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Religions and Cultures Subject Guide

Encyclopedias and dictionaries


Articles (including peer-reviewed articles)


To find a specific journal or article for which you have the title of the journal, see our E-Journal Finder.

For more information on finding articles, see How to find articles.

  • ATLA Religion Database with ATLAS Serials 
    ATLA covers world religions, Bible Studies, Church history, and religious perspectives on social issues. It includes articles from journals, essays from multi-author works, and book reviews. No abstracts. 1949-onwards. Updated semi-annually.
                    Useful tutorials with ATLA Religion Database

Searching Scriptures (video tutorial)  

This research tool allows you to browse by book, chapter and verse of the Bible. For example, you can find comments on Job, chapter 32, verse 17. You can also select articles that are published in scholarly/ peer-reviewed journals and published in a specific time frame.

Searching against subject headings for sacred texts of world religions (video tutorial)

This allows you to search for specific subjects in a sacred text. 


  • Academic Search Complete 
    A major multi-disciplinary English-language fulltext database. Indexes academic journals, magazines and some newspapers. Includes abstracts and links to articles. 1975 onwards. Updated daily.
For a bigger selection, go to the databases page

For a complete list of databases relevant to Religions and Cultures research use the Concordia Libraries Database Finder.


To find theses, from Concordia and from elsewhere, see How to find theses, dissertations and MBA research papers.


Scholarly Associations


RELI 210 Religion in Practice

Resources used in the workshop:


Google scholar

How to set up Google Scholar to find resources available at Concordia


Discovery layer


Classic catalogue



          Subject specific ex. ATLA, Oxford Islamic Studies Online


          Multidisciplinary ex. Academic Search Complete, JSTOR


Newspapers ex. Canadian Newsstream (formerly known as "Canadian Newsstand"),


Theses ex. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global, Spectrum



    ex. Chicago



Citations management tool


Annotated bibliography  

    How to write an annotated bibliography


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Is this article peer-reviewed?

 Peer reviewed articles







RELI 409 Methodology and the Study of Religion

RELI 210 Religion in Practice


RELI 233 Women and religion

Library how-to guides

Citation management software:

Refworks helps organize citations and bibliographies.

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