University Library

Religion Subject Guide

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Using this Guide

This isn't an exhaustive list of resources, as research topics within Religion vary and are often interdisciplinary! This guide serves as a starting point for your research—a place to find information about sources, services, & tools! Also, discover strategies for organizing/citing sources and identify ways to get help!

Once again, because of the often interdisciplinary nature of religious studies, you may want to check out the guides for Classics; Law, Justice, and Society; MESA; Philosophy; or WGSS.

Using the Library Catalog


The Library Catalog, accessible through the library's website at library.wlu.edu, serves as a portal to the library's books, ebooks, journals, and multimedia content. It searches across and within much of the libraries holdings, spanning print materials and our databases. Because it searches so much, expect significantly more results than you would find in a topical, format, or discipline specific database.

To find only academic journal articles within the Library Catalog:

  1. Conduct your search as you would normally,
  2. Use the provided filters on the left side of the results screen (when on a computer) to limit by
    Availability = "Peer Reviewed Journals" and Material Type = "Articles."

Interlibrary Loan

The Library can't own or subscribe to every piece of research ever created...that's why we have interlibrary loan!

If you need to use an article or book not in the library's collection, place an interlibrary loan request. The University Library can borrow materials from libraries across the globe.