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Religious Studies: About

About the Collection

Religious studies materials are collected in support of the research and teaching carried out at UC Berkeley.  Scholarly works on all of the world's major religions are collected.  Multimedia and electronic materials are acquired as well as print materials.  Most print materials in religious studies are in the Main (Gardner) Stacks in Doe Library.  The East Asian Library houses all materials in East Asian languages.


Electronic Resource Finder

Databases A-Z is a directory of the Library's databases and other online resources.  It is organized by subject (e.g. religious studies) or database type (e.g. dissertations),as well as by keyword (e.g. Bible in English).  It is a useful tool to help you choose the right resources for your particular research needs.


To find books, journals and other media owned by the UC Berkeley Library search Berkeley's OskiCat or the UC-wide MELVYL catalog.

GTU Library

The UC Berkeley Library maintains a cooperative collection development policy with the Graduate Theological Union Library, which provides for the sharing of collecting responsibilities for various aspects of religious studies between the two institutions.

Graduate Theological Union Library.  2400 Ridge Rd, Berkeley, CA 94709, 510-649-2500.  A consortium library uniting the holdings of nine seminaries. Collection strengths include Christian denominations, theology, practical theology, the Bible, church history and new American religious movements. Collections are available for use by UC Berkeley students with some restrictions. Holdings are listed in the UC System's Melvyl online catalog and the Union's own GRACE catalog.

Purchase Recommendation

If you'd like to recommend an item to be added to the collection, please use the Purchase Recommendation Form.


Off-campus Access to Library Resources

There are two ways to connect to library resources from off-campus using the new library proxy:

  1. Links to online resources on library websites, such as UC Library Search, will allow you to login with CalNet directly.
  2. To access library resources found via non-UCB sites, such as Google or Google Scholar, you can add the EZproxy bookmarklet to your browser. Then, whenever you land on a licensed library resource, select your EZproxy bookmarklet to enable CalNet login.

More information is on the EZproxy guide.

The campus VPN provides an alternate method for off-campus access.

Contact Info

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Ruth Haber
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