Reference Sources

CQ Press Library

CQ Press Library is a comprehensive reference resource for research on U.S. politics, elections and public policy. Includes encyclopedias, statistical sources and analyses of issues.

Hymnary.org

Hymnary.org is a database of North American hymnody.  Search or browse hymns by title, tune, meter, key, theme, and scripture reference.  Includes scores, and some are formatted for projection.

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Black Studies Center

Black Studies Center is a fully cross-searchable gateway to such resources as Schomberg Studies in the Black Experience, International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP), the Chicago Defender ( full text 1910-1975), and Black Literature Index.

Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion seeks to provide accurate, scholarly information about the world’s many religions and topics of research and debate. It will grow and evolve continuously, compiling over time an extensive collection of vetted essays.

Encyclopaedia Islamica

Encyclopaedia Islamica is based on the abridged and edited translation of the Persian Dāʾirat al-Maʿārif-i Buzurg-i Islāmī.  When complete, this will be among the most comprehensive English language encyclopedias on Islam and the Muslim world. A unique feature of the Encyclopaedia Islamica... Read more about Encyclopaedia Islamica

The Treasury of Lives

The Treasury of Lives is a biographical encyclopedia of Tibet, Inner Asia, and the Himalayan region. The Treasury provides biographies of a wide range of figures, from Buddhist masters to artists and political officials; most essays are peer reviewed. Includes texts, maps, timelines, and images.

Encyclopedia of Christianity Online

This new online encyclopedia describes modern-day Christian beliefs and communities in the context of 2000 years of apostolic tradition and Christian history. Based on the third, revised edition of the critically acclaimed German work Evangelisches Kirchenlexikon, this comprehensive and up-to-date encyclopedia includes all 5 volumes of the print edition of 1999-2008.... Read more about Encyclopedia of Christianity Online

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