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Online Video:

Philosophy and Religious Studies in Video (Alexander Street Press) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
A collection of documentaries, debates, personal interviews, biographies, and other primary sources that explores philosophical and religious thought from the Ancient Greeks to American Pragmatism and how it shapes human behavior today, covering a broad range of perspectives that overlaps history, anthropology, current affairs, international relations, and more. Many of the videos have searchable transcripts that display alongside the video. Faculty can create annotated playlists, select clips, and link directly to them from their websites or online syllabi.


Indexes to Journals and Books:

LIUCat on the Web: Remote access available
The online public access catalog of Long Island University's six campuses. This can be searched from any computer. No password is needed.


Online Encyclopedias and Books: General - Buddhism - Christianity - Hinduism - Islam - Judaism - Magick & Spirituality - Mythology - Science & Religion

General:

Contemporary American Religion (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
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Encyclopedia of American Religions (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
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Encyclopedia of Religion (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
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Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
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Buddhism:

Encyclopedia of Buddhism (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
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Encyclopedia of India (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Encompasses the history, cultures, geography, and religions of India, covering over 4,000 years from ancient times to the present day, with such topics as art, economics, defense, human rights, industrial growth, judicial system, languages, medical science, education, policies, theater, trade, and more. Includes chronologies detailing India's long history.


Christianity:

New Catholic Encyclopedia (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
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New Catholic Encyclopedia Jubilee Volume (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
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Hinduism:

Encyclopedia of India (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Encompasses the history, cultures, geography, and religions of India, covering over 4,000 years from ancient times to the present day, with such topics as art, economics, defense, human rights, industrial growth, judicial system, languages, medical science, education, policies, theater, trade, and more. Includes chronologies detailing India's long history.


Islam:

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
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Historical Atlas of the Islamic World (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Geography is vital for the understanding of Islamic history and its problematic relationship with modernity. The maps in this book illuminate important aspects of the shifting patterns of state and religious authority that prevailed during the vast sweep of Islamic history, from the time of the Prophet to the present, by opening windows into significant areas of the distant and recent past, thereby helping to explain the legacy of conflicts - as well as opportunities - that the past has bequeathed to the present.

Bioethics Research Library (Georgetown University) Remote access available
Provides interdisciplinary coverage of ethical issues related to health care, biomedical research, biotechnology, and the environment. Includes Islamic Medical and Scientific Ethics with citations to literature on Islamic medical and scientific ethics covering attitudes and practices on ethical issues within the Muslim world.

Encyclopedia of India (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Encompasses the history, cultures, geography, and religions of India, covering over 4,000 years from ancient times to the present day, with such topics as art, economics, defense, human rights, industrial growth, judicial system, languages, medical science, education, policies, theater, trade, and more. Includes chronologies detailing India's long history.

Dictionary of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Provides clear definitions and comprehensive explanations of the history, geography, religion, and demographics of the conflict, from the birth of Zionism at the end of the 19th century to the five Arab-Israeli wars and biographies of political personnel in Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and the occupied territories.


Judaism:

Encyclopaedia Judaica (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Provides an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel, from Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, from Kabbalah to "Americana", and from Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures.

Reference Guide to Holocaust Literature (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Provides biographical and critical essays on 223 writers connected to or concerned with the Holocaust, as well as separate essays on 307 of their works.

Dictionary of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Provides clear definitions and comprehensive explanations of the history, geography, religion, and demographics of the conflict, from the birth of Zionism at the end of the 19th century to the five Arab-Israeli wars and biographies of political personnel in Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and the occupied territories.


Magick and Spirituality:

Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
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Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Provides objective information and varying viewpoints on topics relating to mysterious phenomena such as the supernatural, afterlife, mediums, religion, cults, secret societies, magic, witchcraft, divination, and more, also covering the history, people, practices, popular literature, television programs, and movies related to each topic.


Mythology:

Work Culture Transformation: Straw to Gold - The Modern Hero's Journey (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
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Science and Religion:
(See also: Science and Society)

Bioethics Research Library (Georgetown University) Remote access available
Provides interdisciplinary coverage of ethical issues related to health care, biomedical research, biotechnology, and the environment. Includes ETHXWeb with citations to literature on bioethics and professional ethics; GenETHX with citations to literature on ethics and public policy issues in genetics; Islamic Medical and Scientific Ethics with citations to literature on Islamic medical and scientific ethics covering attitudes and practices on ethical issues within the Muslim world; International Bioethics Organizations with information on the resources and programs of organizations focusing primarily on ethics in medicine and scientific research; Syllabus Exchange with descriptions of bioethics syllabi for semester-length classes, seminars, and continuing education courses from high school through graduate education; and Thesaurus for Bioethics which lists the keywords used to index the bioethics literature.

Encyclopedia of Bioethics (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
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Encyclopedia of Ethical, Legal and Policy Issues in Biotechnology (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
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Encyclopedia of Science and Religion (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
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Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
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Also of Interest:

Arts and Humanities Through the Eras (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
For each of the five major periods (Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece & Rome, Medieval Europe, Renaissance Europe, and the Baroque & Enlightenment), it discusses architecture & design, dance, fashion, literature, music, philosophy, religion, theater, and visual arts, profiling milestones, movements, masterworks, and schools of thought in relation to each other, as well as to history and culture. Includes an overview of each period with a chronology of major world events and biographical profiles of pioneers, masters, and other prominent figures in the field.

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Encyclopedic reference presenting a connected, holistic view of world history, emphasizing cultural contact and social change over time and place; comparisons across time and place; and extensive coverage of arts, literature, religion, and science. Includes 550 articles written by historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, sociologists, geographers, and other experts from around the world.


Database descriptions are adapted from each database's website.




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