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Religious Studies (World Religions): Home/Books

This is a guide to web sites and library resources to support research and exploration in Religious Studies/World Religions.

General Research Tools

Research@UWW searches "Everything" (articles, books, ebooks, videos, government documents, etc.) in all disciplines. Add filters like date or resource type (e.g., articles) after a search. Books, media, and more UW Whitewater searches just UW-W library holdings.

Google Scholar finds scholarly sources (e.g., journal articles). Configure it to link to subscription database content.

Google Books finds and describes books; previews may allow searching the text and reading all or portions of it online.

Databases by Subject or A-Z by title list Library subscription & free databases for articles, dissertations, statistics, etc.

Journal Search searches journal, magazine or newspaper titles to see if there is access online or in other formats.

Note: Licensed resources require a UW-W login (the e-mail/Canvas Net-ID ). The Troubleshooting page may help with difficulties.

Browsing Library Shelves - Religion

Call numbers on library books group them by topic. Books dealing with religious topics in most of the library collections (Main Collection, Reference, etc.) have call numbers starting with BL-BX. Within lettered areas, numbers are used to further subdivide the topics (See examples under BL below). You can use this information to browse library shelves.

BL - Religion (General)

70-71: Sacred Books
74-99: Religions of the World
458: Women in Comparative Religion
660-2670: History and Principles of Religions
687: Mediterranean Region
700-820: Classical (Etruscan, Greek, Roman)
1000-2370: Asian, Oriental
1100-1295: Hinduism
1300-1380: Jainism
1750-2350: By Region or Country

1790-1975 China
1830-1882: Confucianism
1899-1942.85:  Taoism
2000-2032 India
2200-2228 Japan
2216-2227.8: Shintoism

BM - Judaism
BP - Islam, Bahaism, Theosophy
BQ - Buddhism
BR - Christianity
BS - The Bible
BT - Doctrinal Theology
BV - Practical Theology
BX - Christian Denominations

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