Religious Studies

Religious Studies is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary program. Research in this subject is informed by the literature of several disciplines. This page will help you to identify key starting points for your research. 

Your liaison librarian is available for research consultation and can help you design research strategies, access key databases, effectively use the information resources of Queen’s University Library and beyond, and stay current in your field. Tailored research skill instruction can be provided for specific classes. Queen's University Library evaluates, purchases and makes available teaching and research materials to support this interdisciplinary program including books, journals, databases and multimedia resources.  

Subject guides help you find, access and understand the literature of the discipline including both scholarly and non-scholarly resources. For guides relevant to Religious Studies, click on these links to explore, access and use the information resources.

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials

Publication coverage: 1949-

The ATLA Religion Database® is the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion, with coverage from 1949 and retrospective indexing for several journal issues as far back as the nineteenth century. Journals are selected for inclusion according to their scholarly merit and scope. The fact that many publishers solicit the inclusion of their journals in ATLA is indicative of the stature it has achieved in the community of religion scholars. Includes ATLASerials® (ATLAS®), a full-text collection of major religion and theology journals used by libraries, librarians, scholars, students, and religious leaders.

Index Islamicus

Publication coverage: 1906 - present (updated annually)

Oxford Scholarship Online - Religion

A collection of ebooks, published by Oxford University Press, in the field of religious studies.
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