The Shapiro Library subscribes to many databases filled with scholarly articles, book chapters, research reports, statistics, and more. These are some of the recommended databases for doing research on the subjects of the world's religions. For tips on searching within a database, see Search Tips. You can see a complete list of all the databases the library subscribes to on our A - Z Database List.
Credo Reference This link opens in a new window is an extensive database of academic reference materials.
Searching this resource for the name of the archetype, or for a deity that fits the archetype, will lead you to short reference entries that provide introductory information. These entries are a good way to familiarize yourself with the key terms and concepts related to a particular topic. Some entries also feature bibliographies listing major book and article resources that you can search for in the Shapiro Library or request through Interlibrary Loan.