Religious Studies

Oxford Reference Online

Alternative Titles
ORO
Description

Fully indexed, cross-searchable database of about 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press. Includes subject reference works in the humanities, social sciences, and science.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Includes latest editions of reference works published in recent years.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8863
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive (full access)

Alternative Titles
USC Shoah Foundation Institute Visual History Archive
Visual History Archive
Shoah VHA
Description

The Visual History Archive contains 52,000 digitized video interviews with holocaust survivors. Interviewees are primarily Jewish Survivors, though the archive also includes interviews with gay/lesbian, Jehovah's Witness, and Roma (Gypsy) survivors, liberators and Nuremberg trial participants. The interviews were conducted in 56 different countries, in 32 different languages and is the most extensive resource of its type. Each interview is fully indexed and allows a viewer to search for relevant portions of interviews.

The Visual History Archive is only accessible on the UM Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses. If you are off campus, please see the USC Shoah Foundation Institute Visual History Archive Online (www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/995241) which allows searching of the full database and access to a small number of sample testimonies in English. 

Type
Video
Coverage
Interviews collected between 1994-2000.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8835
Access
Authorized UM users (no guest access)Authorized UM users (no guest access)
Subjects

The Koran

Alternative Titles
The Holy Qur'an
The Qur'an
Description

This is an electronic version of The Holy Qur'an, translated by M.H. Shakir and published by Tahrike Tarsile Qur'an, Inc., in 1983. The text was provided by the Online Book Initiative and subsequently marked up at the Humanities Text Initiative in SGML.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1983 edition
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8811
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Digital Library of the Catholic Reformation

Description

Comprising hundreds of titles written during the 16th and 17th centuries, the DLCR will give researchers immediate, Web-based access to hundreds of hard-to-find works, including papal documents, synodal decrees, catechisms, confessors’ manuals, biblical commentaries, theological treatises, sacred drama, liturgical works, inquisitorial manuals, preaching guides, accounts of saints’ lives, and devotional works. Included are digital facsimiles and searchable full-text, in a variety of languages.

Type
E-Book(s)
Coverage
16th & 17th centuries
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8779
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

RELICS: Renaissance Liturgical Imprints Census

Alternative Titles
Renaissance Liturgical Imprints: A Census
Index to Relics
Description

A database of citations to over 13,000 liturgical titles printed in Europe between 1450 and 1600, with listings of holding libraries in the U.S. and Europe. It is designed for musicologists studying organ and choral music, art historians searching for named engravers and artists, general historians studying aristocratic patronage, scholars of poetry, and specialists in church history and early printed books. The records were created by the School of Music and are copyrighted by the University of Michigan Regents. The National Endowment for the Humanities supported this project. The RELICS database information is based upon personal inspections of books in most of the major research libraries of the U.S. and also libraries in a few selected European cities, bibliographies, and library catalogs.

Type
Catalog
Coverage
1450 - 1600
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8695
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Acta Sanctorum Database

Description
The Acta Sanctorum Database is a searchable electronic version of the hagiographical materials published by the Société des Bollandistes. Coverage from the two January volumes published in 1643 to the Propylaeum to December published in 1940.
Type
Text Collection
Coverage
Editions of early church texts originally published 1643 - 1940.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8537
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Bible: King James Version

Alternative Titles
KJV
Description

The original electronic text for this version of the Bible was provided by the Oxford Text Archive. Original tagging was performed by the New Centre for the Oxford English Dictionary (Waterloo). Subsequent conversion to SGML was performed by the University of Michigan Humanities Text Initiative.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
Contains edition first published in 1611.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8385
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

Bible in English

Alternative Titles
Bible in English (multiple versions)
Description

This database contains twenty-one different versions of the English Bible, including thirteen complete Bibles, five texts that comprise New Testaments only, and William Tyndale's translation of the Pentateuch, Jonah, and New Testament.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
Editions published from 450 to 1976.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8383
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

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