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Library Resources

The Holland and Terrell Library contains many resources for both students and faculty interested in religion, including the minor in the cross-disciplinary Religious Studies Program. If you have any questions not answered on the WSU Libraries website or would like to request a book or journal on any subject related to religion, please contact Bob Matuozzi. For questions about the Religious Studies program, please see the Religious Studies Program site.

  • Library Catalog

    Search It. The library catalog includes holdings for all the WSU Library sites, in Pullman and across the state. Please note: Electronic journals and other 'virtual' resources are included in this catalog.


 Library of Congress Classification
Mapped to Holland & Terrell Library

Click on any of the links below to see where these subjects are physically located in Holland & Terrell Library.  The reference books in these classifications are located in the reference area on the first floor of Holland & Terrell Library just off the Atrium.  (The first floor level is the main entrance to the library.)  

A - General Works J - Political Science R - Medicine
B - Philosophy, Psychology, Religion K - Law S - Agriculture
C - Auxiliary Sciences of History L - Education T- Technology
D - World History M - Music and Books on Music U - Military Science
E - History of the Americas N - Fine Arts W - WSU
G - Geography, Anthropology, Recreation P - Language and Literature Z - Bibliography
H - Social Sciences Q - Science

 


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eResearch

These research databases and eBooks are made available by subscription or purchase through the WSU Libraries.

Research Databases

  • ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials (1908 - current)
    Includes more than 570,000 article citations from 1,677 journals (546 currently indexed), more than 237,000 essay citations from over 16,800 multi-author works, more than 525,000 book review citations, and a growing number of multimedia citations. Full text is provided for more than 285,300 electronic articles and book reviews from 150 journals selected by leading religious scholars. Search Tips
  • Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
    A comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. Search Tips
  • Humanities International Index
    Covers journals, books, and other important reference sources in the humanities, with indexing and abstracts for more than 2,300 journals encompassing millions of cumulative records. International in scope, contains citations to articles, essays and reviews, and original creative works including poetry, fiction, photographs, paintings, and illustrations. Search Tips
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research, including research in the arts and humanities. Some full-text content available. Search Tips
  • Oxford Reference Online Library Collection
    Provides access to dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works along with topical companions and a dictionary of quotations, offering full-spectrum subject coverage. The Oxford Reference Library combines over 2 million entries and some 300,000 pages (many of which are illustrated) into a single cross-searchable resource consisting of 180 core academic titles. Search Tips.
  • JSTOR
    JSTOR offers high-quality, interdisciplinary full-text content from over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. Journals are always included from volume 1, issue 1 and include previous and unrelated titles. Search Tips
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I
    This database is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1861 to the present day. About ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Database Also provides access to full text of WSU authored dissertations. Some WSU full text may have an embargo period. Search Tips
  • Project Muse
    Provides full-text access to several hundred titles from 60 university and society presses in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Topical areas include literature, history, politics and policy studies, economics, education, film, religion, and women’s studies as well as book reviews. Search Tips
  • MLA International Bibliography (1926 - current)
    Comprehensive coverage of modern languages and literature, including folklore. Linguistics and language materials range from history and theory of linguistics, comparative linguistics, semantics, stylistics, and syntax to translation. Other topics include literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts (film, radio, television, theater), and book history. Search Tips
  • Philosopher's Index (1940 - current)
    Bibliography of scholarly works in journals, books, anthologies, contributions to anthologies and book reviews (1960s- ). Indexes aesthetics, axiology, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphilosophy, metaphysics, philosophical anthropology, philosophy of education, philosophy of history, philosophy of language, philosophy of religion, philosophy of science, political philosophy, and social philosophy. Search Tips
  • Iter Bibliography (Medieval and Renaissance)
    Specialized bibliography comprised of secondary source material pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). Over 1.1 million citations for books and journal material (articles, reviews, review articles, bibliographies, catalogues, abstracts and discographies) are included, as are citations for dissertation abstracts and essays in books (including entries in conference proceedings, festschriften, encyclopedias and exhibition catalogues).
  • The Times Digital Archive, 1785 - 1985
    The Times of London has covered all major international events from the French Revolution to the Falklands War. Every complete page of every issue is full-text searchable — every headline, article, editorial, announcement, image, and advertisement. Includes coverage of theater, literature, music, art, and other cultural topics and events. Also has obituaries.
  • New York Times (Historical)
    1851 - three years previous. Offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue. Via ProQuest. Search Tips
  • America: History & Life
    Historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Contains citations and abstracts to journal aritcles, books reviews and dissertations published from 1954-present. Search Tips
  • Historical Abstracts
    Contains citations and abstracts to publications covering the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present. Publications indexed were published from 1954 to the present. Search Tips
  • Sociological Abstracts (1963 - current)
    Offers access to the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences, with abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,809 serial publications. Also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers. Updated 6 times a year. Search Tips
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Index Retrospective (1907 - 1984)
    Provides access to scholarly journals and specialized magazines that treat a wide range of topics in the humanities and social sciences. Specific topical areas include art, classical studies, dance, film, folklore, literary & social criticism, literature, music, performing arts, philosophy, and religion & theology. Full-text content available. Indexes reviews. Search Tips
  • ITER- Medieval and Renaissance
    Specialized bibliography comprised of secondary source material pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). Citations for books and journal material (articles, reviews, review articles, bibliographies, catalogues, abstracts and discographies) are included, as are citations for dissertation abstracts and essays in books (including entries in conference proceedings, festschriften, encyclopedias and exhibition catalogues).
  • Web of Science
    Includes Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences and Science Citation indexes. This multidisciplinary database has searchable author abstract covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities, sciences and social sciences. Updated weekly. Search Tips
  • ArchiveGrid (OCLC)
    Provides detailed descriptions of numerous archival collections held by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies and archives worldwide. With its online archival collection descriptions, ArchiveGrid helps you to locate collections of primary source material more quickly than ever before. Records include collection title, holding institution, brief description, and a link to an extended description. Search Tips
 

