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Religions & Philosophies

Welcome to the library guide for studies in religions & philosophies!


Guide and Contact

In this guide, you will find in depth information about the Library collections which will support you in your studies or research in religions (both inter-disciplinary and regional topics) as well as links to freely available resources recommended by your subject librarian.

For more information about the history of specific countries or regions, please see Regional Subject Guides

SOAS students and staff may attend Library training sessions or arrange an individual training session with the subject librarian.

If you would like more information on the library collections or this guide, please contact Jotika Khur-Yearn (


Book Recommendations

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Selected Key Texts (Ebooks)

Remote Access available to current SOAS staff and students only; Other members should be usually able to access these ebooks when they are physically in the library.