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Credo Reference is an online collection of reference books and other materials in numerous subjects.


Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service provided to faculty, staff and students to supplement the Library's collection.  You can request materials (books, articles, etc.) from other libraries around the world with this service.  Simply fill out the form after logging into the ILLIAD system to request an item.

This is a different service from Get This, which will request materials available on the Ann Arbor campus.


What is Peer Review?

Peer review is the process in which a scholar's work is reviewed by experts in a field before being accepted for publication (in the case of journals).  Many people give more credence to journal articles that have gone through a peer review process because they have been reviewed by experts in the field (rather than just an editor as is the case of a newspaper or magazine) before being accepted for publication. 

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Religion Databases to Start With

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library: Religion  Icon
    Reference books on religion. Searching can be done within an individual title, within the subject, or across the entire collection.
    Contains the complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia,which was originally published between 1901-1906. The Jewish Encyclopedia,which recently became part of the public domain,contains over 15,000 articles and illustrations.
  • New Catholic Encyclopedia, 2nd ed.
    Covers Catholicism and the humanities. In addition to the hundreds of new, signed articles on a wide variety of topics, this edition also features biographies of contemporary religious figures, thousands of photos, maps, and illustrations, and completely updated bibliographical citations.
  • Oxford Handbooks Online: Religion
  • Oxford Islamic Studies Online
    Current scholarship on the Islamic world. Features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture, and will be regularly updated.
  • Oxford Reference Online: Religion & Philosophy
    Fully indexed, cross-searchable reference books published by Oxford University Press.
  • ProQuest Religion
    Comprehensive collection of journals covering religious issues and perspectives, including religious news and information, commentary on topics of general interest from the perspective of a particular religion, and formal theological studies. [More info]
  • Religion Past and Present
    Encyclopedia of religious subjects worldwide. Interdisciplinary articles cover a wide range of topics from history, archaeology, liturgy, law, bible, music, visual arts, politics, social sciences, natural sciences, ethics, and philosophy.
  • Very Short Introductions: Religion
    Concise introductions to various topics in religion.

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