eBooks

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Encyclopedia of Religion - Lindsay Jones, editor in chief
Call Number: BL31 .E46 2005 (Electronic resource)
ISBN: 0028657330
The second edition of a resource that is considered a standard reference in the field. Presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. The original 2,750 entries have been retained, many heavily updated, and approximately 600 entirely new articles have been added by an international team of scholars and contributors. Print version available in reference.

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Milestone Documents of World Religions: Exploring Traditions of Faith Through Primary Sources - David M. Fahey, editor in chief
Call Number: BL31 .M56 2011 (Electronic resource)
ISBN: 0979775884
Examines the key sacred texts and foundational documents of the world's primary religions, from ancient times to the present, providing researchers with a fresh perspective on how critical religious texts have influenced both the past and the present. Three-volume set includes one hundred primary source texts. Print edition available in reference.

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation - Hans J. Hillerbrand, ed.
Call Number: BR302.8 .O93 2005 (Electronic resource)
ISBN: 0195064933
Covers the entire range of religious and social changes associated with the Reformation in sixteenth-century Europe, encompassing not only issues of church polity and theology but also developments in politics, economics, demographics, art and literature. This broadly cast, interdisciplinary definition allows for a comprehensive social and intellectual history of early modern Europe.

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A Concise Companion to Jewish Religion - Louis Jacobs
Call Number: BM50 .J28 2003 (Electronic resource)
ISBN: 0192800884
This highly readable guide to Judaism from Oxford contains a wealth of information on every aspect of Jewish belief and practice, both ancient and modern with all Hebrew terms clearly explained.

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Encyclopaedia Judaica - 2nd ed. - Michael Berenbaum and Fred Skolnik, eds.
Call Number: Electronic resource
ISBN: 0028659287
Provides an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel, from Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, from Kabbalah to "Americana" and from Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures, Encyclopaedia Judaica, 2nd edition is important to scholars, general readers and students. Print version also available in reference.

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The Cambridge Dictionary of Christian Theology - Ian A. McFarland, et al.
Call Number: Electronic monograph
ISBN: 0521880920
Contains over 550 entries composed by leading contemporary theologians from around the world, with a focused emphasis on the most important theological concepts. Volume is organized around a small number of 'core entries' which examine key topics to provide a general overview of major subject areas, while making use of related shorter entries to impart a more detailed knowledge of technical terms. Protestant and Catholic theological concepts are represented.

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church - E.A. Livingstone, ed.
Call Number: BR95 .O82 2006 (Electronic resource)
ISBN: 019861442X
A guide to every aspect of the Christian religion and life, including theology, patristic scholarship, churches and denominations, the church calendar and organization, and the Bible. There are also many entries on theologians, philosophers, painters, musicians, and writers of religious works.

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Christianities in Asia - Peter C. Phan
Call Number: Electronic monograph
ISBN: 140516090X
An introduction to the complex reality of this living religion spread across the largest continent on earth where two-thirds of humanity dwells today. Each chapter is comprehensive and engaging. The organization of the work as a whole allows the reader to see the diversity of Asian Christianities without losing sight of the commonalities that bind them together both institutionally and as a movement. The book offers a host of new insights while opening up important new directions in the study of world Christianity at the local, regional, and global levels

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A Dictionary of Buddhism - Damien Keown and contributors, Stephen Hodge, Charles Jones, and Paoli Tinti
Call Number: BQ130 .K46 2003 (Electronic resource)
ISBN: 0198605609
This dictionary features broad-ranging entries on the history and doctrines of the major Buddhist schools, information on the spread of Buddhism in Asia and the West, and coverage of issues of contemporary concern such as human rights, abortion, euthanasia, ‘engaged Buddhism’, and the role of women in Buddhist teachings.

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Science, Religion, and Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Culture, and Controversy - Arri Eisen and Gary Laderman, eds.
Call Number: BL240.3 .S37 2007 (Electronic resource)
ISBN: 0765621096
Covers all aspects of the religion and science dichotomy, from humanities to social sciences to the natural sciences, and includes articles by theologians, religion scholars, physicians, scientists, historians, and psychologists, among others.

