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  • Academic Search Premier

    Multidisciplinary database with strong full text coverage of scholarly journals in philosophy and religion.
  • ProQuest Research Library

    Includes full text periodical articles on religion and philosophy topics.
  • Catholic Periodical & Literature Index

    Citation-only database covering all aspects of Catholicism back to 1981. Content from periodicals, Papal documents, Church promulgations and other Catholic publications.

Streaming Video

Films on Demand: Philosophy & Theology Video Collection
Over 1,000 videos covering branches and doctrines of philosophy, ethics, history of religion, and world religions.

Other Relevant Databases

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.
  • Today's Online Edition. Print version is available in Mahoney Library Periodicals Room.
  • The Beacon
    Weekly newspaper from the Diocese of Paterson. Print version is available in Mahoney Library Periodicals Room.


Theology books have call numbers in the 200's. Philosophy books have call numbers in the 100's. Reference books are on the main floor in the Reference Room. All other religion and philosophy books are located on the upper floor, right side.


Theology Reference

Catholic Encyclopedia
Full text of the original 15-volume Catholic Encyclopedia, published in 1917.

Encyclopedia of Religion and Society
Covers religious topics from a social sciences perspective.

Interdisciplinary Encyclopedia of Religion and Science
Scholarly online encyclopedia addressing science and religion from a Roman Catholic perspective.

Internet Guide to Religion
Selective, annotated guide to religion resources online from the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology & Religion.

Virtual Religion Index
Extensive list of websites from Rutgers. Organized by subject.

Christian Classics Etherial Library
Biblical translations and classic commentaries.

The Unbound Bible
11 versions (in English) of the Biblical text, searchable by book, chapter, verse and keywords.

Papal Encyclicals
Papal letters and documents, dating from 1227-2009.

Bible Commentaries Online
Links to various biblical commentaries, most written prior to the 20th century.

Philosophy Reference

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Scholarly coverage on all aspects of philosophy.

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Peer-reviewed academic encyclopedia of philosophy.

NOESIS Philosophy
Search selected websites for philosophical research.

Statistics & Data

Religion Data Archives
Archives of religious data from numerous organizations and research centers. Includes polls, surveys and reports covering religion in America and around the world.

CARA Reports & Data
Numerous reports and datasets related to the Catholic Church, from the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University.

U.S. Religious Landscape
Extensive survey from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. Many other religious surveys and reports are also available.

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