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Non-Religious Databases

It is not unusual for researchers to ask questions that cross disciplines or involve interdisciplinary study.  Therefore, it is important to be familiar with the non-religious databases that your researchers might use and how they can conduct searches within these resources.  In this module, we will explore a variety of subscription databases that you might use in answering questions with an interdisciplinary focus. The goal is to make you aware of databases outside the immediate sphere of religion or theology that may be useful in answering religion-oriented questions. In many cases, you can and often will use the ATLA Religion Database (with or without ATLAS serials) to answer questions that involve religion. While the interface may differ from one vendor to another, the basic indexing remains the same and the search syntax may not differ very much. In the examples below, I will occasionally compare results from the subject-specific databases to ATLA Religion Database to illustrate the bounty in non-theological databases.

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