Subject librarian

Every spring semester there is a tutorial on information literacy for Theology and Religious Studies students.

Spring Semester 2020 Monday, 10.15-12.00 weekly

Training Room University library

Information literacy for Theology and Religious Studies students (3KP)

Susanne Schaub Renaux, Benedikt VögeliNo. 27052-01

Freely accessible databases

DBIS Datenbank-Infosystem: Theologie und Religionswissenschaft (in German)

Freely accessible electronic journals and books

EZB Electronic Journals Library
Subject area: Theology and Religious Studies

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)
Subject area: Religion and Theology

OAPEN Library
a central repository for hosting and disseminating OA books

Selected links (A-Z)

American Academy of Religion (AAR) 
the AAR is the world's largest association of academics, who research or teach topics related to religion

atla - Websites on religion
a selective, annotated collection of web resources for the study of religion

Information Religion (INFOREL)
Information about religions and religious groups (in German)

Swiss Metadatabase of Religious Affiliation in Europe (SMRE)
Centre for Religion, Economy and Politics (ZRWP), University of Lucerne

University Library holdings

Primary literature

  • Selected primary texts from the canon of individual non-Christian religions
  • Primary texts of classic religious sociology and religious philosophy, complete where possible

Secondary literature

  • General and specialist dictionaries and lexicons on religious studies and their subdisciplines
  • Subject bibliographies
  • Introductions and general overviews
  • General scholarly literature about individual non-Christian religions, the history of religion (with a focus on Europe and antiquity), religious phenomenology, religious sociology and religious anthropology in the generally available languages
  • Academic journals
  • Selected electronic specialist journals and databases (primary texts, bibliographies, reference works) available in the university‘s computer network