Religion information resources: Books & articles

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Research Tools

The Start Your Research Here guide provides a step by step explanation of the library research process and includes helpful tips and links to important information resources.


Consult the Religion New Library Acquisitions page to see what has recently arrived in the library.

Search the Library Catalogue to find books.

Journal Articles

Find journal articles by searching in a subject specific database or index OR by searching a particular journal title.


ATLA Religion Database
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

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.

Arts & Humanities Citation Index
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.

New Catholic Encyclopedia
Short write-ups from the Catholic perspective of people, institutions, cultural phenomena, religions, philosophies, politics and social movements.

Oxford Islamic Studies Online
Reference entries, book chapters, Qur'anic materials, Concordance of the Qur'an, primary sources, maps, images, and timelines on Islamic Studies.

To find additional journal articles, check out the full list of journal articles databases for religion.

These databases cover the major areas of Religion research, however, there are many more databases specific to geographic regions, time periods or relevant to specific themes or topics. Consult the SFU Library Databases page for additional resources.

Electronic Journals

  • To find a specific E-journal, look up the title in the A-Z Journals list in the Library Catalogue.
  • Project Muse and JSTOR are collections of full-text journals which are likely to contain articles of interest to students in Humanities and Religion.