Guide to key sources for research in Religion
Modern Christianity: Databases
ATLA Religion Database - can also search all EBSCO databases at once (good for interdisciplinary topic) by selecting "Choose Databases" and then select "all" and press "ok"
Historical Abstracts - world history 1450 to present (excludes US and Canada)
Literature Online - texts and criticism
Philosopher's Index - book reviews only available in print version (B 1 P49)
Google Scholar is also a useful source, especially to find people who have cited your article/book
Modern Christianity - Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
Blackwell Encyclopedai of Modern Christian Thought
BR 95 B58 1993 | Location
Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox Christianity
Call Number: BX 230 E53 2011 | Location
Encyclopedia of Christian Literature
Call Number: BR95 .E46 2010 | Location
Historical Dictionary of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation
Call Number: BR302.8 .M86 2010 | Location
Dictionary of Women in Church History
Call Number: BR1713 .H36 1984 | Location
Cambridge History of Christianity - see v.6-9 for the modern period
Modern Christian Thought 2nd ed. - v.1 The Enlightenment and the Nineteenth Century; v. 2 The Twentieth Century
The Modern Theologians: An Introduction to Christian Theology Since 1918 (2 vols) ed by David Ford.
BT 28 M62 1989| Location
Modern Christian Thought
BT 28 L55 1971 | Location
See also Cambridge Companion series - includes volumes for various authors including Barth as well as volumes focussed on different religious traditions such as American Methodism. Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition series includes volumes such as : Companion to German Pietism edited by Douglas Shantz
The series "Great Theologians" has two volumes for this period The Reformation Theologians: An Introduction to Theology in the Early Modern Period and The Pietist Theologians: An Introduction to Theology in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries both edited by Carter Lindburg.
Popular vs Scholarly Journals
Created by the Peabody Library at Vanderbilt University.
Modern Church: Primary Texts
Early English Books - every English language books published between 1473 and 1700.
18th Century Collection Online - books published in the UK in the 1700s
19th Century Masterfile - index to books, journals, images etc published in the 1800s. Provides links to sources of fulltext
- Digital facsimiles of literature on economics and business published from the last half of the 15th century to the mid-19th century
- texts of key writers including Darwin, Locke
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