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A number of resources are available to broaden students’ knowledge in their study of religion.

Discipline-Specific Library Resource Guide
Subject librarians at the University of Richmond Libraries maintain discipline-specific research guides for every academic course of study offered through the School of Arts & Sciences. Students in the Department of Classical Studies can contact the subject librarian directly, view top recommended resources and conduct discipline-specific searches of databases and Web sites. In addition, subject librarians frequently highlight new titles related to the academic field.

Style Guides
Professors of religion at the University of Richmond generally prefer students to use the Chicago Manual of Style or the Turabian Style Guide when writing academic papers. Students should always consult their professor to confirm the style guide of choice. Most professors agree that, first and foremost, students should choose one style and use it consistently throughout the course of their paper.

American Academy of Religion
The American Academy of Religion is the world's largest association of academics who research or teach topics related to religion.

The Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
The Society for the Scientific Study of Religion promotes social scientific research about religion. This interdisciplinary society publishes the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, the most cited resource in the field.

Society of Christian Ethics
The Society of Christian Ethics is a non-denominational scholarly association devoted to promoting research in the history of ethics and moral theology, theoretical issues relating to the interplay of theology and ethics, methodology in ethical reflection and investigation, and comparative religious ethics.

Society of Biblical Literature
The Society of Biblical Literature is the oldest and largest international scholarly membership organization in the field of biblical studies.