Religion and the Social Sciences

Annual Reviews

Annual Reviews offer authoritative syntheses of the primary  research literature in 46 fields including political science, sociology, and anthropology.

Web of Science

Web of Science is a multidisciplinary database, with searchable author abstracts, covering the journal literature of the sciences, social sciences and arts. It indexes major journals in these disciplines. Because the information stored about each article includes the article's cited reference list (often called its bibliography), you can also search the databases for articles that cite a known author or work.... Read more about Web of Science

Oxford Bibliographies Online

Oxford Bibliographies Online is a series of selective, discipline-focused, online guides to the essential literature in subjects in the humanities and social sciences, as identified by editors and editorial boards selected by the Oxford University Press. Individual guides are updated quarterly, with 50-75 entries added per year to each subject area, as well as revisions to existing entries; entries provides synoptic, bibliographic guide to the key literature and most useful online resources in given area of research.... Read more about Oxford Bibliographies Online

Social Services Abstracts

Social Services Abstracts focuses on social work, human services, and related areas, including community and mental health services, social and health policy, family and social welfare, poverty, homelessness, and gerontology. The database provides abstracts for journal articles and dissertations and citations to book reviews.

World Religion Database (WRD)

Contains detailed statistics on religious affiliation for every country of the world. It provides source material, including censuses and surveys, as well as best estimates for every religion to offer a definitive picture of international religious demography. It offers best estimates at multiple dates for each of the world's religions for the period 1900 to 2050.

Pluralism Project

An ongoing research effort, the Pluralism Project studies and interprets religious diversity and interfaith relations in the United States. The site includes an introduction to the religions of the world through the lens of America, a survey of the interfaith encounter in America, news, the case initiative-  applying the case method to study dilemmas and disputes in multireligious America, and more.

Dictionary of the Social Sciences

Oxford's Dictionary of the Social Sciences is designed to break down the barriers between social science disciplines, as well as to make social scientific language comprehensible to general readers.

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