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This page lists resources related to Religion and Theology. For a full list of Wheaton's electronic resources, consult this list.
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CORE RESOURCES

ATLA Religion Database [EBSCO] Restricted Resource openURL
Indexes scholarship of religion, including Biblical studies, world religions, Church history, and religious perspectives on social issues. From the American Theological Association; 1949 - present. 
Index Islamicus Restricted Resource openURL
Indexes journal articles, conference proceedings, monographs, and book reviews on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world. From the School of Oriental and African Studies in London; 1906 - present.
Sociological Abstracts Restricted Resource openURL
Indexes journals, dissertations, conference papers, and selected books in sociology and related disciplines. A ProQuest database; 1952 - present. 
AnthroSource Restricted Resource Some full text available
Developed by the American Anthropological Association (AAA), AnthroSource brings 100 years of anthropological material online to scholars and the public, with current issues for 11 of the AAA's most critical peer-reviewed publications including American AnthropologistAmerican Ethnologist, and Cultural Anthropology
JSTOR Restricted Resource Some full text availableopenURL
Full text backfiles of over 2,500 core scholarly journals in humanities, social sciences, and sciences. To help you navigate and search JSTOR, check their helpful how-to guide (PDF). 

Note: JSTOR includes 16 current titles, but for all others, JSTOR does not contain the most recent 1-7 years of content. Many of these titles are continued in the Library's print and/or electronic subscriptions, however. Check the Journal Finder for complete holdings information.


Project Muse Restricted Resource Some full text available
Full-text current and archival articles from 660+ scholarly journals from major university presses covering literature and criticism, history, performing arts, cultural studies, education, philosophy, political science, gender studies, and more. The Library's subscription also includes over 7,000 e-books. Updated continually.

ADDITIONAL DATABASES

Association of Religion Data Archives
ARDA allows you to interactively explore data on American and international religion using online features for generating national profiles, GIS maps, church membership overviews, denominational heritage trees, tables, charts, and other reports.
Humanities Full Text [H.W. Wilson / EBSCO] Restricted Resource Some full text availableopenURL
Indexes journals in the disciplines of archaeology and classical studies, art, folklore, history, language and literature, literary criticism, music and performing arts, philosophy, and religion; includes over 320 full text journals; 1984 - present.
Index of Christian Art Restricted Resource Resource contains images
Indexes primarily Christian art from early apostolic times to approximately 1550 A.D. Includes many photographic reproductions.
Oxford Islamic Studies Online Restricted Resource openURL
Features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture, and is regularly updated as new content is commissioned and approved. Includes time lines, images, maps and primary source documents including two essential English-language interpretations of the Qur'an.

Bibliographies

TOCS-IN
Bibliographic database hosted at the University of Toronto and the Université Catholique de Louvain which aggregates the tables of contents of about 200 scholarly periodicals (and some Festschriften) in Classics, Near Eastern Studies, and Religion, with more than 100,000 articles captured and even some links to full text. 1992-present; select pre-1992 coverage. 

Encyclopedias, Handbooks, and Dictionaries

Companion Encyclopedia of Asian Philosophy Restricted Resource Some full text available
"Covers the main traditions within Asian thought: Persian; Indian; Buddhist; Chinese; Japanese; and Islamic philosophy. Each section provides comprehensive coverage of the origins of the tradition, its approaches to, for example, logic and languages, and to questions of morals and society. Also contains useful histories of the lives of the key influential thinkers, as well as a thorough analysis of the current trends." 1997. 
Credo Reference Restricted Resource Some full text availableopenURL Resource contains images
Digital library of over 700 cross-searchable reference books in a wide variety of disciplines. A great starting point for your research that also leads you right to the library catalog and other databases.
Credo Reference Restricted Resource Some full text availableopenURL Resource contains images
Two-volume reference source on the history, theology, and sociocultural context of Buddhism. 2004. Call Number: Ref. BQ128 .E62 2004. 
JAINpedia Some full text available
Extensive resource about Jainism, including a digital library of important manuscripts from the history of the religion held in British archives and libraries.
JAINpedia Some full text available
Shorter but up-to-date reference work covering historical, cultural, and religious aspects of Islam. 
Call Number: Ref. BP40 .G42 2001. 
JAINpedia Some full text available
Covering both religious and socio-political aspects of the Reformation, this four-volume encyclopedia serves as wide-ranging compendium on the history of Europe in sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. 
Call Number: Ref. BR302.8 .O93 1996. 
Gale Virtual Reference Library Restricted Resource Some full text available
Collection of both general and subject-specific reference works; excellent starting point for orientation within a new subject area. Access provided by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC).
World Religions Reference Library Restricted Resource Some full text available
"A thorough, objective resource covering the history, traditions and worldviews of dominant and less prominent religions and their sects and offshoots"; part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Encyclopedia of Religion Restricted Resource Some full text available
One of the most well-regarded reference works on the subject, covering religion from a cross-cultural perspective. 15 volumes, with entries written by international experts in the field. 2005. 
Encyclopedia of Religion and Society Some full text available
Online version of the AltaMira Press reference work edited by William H. Swatos, Jr., hosted by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research at the Hartford Seminary.
Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online (GAMEO) Some full text available
Comprehensive, editorially supervised online encyclopedia covering Amish, Mennonite, and Hutterite history, culture, and belief systems. Based on the Mennonite Encyclopedia (originally published 1955-59), with contemporary revisions, updates, and additions.
Catholic Encyclopedia
Full text of the "Old" Catholic Encyclopedia (originally published between 1907 and 1914).
Catholic Encyclopedia
Standard reference work on Islam and the Muslim world, written primarily (though not exclusively) by Western scholars. (The original edition dates to the early 20th century but has twice been thoroughly reviewed and revised.) 
Call Number: Ref. ​DS37 .E523. 
Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World Restricted Resource Some full text available
Two-volume encyclopedia that "looks at Islam's role in the modern world, doing so in the context of the religion's history and development over the last 13 centuries." Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library. 
Jewish Encyclopedia Some full text available
Full text of the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia.
New Encyclopedia of Judaism Restricted Resource Some full text available
In-depth reference work on historical, theological, cultural, and biographical aspects of Judaism. 

Cover of the New Encyclopedia of Judaism
Encyclopedia of Mormonism Some full text available
Quasi-official encyclopedia on the history, institutions, and theology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Hosted by the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University.

Digital Libraries and Collections

World Digital Library (WDL) Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
"The World Digital Library (WDL) is a project of the U.S. Library of Congress, carried out with the support of the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO), and in cooperation with libraries, archives, museums, educational institutions, and international organizations from around the world. The WDL makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from all countries and cultures." 

Websites

H-Net: Humanities & Social Sciences Online
"H-Net is an international interdisciplinary organization of scholars and teachers dedicated to developing the enormous educational potential of the Internet and the World Wide Web. [Its] edited networks publish peer reviewed essays, multimedia materials, and discussions for colleagues and the interested public." 

News

Ethnic NewsWatch Restricted Resource Some full text available
Full text database of articles from newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press. Ethnicities include: African American/Caribbean/African; Arab/Middle Eastern; Asian/Pacific Islander; European/Eastern European; Hispanic; Jewish; Native People. 1959 - present.