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Religious Studies: Find Articles

Guide to key sources for research in Religion

Try These Databases First

The premier resource for locating journal articles in the field of religious studies is ATLA Religion Database

Other key indexes include:

NOTE:  You can search for your topic across a number of  ProQuest databases by using the general ProQuest search box..  This link will do the same for all EBSCOhost databases.


General databases such as  Periodicals Archive Online as well as specialized databases in the areas of Art, Psychology, Sociology, History etc. can be very important sources of articles relevant to Religious Studies.

The Web of Science which includes Arts and Humanities Citation Index indexes over 1,100 of the leading journals in the Arts and Humanities and each week adds over 1,800 new records. Vendor packages of ejournals can also be very useful sources, especially to locate current publications and enhance access with full-text searching.

Good vendor packages for Religious Studies include Wiley Inter Science, Elsevier Science Direct,  and Sage Journals.

Google Scholar can also be helpful to locate journal articles,  BUT remember to use this link so that you access the full-text of all content that the University of Calgary subscribes to. 

Find Articles for the Major Religious Traditions

Consult Databases list for a guide to key databases in other disciplines as well as a complete listing of databases useful for Religious Studies.  Other useful resources:

Also check out the Bibliographies section of this site

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