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World Religions

Reference Sources

Print Reference Books in the Library

Cush, Denise, Catherine A. Robinson, and Michael York, eds. Encyclopedia of Hinduism. New York: Routledge, 2008. Ref BL1105 .E53x 2008

Klostermaier, Klaus K. A Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism. Oxford: Oneworld, 1998. Ref BL1105 .K56x 1998

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 Hinduism. TIU students click here to access.


Searching for Journal Articles

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

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

"Hinduism" for general articles

"Hinduism history"

"Hinduism ritual"

"Hinduism sacred books"

"Christianity and Hinduism" or "Hindus relations Christians" for relations between the religions

"Missions to Hindus" for evangelism and outreach to Hindus

You can also restrict by geography:

"Hinduism India" etc.

"Hindus United States" 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:


"Hinduism doctrines"

"Hinduism history"

"Hinduism India" etc.

"Hinduism relations Christianity"

"Hinduism sacred books"

"Christianity and other religions Hinduism"

"Missions to Hindus"


Finding Statistics

American Religion Data Archive

Available at

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