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These indexes and databases are the best tools for finding journal articles and other sources in Religion. The most relevant databases are at the top of the list.

For more information or assistance, please contact the Humanities Librarian, Ivana Niseteo, at iniseteo@sfu.ca.

Top Resources

  1. Bibliographic references to books, articles, reviews and other resources. and article abstracts where available click on Get@SFU link for full text access options. Covers: biblical studies, world religions, church history, and religion in social issues
  2. An archival collection of scholarly journals mainly in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Subject coverage includes: African American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Botany & Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, General Science, History, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Sociology and Statistics.
  3. A multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the arts and humanities. Some of the disciplines covered include: Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Asian Studies, Classics, Dance, Folklore, History, Language, Linguistics, Literary Reviews, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Poetry, Radio, Television, & Film, Religion, Theatre.
  4. Short write-ups from the Catholic perspective of people, institutions, cultural phenomena, religions, philosophies, politics and social movements.
  5. Reference entries, book chapters, Qur'anic materials, Concordance of the Qur'an, primary sources, maps, images, and timelines on Islamic Studies.

Other Resources

  1. Multidisciplinary index to academic & popular journals.
  2. Historical documents from three digital collections: Global Missions and Theology (19th century missionary activities in the US); Tiananmen Square and U.S.-China relations, 1989-1993; and Women, War and Society, 1914-1918.
  3. Complete texts with all contemporary editorial matter of twenty versions of the Bible from 990-1970. Contains: 12 complete Bibles; 5 New Testament works; 2 Gospel works; William Tyndales translations of the New Testament, Pentateuch, and Jonah.
  4. Text and scans of works published from 1500-1700, includes: historically important editions of theological writings, biblical commentaries, confessional documents, sermons, letters, polemical treatises etc. in their original languages of Latin, English, French, and German from.
  5. Text and scans of works published from 1500-1700, includes: papal documents, synodal decrees, catechisms, confessors manuals, biblical commentaries, theological treatises, liturgical works, inquisitorial manuals, preaching guides, saints lives, and devotional literature, in Latin, English, French, Italian, Spanish, and German.
  6. Christian church history from 0-500 CE. Contains: over 220 original Greek and Latin language texts with online dictionary links, English translations, textual notes and a search feature; information on over 800 people and themes and 230 Church Councils; and external links to complete texts and translations.
  7. A multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the arts and humanities. Some of the disciplines covered include: Asian Studies, Classics, History, Literature, Philosophy, and Religion.
  8. Manuscripts, print, and visual primary sources on colonial history, politics, culture and society around the world from 1492-1969. Collection also includes scholarly essays, which provide background information on materials.
  9. Documentaries, recordings, interviews, photographs, and field notes on human culture and behaviour around the world.
  10. Personal narratives and organizational records documenting religious missionary activities, and biographies of leaders, missionaries, and churches in 19th-century United States, as well Africa, Fiji and Sandwich Islands, India, China, Southeast Asia, Japan, and Hawaii.
  11. Abstracts of journal articles, book reviews, dissertations on the history of the world outside, excluding Canada and the United States, since 1450. Access is limited to 6 users at a time. Users will be automatically logged out of the database after 12 minutes of inactivity.
  12. Articles published in over 350 English-language periodicals. Topics include: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Communications, Community Health, Economics, Geography, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Planning & Public Administration, Religion & Theology, Minority Studies, Performing Arts, Psychology, Philosophy, Political Science, Urban Studies etc.
  13. Articles published from 1907-present. Topics include: Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Communications, Community Health, Economics, Geography, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Planning & Public Administration, Religion & Theology, Minority Studies, Performing Arts, Psychology, Philosophy, Political Science, Urban Studies etc.
  14. Full-text access (where available) and citation references to scholarly sources (1900 - present) in the humanities, including: scholarly articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, book reviews, performance reviews, etc.
  15. Literature on Islam, the Middle East, Muslim areas of Asia and Africa, and Muslim minorities around the world.
  16. Full-text of the works and correspondences by important figures in the humanities, social sciences, political science, theology, and literature. In the original language and English translations.
  17. Greek material (with Latin translations) related to the history of the Christian Church before 1439.
  18. Full text of the writings of the Christian Church Fathers and other ecclesiastical writers from 2nd-13th centuries CE. Includes: all prefatory material; original texts; critical apparatus and indexes, with Migne's column numbers.
  19. Journal articles, books, and contributions from anthologies in all areas of philosophy research. The international coverage includes resources in numerous languages (including English).
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