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Searching the Web
There is a wealth of valuable information related to religion freely available on the web. Just remember that information you find on the web needs to be evaluated carefully. For more information on evaluating websites, check out the Evaluating Sources Research Guide.
Association of Religion Data Archive
A wealth of data on religion "submitted by the foremost religion scholars and research centers in the world" and housed at the University of Pennsylvania.
This BBC page, though archived and no longer updated with new information, offers a great overview of various world religions, including information on beliefs and customs, rites and rituals, holy days, worship practices, texts and other information about each religion.
Internet Sacred Texts Archive
This site, which purports to be the largest and most widely used web resource on the topic, offers "a freely available archive of electronic texts about religion, mythology, legends and folklore, and occult and esoteric topics."
Pew Research Center: Religion & Public Life
The non-partisan and non-profit Pew Research Center "conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research" in a variety of research areas, "religion & public life" being one of them.
Provides an overview of a great many religions and includes several comparison charts that show similarities and differences between religions.
Religon & Ethics NewsWeekly
A PBS site that presents information on religion as it pertains to world news events. The site is the online home of the weekly new broadcast of the same name.
Timeline: Faith in America
This timeline, from the PBS series "God in America" highlights "how religious ideas and spiritual experiences have shaped America's public life over the last 400 years."
Understanding World Religions
Site from a University of Calgary professor that provides a wealth of information for anyone wishing to learn more about various religions of the world. Resources include e-books, web sites, videos, and more. Most (with the exception of the book that is the site's namesake) are offered freely online here.
God in America
A six-part PBS series, "'God in America' explores the tumultuous 400-year history of the intersection of religion and public life in America." All six full episodes (each about an hour long) are available free online from PBS.
Late Medieval Religion
Lecture by Yale Professor Keith E. Wrightson on the medieval church of England.
Philosophy of Religion
University of Oxford series of eight lectures by Dr. T.J. Mawson on the Western monotheistic religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam).
Religion Video Collection
Films on Demand educational videos on various topics in philosophy and religion.
Global History of Religion