Philosophy & Religion

Religion in America

Online Encyclopedias and Reference

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 of religion in America.

Print Encyclopedias and Reference

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 religion in America topics.

Good Starting Journals

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.

BL2500-2592 American (Religion)
BL660-2680 History and principles of religions
BR1-1725 Christianity

Internet Resources

Online texts, sites, and sources.

Featured Books

Looking for an interesting research topic? Currently, the featured books section holds some of the newest additions to the library's collection of texts on topics in American religion.