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Interdisciplinary Research for Religious Studies - Library Workshop

Explore online resources for studying religion from a variety of perspectives: history, textual studies, classical studies, anthropology, sociology, and psychology. Learn about new library services to support your work. Research tools including ATLA, Encyclopedia Judaica, Oxford Islamic Studies Online, and more will be covered. Session is led by the librarians in the four subject fields: Laura Dale Bischof (Classical Studies), Susan Gangl (Religious Studies), Laurel Haycock (Psychology) and Nancy Herther (Sociology & Anthropology). NOTE: There will be an OPTIONAL 1/2 hour beyond the listed time for more hands-on searching plus a brief tour of print and CD resources in Wilson Reference.
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Time: Thursday, October 23, 2008 2:30 PM -- 4:00 PM
Location: S30C - Wilson Library
Available Seats: 20

Time: Monday, October 27, 2008 1:00 PM -- 2:30 PM
Location: S30C - Wilson Library
Available Seats: 20

Interdisciplinary Encyclopedia of Religion and Science


This free resource is now linked from MNCAT.
"The Interdisciplinary Encyclopedia of Religion and Science (INTERS) is a dynamic, on-line only data base, consisting in extensive, updated entries, signed by scholars who are accomplished in both scientific and humanistic research work. The Encyclopedia is intended to provide sound review articles in the rapidly growing international field of Religion and Science. Each article provides a readable and comprehensive summary of what is currently being discussed in religion and science on specific topics as well as how these topics were discussed historically. The on line articles belonging to the INTERS dynamic data base are the natural expansion of the Dizionario Interdisciplinare di Scienza e Fede, a two-volume Encyclopedia written primarily by European authors and published in Italian in 2002 (Rome: Urbaniana University Press - Città Nuova, 2002). The first project of translating into English part of the original Dizionario Interdisciplinare was supported by the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, Berkeley. These papers offer a helpful window into the approaches and perspectives of the academic community towards what has become a field of greatest cultural significance for today’s public debate."

Encyclopaedia Judaica is online!

Encyclopaedia Judaica is online - linked from MNCAT or go directly to http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/judaica


The print edition has arrived and is being processed for Wilson Reference.
Wilson Library Reference Quarto DS102.8 .E496 2007 Non-Circulating

Note that the new print edition is a quarto, and the old one is folio. The new edition is shelved with the regular sized books in the first floor Reference room of Wilson Library.

American Academy of Religion survey information site

Title: American Academy of Religion - Survey Information
URL: http://www.aarweb.org/department/census/
Description: CONTENTS: Graduate Programs • Survey of Graduate Religion and Theology Programs Provides the results of the 2002-2003 Survey of Graduate Programs. • Finding List An online database of academic doctoral programs in the United States and Canada. Undergraduate Programs • Survey of Undergraduate Religion and Theology Programs Provides information about the field for strategic decision-making and other sources of data on schools, departments, and programs. • Finding List An online finding list for information on undergraduate departments, programs, and schools in the United States and Canada.

JSTOR's new article access project includes this journal: Church History American Society of Church History
visit www.jstor.org The article prices currently range from $5.00 to $14.00. Other titles will be added over time.

ARDA expands

Announcement!
The Association of Religion Data Archives was launched in 2006. The new ARDA has international as well as American data on religion. Still at www.TheARDA.com and still free of charge.
http://www.thearda.com/

From their ABOUT page:
The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) strives to democratize access to the best data on religion. Founded as the American Religion Data Archive in 1997 and going online in 1998, the initial archive was targeted at researchers interested in American religion. The targeted audience and the data collection have both greatly expanded since 1998, now including American and international collections and developing features for educators, journalists, religious congregations, and researchers. Data included in the ARDA are submitted by the foremost religion scholars and research centers in the world. Currently housed in the Social Science Research Institute at the Pennsylvania State University, the ARDA is funded by the Lilly Endowment, the John Templeton Foundation, and the Pennsylvania State University.

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