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Religions Bibliographies & Indexes in the SOAS Library

These databases are recommended for the Study of Religions, if you require more information about a particular database, including access, please click on [info].

Africa-Wide Information (off-campus access)
Books, journal articles, theses, full text news reports and more covering all countries of Africa. 

Bibliography of Asian Studies
Western language books, journal articles, book chapters, conference proceedings relating to all parts of Asia. 1971 onwards.

Digital Dictionary of Buddhism
This resource comprises both the Digital Dictionary of Buddhism (DDB) and the CJKV-English dictionary (CJKV-E) for Sinitic characters and compounds related to East Asian cultural, political and intellectual history.

Index to Theses of Great Britain and Ireland
Details about PhD and MPhil theses accepted by the universities of Great Britain and Ireland. 1970 onwards.

ISI Web of Science (off-campus access)
Access to the Arts & Humanities Citation Index. Index of articles published since 1981 in key Arts & Humanities journals.

Index Islamicus (off-campus access)
Searchable index of articles and books published on Islam and the Muslim World since 1906. 

Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies (MECAS) (off-campus access)
MECAS is a bibliographic database, which provides access to a wide range of material relating to the study of the countries and peoples of the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa.

Oxford Bibliographies Online - Buddhism & Islamic Studies (off-campus access)
Online subject bibliographies for Buddhism and Islamic Studies. These combine a research level encyclopedia with a traditional bibliography. The bibliography includes selective lists of citations to useful print and online resources as well as narrative guides.

RAMBI
Index of journal articles on Jewish studies

Researching World Christianity: doctoral dissertations on Mission since 1900
Bibliographic database of research-level theses (PhD, ThD, D.Min, D.Miss) on Mission studies and Christianity outside the West, compiled by the International Bulletin of Missionary Research, with Yale Divinity School Library. Content has been expanded from lists published in the International Bulletin of Missionary Research between 1983 and 2003, and now covers over 6,000 titles dating back to 1900 and can be searched by subject, keyword, author, title etc. Results give a brief abstract and publication details only.

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