Religious Studies

Websites

Google's specialized search engine for finding scholarly and peer-reviewed research online. Links to Bennett College full text sources and provides ILL links for materials without full text.

Statistics and religious geography. From the FAQ: "Adherents.com is here for students, researchers, journalists or anybody else who wants statistical information about the size or spread of a specific faith group, or wants a general idea of the religious makeup of a specific country, continent, state or province." 

Includes profiles of religious movements and world religions of all sizes. Provides history, founders, beliefs, sacred texts and links to other websites. A great starting point for research. 

VRI covers a wide variety of information on religion, from schools with Religious Studies departments to information on specific denominations. 

Provides data sets on a variety of topics relating to religion, including church membership, national and state profiles and surveys concerning religious issues. 

Provides the full-text of books about religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric.


Help with Research

Follow these links for brief articles and videos to help with the resources on this page:

Evaluating Websites

Google Tools
Overviews of Specific WebsitesRequesting Items via Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Working with Citations (see also the Writing & Citing page)