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Religious Studies: Start Here

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This guide presents a brief introduction to library resources for Religious Studies. For further help, please contact me:

Michael Pearce 

Office: 110 Gorgas Library

Telephone: 205-348-6194

See also these related library guides:



This web-based citation-management program is available to all UA students, faculty, staff, and alumni through a UA site license.

  • Save citations, organize and share your research, and create bibliographies.
  • For further information & tutorials, see the Libraries' Guide to Refworks.

Religious Studies - Definition & Methodology

For definitions and an introduction to research methods, see the following websites:


These sites provide links to the best resources for the study of religion on the Web:

Selected Books on the Academic Study of Religion

The following titles address the history and current status of the academic study of religion.

Interlibrary Loan

Can't find what you need? Borrow it from another library via Interlibrary Loan:

  • Illiad - an expansive loan program with libraries throughout the country (books & articles)
  • Universal Borrowing - a quick loan service from our Alabama partners: Auburn, Auburn at Montomery, Jacksonville State, or UAB (books only)