Part of Research Guide: Buddhist Resources

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries & Handbooks

The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism Robert E. Buswell and Donald S. Lopez. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014

a comprehensive and authoritative dictionary of Buddhism in English. Has more than 5,000 entries. Covers terms from all of the canonical Buddhist languages and traditions: Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. It also covers the major Buddhist traditions, and includes important terms, concepts, texts, authors, deities, schools, and monasteries.

BQ130 .P75 2014 Reference Available Online
Encyclopedia of Buddhism Edward A. Irons. New York : Checkmark Books, 2008
BQ128 .I76 2008
Encyclopedia of Buddhism Damien Keown & Charles S. Prebish, eds. London ; New York : Routledge, 2007
Brill’s Encyclopedia of Buddhism Jonathan A. Silk, editor in chief. Leiden, The Netherlands: Koninklijke Brill NV, 2015
BQ1130 .B75 2015
Dictionary of Buddhist Doctrinal and Technical Terms Compiled by Binayendra Nath Chaudhury. Kolkata: Asiatic Society, 2005
BQ130 .C38 2005
Historical Dictionary of Buddhism Carl Olson. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2009
BQ130 .P74 2009 Available Online
The A to Z of Buddhism Charles S. Prebish. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2001
BQ130 .P73 2001
The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Buddhism Michael Jerryson, ed. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2017
BQ 4055 .O94 2017 Stacks Available Online
The Buddhist Handbook: A Complete Guide to Buddhist Schools, Teaching, Practice, History John Snelling. London: Century, 1987
BQ4012 .S64 1987
Encyclopedia of Buddhist Arts Supervised by Venerable Master Hsing Yun. [Los Angeles]: Buddha's Light Publications USA, [2016]
N8193 .A5 S5213 2016

Find journal articles on Buddhism in these Databases

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials
Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS)

Buddhist Journals/Periodicals

Buddhist-Christian Studies
Buddhist Studies Review
Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies
Contemporary Buddhism
The Eastern Buddhist
International Journal of Buddhist Thought & Culture
Journal of Buddhist Ethics
Journal of Global Buddhism
The Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies
The Middle Way (Journal of the Buddhist Society)
The Pacific World: Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies

Introductory Books on Buddhism

Buddhist Ethics: A Very Short Introduction Damien Keown. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020
BJ1289 .K43 2020 Available Online
Buddhisms: An Introduction John S. Strong. London, England: Oneworld Publications, 2015
BQ4022 .S77 2015
Buddhism: Introducing the Buddhist Experience Donald W. Mitchell and Sarah H. Jacoby. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014
BQ266 .M58 2014
Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction Damien Keown. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013
BQ4022 .K46 2013 Available Online
An Introduction to Buddhism: Teachings, History, Practices Peter Harvey. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013
BQ4022 .H37 2013 Available Online
Buddhism: The Basics Cathy Cantwell. London; New York: Routledge, 2010
BQ4012 .C36 2010
Life of the Buddha Aśvaghoṣa; translated by Patrick Olivelle. New York: New York University Press: JJC Foundation, 2008
BQ1606 .B8322 E54 2008
An Introduction to Buddhist Ethics: Foundations, Values, and Issues Peter Harvey. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000
BJ1289 .H37 2000 Available Online
The Foundations of Buddhism Rupert Gethin. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998
BQ4012 .G47 1998 Available Online
Buddhist Spirituality: Indian, Southeast Asian, Tibetan, and Early Chinese Takeuchi Yoshinori, ed. New York: Crossroad, 1993
BQ266 .B834 1993
The World of Buddhism: Buddhist Monks and Nuns in Society and Culture Heinz Bechert and Richard Gombrich, eds. London: Thames and Hudson, 1984
BQ4012 .W67 1984

Buddhist Sutras & Scriptures

The Heart Sutra: A Comprehensive Guide to the Classic of Mahayana Buddhism Kazuaki Tanahashi. Boulder: Shambhala, 2016
BQ1967 .T35 2016
The Lotus Sutra: A Biography Donald S. Lopez, Jr. Princeto : Princeton University Press, [2016]
BQ1617 .L67 2016 Available Online
The Lotus Sutra: A Contemporary Translation of a Buddhist Classic Translation and introduction by Gene Reeves. Bosto : Wisdom Publications, 2008
BQ2052 .E5 R44 2008
Buddhist Scriptures Donald S. Lopez, Jr., ed. Londo : Penguin, 2004
BQ1012 .B84 2004
The Sutra of Queen Srimala of the Lion’s Roar Translated from the Chinese (Taishō volume 12, number 353) by Diana Y. Paul. The Vimalakīrti Sutra / translated from the Chinese (Taishō volume 14, number 475) by John R. McRae. Berkeley, Calif.: Numata Center for Buddhist Translation and Research, 2004
BQ1792 .E5 P38 2004
Buddhist Wisdom: Containing the Diamond Sutra and the Heart Sutra Translated and explained by Edward Conze. New York: Vintage Books, a division of Random House, Inc., 2001
BQ1962 .E5 C768 2001
The Dhammapada John Ross Carter and Mahinda Palihawadana. Oxford University Press, 1998
The Vimalakirti Sutra Translated by Burton Watson from the Chinese version by Kumarajiva. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997
BQ2212 .E5 W66 1997
The Holy Teaching of Vimalakirti: A Mahayana Scripture Translated by Robert A. F. Thurman. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1976
BQ2212 .E5 T47 1976

Buddhism & Psychology/Psychotherapy/Psychoanalysis

An Introduction to Buddhist Psychology and Counselling: Pathways of Mindfulness-Based Therapies Padmasiri de Silva. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
BQ4570 .P76 D47 2014
Mixing Minds: The Power of Relationship in Psychoanalysis and Buddhism Pilar Jennings. Somerville, MA: Wisdom Publications, 2010
BQ4570 .P755 J46 2010
Brilliant Sanity: Buddhist Approaches to Psychotherapy Louis Hoffman. Colorado Springs, CO: University of the Rockies Press, 2008
BQ4570 .P76 B7 2008
Psychotherapy Without the Self: A Buddhist Perspective Mark Epstein. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007
RC489 .S676 E67 2007
Buddhism and Psychotherapy Across Cultures: Essays on Theories and Practices Mark Unno. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2006
BQ4570 .P76 B795 2006
Buddhist Practice on Western Ground: Reconciling Eastern Ideals and Western Psychology Harvey B. Aronson. Boston; London : Shambhala, 2004.
BQ4570 .P76 A76 2004
Psychoanalysis and Buddhism: An Unfolding Dialogue Jeremy D. Safran. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2003
BF175.4 .R44 P785 2003
Encountering Buddhism: Western Psychology and Buddhist Teaching Seth Robert Segall. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2003
BQ4570 .P755 E62 2003
Toward a Psychology of Awakening: Buddhism, Psychotherapy, and the Path of Personal and Spiritual Transformation John Welwood. Boston : Shambhala, 2000
BQ4570 .P76 W45 2000

Buddhist Web Sites

Digital Dictionary of Buddhism
84000 Translating the Words of the Buddha
Buddhanet – Buddhist Education and Information Network
Digital Library & Museum of Buddhist Studies
The Buddhist Society
Access to Insight - Readings in Theravada Buddhism
BBC – Profile on Buddhism
Tricycle