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Religion *: Major Religions

This guide is designed to aid undergraduate students in their studies in all areas of religion.

Specific Resources

Encyclopaedia Judaica. Michael Berenbaum and Fred Skolnik, Eds. 2nd ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2007.
22 volumes. Available online through the Gale Virtual Reference Library

The Cambridge History of Judaism. William David Davis, Ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1984.
4 volumes. Doheny: BM155.2C35. 

New Catholic Encyclopedia. 2nd ed. Detroit: Gale Group in association with the Catholic University of America, 2003.
15 volumes. Available online through the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Encyclopedia of Protestantism. Hillerbrand, Hans Joachim. New York: Routledge, 2004.
4 volumes. Reference: BX4811.3.E53 2004

Pelikan, Jaroslav. The Christian tradition: a history of the development of doctrine. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1971-1983.
4 volumes. Grand Depository: BT25.R43 

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World. Richard C. Martin, Ed. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2004.
2 volumes. VKC Reference: BP40.E525 2004 Available online in the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

The Cambridge History of Islam. P. M. Holt, Ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1970.
2 volumes. Grand Depository: DS35.6.C3.  Also available through Cambridge Histories Online.

Digital Dictionary of Buddhism. A very advance reference tool covering all aspects of Buddhism, plus treatises from various authors in various languages.

Encyclopedia of Buddhism. Robert E. Buswell, Jr., Ed. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2003.
2 volumes. 

Encyclopedia of Buddhism. Damien Keown, Ed. New York: Routledge, 2007.
Doheny Reference: BQ128.E617 2007

Encyclopedia of Hinduism. Singh, Nagendra, Ed. New Deelhi: Center for International Religious Studies, 1963-2005.
60 volumes. Doheny Reference: BL1105.E53 1997

The Encyclopedia of Taoism. Fabrizio Pregadio, Ed. New York: Routledge, 2007.
2 volumes. Doheny Reference BL1923.E63 2007

Head Librarian

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Dr. Melissa Miller
Dr. Melissa L. Miller
Head, Hoose Library of Philosophy / Humanities Librarian

* Philosophy
* Religion
* Anthropology
* History of Science & Technology
* Linguistics
* Comparative Literature

* Manuscript Studies
* Digital Humanities
* Leadership & Project Management

* USC Illuminated Medieval Manuscripts

Research Consultations scheduled via email.