Try World Religions from ABC-CLIO here for free

ABC-CLIO describes their World Religions: Belief, Culture, and Controversy as a virtual textbook that covers religion across the globe, making student research on faith and belief across humanity easier, and enabling a deeper understanding of the complex issues facing us in the 21st century. The file includes thousands of reference entries covering belief, celebration, practice and holidays, as well as important individuals, events, and places, along with scholarly essays, 50+ religion overviews, and primary sources (documents, images, and video). The advisor for the file is J. Gordon Melton.

Now you can try the file for free: just go to: and use these log-ins:

UserName: ljeviews

Password: ljeviews

This free trial is good through November 27th, so do enjoy it till then. And look for my full review of World Religions in the December 2011 Library Journal.

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Cheryl LaGuardia About Cheryl LaGuardia

Cheryl LaGuardia always wanted to be a librarian, and has been one for more years than she's going to admit. She cracked open her first CPU to install a CD-ROM card in the mid-1980's, pioneered e-resource reviewing for Library Journal in the early 90's (picture calico bonnets and prairie schooners on the web...), won the Louis Shores / Oryx Press Award for Professional Reviewing, and has been working for truth, justice, and better electronic library resources ever since. Reach her at, where she's a Research Librarian at Harvard University.