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Religious Studies

Resources available for the study of religion

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Finding Journal Articles in Religion

The following online databases and print indexing services are recommended for basic research in religious studies.

Religious News

  • Religion News Blog
  • Daily postings from “the only secular news and photo service devoted to unbiased coverage of religion and ethics exclusively.” Other parts of the site are available via a paid subscription.
  • Religion News on the Web
    The Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life “seeks to promote a deeper understanding of issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs . . . The Pew Forum conducts surveys, demographic analyses and other social science research on important aspects of religion and public life in the U.S. and around the world. It also provides a neutral venue for discussions of timely issues through roundtables and briefings.”
  • The Revealer
    “A daily review of religion in the news and the news about religion. We’re not so much nonpartisan as polypartisan-- interested in all sides, disdainful of dualistic arguments, and enamored of free speech as a first principle. We publish and link to work by people of all persuasions, religious, political, sexual, and critical.”
  • Beliefnet
    A popular-level site that covers all religions as well as news and aspects of life connected with religion. Subjects include the really nutball (world is going to end, etc.)
  • Religion Stylebook
    An authoritative guide created for journalists who report on religion in the mainstream media.

Advanced Research in Religion

The following services are recommended for use by advanced students and researchers:

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