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Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature - Bron Taylor et al, eds.
Call Number: Hol Ref BL31 .E465 2005 (Electronic resource)
ISBN: 1843711389
An essential reference work covering the fascinating relationship between religion and nature. Critically explores the relationships among human beings, their environments, and the religious dimensions of life. This wide-ranging work — chronologically, geographically, religiously — includes 1,000 entries from 520 international contributors. Print copy in reference.

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Encyclopedia of Religion and Film - Eric Michael Mazur
Call Number: Electronic mono
ISBN: 0313330727
Organized alphabetically, this encyclopedia provides more than 90 entries on the larger religious traditions, the major film-producing regions of the globe, the films that have stirred controversy, the most significant religious symbols, and the more important filmmakers. The included topics provide substantially more information on the intersection of religion and film than any of the similar volumes currently available. While the emphasis is on the English-speaking world and the films produced therein, there is also substantial representation of non-English, non-Western film and filmmakers, providing significant intercultural coverage to the topic. Biographical information, stills, and treatment of individual films is supplemented by a useful filmography and recommended readings.

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Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion - David A. Leeming, Kathryn Madden, and Stanton Marlan, eds.
Call Number: BL53 .E43 2010 (Electronic resource)
ISBN: 0387718028
Offers an intellectually rigorous collection of psychological interpretations of the stories, rituals, motifs, symbols, doctrines, dogmas, and experiences of the world's major religious and mythological traditions through a wide range of psychological approaches to understanding the form and content of religious and spiritual experience while also offering insight into the meanings of various symbols and themes of numerous religions.

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Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls - Lawrence H. Schiffman and James C. VanderKam, eds.
Call Number: Hol Ref BM487 .E53 2000 (Electronic resource)
ISBN: 0195084500
Features 450 articles by an international community of scholars on the Dead Sea Scrolls--their history, relevance, meaning, and the controversies that surround them. The collection of 800 manuscripts is older than any other collection of manuscripts of the Hebrew Scriptures by almost one thousand years. Includes contributions from 100 distinguished scholars representing diverse traditions and fields of learning on and the historical, archaeological, linguistic, and religious contexts of these texts. Print copy in reference.

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Thesaurus Cultus et Rituum Antiquorum (ThesCRA) - Le lexicon iconographicum mythologiae classicae
Call Number: Hol Ref BL727 .T44 2004
ISBN: 9780892367870
Comprehensive multi-volume reference set on all known aspects of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman cults and rituals. from the period from Homeric times (1000 B.C.) to late Roman times (A.D. 400). Includes the dynamic elements of cult: divination; prayer, gestures, and acts of prayer; gestures and acts of veneration; oaths; maledictions; profanation; magic; and consecration and foundation rites. Also describes the static elements of cult—cult places and their depictions in antiquity and the personnel of cults. Entries list the epigraphical and literary sources cited and reference ancient iconographical documents related to the topic.

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Critical Survey of Mythology and Folklore: Love, Sexuality, and Desire - Thomas J. Sienkewicz, ed.
Call Number: Hol Ref GR460 .C75 2013 (Electronic resource)
ISBN: 1429837659
Explores the genre of myths, folktales, legends, and other traditional literature written from 5000 B.C.E. to the modern era, including Greek, Mesopotamian, Iraqi, African, Roman, North American, Indian, Afghani, Japanese, European, South American, Serbian, Irish, Chinese, and Egyptian myths and folktales. Articles include a contextual overview, summary, an in-depth analysis, and bibliography. Print copy available in reference.

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Oxford Companion to World Mythology - David Leeming
Call Number: BL312 .L44 2005 (Electronic resource)
ISBN: 0195156692
Covering all aspects of mythology, with essays on the world's major mythological traditions (Greek, Native American, Indian, Japanese, Sumerian, Egyptian), along with retellings of better-known myths, and entries on mythological types, motifs, and figures (such as the Descent to the Underworld, the Hero, Creation, Odysseus, Spider Woman, and Inanna), and related subjects (such as fairly tales and legends). Over 1700 entries.

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Oxford Dictionary of World Mythology - Arthur Cotterell
Call Number: BL303 .C68 2003 (Electronic resource)
ISBN: 0192177478
Since Plato first coined the term 'mythologia', mythology has come to hold greater significance and power as a crucial element of civilization as a whole. Presents the powerful gods of Greece, Rome, and Scandinavia, the more mystical deities of Buddhist and Hindu India, and the stern spirits of the African and American continents. Drawing upon hundreds of myths from around the globe....

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Oxford Dictionary of Celtic Mythology - James MacKillop
Call Number: BL900 .M445 2004 (Electronic resource)
ISBN: 0198609671
A comprehensive and accessible survey of the whole of Celtic mythology, legend, saga, and folklore. It covers the people, themes, concepts, places, and creatures of Celtic mythology, from both ancient and modern traditions, in 4,000 entries ranging from brief definitions to short essays.

