Whether you’re writing a major paper or exploring a new area of interest, the Divinity library’s research guides can help direct you to top resources on a wide range of topics relevant to the study of religion and theology. Use these guides as a jumping off point into the specialized resources (books, journals, e-resources, and references works) on a given topic. Below you will find a hit-list of our our top guides. A full index of research guides can be found here.

Scene from the reference room: you know students are busy when the reference books are flying off the shelves!

Biblical Studies: A research guide incorporating catalog searches, databases, websites, and reference works for Old and New Testament.

Historical Studies: A research guide incorporating catalog searches, databases, websites, and reference works for American Christianity, Church History, and Historical Theology.

Ministerial Studies: A research guide incorporating catalog searches, databases, websites, and reference works for Christian Education, Church Ministry, Liturgical Studies, Pastoral Care, Preaching, Spirituality, Religion and Society.

Parish and Denominational Studies: A research guide incorporating catalog searches, databases, websites, and reference works for Parish and Denominational Studies.

*REVISED & EXPANDED* Religious Studies: A research guide incorporating catalog searches, databases, websites, and reference works for Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Chinese Religions, and World Religions.

Theological Studies: A research guide incorporating resources relevant to Christian Theology, Christian Ethics & Philosophy, Black Church Studies, and World Christianity.

You can also find research guides on topics like: Religion Data & StatisticsMethodist History, and Image Resources for Biblical Studies.

Need additional research help? Schedule a consultation with your reference librarian, Hannah Rozear (hrozear@div.duke.edu).

 

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