La Sierra University Library

Library Reference Series

Number 9



The on-line catalog records all books held in the Library’s collections. You can search by the name of the author, the title of a book, the subject of a book, or any word in the author or title. Subject headings used are those listed in the Library of Congress Subject Headings. The 5 (red) volumes of this work are located on a table near the catalog computers. When looking for a book by subject, it is always best to check the proper form of a subject heading in this source first.


The Library holds current subscriptions to more than 1500 periodicals. In addition, the Library has backfiles for these and nearly 2000 non-current titles. The List of Serials, a light-blue spiral-bound book, is a complete record of titles and issues which the Library holds. Before going to the periodical stacks on the third floor (west), it is wise to consult this source first to see if the Library holds the particular issue you require. We do not have all the periodicals listed in the indexes.


Indexes and abstracts provide subject access to periodicals, dissertations, and reviews. In this library, abstracts are arranged in alphabetical order by title at the end of the cataloged Reference collection. The indexes are cataloged as part of the Reference collection. Some are located on the index tables in front of the Reference desk, and others are shelved in the Reference stacks. The following are a sample of titles which provide relevant information in the area of religion.

Christian Periodical Index.Ref. Z 7753 C5(Index Table)

Current Thoughts & Trends, Current Christian Abstracts. (Index Table)

Dissertation Abstracts International.

Index to Book Reviews in Religion.Ref. Z 7753 I5(Index Table)

Religion Index One: Periodicals.Ref. Z 7753 A5(Index Table)

Religion Index Two: Multi-Author Works.Ref. Z 7751 R35(Index Table)

Seventh-day Adventist Periodical Index.Ref. Z 7753 S48 (Index Table)


In addition to printed indexes and abstracts, the Library provides access more than 200 databases on a wide variety of topics. The power of the computer applied to the task of finding specific information in periodicals can save time and often retrieve important information that would be missed otherwise. Many of the periodical indexes, including the ATLA Religion Index and Proquest Religion are available online. FirstSearch, a databank that provides access to more than 40 databases, includes several more databases that may be helpful when researching topics in religion. Ask a reference librarian for further information about using FirstSearch or for assistance with searching any of the computer databases. DIALOG, a larger on-line service, may be searched by special arrangement. A fee is charged to recover the direct costs of such computer searches. Fees may range from $15 to $25 depending on the database searched, number of references retrieved, and complexity of the search.


Atlases contain maps of Biblical lands and events.

Atlas of the Biblical World.Baly, Denis. New York: World Pub. Co., 1971. Ref. BS 630 B337 1971

Logos Bible Atlas software is available in the Heritage Room.

Oxford Bible Atlas.May, Herbert G. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1974. Ref. BS 630 M35 1974

Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible.Gardner, Joseph L., editor. Pleasantville, NY: Reader’s Digest Assn., 1981. Ref. BS 635.2 R4

The Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible.Wright, George E., editor. Rev. ed. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1956. Ref. BS 630 W7 1956

The Zondervan NIV Atlas of the Bible.Rasmussen, Carl. Grand Rapids, MI: Regency Reference Library, 1989. Ref. BS 630 R37 1989 


Many different versions of the Christian Bible are located in Ref. BS 185-299. The New Testament is cataloged in Ref. BS 1965-2095. Copies of the Bible are also in these classification areas in the main stacks and the Heritage Room.


These list important religious figures of past and present ages. Note that encyclopedias will also usually contain biographies of many religious figures (the New Catholic Encyclopedia in particular is very good on early and medieval church history as well as saints.)

