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Religious Studies


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Finding Articles

Use these selected databases to find articles on your topic.

Biblical Research Resources


Bible interpretation and commentary - Commentaries take readers through each passage, explain the meanings of the words and phrases, and discuss the major alternative interpretations.

Encyclopedia and Dictionary - Look for a bibligraphy within each entry to lead you to other sources.

Concordance - allows you to locate a scripture verse by looking up a specific word and the directing you to the chapter and verse where that word is used.

Books, Ebooks, Music, & Movies

Background Sources

Use these selected sources to find background information on your topic.

The resources below are online encyclopedias that have information across disciplines:


These websites have been evaluated by librarians (that's a good thing) for your use in an academic setting. However, any website can be changed without notice, so be sure to evaluate every site you use

American Scholars of Religion Videos

American Scholars of Religion Video Collection

The American Scholars of Religion Project, begun in 1998, is a video oral history; it is a collection of short commentaries or vignettes that preserve and illustrate the thinking and scholarly personality of a diverse sample of American scholars of religion. In these video clips we can watch a scholar at work and come to understand that scholarship is often the struggle to understand the question rather than posit an often simplistic answer. The collection represents a wide range of scholarship in America on the topic of religion at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

This video project is ongoing; completed videos will be added regularly and new videos continue to be created.

This video project was conceived, created and produced by Dr. Alfred Benney. Dr. Benney is a Professor of Religious Studies at Fairfield University.

Citations & Support

Citing Your Sources

The links below point to brief informational guides for creating accurate citations. For more complete information, consult the original books at the library (see call numbers below) or contact a librarian.




Ref. BF 76.7 .P83 2010


Author-Date System

Notes-Bibliography Style

Ref. Z 253.U69 2010
Online Manual






Ref.  LB2369.G53 2016





 Full IEEE Manual

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Citation Management Tools


RefWorks  EasyBib EDu


RefWorks is a tool that will help you manage the resources you use for your research, and create citations and bibliographies when you write your papers. The RefWorks User Guide will help you set up your RefWorks account and get started using it.


EasyBib is a citation and research management tool that helps you create citations for your sources and keep you organized during the research process. The EasyBib EDU User Guide will help you set up your EasyBib EDU account and get started using it.



Helpful Resources

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