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World Religions

Reference Sources

Print Reference Books in the Library

Keown, Damien, ed. A Dictionary of Buddhism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. Ref BQ130 .K46x 2003

Powers, John. A Concise Encyclopedia of Buddhism. Boston: Oneworld, 2000. Ref BQ128 .P69 2000

Online Reference Book

Jones, Lindsay, ed. Encyclopedia of Religion. 15 vols. 2nd ed. Gale Virtual Reference Ebook. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, 2005. Has many articles on Buddhism. TIU students click here to access.


Searching for Journal Articles

The Atla Religion Database indexes many journals specific to Buddhism. Many other articles related to Buddhism are also included.

These are some of the subject headings that will be most helpful in Atla:

"Buddhism" for general articles

"Buddhism history"

"Christianity and Buddhism" for relations between the religions

"Missions to Buddhists" for evangelism and outreach to Buddhists

You can also restrict by geography:

"Buddhism Japan" etc.

Searching Atla

To search Atla, use the search box below.

Searching for Books

These are some of the subject headings that will be most helpful in Rolfing Search and I-Share:


"Buddhism doctrines"

"Buddhism history"

"Buddhism Japan" etc.

"Buddhism relations Christianity"

"Christianity and other religions Buddhism"

"Missions to Buddhists"


Finding Statistics

American Religion Data Archive

Available at

Includes data and statistics on Buddhism in the U.S. and around the world.