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HPNL and the African American Research Center are located in Room 246 of the Main Library.


History, Philosophy and Newspaper Library
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

246 Main Library
1408 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61801

Online Resources for Religious Studies

Find Articles

To find articles about religion, begin with:

  • Religion Database: Identifies journal articles and book chapters on all aspects of religion.

Other, more specialized article databases to consider:

  • Index Islamicus: Identifies journal articles, books, book chapters, and conference proceedings on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world.
  • Index to Jewish Periodicals: Identifies English-language journal and magazine articles on Jewish religion, history, and life.
  • Oxford Bibliography of Jewish Studies: Selected, extensively annotated bibliographies, arranged by both broad and specific topic.
  • Catholic Periodical and Literature Index: Identifies journal articles, magazine articles, book chapters, church documents, and electronic resources on all aspects of Catholic religion, history, and life.
  • Old Testament Abstracts: Identifies journal articles, books, and electronic resources on all aspects of Old Testament studies.
  • New Testament Abstracts: Identifies journal articles, books, and electronic resources on all aspects of New Testament studies.

Other Online Sources

  • Bible in English: 20 translations of the Bible into English, from the West Saxon I gospels, ca.990, to the New English Bible, 1970.
  • Patrologia Latina: Works of the Church Fathers from Tertullian in 200 AD to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216.
  • Acta Sacntorum: Digitized version of a 68 volume collection of saints' lives originally published from 1643 to 1940.
  • Luthers Werke: All 127 volumes of the Weimar edition of the works of Martin Luther.
  • Oxford Islamic Studies Center: Collection of reference works, with some supplementary primary source material.
  • More. . .

Why Use Anything Other Than Google?

A frequently asked question! This brief video explains why you would want to use the specialized resources listed on the left, instead of relying on Google to find scholarly articles.

Learn More

There are many more sources, both online and in print, for researching religion. For more information on researching a specific topic, contact us!