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World Religions

A guide to help students explore the religions of the world.

Useful Subject Terms

Religions

Religion - Dictionaries

Judaism

Christianity ​

Catholicism

​Baptists

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Jehovah's Witnesses

Other specific denominations can also be searched

Islam

Hinduism

Buddhism

Confucianism

Taiosm

Shinto

Sikhism

Neopaganism

Article Databases vs. Free Web

Simply put, databases were created to help you find credible information easily and quickly. 

Students love databases because they are as easy to search as the Web: you simply type your search terms into a box and press a button that says search. Also, databases are available from any computer connected to the Internet, and can be accessed virtually any time of the day or night. This is very convenient for students with full schedules, jobs, and families.

Instructors love databases because the quality of information contained within them is often superior to what students find on the Web. Databases connect researchers to edited, evaluated, and published sources.

Learn more about the difference between using article databases and the free Web in this short video below:

Library Databases for Religious Studies

Use the databases below to locate articles from magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals (including peer-reviewed titles).