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An overview of scholarly resources in religious studies

Finding Primary Sources

The Library subscribes to many online databases that contain primary sources. You can browse these databases through the links below.

Contact the Subject Specialist for suggestions.

Digitized Collections related to Religious Studies

Anthropology and Sociology of Religion

For more resources in this area, see the library guides for Anthropology and Sociology.

Bible, History of Christianity, History of Judaism

See my guides for Biblical Studies and Jewish Studies for more resources, as well as the Classics and Ancient Near East guides.

Buddhist Studies at UChicago

For more resources please consult the library guides on East Asia Studies and Southern Asia Studies.

History of Religions

More information available on the History research guide and our Area & Cultural Studies guide.

Islamic Studies

More resources are available on the Middle East research guide.

Philosophy of Religions & Religious Ethics

For more resources in philosophy and ethics, see my Philosophy subject guide.

Religion, Literature, and Visual Culture

Religions in the Americas

For more resources, see the guide for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and History guide.


Subject Specialist

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Anne Knafl
Joseph Regenstein Library, Room 462

Transcription Tools

If you are working with handwritten documents or need to transcribe large portions of text for you research, the follow tools may be of help.

For accessibility tools, such as screen readers, consult our Information for Patrons with Disabilities page.

Useful Information

Find It!
When searching databases, the Find It button, when present, can be used to locate an item in the Library Catalog, to gain access to the full-text of an article, or to send an interlibrary loan order..

Proxy It!
Get access to library resources from off campus with ⇒ ProxyIt! ⇐. For Chrome, Firefox or Safari, drag the link to your bookmarks tool bar. For Internet Explorer, right-click on the link and select "Add to Favorites...".

Purchase Request
The Library welcomes suggestions for the acquisition of materials which support the University's teaching and research programs. Use this form to submit a request.  It will be routed to the appropriate subject specialist for consideration.