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SOC 129a: Sociology of Religion

Resources & help for SOC 129a, "Sociology of Religion," taught by Kristen Lucken in spring 2024.

New to the Sociology of Religion?

Are you new to sociology?   Or new to the sociological study of religion?  The two journals linked below publish works by sociologists and other social scientists that study religion.  Browsing some recent issues may help you to learn more about the topics and methods used in this field.

Brandeis Library OneSearch

Databases: Search Scholarly Articles by Subject Area

Encyclopedias, Bibliographies, and More: Find Background Information

Primary Sources: Explore the Public Conversation on Religion

Data and Statistics: When You Need Numbers

Cite Your Sources in Chicago Style

The Chicago Manual of Style contains a set of standards and guidelines for writing and citation in academic work.  There are two variations of Chicago style: 

  1. Notes and Bibliography: Uses footnotes or endnotes with a bibliography. 
  2. Author-Date: Uses parenthetical in-text citations with a bibliography. 

Your syllabus guides you to use the Author-Date variation.