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Religion 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 
    This is the main database for Religious Studies. It 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)  

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

  • 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 in Religion 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

Library how-to guides

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