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Purpose of this guide

This guide is intended for students and researchers studying theology and religion at the University of Oxford, although students and researchers from any field may find it useful.

Use this guide to find out about books and online resources for theology and religion, including ebooks, ejournals and bibliographic databases.

Finding books for theology

Oxford has a wide range of ebooks and printed books for theology and religion, including the main reference collection in the Bodleian Library and lending collections at the Philosophy and Theology Faculties Library.  Below is a sample of ebook collections useful for the study of theology. For more detailed info about our book collections visit the books page of this guide.

Key journals

A lot of journals, as well as being available in print, are available online and can be searched via SOLO or eJournals A-Z. Below are a few of the top journals for theology but you can find a longer list on the journals page of this guide.

Key databases

Oxford subscribes to many bibliographic databases. They can be used to locate journal articles, conference proceedings, books, patents, images, data and more. You can find some of the key databases for theology below, but take a look at the databases page of this guide for more titles.

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Key libraries

The Radcliffe Humanities Building viewed from Woodstock Road.


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