Biographical Dictionary of American Cult and Sect Leaders.Melton, J. Gordon, New York: Garland, 1986. Ref. BL 2525 M448 1986

Dictionary of American Religious Biography.Bowden, Henry W. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1977. Ref. BL 72 B68

Dictionary of Saints.Delaney, John J. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1980. Ref. BX 4655.8 D44

Lives of the Saints.Butler, Alban. Revised by Herbert Thurston. New York: Kenedy, 1956. 4 vols. Ref. BX 4654 B8

The Oxford Dictionary of Popes.Kelly, John N.D. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986. Ref. BX 955.2 K45 1986

Religious Leaders of America.Melton, J. Gordon. Detroit: Gale, 1991. Ref. BL 72 M458 1991

Twentieth-century Shapers of American Popular Religion.Lippy, Charles H., editor. New York: Greenwood Press, 1989. Ref. BL 2525 T84 1989


In addition to the general commentaries that typically cover the entire Bible, or at least the Old or New Testaments, we have hundreds of volumes of commentaries that cover one Bible book or a small group of books, like Gospels, Epistles, or Minor Prophets. These are usually cataloged separately, and shelved in the main stacks with other books about these individual books of the Bible. To find them, use a Subject search on the on-line catalog, and look under entries for books of the Bible with the subdivision "Commentaries." Example are:


The Abingdon Bible Commentary.Eiselen, Frederick Carl. New York: Abingdon Press, 1929. Ref. BS 491 E5

The Anchor Bible.New York: Doubleday, 1964-In Progress. Multi-volume. BS 192.2 A1 1964 G3

Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament.Keil, Karl F. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 19--. We have 25 vols. Ref. BS 1154 K414

The Broadman Bible Commentary.Allen, Clifton J., editor. Nashville: Broadman Press, 1969-73. 12 vols. Ref. BS 491.2 B67

The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges.Perowne, J.J.S. Cambridge, Eng.: University Press, 1878-1900. 50 vols. BS 491 S3

Clarke’s Commentary.Clarke, Adam. Imprint varies. 6 vols. Ref. BS 491 C5 1830, Ref. BS 491 C5 1872,AND Ref. BS 491 C5 19—(Also in main stacks.)

Comentario Biblico "San Jeronimo." Brown, Raymond E. Madrid: Ediciones Cristiandad, 1971. 5 vols. (Translation of The Jerome Biblical Commentary)BS 491.2 B71

Commentaries on the Holy Bible.Calvin, Jean. Edinburgh: Calvin Translation Society, 1845-56. 45 vols. (Cover title: Calvin’s Commentaries)BS 485 C3 1847

A Commentary, Critical, Experimental and Practical on the Old and New Testaments.Jamieson, Robert. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1948. 6 vols. BS 491 J3 1948

A Commentary of the Holy Scriptures: Critical, Doctrinal, and Homiletical, with Special Reference to Ministers and Students.Lange, John P. New York: Charles Scribner, 1870-1886. 25 vols. BS 494 L32 1870

A Commentary on the Holy Bible by Various Writers.Dummelow, J.R., editor. New York: Macmillan, 1909. (Cover title: The One Volume Bible Commentary) Ref. BS 491 D8 1909

Daily Study Bible Series.Barclay, William. Rev. ed. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1975-78. 17 vols. Ref. BS 2341.2 B5

Ellicott’s Commentary on the Whole Bible.Ellicott, Charles John. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1954. 8 vols. BS 491.2 E55

An Exposition of the Old and New Testament.Henry, Mathew. Rev. ed. New York: Fleming H. Revell Co., 1706. 6 vols. BS 490 H4

Expositions of Holy Scripture.MacLaren, Alexander. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1982. 17 vols. BS 491 M3 1982

The Expositor’s Bible.Nicoll, W. Robertson. Hartford, CT: S.S. Scranton Co., no date. 6 vols. Ref. BS 491 E91

The Expositor’s Bible Commentary.Gaebelein, Frank E., editor. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1976-92. 12 vols. Ref. BS 491.2 E96

Gray & Adams Bible Commentary.Gray, James Comper. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1951. 5 vols. Ref. BS 491 G7 1951

The Great Texts of the Bible.Hastings, James. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1910-1915. 20 vols. BS 491 H3 1910

Harper’s Bible Commentary.Mays, James L., editor. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1988. Ref. BS 491.2 H37 1988

