Faith, Fear, and Fundamentalism

Reference Resources

A variety of encyclopedias and other sources that will provide you with background information and serve as a good foundation for further research.

  • American Civil Liberties Union - The ACLU is working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.
  • CQ Researcher - Research reports on a wide range of topics.
  • Congressional Digest and Supreme Court Debates - Provides research and balanced presentation of important debates before Congress, the Supreme Court, and international bodies help you understand the issues and form your own opinions.
  • - Issues and Controversies - Research reports on a wide range of topics.
  • Encyclopedia Americana - Provides overviews of Topics.
  • Encyclopedia Britannica - Provides overviews of Topics.
  • Encyclopedia of Religion - Expansive encyclopedia on religion and religious topics
  • First Amendment Center - The center serves as a forum for the study and exploration of free-expression issues, including freedom of speech, of the press and of religion, and the rights to assemble and to petition the government.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library - Good place for background information.

Books and DVDs

  • LyonsCat online catalog - Locate books and DVDs that are located physically in the Bellarmine University library.

Electronic Books

Locate electronic copies of books that can be read online. On the library webpage, click on databases A-Z, look for the following databases:

  • Ebrary - A database of over 34,000 electronic books.
  • eBooks from EBSCOhost - Electronic books are digital full text versions of books.

Magazine and Journal Articles

  • Academic Search (EBSCOhost) - This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.
  • ProQuest Research Library - This database provides full-text access to more than 2000 scholarly and professional journals as well as popular magazines. Provides citations and abstracts for articles published since 1986 or later, frequently with full-text of articles published since 1992 or later.
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe - This database provides full-text articles from U.S. and international newspapers and business publications.
  • JSTOR - This database provides full-text back (archival) files for approximately 250 scholarly journals in 21 academic disciplines.
  • Project Muse - Over 300 humanities and social sciences journals from academic publishers.

Free Web Sites

British Broadcasting Company Religion Page

Search Terms

Different terms to describe religious fundamentalism:

  • Religious Right
  • Right Wing Fundamentalism
  • Christian Right
  • Moral Majority
  • Christian Conservatives
  • Religious Fundamentalists
  • Religious Extremists
  • Conservative Right
  • Evangelical Christians
  • Born Again Christians
  • Religious Extremism
  • Hindu Extremists
  • Buddhist Extremists
  • Jewish Fundamentalism
  • Haredi (pl. Haredim) - ultra-orthodox Judaism
  • Islamic Fundamentalism
  • Muslim Fundamentalism
  • Wahhabi (Fundamentalist Islam)
  • Taliban (Islamic Fundamentalist Group)
  • Al Qaeda (Islamic Fundamentalist Group)
  • Hamas (Islamic Fundamentalist Group)

Print Resources

The following titles can be found in the library’s reference section.

  • Battleground Religion – Ref. 200.1 B336
  • Encyclopedia Judaica (Jewish Encyclopedia) – Ref. 296.03 E56, 2007.
  • Encyclopedia of Fundamentalism – Ref. 200.9 E56, 2001
  • Encyclopedia of Religion and War – Ref. 291.178 E56.
  • Encyclopedia of Religion in America – Ref. 200.973 E56 (4 vols.)
  • Homosexuality and Religion – Ref. 261.803 H768
  • New Dictionary of Catholic Social Thought – Ref. 261.8 N5321
  • Opposing Viewpoints – Ref. 300 O62
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World – Ref. 297 O98.
  • Religion and American Culture – Ref. 200.973 R382 (4 vols.).
  • The Religious Right: A Reference Handbook – Ref. 320.52 U93r, 2007
  • Ten Commandments: A Handbook of Religious, Legal and Social Issues – Ref. 291.17 H588t, 2003
  • Westminster Dictionary of Christian Ethics – Ref. 241 M173d, 1986