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A Dictionary of Asian Mythology - David Leeming
Call Number: BL1005 .L46 2002 (Electronic resource)
ISBN: 0195120523
This dictionary features stories of revered deities, sacred places, key events and epics, with many recurring themes and traditions. Entries address the key mythologies of the regions we now call India, China, Tibet, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and Japan, and broad overviews of specific cultures and their mythic traditions round out the coverage.

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A Dictionary of African Mythology - Harold Scheub
Call Number: BL2400 .S24 2002 (Electronic resource)
ISBN: 0195124561
This collection of fascinating, mysterious, and revealing tales captures the immense sweep and diversity of African mythology. The stories touch on virtually every aspect of belief: gods and goddesses, epic heroes and divine tricksters, along with epics of the world's origins, the struggle between the human and the divine, and much more. Four hundred entries cover the entire continent, from the mouth of the Nile to the Cape of Good Hope.

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Arts and Humanities through the Eras - Edward Bleiberg, ed.
Call Number: NX440 .A787 2005 (Electronic resource)
Offers a multidimensional picture of primarily Western civilization, covering Ancient Egypt (2675-332 B.C.E.), Ancient Greece and Rome (1200 B.C.E.-476 C.E.), Medieval Europe (814-1450 C.E.), Renaissance Europe (1300-1600 C.E.), and The Age of the Baroque and Enlightenment (1600-1800 C.E.). Provides access to each historical period through the study of nine different arts and humanities topics: "Architecture and Design," "Dance," "Fashion," "Literature," "Music," "Philosophy," "Religion," "Theater," and "Visual Arts." Each topic area is treated in a different chapter, but the connections between topics are highlighted both in the text and through cross-referencing. The result is a broader and more inclusive picture of the culture of each period, emphasizing connections between, for example, religion, dance, and literature or between the visual arts and architecture. Chapters contain a chronology; an overview of the development of the field under scrutiny; a "Topics" section, which discusses various movements, schools of thought, and masterworks that characterize the discipline during that era; a handful of biographies of significant people; and a list of documentary sources.

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New Dictionary of the History of Ideas - Maryanne Cline Horowitz, editor in chief
Call Number: CB9 .N49 2005 (Electronic resource)
ISBN: 0684314525
A six-volume survey of the history of Western thought and culture, presented through 700 alphabetically arranged entries. Each entry explores the origin, cultural interpretations, and historical themes of such subjects as beauty, love, feminism, diversity, and social capital, among many others. Print version in reference.

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Oxford English Dictionary - Oxford University Press.
Call Number: PE1625 .O87 (Electronic resource)
ISBN: 0198611862
Provides etymologies and examples of usage for English words. Especially useful for determining what possible meanings an author may have intended in a given work written at a given time. The online OED is updated on a quarterly basis. The OED is the premier historical dictionary of the English language.

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Oxford Dictionary of National Biography - H.C.G. Matthew and Brian Harrison, eds.
Call Number: DA28 .O95 2004- (Electronic resource)
ISBN: 019861411X
55,000 biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2002.

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American National Biography - General editors, John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes
Call Number: CT213 .A68 1999 (Electronic resource)
ISBN: 0195206355
Short Biographical sketches of over 18,300 men and women -- from all eras and walks of life -- whose lives have shaped the United States. Contains thousands of illustrations, 80,000 hyperlinked cross-references, and links to select web sites. Updated quarterly.

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Oxford Classical Dictionary - Simon Hornblower and Antony Spawforth, eds.
Call Number: DE5 .O9 2005 (Electronic resource)
ISBN: 0198606419
In over 6,200 entries, provides both scholars and non-specialists with a comprehensive source of reference which aims to answer all their questions about the classical world. Written by the very best of classical scholars from all over the world, the Dictionary provides coverage of Greek and Roman history, literature, myth, religion, linguistics, philosophy, law, science, art and archaeology, and topics in near eastern studies and late antiquity.

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Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World - John Roberts, ed.
Call Number: DE5 .O92 2007 (Electronic resource)
ISBN: 0192801465
From the first Olympic Games in 776 BC to the death of Marcus Aurelius in AD 180, this accessible and wide-ranging reference work draws on the groundbreaking Oxford Classical Dictionary to present more than 2,500 entries on the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome. The dictionary covers key aspects of ancient Greek and Roman life and literature, such as science, social structure, philosophy, and religion, and contains comprehensive articles on central....

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages - André Vauchez, ed.
Call Number: D114 .E539 2001 (Electronic resource)
Consists of articles on all aspects of the period from the fifth to the fifteenth century, exploring art, architecture, religion, law, science, language, philosophy, and theology, as well as cultural, religious, intellectual, social and political history.

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Who's Who in the Classical World - Simon Hornblower and Tony Spawforth, eds.
Call Number: DE7 .W48 2003 (Electronic resource)
ISBN: 0192801074
Holds biographical entries on nearly 500 individuals of central importance from the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome, including writers, thinkers, artists, scientists, statesmen, kings, queens, and other historical figures.

