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Religious Studies: Books & Dissertations

A research guide providing access to selected research resources in Religious Studies.

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Finding Books

Quick Tip!

Since books often provide a more holistic overview and/or historical context on a topic, remember to check the Table of Contents to see if there is a useful chapter or two. While reading the whole book will deepen your knowledge on a topic, sometimes, for a research paper, you just need a bit of historical context which you might find in just one chapter. Below are two key resources to find books.


In addition to searching for books, journal articles and other types of scholarship, searching the dissertations database can be a useful strategy for more in-depth research projects. If you are starting on your doctoral research, the dissertation database can help you identify gaps in the research, find contemporary bibliographies or discussion threads on a topic, identify specific interventions in specific settings, or demonstrate how to employ a particular method.

Freely Accessible Books Online