference books cannot be checked out of the library but there are scanners available on the second floor that can be used to scan information from these texts into a PDF which you can email to yourself.

Finding Articles

Use databases to find academic articles to continue your research. Below are the most helpful databases for finding relevant articles on philosophy.

Good Starting Journals for American Literature

The following are links to specific academic journals which are published and peer-reviewed by experts in the field.

Search the entire library catalog here.

Books on religion are generally located in these call numbers ranges on the fourth floor of the library.

BL1-2790 Religions. Mythology. Rationalism 
BM1-990  Judaism  
BP1-610 Islam. Bahai Faith. Theosophy, etc.  
BQ1-9800  Buddhism
BR1-1725  Christianity  
BL1100-1295 Hinduism

Internet Resources

Online texts, sites, and sources on various religion topics.