Library and Archives at Meadville Lombard is here to support the study of liberal religion in general and Unitarian Universalism in particular. In addition to our extensive print and eBook collection and our access to thousands of journals and periodicals, library and archives staff can connect you with many other sources.

Routledge Religion Handbooks

Routledge Religion Handbooks provide authoritative and dynamic overviews of core subjects and topics in religion. The Routledge Religion Handbooks cover substantial thematic surveys of key historical periods or cultures and explore interdisciplinary themes such as, sexuality, art, literature, science and technology, politics and global interactions. Routledge Handbooks provide comprehensive overviews of major world religions, key religious texts, inter-religious relations, important religious concepts and religion in context. To access Routledge Religion Handbook, current students can email the library to receive their login information. 

Oxford Handbooks- Religion

Oxford Handbooks Online- Religion contains contains essays on critical topics and emerging issues in the study of religion, complementing hundreds of essays on Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism and cross-cultural thematic studies. All of these essays can be accessed individually through key word searches related to the religious traditions, thematic fields, and analytic approaches. Advisory editors monitor the development of this collection and ensures its academic relevance and competency. To log in, use your Meadville Lombard library barcode. 


Oxford Biblical Studies Online

Oxford Biblical Studies Online is a continually updated and comprehensive biblical studies resource. It contains six difference translation of the Bible, and thousands of entries from various biblical dictionaries, encyclopedias, and commentaries, including entries from from resources such as the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies. To log in, use your Meadville Lombard library barcode. 

Historical Dictionary of Unitarian Universalism

The Historical Dictionary of Unitarian Universalism contains a detailed chronology, an introductory overview, several useful appendices, and an extensive bibliography on Unitarian Universalist history. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on people, places, events and trends in the history of the Unitarian and Universalist faiths including American leaders and luminaries, important writers and social reformers. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Unitarian Universalism. To access this resource, you must have an Ebook Central account. To create an Ebook Central account, please follow this link

Dictionary of UU Biography 

The Dictionary of Unitarian and Universalist Biography is a public web resource that contains hundreds of concise biographies of Unitarian and Universalist leaders and celebrated individuals whose religion was Unitarian, Universalist, or Unitarian Universalist. The dictionary also provides authoritative judgment on the nature and extent of its subjects' Unitarian and Universalist identity and/or affiliation.


This resource contains searchable digital versions of historical hymnals from a variety of Christian denominations, including Unitarianism and Universalism.

Statistical Resources

UUA Demographic Data:This resource offers both internal data produced by the UUA and external data concerning the demographics of Unitarian Universalists.

Association of Religion Data Archives: ARDAs maintains extensive data concerning religion identity and practice. 

US Census Bureau - American FactFinder: American FactFinder provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas based on censuses and surveys. Users can search for general or specific demographic data based on geographic location on a variety of topics including population, employment, housing, income, race, and education.