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Visit the eBook Collections page for links to thousands of ebooks from several ebook providers.  eBook Collections (electronic copies of printed books in PDF format) are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Students will be prompted to login with their Library User ID or Alt. ID, and PIN to access these ebooks from off-campus.

Suggested Databases

Academic Search Complete: Articles from 5,500+ journals and other sources, multiple subject areas.

Gale In Context: Biography: Biographies, magazine articles, images, and website links for more than 900,000 people.

Britannica Online Academic Edition: A full-text encyclopedia with video, maps, & more.

Films On Demand: Academic and Archival Films across all disciplines & Newsreels Collections.

Gale Ebooks: Reference sources for just about any research topic.

History Reference Center: Reference books, history magazines, historical documents, etc.

JSTOR: The Scholarly Archive: articles from scholarly journals in the arts & sciences, humanities, business, etc.

Oxford Reference: Full-text general and subject-specific reference sources.

Religion and Philosophy Collection: Covers over 300 journals on religious history, theology, and philosophy.

Advanced: Full-text encyclopedia, atlas, dictionary, images, and more.


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    What's on the Shelves in the RPCC Library on the Gonzales Campus

    Selected Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers (Print Edition)

    Browse the Print Books, DVDs, and Other Shelved Resources by Call Number


    • BL 1 to BL 2790 – Religion. Mythology.
      • BL 1 to BL 50 – Religion (General).
      • BL 61 to BL 65 – Philosophy of religion.
      • BL 74 to BL 99 – Religions of the world.
      • BL 660 to BL 2680 – History and principles of religions.
    • BM 1 to BM 990 – Judaism.
    • BP 1 to BP 610 – Islam.
    • BQ 1 to BQ 9800 – Buddhism.
    • BR 1 to BR 1725 – Christianity.
    • BS 1 to BS 2970 – The Bible.
      • BS 410 to BS 680 – Works about the Bible.
        • BS 500 to BS 534.8 – Criticism and interpretation.
      • BS 701 to BS 1830 – Old Testament.
      • BS 1901 to BS 2970 – New Testament.
    • BX 1 to BX 9999 – Christian Denominations.
      • BX 800 to BX 4795 – Catholic Church.
      • BX 4800 to BX 9999 – Protestantism.

    Suggested External Websites

    • Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) Provides quantitative data on American religion, including awesome maps of religious affiliations
    • BBC: Religions, this section of BBC: Religion & Ethics provides background information on numerous religious beliefs.
    •  BBC: Religion & Ethics, offers articles and multi-media resources on topics and controversies in religion and ethics from around the world.
    • The Bible, on Great Books Online, offers the American Bible Society’s KJV, 1999 edition with full-text searching, tables of contents and a quick verse finder, in addition to other related resources.
    • Discovering Sacred Texts, from the British Library, “provides access to the richness and diversity of the texts from some of the world’s greatest faiths.” It includes videos, digitized sacred texts, images, history, and more.
    • LGBTQ Religious Archives Network An initiative which preserves history and encourages scholarly study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) religious movements around the world.
    • Official Faith Websites List of links to official denominational webpages
    • Religious Landscape Study Trustworthy info from the Pew Forum
    • Public Religion Research Institute Stats and figures about religion in the U.S.