Subject Guides – Religion

Subject Guides – Religion

These are some of the materials that are useful for basic research in Theology

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Library Catalogue – Find books at our Library.

The items you need will likely be found in the following area:

BL: Religions, Mythology, Rationalism
BM: Judaism
BP: Islam, Bahaism, Theosophy, etc.
BQ: Buddhism
BR: Christianity
BS: Bible
BT Doctrinal Theology
BV Practical Theology
BX Christian Denominations and Sects
Articles & Databases

Indexes and abstracts useful for biblical studies and theological research include:

Start with these databases:

Print Indices – these are only available in print

  • New Testament Abstracts (Located on a cart in the non-current journals section)
  • Old Testament Abstracts (Located on a cart in the non-current journals section)

The following journals deal with theology. Booth Library has either a current subscription or backissues of all of these titles. They are of primary importance:

  • Asbury Theological Journal. Useful for biblical and theological topics.
    Biblical Theology Bulletin.
    Bibliotheca Sacra.
    Catholic Biblical Quarterly (CBQ).
    Includes many non-Roman Catholic authors.
    Currents in Theology and Mission.
    Evangelical Quarterly.
    A British publication. Very useful for biblical and theological studies.
    Expository Times. A Scottish publication. Very useful for preaching materials.
    Journal for the Study of the New Testament (JSNT).
    Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (JSOT).
    Journal of Biblical Literature (JBL).
    Journal of Theological Studies (JTS).
    An important journal for both Biblical and Theological Studies.
    New Testament Studies (NTS).
    Novum Testamentum (NT).
    Review and Expositor
    Review of Theological Literature.
    Reviews newly published material, especially European and British.
    Scottish Journal of Theology
    Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)
    Studies in Religion.
    A Canadian publication. Useful for researching Christian and non-Christian religions.
    Tyndale Bulletin.
    Vetus Testamentum (VT).
Writing and Citation Guides

Online citation creators
How to cite Canadian Government documents – Queens University
Writing help – Booth University College guide

How to do a wordstudy without knowing Hebrew or Greek – Azuza Pacific

Fit to Print: the Canadian Student’s Guide to Essay Writing
LB 2369 B83 F588 2004

Reference Material

The reference material is located on the main floor of the library. Reference material is intended for use in the library only. Students may photocopy the pages they need.

Tubingen Bible Atlas REF G 2230 T943 2001
Blackwell Companion to the Qur’an BP 130.4 B57 2006
Blackwell Companion to the Study of Religion BL 48 B53 2006
Cambridge Companion to Muhammad BP 75.3 C36 2010
Critical Terms for the study of Buddhism BQ 4040C75 2005
Harper Collins concise Atlas of the Bible REF BS 620 H37 1997
Anchor Bible Dictionary
Note: the bibliography at the end of each article leads you to further research. Try looking up the following: Jeremiah, Hope, Hellenism.
REF BS 440 A54 199
Dictionary of Hinduism REF BL 1105 J71 2010
New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible REF BS 440 N443 2006
Located in the area REF BS 475.2 B625 to REF BS 491.2 B7<
Ancient Christian Commentary – New Testament REF BS 2341.2 A5
Ancient Christian Commentary – Old Testament REF BS 1151.2 A5
Anchor Bible Commentary REF BS 192.2 A1 1964 G3
Interpretation REF BS 491.2 I57
NIV Application Commentary REF 491.2 N734
Word Biblical Commentary REF BS 491.2 W67
Encyclopedia of Buddhism REF BQ 130 E53 2010
Encyclopedia of Hinduism REF BL 1105 E526 2010
Encyclopedia of Islamic Civilization & Religion REF BP 40 E526 2010
Encyclopedia of Relgiion and War REF BL 80.3 E53 2004
Encyclopedia of Science and Religion REF BL 240.3 E43 2003
Encyclopedia of Women & Religion REF BL 458 E52 2006
New Encyclopedia of Judaism REF BM 50 E63 2002
Oxford encyclopediaof the modern Islamic World REF DS 35.53 O94 E87 2001
Encyclopedia of Religion REF BL E46
Religion & Theology Links

Religious Studies Web guide
An internet resource guide compiled and maintained at the University of Calgary Library.

Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Texts of classic Christian books.

Wesleyan Holiness Digital Library
A free, multidisciplinary, open access, digital resource of books, literature, multimedia material, and archives initiated by the global Church of the Nazarene.

Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology
Online version of the 1996 print edition.

The Global Digital Library on Theology and Ecumenism [GlobeTheoLib]
The Global Digital Library on Theology and Ecumenism is a multilingual online library that offers access free of charge to more than 650,000 full-text articles, journals, books and other resources. Its focus is on theology, intercultural and interreligious dialogue, ethics, and ecumenism in World Christianity. .

Day Missions Collection
The collection originally focused on institutional histories, missionary biography, the annual reports of missionary societies, periodicals, and works prepared by missionaries for the use of the peoples of mission fields, as well as related literature in areas such as ethnology, geography, comparative religions, and linguistics.

Pluralism Project
Harvard University portal for religious diversity news, resources, and student, staff, and affiliate research.

Religion Facts
Objective guide to world religions, comparative religion charts.

Wabash Center Guide to Internet Resources for Teaching and Learning In Theology and Religion
Excellent site with very well chosen links.

Virtual Religion Index
Covers theology of several religions as well as philosophy with respect to theology. Quite extensive and useful for biblical studies as well.


Theses Canada 
Contains full text Canadian theses.