ATLA, in spite of its name, is not about geography; it is the religion database. ATLA (American Theological Library Association) is a collection of over 1600 religion and theological journals. Full text is available.
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Books and Online Resources
New Dictionary of the History of Ideas
Call Number: REFERENCE CB9 .N49 2005
Publication Date: 2004-12-03
This is a great resource to begin your research on how ideas and concepts have been perceived over time. The index to this six volume set is in volume 6.
With the aim of "introduc[ing] educated, nonspecialist readers to important ideas ... in the religious experience of humankind," this illustrated 10-volume encyclopedia is the first place to turn for religious research.
This is a link to the "Religion and Society" tab of the Religion Guide.
The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life in America by Randall M. Miller (Editor)
Call Number: REFERENCE E 169.1 G7553 2009
Publication Date: 2008-12-30
This work offers an overview of the social life of ordinary people highlighting, domestic, economic, intellectual, material, political, recreational, and religious life.
The Underground Railroad by Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Call Number: REFERENCE E450 .S65 2008
Publication Date: 2007-12-13
This resource will help you identify the key people, places, documents, organizations, and publications of the Underground Railroad movement, along with significant actions, events, and ideas underlying it in the US and Canada. It includes primary sources.