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Resource Guide:
American Religious History

Sample Call Numbers

Topic Call Number
Histories and principles of religion AmericanBL 2500-2592
Classification of religionsBL 350-385
Religions in relation to one another BL 410
JudaismBM 1-990
IslamBP 1-253
BuddhismBQ 1-9800
ChristianityBR 1-1725
Orthodox Eastern Church BX 200-756
Catholic Church BX 800-4795
Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of AmericaBX 5800-5995
BaptistsBX 6201-6495
Lutheran churchesBX 8001-8080
MennonitesBX 8101-8144
MethodismBX 8201-8495
Mormons. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints BX 8601-8695
Presbyterianism. Calvinistic MethodismBX 8901-9225
CongregationalismBX 7101-7260
HinduismBL 1100-1295

Sample Subject Headings

Start by searching the catalog by keyword. Use whatever terms you think best describe your topic. When you find a record that matches what you are looking for, view the record and see what subject headings were used. Then search again using that term as a subject search.

  • Religion--Study and teaching--United States.
  • United States--Religion.
  • United States--Religion--1901-1945.
  • United States--Religion--Historiography.
  • United States--Religious life and customs.

Sample Materials at Von Canon Library

Title Call Number
A reason for faith : navigating LDS doctrine and Church history BX 8635.5 .R43 2016
A documentary history of religion in AmericaBL 2530 .U6 G38
A peculiar people : anti-Mormonism and the making of religion in nineteenth-century AmericaBX 8645 .F58 2012
World religions in America : an introductionBL 2525 .W67 1994
Founding faith : providence, politics, and the birth of religious freedom in AmericaBL 640 .W35 2008
Religion in American life : a short historyBL 2525 .B88 2011
Preserving Ethnicity Through Religion in America : Korean Protestants and Indian Hindus Across Generatione-Book
Religion in America Since 1945 : A Historye-Book
Muslims in America : A Short Historye-Book
Religion Enters the Academy : The Origins of the Scholarly Study of Religion in Americae-Book
Mormons in Americae-Book
The Protestant Voice in American Pluralisme-Book
American Judaism : A Historye-Book
Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North Americae-Book
The Universalist Movement in America, 1770-1880e-Book
Then We'll Sing a New Song : African Influences on America's Religious Landscapee-Book

Research Databases

Relevant Journals and Magazines

  • The North Star: a journal of African-American religious history
  • American Jewish Archives Journal
  • First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion and Public Life
  • Journal of the American Academy of Religion
  • Extension: Awakening the Mission Spirit in America
  • History of religions
  • Journal of Religion
  • The Ensign (LDS Church)

These are just examples. To find more, or to look for a specific journal or periodical, search our Journals.

Selected Web Page and Digital Archives