Reference Section (1st floor)
Encyclopedia of Religious Practices, Volume 1: Religions and Denominations REF BL80.3 W67 2006 v. 1
  • Discusses denominations broadly (e.g. "Pentecostalism", "Reformed Christianity")
Encyclopedia of Religion in America REF BL2520 .E52 2010
  • Includes some information about nondenominational churches in volume 2
Handbook of Denominations in the United States REF BL2525 .M425 2005
  • Arranged in groupings by type of church, so consult the Alphabetical Table of Contents for Religious Groups on page 1 if you're not finding your denomination
Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States REF BR515 .E52 2016
  • Includes brief information about nondenominational churches
Encyclopedia of Protestantism REF BX4811.3 .E53 2004

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Circulating Collection (2nd floor)
A helpful overview of certain major denominations and their practices can be found in
  • How to be a perfect stranger : the essential religious etiquette handbook  BJ2010 .H68 2011
The BX section has books about the various denominations/traditions, for example:
  • Christian Reformed Church starts at BX6800
  • Reformed Church in America starts at BX9500
  • Baptist starts at BX6200 (can depend on the type of Baptist)
  • Catholic starts at BX800
  • Orthodox Church starts at BX200
  • Pentecostal starts at BX8762
Exception: Evangelicalism starts at BR1640
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