Religious Studies, Theology, and Philosophy

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Online Encyclopedias

Other Reference Works in Print

  • New Interpreter's Bible (REF 220.77 N42)
    General articles & introduction, commentary, & reflections for each book of the Bible, including the Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical books.
  • New Catholic Encyclopedia (REF 203 C29NEn)
    Coverage includes ethics, anthropology, spirituality, Scripture, civil law, and the social sciences from a Catholic perspective. Earlier 1917 version available online at

Key Databases

  • ATLA Religion Database
    Essential resource for religious and theological studies, providing bibliographic records covering topics such as biblical studies, world religions, church history and religion in social issues. Journals selected for inclusion according to their scholarly merit and scope.
  • Religion and Philosophy Collection
    An in-depth collection of more than 200 full text resources covering topics such as world religions, major denominations, Biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, philosophy of language and the history of philosophy with coverage of key theological and philosophical resources spanning over 100 years.

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Other Resources

  • Google Scholar
    Search scholarly content across the web, including books and journal articles. Full text may not be included – if not, you can request full text via our Interlibrary Loan form.

Catholic News Sources

  • Origins Online
    Electronic, full text version of the Catholic News Service publication with coverage dating back to 1992. Print version is available in Mahoney Library Periodicals Room.
  • National Catholic Reporter Online Edition. Print version is available in Mahoney Library Periodicals Room.
  • Diocese of Paterson: The Beacon
    Weekly newspaper from the Diocese of Paterson. Print version is available in Mahoney Library Periodicals Room.


LibGuides are resources that are built by scholarly professionals with content specifically related to a given subject.

  • Philosophy
  • Religion in Credo
    Includes separate libguides for Christianity, Eastern Religions, Islam, Judaism, general religion, and World Religions.

Printable Research Guide

Printable research guide for Theology

Citing Sources

  • MLA Style Guide
  • Zotero
    A citation generator and management tool, Zotero can help you keep all of your citation information together and generate a bibliography for you.


Theology books have call numbers in the 200's. Philosophy books have call numbers in the 100's.