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This guide provides a list of major library resources for the study of religion.
Index to articles, book reviews, and essays in religion and theology.
ATLA Religion Database covers world religions, Biblical studies, church history and religious perspectives on social issues. The database creates bibliographic citations for articles in 650 journals, essays and selected multi-author works. Subject coverage includes ethics, history of religions, church and state, religious education, liturgy, denominations, cults and sects, hermeneutics and methodology, war and religion, science and religion, and literature and religion. Produced by the American Theological Library Association (ATLA).
A selective bibliography of articles published throughout the world in the field of Judaica. Material mainly from the holdings of the Jewish National and University Library. Click on Rambi Web to access the search page. From there, the English language version can be selected from the top left hand corner.
Full-text journal articles from selected sources (mostly American and in English), with good coverage for Religion and Ancient History, and excellent historical coverage (to the foundation of the journals); has a 5-year delay for most titles.
Electronic version of the classic, 16-volume Encyclopedia of Religion, considered the standard, scholarly encyclopedia for the study of religion and religious beliefs worldwide.
This second, electronic edition presents a cross-cultural approach emphasizing religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. The original 2,750 entries have been retained, many heavily updated, and approximately 600 entirely new articles have been added by an international team of scholars and contributors. Long, signed articles from over 1,400 contributors address all aspects of religion, from doctrines, myths and theologies to ethics, cults, sacraments, and more. Includes a comprehensive index and synoptic outline of contents, and each article is followed by a bibliography for further research. The print version of this online edition is available in the Main Library Reference Room: BL31 .E46 2005.
Sacred Texts & Primary Sources
Tanakh : The Traditional Hebrew Text and the New JPS Translation
In print in the Main Library Reference Room
Call Number: Main Ref BS895 .J4 1999
Founded in 1969, the Association for Jewish Studies (AJS) is a learned society and professional organization that seeks to promote, maintain, and improve teaching and research in Jewish Studies at colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning
Subset of texts derived from three major online Sourcebooks, listed below, along with added texts and web site indicators: Internet Ancient History Sourcebook, Internet Medieval Sourcebook, Medieval Jewish Section, Internet Modern History Sourcebook.
Compiles statistics from estimates, surveys, and religious bodies about adherents by geographic location and by group.
GILFind (http://gilfind.uga.edu) - Search our local catalog for books, DVD's, etcetera. Use Library of Congress Subject Headings to help you discover books and expand your search, for example:
Bible Old Testament
Bible > Hebrew
Encyclopedia Judaica by Fred Skolnik, et al.
Call Number: Main Ref DS102.8 .E496 2007
Premier reference work for Jewish religion and culture. This second edition, published in 2007, is filled with recent scholarship, and bibliographies are provided for further study. An excellent resource to consult in any topic related to Judaism or Israel.
The Encyclopedia of Judaism by Jacob Neusner, et al.
Call Number: Main Ref BM50 .E63 1999
With more than 100 lengthy essays, rovides complete and accurate coverage of Judaism--everything from its history, beliefs, and observances, from the beginning to modern times.
The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion by Adele Berlin, et al.
Call Number: Main Ref BM50 .O94
Provides coverage on major Jewish terms, thought, customs, laws, and practice. Although entries are not as comprehensive as the Encyclopaedia Judaica, it still provides a wealth of information and suggestions for further reading. A great resource to consult for quickly understanding a Jewish concept or for beginning research on a particular topic.
Cambridge Dictionary of Judaism and Jewish Culture by Judith R. Baskin, ed.
Call Number: BM50 .C26 2011
Oriented to both beginning and expert researchers, this concise volume meets the needs of everyone interested in learning more about the Jewish experience from the ancient Near East to the present day.
Historical Dictionary of Ancient Israel by Niels Peter Lemche
Call Number: Main Ref DS102.8 .L38 2004
Provides definitions and short summaries of major terms, people, and places from ancient Israel. Information is drawn from both the Old Testament and recent archaeological data to provide information.
The Halakhah - An Encyclopaedia of the Law of Judaism by Jacob Neusner
Call Number: BM520.4 .N48 2000
Arranges the laws of Judaism in a systematic fashion and provides explanations, religious commentary, and excerpts from the Torah.
Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception
Call Number: Main Ref BS440 .E539 2009
Comprehensive and in-depth rendering of the current state of knowledge on the origins and development of the Bible according to its different canonic forms in Judaism and Christianity. At the same time, EBR also documents the history of the Bible's reception in Judaism and Christianity as evident in exegetical literature, theological and philosophical writings of various genres, literature, liturgy, music, the visual arts, dance, and film, as well as in Islam and other religious traditions and contemporary movements. Projected to consist of thirty volumes to be published between 2009 and 2018.
The Anchor Bible Dictionary by David Noel Freedman, et al.
Call Number: Main Ref BS440 .A54 1992
Up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of biblical subjects and scholarship. An essential reference for every serious reader of the Bible. B & W illustrations and line-art throughout.
The Hebrew English concordance to the Old Testament, with the New International version