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments, With Original Notes, Practical Observations, and Marginal References.Scott, Thomas. 4th ed. New York: Dodge & Sayre, 1814-16. 5 vols. BS 491 S35 1814

The International Critical Commentary.Driver, Samuel R., editor. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1897-. 44 vols. BS 491 I5 1897

Liberty Bible Commentary.Falwell, Jerry, editor. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1983. Ref. BS 491.2 L53 1983

The New Bible Commentary.Guthrie, Donald, editor. 3rd ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, c1970. Ref. BS 491.2 G8 1970

New Century Bible.and The Cambridge Bible Commentary.Separate volumes for individual books, cataloged separately, but shelved together. Approx. 45 volumes. Old Testament volumes begin with Ref. BS 1245.New Testament volumes begin with Ref. BS 2575

New Self-Interpreting Bible Library with Commentaries, References, Harmonies of the Gospels. St. Louis: Bible Educational Society, 1916. 4 vols. Ref. BS 491 S4 1916

Nuevo Comentario Biblico.Fafasule, Tito, editor. Buenos Aires: Casa Bautista de Publicaciones, c1977. (Translation of The New Bible Commentary, Revised, edited by Donald Guthrie) Ref. BS 491.2 G81 1981

The People’s Bible: Discourses Upon Holy Scripture.Parker, Joseph. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, no date. 28 vols. BS 491 P3

The Preacher’s Complete Homiletic Commentary.Exell, Joseph S. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 18—. 32 vols. BS 491 P65

The Pulpit Commentary.Spence-Jones, Henry D.M., editor. Imprint varies. Multi-volume. Ref. BS 491 S77. (Also in main stacks.)

The Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary.Nichol, Francis D., editor. Washington, DC: Review & Herald, 1976-80. 7 vols. Her. BS 491 N48 1976 (Earlier editions in Reference and main stacks.)

The Teacher’s Bible Commentary.Paschall, Henry F. Nashville: Broadman Press, 1972. BS 491.2 P34

The Wesleyan Bible Commentary.Carter, Charles W., editor. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1964-69. 7 vols. Ref. BS 491.2 W4

The Women’s Bible Commentary.Newsom, Carol A., editor. London: SPCK, 1992. Ref. BS 491.2 W66 1992

The Wycliffe Bible Commentary.Pfeiffer, Charles F., editor. Chicago: Moody Press, c1962. Ref. BS 491.2 P4


Concordances contain lists of the words in the Bible, allowing you to look up every occurrence of a particular word and compare uses of it in one part of the Bible with those elsewhere.

Analytical Concordance to the Bible.Young, Robert. New York: Funk and Wagnalls. 1910. Ref. BS 425 Y7

A Complete Concordance to the American Standard Version of the Holy Bible.Hazard, Marshall C. New York: Thomas Nelson, 1922. Ref. BS 425 H3

The Comprehensive Concordance to the Holy Scriptures.Walker, J.B.R. Boston: Pilgrim Press, 1894. Ref. BS 425 W3

A Concordance of the Septuagint.Morrish, George. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1976. Ref. BS 744 M67 1976

A Concordance to the Apocrypha/Deuterocanonical Books of the Revised Standard Version.Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1983. Ref. BS 1700 C66 1983

Cruden’s Complete Concordance.Cruden, Alexander. Imprint varies. Ref. BS 425 C8 1916and Ref. BS 425 C85 1930 (Also in Heritage Room)

The Eerdmans Analytical Concordance to the Revised Standard Version of the Bible.Whitaker, Richard E. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1988. Ref. BS 425 W48 1988

The Englishman’s Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance of the Old Testament.Wigram, George V. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1980. Ref. BS 1121 W5 1980

The Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible.Strong, James. New York: Methodist Book Concern, c1890. Ref. BS 425 S8 1936

Harper’s Topical Concordance.Joy, Charles R. New York: Harper, 1961. Ref. BS 432 J63 1961

Hitchcock’s New and Complete Analysis of the Holy Bible.Hitchcock, Roswell D. New York: A.J. Johnson, c1869. Ref. BS 432 H5 1871

The Living Bible Concordance.Speer, Jack A. Poolesville, MD: Poolesville Presbyterian Church, 1973. Ref. BS 425 S67

TheLogos Bible on CD-ROM is available in the Heritage Room.