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Encyclopedia Britannica Online - Academic ed. - Encyclopædia Britannica
Call Number: AE5 .E363 (Electronic resource)
EBO provides access to over 75,000 articles from the Encyclopædia Britannica; headlines from the New York Times, the BBC, the SBS Australian News Service, and full-text articles from more than 700 magazines and periodicals provided by EBSCO and Proquest; World data; Gateway to the classics; 166,000 Web sites selected by Britannica editors; over 27,000 images and maps, plus 3,300 animations, videos, and audio files; and world atlas. Includes Merriam-Webster's collegiate dictionary and thesaurus.

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Readers' Guide Retrospective (1890-1982) - H.W. Wilson Company
Call Number: AI3 .R43 (Electronic resource)
Comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States, reflecting the history of 20th century America. Access to over 3 million articles from approximately 375 leading magazines; many of the articles are peer reviewed. Search Tips

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Book Review Digest Retrospective: 1905-1982 - H.W. Wilson Company
Call Number: Z1219 .C965 (Electronic resource)
Virtually every major idea that shaped the 20th century found expression in books. The reactions to those ideas are reflected in the reviews of those books, and this new database makes it easy to search this vast record of information. Reflecting nearly eight decades of H.W. Wilson’s Book Review Digest, this database provides excerpts from and citations to reviews of adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction. Reviews of 300,000 books. Search Tips

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Book Review Digest Plus (1983- ) - H.W. Wilson Company
Call Number: Electronic resource
Provides access to book reviews on a wide range of topics and from a variety of sources on academic works, fiction and non-fiction, the humanities and social sciences, foreign language reviews, and narrow and specialized subjects. Updated daily. Search Tips

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Ulrich's Periodicals Directory - ProQuest / Serials Solutions
Call Number: Z6941 .U51 (Electronic resource)
Standard library directory and comprehensive information database on popular magazines, academic journals, and other serial publications like business and trade magazines. Includes ISSNs, title variants and other publishing information, formats, and whether titles are peer-reviewed or available on open access. Multiple access points, including title, subject, and ISSN searching. Continuously updated.

 

Reference Books

The Holland and Terrell Library print reference collection is located on the 1st floor of Terrell (main library entrance) behind the reference desk.


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Encyclopedia of Religion, 2nd ed. (multi-volume) - Lindsay Jones, Mircea Eliade, and Charles J Adams, eds.
Call Number: Hol Ref BL31 .E46 2005
ISBN: 0028657330
The second edition of a resource that is considered a standard reference in the field. Presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. The original 2,750 entries have been retained, many heavily updated, and approximately 600 entirely new articles have been added by an international team of scholars and contributors. See eBook version above.

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Religion Past & Present: Encyclopedia of Theology and Religion, 4th ed. (multi-volume) - Hans Dieter Betz et al, eds.
Call Number: Hol Ref BL31 .R4213 2007
ISBN: 9004146911
With over 3,000 authors from 88 countries, this multi-volume set offers an unparalleled breadth of subject matter in theological and biblical studies for all levels of users. Interdisciplinary articles cover a wide range of topics from history, archaeology, liturgy, law, bible, music, visual arts, politics, social sciences, natural sciences, ethics, and philosophy, with hundreds of new entries on Eastern religions and other religious subjects. Global scope is conveyed through 15,000 entries and 8 million words, including short definitions and cross-references.

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Milestone Documents of World Religions: Exploring Traditions of Faith Through Primary Sources (multi-volume) - David M. Fahey, ed.
Call Number: Hol Ref BL31 .M56 2011
ISBN: 0979775884
Examines the key sacred texts and foundational documents of the world's primary religions, from ancient times to the present, providing researchers with a fresh perspective on how critical religious texts have influenced both the past and the present. Three-volume set includes one hundred primary source texts. eBook version also available.

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Encyclopedia of African Religion (2 vols.) - Molefi Kete Asante and Ama Mazama, eds.
Call Number: Hol Ref BL2400 .E53 2009
ISBN: 1412936365
A comprehensive collection of essays, discourses, ideas, and concepts in African religion, including almost 500 entries covering a wide range of topics, including African response to the sacred, spirituality, ritual, initiation, taboos and ethics, sacred spaces and objects, and cosmological narratives. It also provides new metaphors, figures of speech, reasoning modes, etymologies, analogies, and cosmogonies.

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Encyclopedia of Religion in America (multi-volume) - Charles H. Lippy and Peter W. Williams, eds.
Call Number: Hol Ref BL2520 .E52 2010
ISBN: 0872895807
Broad, interdisciplinary coverage examines how religious history and practices are woven into the political, social, cultural, and historical landscape of North America. This authoritative reference work explains the origins, development, adaptation, influence, and interrelations of the many faiths practiced, including major world religions, new religious sects, cults, and religious movements that originated or had an influence in the United States.

