Last Updated: Sep 24, 2016
Search for famous religious people in these biographical encyclopedias. To find out whether the library has an entire biography of a particular person, search the library catalog for the person's last name as the subject.
Encyclopedia of World Biography (33 volumes, print)
Call Number: 920 B993e
Publication Date: 2008
The entire series of the Encyclopedia of World Biography, covering world figures through history. Each entry includes basic facts and an overview of the person's life and work.
Encyclopedia of World Biography (e-book)
Publication Date: 2004
The first 22 volumes of this comprehensive biographical dictionary covers world figures with basic facts and an overview of their lives and works.
- BBC - Religion
An excellent overview of the world's religions, with sections on holy days, food, history, etc.
These are just a few of many books about religion in the library. Search the library catalog for the religion as subject, or use the Power Search to combine terms.
- Oxford Reference Online
Included are 12 religion reference books, with general titles such as Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions and specific ones such as A Dictionary of Buddhism, Oxford Dictionary of Islam, and A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion. These e-books are also linked from the library catalog.
- Britannica Online Academic
This is the place to get an overview of a religion or look up a concept or a person associated with a religion.
- Country Reports
Contemporary information about countries, including culture and religion as well as geography, population, and natural resources.