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Library Research Guides

Religious Studies

Important resources for the study of religion at the University of Michigan

Collection Overview

U-M Library maintains extensive collections to support the multidisciplinary study of religion. Library holdings cover all regions of the world and all historical periods, and are available in a variety of formats and languages. This guide provides numerous resources for conducting research in religious studies.

Find materials in our library

To find books, start by searching our library catalog!

If you don't already have a title or author in mind, try using subject terms (such as "Religion," "Religious aspects," "Religious life and customs," or more tradition-specific terms) combined with geographic terms, time period, or language.  

You can also browse the library stacks in areas of interest to you, such as those under the Library of Congress Religion classificationesp. call numbers beginning with BL through BX, currently housed on floor 4A in the Hatcher Graduate Library

In your Library Catalog Search results, you'll also find other materials held by our library, such as maps, films / DVDs, archival collections, manuscripts, historical periodicals and more. 

To find articles, start with Library Articles Search or ATLA and look for the MGetIt links! 

Access materials from other libraries

Interested in what libraries in other parts of the country, and around the world, have to offer in religious studies?

Search WorldCat, an online catalog of materials held by libraries worldwide

Place an Interlibrary Loan request for materials that we don't own. We will request material(s) from other libraries on your behalf!

Wondering how to cite a source?

Already have a citation?

Already have a citation for an article or book chapter? Use Citation Linker SFX to find and get a copy!

Just enter the citation information in our online Citation Linker form