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Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America (3 vols.) - Rosemary Skinner Keller, Rosemary Radford Ruether, and Marie Cantlon, eds.
Call Number: Hol Ref BL458 .E52 2006
ISBN: 0253346851
The work of 150 scholars, this interreligious, interracial, and multicultural encyclopedia features more than 145 long essays on major themes. Articles focus on institutions, movements, and ideas, with helpful biographical sketches and illustrations.

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Confucian Studies: Critical Concepts in Asian Philosophy (multi-volume) - Xinzhong Yao and Weiming Tu, eds.
Call Number: Hol BL1853 .C66 2011
ISBN: 041545574X
Volume I (‘Reassessing Confucian Traditions’) covers Confucianism in History and the focus of Volume II is on ‘Reinterpreting Confucian Ideas’. Volume III is titled ‘Reconstructing Confucian Ethics’, while the final volume in the collection brings the best scholarship on ‘Reappraising Confucian Ideals'. Note: this set not in reference.

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The Encyclopaedia of Judaism (multi-volume) - Jacob Neusner, Alan J. Avery-Peck, and William Scott Green, eds.
Call Number: Hol Ref BM50 .E63 2005
ISBN: 900414787X
Provides a full and reliable account of Judaism, beginning in ancient Israelite times and extending to our own day. About Judaism, the religion, its diverse history, literature, beliefs past and present, observances and practices, and place in the context of society and culture, this is what we know. All principal topics required for the systematic description of Judaism as a religion the world view, way of life, theory of the social entity constituted by the faithful are addressed here.

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion - R.J. Zwi Werblowsky and Geoffrey Wigoder, eds.
Call Number: Hol Ref BM50 .O94 1997
ISBN: 0195086058
Focuses on recent and changing rituals in the Jewish community that have come to the fore since the 1997 publication of the First Edition. Includes the work of nearly 200 internationally renowned scholars with updated bibliographies, biographies of 20th-century individuals who have shaped the recent thought and history of Judaism, and an index with alternate spellings of Hebrew terms. Covers more than three millennia of Jewish religious thought, custom, law, and practice, from traditional approaches to Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and post-denominational Judaism.

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Encyclopaedia Judaica (multi-volume) - Fred Skolnik and Michael Berenbaum, eds.
Call Number: Hol Ref DS102.8 .E496 2007
ISBN: 0028659287
Includes more than 21,000 signed entries on Jewish life, culture, history and religion, written by Israeli, American and European subject specialists. Expanding the scope and relevance of this invaluable set are more than 2,600 brand-new entries, many focusing on gender issues and New World geographic areas of the United States, Canada and Latin America. Even more clarity and substance is incorporated through the updating of some 11,000 entries across all topics. Extensive cross-referencing and large subject index augmented with place-name lists, a chronology, a Hasidism chart, lists of newspapers and periodicals, and more than 600 maps, charts, tables, photographs, illustrations and other visuals. eBook version available above.

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The Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox Christianity - John Anthony McGuckin, ed.
Call Number: Hol Ref BX230 .E53 2011
ISBN: 1405185392
Essay-length and short entries written by a team of leading religious experts, offering the most comprehensive guide to the cultural and intellectual world of Eastern Orthodox Christianity currently available in English. Explores of the major traditions of Eastern Orthodoxy in detail, including the Armenian, Byzantine, Coptic, Ethiopic, Slavic, Romanian, and Syriac churches from Late Antiquity to the present, encompassing history, theology, liturgy, monasticism, sacramentology, canon law, philosophy, folk culture, architecture, archaeology, martyrology, hagiography, along with a substantial prosopography.

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Encyclopaedia of the Qur'¯an (multi-volume) - Jane Dammen McAuliffe, ed.
Call Number: Holland & Terrell Reserve BP133 .E53 2001
ISBN: 9004114653
Combines alphabetically-arranged articles about the contents of the Qur'ān in an encyclopaedic dictionary of qur'ānic terms, concepts, personalities, place names, cultural history, and exegesis with extended essays on the most important themes and subjects within qur'ānic studies. With nearly 1000 entries in 5 volumes, the EQ is the first comprehensive, multi-volume reference work on the Qur'ān to appear in a Western language. A separate index to the set is available.

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Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls - Lawrence H. Schiffman and James C. VanderKam, eds.
Call Number: Hol Ref BM487 .E53 2000
ISBN: 0195084500
Features 450 articles by an international community of scholars on the Dead Sea Scrolls--their history, relevance, meaning, and the controversies that surround them. The collection of 800 manuscripts is older than any other collection of manuscripts of the Hebrew Scriptures by almost one thousand years. Includes contributions from 100 distinguished scholars representing diverse traditions and fields of learning on and the historical, archaeological, linguistic, and religious contexts of these texts. Also see eBook version above.

