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RLST 2134 - Asian/Asian American Religions in the US - McNicholl: Finding Books and Journal Articles

Asian and Asian American Religions in the U.S.

Don't forget Professor McNicholl's Google Doc of resources on Asian and Asian American religions in the United States.

Finding Books and Scholarly Articles

Library catalog for the following kinds of searches:

  • Searches patterned like [religious tradition] AND "asian americans": e.g., buddh* AND "asian americans"

  • Subject searches patterned like [Asian American group] religion: e.g., korean americans religion



In addition to the library catalog, what follows are some other resources to help you find books, book chapters, articles, and other materials for your projects for Asian and Asian American Religions in the U.S.

Oxford Research Encyclopedias: Religion - Some places to start:


Atla Religion Database - Index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion. Some full text.

  • Do this search: Type asian americans religion in the search field and change the dropdown next to the field to SU Subjects.

  • But this search won't necessarily get you everything. Try a subject search for asian americans and you'll see items on Asian American churches, Asian American Catholics, and so on.


Oxford Bibliographies - Guide to significant sources on a variety of subjects. Works as an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia. Some places to start:


Bibliography of Asian Studies - Index of books, journal articles, chapters in edited volumes, and conference proceedings on all subjects (especially the Humanities and Social Sciences) pertaining to the East, Southeast, and South Asia.


Index Islamicus - Bibliography covering all the main Muslim areas of Asia and Africa, as well as Muslims living elsewhere, and their history, beliefs, societies, cultures, languages and literatures. Journal articles, books, reviews, and papers in multi-author volumes.


RAMBI: Index of Articles on Jewish Studies - Articles in Jewish studies from the National Library of Israel.

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