Library Journal Calls Religions of America a “Real Treasure”

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| By Gale Staff |

Religions of America presents scholars and researchers with more than 660,000 pages of content that follows the development of religions and religious movements born in the United States from 1820 to 1990. Derived from numerous collections, most notably the American Religions Collection at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Religions of America traces the history and unique characteristics of movements and religious groups’ expressions of faith through manuscripts, pamphlets, newsletters, ephemera, and visuals.

Recently, Library Journal published a review of Religions of America, calling it a “real treasure”:

“Overall, this database offers researchers exactly what they need: an intuitive interface to access materials, which are the real treasure of this resource. . . . This database provides easy access to a variety of materials about the unique character of the American religious experience. It will be of interest to religious studies, history, and American culture and society researchers as well as high school and undergraduate students through advanced scholars.”

— Brian T. Sullivan, Dean of Libraries, Alfred University (NY)

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