Answered By: John Harvard
Last Updated: Apr 06, 2017     Views: 131

To improve your results in HOLLIS+, Academic Search Premier, and other multidisciplinary resources, try adding some of the following terms:

  • Spirituality—[name of country/continent]
  • [name of country/continent]—Religion

  • [name of religion]



The FAS research contacts for religion---Anna Assogba, Ramona Islam, and Reed Lowrie---are available to support researchers via email or in-person consultation.

The Introduction to Religion guide offers some resources to get started in religion research.

The librarians at the Harvard-Andover Theological Library are also available to help.


Religion Quick Search: a tab on the Harvard-Andover Theological Library’s homepage, this custom tool allows you to search across several databases at once. As with any multi-database search, it’s best to start with just one or two keywords.

ATLA Religion Database indexes scholarly journal articles, books, and essay collections, and covers all religions and all theological points of view. Some content goes back as far as the 19th century; full coverage begins in 1949.


I need to do some research in Philosophy. Where should I start?

I need to do some research in Judaica. Where should I start?

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