Religious Studies

New Catholic Encyclopedia

Alternative Titles
New Catholic Encyclopedia (GVRL)
Description
A standard in public, academic, and high school libraries worldwide, and prized for its scholarly presentation of persons and subjects related to Catholicism and the humanities, this book is the first place to turn for answers for questions on topics such as abortion, divorce, cloning, and reproductive technologies. In addition to the hundreds of new, signed articles on a wide variety of topics, this edition also features biographies of contemporary religious figures, thousands of photos, maps, and illustrations, and completely updated bibliographical citations. The 15th volume is a cumulative index to the entire encyclopedia. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
2nd Edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9689
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Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World (GVRL)
Description

This encyclopedia looks at Islam's role in the modern world, doing so in context of the religion's history and development over the last 13 centuries. Contains thematic articles, biographies of key figures, definitions, illustrations, maps and more. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9669
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Encyclopedia of Science and Religion

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Science and Religion (GVRL)
Description
Addresses the interactions, contradictions, and tensions between science and religion, both historically and in contemporary life. The set examines technologies like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and continuing developments in neurophysiology against the backdrop of deeply-held religious beliefs. In addition, phenomena such as the Church of Scientology are also studied, along with more traditional issues, such as the origins of life, the nature of sin, and the philosophy of science and religion. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9671
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Encyclopedia of Buddhism

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Buddhism (GVRL)
Description
This encyclopedia describes the Buddhist world view, basic teachings and practices of Buddhism, as well as its different schools and sects. In addition to containing entries on Buddhist scriptures, art, architecture, divinities, monastic orders, festivals, rites and ceremonies, this 2-vol. set explores the history of Buddhism, the different forms it has taken in different parts of the world, and how Buddhism has blended with other religions like Shinto, Confucianism, Daoism, Islam, and Christianity. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9667
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Encyclopedia of American Religions

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of American Religions (GVRL)
Description
Contains general essays that historically trace the major religious families and traditions, as well as directory listings that include contact and descriptive information on individual churches, religious bodies, and spiritual groups. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
7th Edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9665
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Contemporary American Religion

Alternative Titles
Contemporary American Religion (GVRL)
Description
More than 500 articles cover the broad range of popular religious culture of the United States at the close of the twentieth century. Beliefs, practices, symbols, traditions, movements, organizations, and leaders from the many traditions in the pluralistic American community are represented. Also includes cults and phenomena that drew followers, such as Heaven's Gale and UFOs. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
E-Book(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9663
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Reference Guide to Holocaust Literature

Alternative Titles
Reference Guide to Holocaust Literature (GVRL)
Description
Provides biographical and critical essays on 223 writers connected to or concerned with the Holocaust, as well as separate essays on 307 of their works. Included as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
1939-1945
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9657
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Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center Digital Library

Alternative Titles
Core Texts Collections
TBRC
Description

Includes images of approximately 4,000 Tibetan Buddhist texts. To access images in the Core Texts Collection, search the the Knowledge Base which contains information about Person's kin, teachers and students; important social, political and religious institutions (Corporations); Places, and the interrelationship between Places; and detailed catalogs of large collections (Outlines).

Note: Some materials in the Core Texts Collection are copyrighted. Materials restricted by copyright are not available online. The only access is on a sample request basis via physical (kiosk) access at the TBRC offices in Cambridge, MA. Curently, Core text collections from 1 to 7 are available. 

Type
E-Book(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9649
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Old Testament Abstracts (EBSCO)

Alternative Titles
Old Testament Abstracts Online (EBSCO)
Description
Old Testament Abstracts Online is a product of a partnership between ATLA and the Catholic Biblical Association. The database features indexing and abstracts for journal articles, monographs, multi-author works, and software related to Old Testament studies.
Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9635
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Index to Jewish Periodicals

Description
Index to Jewish Periodicals is the definitive index on Jewish history, activity and thought. This database provides a comprehensive guide to English-language articles, book reviews, and feature stories in more than 160 journals devoted to Jewish affairs. Titles include Contemporary Jewry, Holy Land Studies, Jewish Culture & History, Journal of Palestine Studies, Studies in American Jewish Literature, and many more. Most references are not found in standard periodical literature guides. Index to Jewish Periodicals is intended for students of Jewish thought and others interested in contemporary Jewish and Middle Eastern affairs. Journal coverage dates back as far as 1988.
Type
Article Index
Coverage
1988-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9597
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