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Religious Studies: Background Info

Reference Resources

Check out the guide below for tips on finding authoritative online and print reference materials for your religion topic.  These concise but rich resources can supply needed context, history, definitions, data, facts, and biographical details related to your religion topic. You'll see a sampling of selected resources on this page.

Dictionaries: Sample Titles

Handbooks: Sample Titles

Companions: Sample Titles

Specialized Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Handbooks

Find encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and companions focusing on a religion or religious topic by executing a search in the Library's home page search box.

Combine the word encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, or companions with a topic word, such as one of the words below.

Religion Philosophy Islam
Buddhism Christianity Judaism
Catholicism Hinduism Bible

General Encyclopedias: Sample Titles

Specialized Encyclopedias: Sample Titles