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Resource Guide:
American Religious History

Selected Call Numbers

Call numbers are the shelving locations for each item. Browsing in the following areas of the library will help you find materials for your topic.

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

Selected Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

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

Selected Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

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

Selected Research Databases

The following databases are specifically useful for your topic. You can search them individually on the databases page.

Selected Journals and Magazines

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. YOu can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • 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)

Selected Websites and Digital Archives