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Thesaurus Cultus et Rituum Antiquorum (ThesCRA) - Le lexicon iconographicum mythologiae classicae
Call Number: Hol Ref BL727 .T44 2004
ISBN: 9780892367870
Comprehensive multi-volume reference set on all known aspects of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman cults and rituals. from the period from Homeric times (1000 B.C.) to late Roman times (A.D. 400). Includes the dynamic elements of cult: divination; prayer, gestures, and acts of prayer; gestures and acts of veneration; oaths; maledictions; profanation; magic; and consecration and foundation rites. Also describes the static elements of cult—cult places and their depictions in antiquity and the personnel of cults. Entries list the epigraphical and literary sources cited and reference ancient iconographical documents related to the topic.

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Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature - Bron Taylor et al, eds.
Call Number: Hol Ref BL31 .E465 2005
ISBN: 1843711389
An essential reference work covering the fascinating relationship between religion and nature. Critically explores the relationships among human beings, their environments, and the religious dimensions of life. This wide-ranging work — chronologically, geographically, religiously — includes 1,000 entries from 520 international contributors. Also see eBook version above.

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Encyclopedia of Science and Religion (2 vols.) - J. Wentzel Vrede van Huyssteen, editor in chief
Call Number: Hol Ref BL240.3 .E43 2003
ISBN: 0028657047
Includes coverage of the human sciences (behaviourism, semiotics), ecology (biological diversity, nuclear energy), genetics (gene patenting, human genome project), philosophy (causation, humanism, teleology), technology (biotechnology, virtual reality), and religious thought (God, sin, spirit). It picks up those areas, like the neurosciences, computer science, and cosmology that lie on the borderlands between science and belief.

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The Encyclopedia of Religion and War - Gabriel Palmer-Fernandez, ed.
Call Number: Hol Ref BL80.3 .E53 2004
ISBN: 0415942462
Explores the complex relationship between religion and war, including religion as a source of conflict and the role war holds in the development and spread of religion. This interdisciplinary A-Z reference delves into a variety of historical and global issues, including warrior cults, genocides, Northern Ireland, Holy War, assassins, religious feminism and war, Taliban, pacificism, and the Holy Roman Empire. In 130 articles, the volume provides authoritative historical and cross-cultural information that will help readers understand war and other forms of political violence in the major religions of the world. It also covers violent religious conflict in different regions, particular religious movements, and religious wars.

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Religions of the World : A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices - J Gordon Melton and Martin Baumann, eds.
Call Number: Hol Ref BL80.3 .R45 2002
ISBN: 1576072231
Comprehensive, four-volume work details the history, development, organization, current status, and contact information for major organizations associated with various living world faiths.

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RoutledgeCurzon Encyclopedia of Confucianism - Xinzhong Yao
Call Number: Hol Ref BL1840 .R68 2003
ISBN: 0415306523
Covers Confucianism as a whole, in 1235 entries on its history, key thinkers, doctrines, schools, rituals, sacred places and terminology, and the modern Confucianism in today's China and other Eastern Asian countries.

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The Cambridge History of Religions in America - Stephen J. Stein, ed.
Call Number: Hol Ref BL2525 .C354 2012
ISBN: 1107013348
Traces the historical development of religious traditions in America, following both their transplantation from other parts of the world and the inauguration of new religious movements on the continent of North America.

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The History of Western Philosophy of Religion - Graham Robert Oppy and Nick Trakakis, eds.
Call Number: Hol Ref BL51 .H575 2009
ISBN: 0195394283
Covers Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern, Nineteenth Century and Twentieth Century philosophy of religion.

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The Cambridge History of Religions in the Ancient World, 2 vols. - Michele Renee Salzman et al, eds.
Call Number: Hol Ref BL96 .C363 2012
ISBN: 1107019990
Provides a comprehensive examination of the history of the religions of the ancient Near East and Mediterranean world. Essay in two volumes have a broad reach, covering the ancient Near East and Mediterranean, extending from the Bronze Age into the late Roman period and incorporating a wide spectrum of textual and material evidence. The regional and historical orientations of the essays will enable readers to see how a religious tradition or movement assumed a distinctive local identity, as well as to understand how each tradition developed within its broader regional context. Supplemented with maps, illustrations, and detailed indexes.

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The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions - John Westerdale Bowker
Call Number: Hol Ref BL31 .O84 1997
ISBN: 0192139657
Written by an expert team of 80 international and multi-faith contributors, the volume contains over 8,200 entries and an original and in-depth introductory essay. Readers will find information on: Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoism, and much more. Includes over 500 entries on everything from Cargo Cults and the New Age movement to Rastafarians and Soka Gakkai along with over 1,000 entries covering the sacred writings of religions worldwide, covering architecture, sacred sites, festivals, etc.

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New Dictionary of the History of Ideas - Maryanne Cline Horowitz, ed.
Call Number: Hol Ref CB9 .N49 2005
ISBN: 0684313774
A six-volume survey of the history of Western thought and culture, presented through 700 alphabetically arranged entries. Each entry explores the origin, cultural interpretations, and historical themes of such subjects as beauty, love, feminism, diversity, and social capital, among many others. See eBook above.

