Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Handbooks

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Examples:

Oxford Reference Online  Gateway to dictionaries and encyclopedias in Religion and Philosophy.
SAGE Knowledge Encyclopedias
Oxford Art Online
The Shorter Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Encyclopaedia Iranica / Ehsan yarshater (1996-)
Encyclopaedia Judaica / Fred Skolnik, Michael Berenbaum (2007)
Encyclopaedia of Islam /H.A.R. Gibb, et. al. (1960-) DS37.E523 (vols. 1-11)
Encyclopedia of Religion / Lindsay Jones (2005)
Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy / Standford University (1997-)
Encyclopedia of Hinduism / Denise Cush, et. al. (2008)
The Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion / Robert Wuthnow (1998)
Encyclopaedia of the Qur'¯an / Jane Dammen McAuliffe (2001) BP133.E53 2001 (vols. 1-6)
Encyclopedia of women and religion in North America / Rosemary Skinner Keller et. al. (2006) BL458.E527 2006 (vols. 1-3)
Encyclopedia of Religious Rites, Rituals and Festivals / Frank A. Salamone (2004) BL31.E525 2004
Encyclopedia of social and cultural anthropology /Alan Barnard, Jonathan Spencer (2010) (1996)
International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences / James D. Wright (2015) ; (2001)
Handbook of philosophical logic / D.M. Gabbay and F. Guenthner (2001-)
Oxford handbook of religion and violence /Mark Juergensmeyer, et. al. (2013) BL65.V55.O94 2013

Content last reviewed: January 9, 2020