New American Standard Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible.Thomas, Robert L., editor. Nashville: Holman, 1981. Ref. BS 425 N385

The NIV Complete Concordance.Goodrick, Edward W. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1981. Ref. BS 425 G6


Below is a sampling of the relevant specialized works available to assist in your library research.

Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions.Crim, Keith, editor. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1981. Ref. BL 31 A24

The Anchor Bible Dictionary. Freedman, David N., editor. New York: Doubleday, 1992. 6 vols. Ref. BS 440 A54 1992

Baker’s Dictionary of Practical Theology.Turnbull, Ralph G., editor. Grand Rapids, MI: BakerBook House, 1967. Ref. BV 3 B3

The Blackwell Dictionary of Judaica.Cohn-Sherbok, Dan. Oxford, Eng.: Blackwell, 1992. Ref. BM 50 C615 1992

The Catholic Encyclopedia.New York: Encyclopedia Press, 1907-12. 15 vols. Ref. BX 841 C25

Concise Dictionary of Christian Theology.Erickson, Millard J. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1986. Ref. BR 95 E75 1986

The Concise Encyclopedia of Islam. Glasse, Cyril. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1989. Ref. BP 40 G42 1989

Dictionary of Angels, Including the Fallen Angels.Davidson, Gustav. New York: Free Press, 1967. Ref. BL 477 D3

A Dictionary of Christian Theology.Richardson, Alan, editor. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1969. Ref. BR 95 R47

Dictionary of Christianity in America.Reid, Daniel G., editor. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1990. Ref. BR 515 D53 1990

A Dictionary of Comparative Religion.Brandon, Samuel G.F. New York: Scribner’s Sons, 1970. Ref. BL 31 D54 1970

A Dictionary of Islam.Hughes, Thomas Patrick. New Delhi: Oriental Books Reprint Corp., 1976. Ref. BP 40 H8

Dictionary of Pastoral Care and Counseling.Hunter, Rodney J., editor. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1990. Ref. BV 4011 D43 1990

A Dictionary of Religious Education.Sutcliffe, John M., editor. London: SCM Press, 1984. Ref. BL 42 D528 1984

Dictionary of Theology.Rahner, Karl. 2nd ed. New York: Crossroad, c1981. Ref. BR 95 R313 1985

The Eerdmans Bible Dictionary.Myers, Allen C., editor. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1987. Ref. BS 440 G7613 1987

Eerdmans Handbook to the Bible.Alexander, David, editor. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1973. Ref. BS 417 A55 1973

Encyclopedia Judaica.New York: Macmillan, 1971-72. 16 vols. Ref. DS 102.8 E496

The Encyclopedia of American Religions.Melton, J. Gordon. 3rd ed. Detroit: Gale, 1989. Ref. BL 2530 U6 M443 1989

The Encyclopedia of American Religions: Religious Creeds.Melton, J. Gordon, editor. Detroit: Gale, 1988. Ref. BT 990 E58 1988

Encyclopedia of Early Christianity.Ferguson, Everett, editor. New York: Garland, 1990. Ref. BR 162.2 E53 1990

The Encyclopedia of Judaism.Wigoder, Geoffrey, editor. New York: Macmillan, 1989. Ref. BM50 E63 1989

The Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Missions.Goddard, Burton L., editor. Camden, NJ: Thomas Nelson, 1967. Ref. BV 2040 E53

The Encyclopedia of Religion.Eliade, Mircea, editor. New York: Macmillan, 1987. 16 vols. Ref. BL 31 E46 1986

Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics.Hastings, James, editor. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1917. 12 vols. Ref. BL 31 E4

Encyclopedia of the American Religious Experience. Lippy, Charles H., editor. New York: Scribner, 1988. 3 vols. Ref. BL 2525 E53 1988

The Encyclopedia of World Faiths.Bishop, Peter, editor. New York: Facts on File, c1987. Ref. BL 80.2 E495 1988

Encyclopedic Dictionary of Religion.Meagher, Paul K., editor. Washington, DC: Corpus Publications, 1979. 3 vols. Ref. BL 31 E45 1979

Evangelical Dictionary of Theology.Elwell, Walter A., editor. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1984. Ref. BR 95 E87 1984

Expository Dictionary of Bible Words.Richards, Larry. Grand Rapids, MI: Regency Reference Library, 1985. Ref. BS 440 R525 1985

The Harper Encyclopedia of Bible Life.Miller, Madeleine S. 3rd ed. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1978. Ref. BS 440 M5 1978

Harper’s Bible Dictionary.Miller, Madeleine S., editor. 8th ed. New York: Harper & Row, 1973. Ref. BS 440 M52 1973

Harper’s Dictionary of Hinduism. Stutley, Margaret. New York: Harper & Row, 1977. Ref. BL 1105 S88 1977

Harper’s Encyclopedia of Christian Education.Cully, Iris V., editor. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1990. Ref. BV 1461 H37 1990

The Illustrated Bible Encyclopedia.Douglas, J.D., editor. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House, 1980. 3 vols. Ref. BS 440 I44 1980

The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.Bromiley, Geoffrey W., editor. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1979. 4 vols. Ref. BS 440 I6 1979

The Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible.Buttrick, George A., editor. New York: Abingdon Press, 1962. 5 vols. Ref. BS 440 I63

The Jewish Encyclopedia.New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1907. 12 vols. Ref. DS 102.8 J6

Mercer Dictionary of the Bible.Mills, Watson E., editor, Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1990. Ref. BS 440 M429 1990

New Catholic Encyclopedia.New York: McGraw-Hill, 1967. 18 vols. Ref. BX 841 N44 1967

The New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology.Brown, Colin, editor. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1975-78. 3 vols. Ref. BS 2397 N48

The New Westminster Dictionary of Liturgy and Worship.Davies, J.G., editor. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1986. Ref. BV 173 N49 1986

The New Westminster Dictionary of the Bible.Gehman, Henry S., editor. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1970. Ref. BS 440 G4

The Oxford Companion to the Bible. Metzger, Bruce M., editor. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993. Ref. BS 444 M434 1993

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church.Cross, Frank L., editor. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1974. Ref. BR 95 O8 1974

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation. Hillerbrand, Hans J., editor. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996. 4 vols. Ref. BR 302.8 O93 1996

Prime-time Religion : An Encyclopedia of Religious Broadcasting. Melton, J. Gordon, et al. Phoenix, AZ : Oryx Press, 1997. Ref. BV 656 M45 1997

A Popular Dictionary of Buddhism.Humphreys, Christmas. 2nd ed. London: Curzon Press, c1975. Ref. BQ 130 H85 1976

Religious Radio and Television in the U.S., 1921-1991.Erickson, Hal. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1992. Ref. BV 656 E75 1992

Sacramentum Mundi: An Encyclopedia of Theology.Rahner, Karl, editor. New York: Herder & Herder, 1968-70. 6 vols. Ref. BR 95 S231

Seventh-day Adventist Bible Dictionary.Horn, Siegfried H., editor. Rev. ed. Washington, DC: Review & Herald, 1979. Ref. BS 440 H73 1979.(Also in main stacks and Heritage Room.)

Seventh-day Adventist Bible Student’s Sourcebook.Neufeld, Don F., editor. Washington, DC: Review & Herald, 1962. Ref. BX 6154 S38.(Also in main stacks and Heritage Room.)

Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. 2nd rev. ed. Hagerstown, MD: Review & Herald, 1996. 2 v. Ref. BX 6154 S39 1996.(Also in Heritage Room. Earlier editions in main stacks.)

Theological Dictionary of the New Testament.Kittel, Gerhard. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. 1964-76. 10 vols. Ref. PA 881 K513.

Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament.Botterweck, G. Johannes, editor. Rev ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1977-86. 5 vols. Ref. BS 440 B5713 1977

A Theological Word Book of the Bible.Richardson, Alan, editor. London: SCM Press, c1957. Ref. BS 440 R53 1957

Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament.Harris, R. Laird, editor. Chicago: Moody Press, 1980. 2 vols. Ref. BS 440 T49

Unger’s Bible Dictionary.Unger, Merrill F., 3rd ed. Chicago: Moody Press, 1966. Ref. BS 440 U5 1966

The Westminster Dictionary of Christian Ethics.Childress, James F., editor. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1986. Ref. BJ 1199 W47 1986

The Westminster Dictionary of Christian Spirituality. Wakefield, Gordon S., editor. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1983. Ref. BV 4488 W47 1983

World Christian Encyclopedia.Barrett, David B., editor. New York: Oxford University Press, 1982. Ref. BR 95 W670

The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia.Pfeiffer, Charles F., editor. Chicago: Moody Press., 1975. 2vols. Ref. BS 440 W92

The Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible.Tenney, Merrill C., editor. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1975. 5 vols. Ref. BS 440 Z63


Directories list addresses and contact information for various religious bodies.

A Directory of Religious Bodies in the United States.Melton, J. Gordon. New York: Garland, 1977. Ref. BL 2530 U6 M44

The Encyclopedic Handbook of Cults in America.Melton, J. Gordon. New York: Garland, 1986. Ref. BL 2525 M45 1986

Handbook of Denominations in the United States.Mead, Frank S. 9th ed. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1990. Ref. BL 2525 M425 1990

Religious and Spiritual Groups in Modern America. Ellwood, Robert S. 2nd ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1988. Ref. BL 2525 E43 1988

Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook.Washington, DC: Review & Herald. Current edition at the Reference Desk. Ref. BX 6109 S4.(Also in Heritage Room. Earlier editions in Heritage Room and main stacks.)

Yearbook of American Churches.Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1959-To Date. Ref. BR 513 Y4


Research guides list specific works useful in a particular subject area and often discuss methodology useful in doing research.

Abingdon Bible Handbook.Blair, Edward P. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1975. Ref. BS 475.2 B5

Liberation Theologies: A Research Guide.Musto, Ronald G. New York: Garland, 1991. Ref. Z 7809 M87 1991

Library Research Guide to Religion and Theology: Illustrated Search Strategy and Sources.Kennedy, James R. 2nd ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Pierian Press, 1984. Ref. BL 41 K45 1984

A Reader’s Guide to the Great Religions.Adams, Charles J. 2nd ed. New York: Free Press, 1977. Ref. Z 7833 A35 1977

Reference Works for Theological Research.Kepple, Robert J. 2nd ed. Washington, DC: University Press of America, 1981. Ref. Z 7751 K46 1981

Research Guide to Religious Studies.Wilson, John F. Chicago: American Library Association, 1982. Ref. BL 41 W5 1982

Theological and Religious Reference Materials.Gorman, G.E. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1984-86. 3 vols. Ref. Z 7770 G66


The Heritage Room, located on the bottom floor of the library, contains material by and about Seventh-day Adventists and La Sierra University.

Books in the Heritage Room do not circulate. In many cases, particularly books by Ellen White, duplicate copies are available for check-out in the main stacks or the White Collection on the third floor. The on-line catalog will tell you where copies are available.

The Heritage Room also holds all the library’s Seventh-day Adventist-related periodicals, as well as files of published and unpublished documents dealing with La Sierra University.

For further information, consult the Heritage Room web page at


To see what religion-related databases are available through the Library, check the Religion section of the Library Web site at