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation - Hans J. Hillerbrand, ed.
Call Number: Hol Ref BR302.8 .O93 1996
ISBN: 0195064933
Covers the entire range of religious and social changes associated with the Reformation in sixteenth-century Europe, encompassing not only issues of church polity and theology but also developments in politics, economics, demographics, art and literature. This broadly cast, interdisciplinary definition allows for a comprehensive social and intellectual history of early modern Europe. See eBook version above.

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The Cambridge History of Christianity (multi-volume) - Margaret M. Mitchell, Frances M. Young et al, eds.
Call Number: BR165 .O66 2006
ISBN: 0521812399
Offers a comprehensive chronological account of the development of Christianity in all its aspects – theological, intellectual, social, political, regional, global – from its beginnings to the present day. Each volume makes a substantial contribution in its own right to the scholarship of its period and the complete History constitutes a major work of academic reference. Far from being merely a history of Western European Christianity and its offshoots, the History aims to provide a global perspective. Eastern and Coptic Christianity are given full consideration from the early period onwards, and later, African, Far Eastern, New World, South Asian and other non-European developments in Christianity receive proper coverage. The volumes cover popular piety and non-formal expressions of Christian faith and treat the sociology of Christian formation, worship and devotion in a broad cultural context. The question of relations between Christianity and other major faiths is also kept in sight throughout. The History will provide an invaluable resource for scholars and students alike. Note: this set not in reference.

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Critical Survey of Mythology and Folklore: Love, Sexuality, and Desire - Thomas J. Sienkewicz, ed.
Call Number: Hol Ref GR460 .C75 2013
ISBN: 1429837659
Explores the genre of myths, folktales, legends, and other traditional literature written from 5000 B.C.E. to the modern era, including Greek, Mesopotamian, Iraqi, African, Roman, North American, Indian, Afghani, Japanese, European, South American, Serbian, Irish, Chinese, and Egyptian myths and folktales. Articles include a contextual overview, summary, an in-depth analysis, and bibliography. Also available above as an eBook.

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The Oxford Dictionary of Classical Myth and Religion - Simon Price and Emily Kearns, eds.
Call Number: Hol Ref BL715 .O84 2003
ISBN: 0192802887
Offers a fully rounded guide to all aspects of religious life and thought in ancient Greece and Rome, including Greek mythologies and Roman festivals with an emphasis on topics such as Greek and Roman religious places, monuments, authors and texts, religious organization, imagery, divination, astrology, and magic.

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The Oxford Handbook of Eschatology - Jerry L. Walls, ed.
Call Number: BT821.3 .O94 2008
ISBN: 0195170490
Eschatology is the branch of theology that deals with the final consummation of all things. Through centuries of Christian thought-from the early Church fathers through the Middle Ages and the Reformation-eschatological issues were of the utmost importance. In other religions, too, similar concerns were central to the shaping of the beliefs, practices, and identities of believers. Note: Not in reference.

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The Oxford Handbook of Theological Ethics - Gilbert Meilaender and William Werpehowski, eds.
Call Number: BJ1191 .O94 2005
ISBN: 019926211X
A guide to ethics within the Christian theological tradition, from which thought and action can never be neatly separated. Four sections explore the sources of Christian moral knowledge (scripture, divine commands, church tradition, reason and natural law, experience); the structure of the Christian life (vocation, virtue, rules, responsibility, death); the spirit of the Christian life (faith, hope, love); and the spheres of the Christian life (government, family, economy, culture, church). Note: Not in reference.

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The Book of Symbols: Reflections on Archetypal Images - Ami Ronnberg and Kathleen Martin, eds.
Call Number: Hol Ref AZ108 .B66 2010
ISBN: 3836514486
Includes almost 800 full-color images along with roughly 350 essays that examine a given symbol's psychic background and how it evokes psychic processes and dynamics. Etymological roots, the play of opposites, paradox and shadow, the ways in which diverse cultures have engaged a symbolic image—all these aspects are treated in a variety of cultural contexts.

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Book Review Index (1965-2003) - Gale Cengage Learning
Call Number: Hol Ref Z1035.A1 B6
Provides quick access to reviews of books, periodicals, books on tape and electronic media representing a wide range of popular, academic and professional interests. Coverage and citations for both newly published and older materials

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Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature (1900/1904 - 2005) - H.W. Wilson Co.
Call Number: Hol Ref AI3 .R48
Standard reference index to popular publications from a variety of fields and disciplines.

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Book Review Digest (1905 - 2004) - H.W. Wilson Co.
Call Number: Hol Ref Z1219 .C96
ISBN: 1247414973
Cites and provides excerpts of reviews of current English-language fiction and nonfiction books for children and adults. An abstract of each book is also provided. Periodical coverage includes leading magazines from the United States, Canada, and Great Britain.

 

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The Oxford Guide to Library Research, 3rd ed. - Thomas Mann
Call Number: Z710 .M23 2005
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Call Number: LB2369 .B28 2004
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