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World Religions: General Research Resources

ABC CLIO Databases

World Geography

Web Sites

  • World Religions eBooks from Gale 
  • IPL2
    A searchable directory of links; each link has a description of that site written by a librarian. Site merges California's Librarians' Index to the Internet with the Internet Public Library
  • Interfaith Calendar
    Primary sacred times for world religions
  • Internet Guide to Religion
    From the Wabash Center, a selective, annotated guide to a wide variety of electronic resources of interest to those who are involved in the study and practice of religion, including syllabi, electronic texts, electronic journals, web sites, bibliographies, liturgies, reference resources, and software.
  • Internet Sacred Text Archive
    This site is a freely available archive of electronic texts about religion, mythology, legends and folklore, and occult and esoteric topics. Texts are presented in English translation and, where possible, in the original language.
  • Patheos
    Engage and explore the religious beliefs and spiritual traditions of Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Islam communities through vibrant portals filled with articles, blogs, videos, and columns that engage the members of each faith tradition.
  • ReligionFacts
    Articles on a wide variety of world religions, both ancient and modern, as well as "ways of life," philosophies, mind-body teachings, and even some anti-religion systems like ancient Epicureanism and modern atheism.
  • TED Talks
    On the topic of religion.
  • The Global Religious Landscape  From The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World’s Major Religious Groups as of 2010.

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National Geographic Maps!

The link below will take you to the National Geographic MapMaker Interactive Site, where you can see the major religions of the world and where they are practiced.  **Hint:  Check out the Human Systems and Populations submenu to make your religions map!  See me if you have any questions!

National Geographic - Education

Exploring Diversity

The purpose of this project is to introduce young people to the wonder and diversity of the world's religions and spiritual traditions.