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Religious Studies: Home/Books

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

General Resources

Research@UWW  searches for "Everything" (articles, books, ebooks, videos, digital resources, government documents, etc.) from all disciplines. You also can search articles only, or the local catalog only (UWW's books, media, and more).

Google Scholar finds both books and articles. To use it from off campus configure the settings to access full text in Library subscription databases.

Google Books finds books and shows a summary of what they discuss. Sometimes you can search within the text and read portions of it online.

A to Z Databases lists Library subscription & other databases that help you find resources (articles, dissertations, statistics, etc.).

Find Journals is used to search for a particular journal, magazine or newspaper by title to see if the Library has access to it, online or not.

Login to Access Library Resources

Licensed resources require login with a UWW Net-ID (same as UWW e-mail & Canvas login). The Troubleshooting page may help with any difficulties.

Library of Congress Classification - Religion

Call numbers on library books group them by topic. Most books dealing with religious topics 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

74-98: 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, Oreintal

1100-1295: Hinduism

1300-1380: Jainism

1750-2350: By Region or Country

1830-1882: Confucianism

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


More detail about how number ranges within these areas further break down this subject is online from the Library of Congress.

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