Highly Recommended Databases
(1949-present; updated quarterly; much full-text; tutorials
) indexes journal articles, book reviews, conference proceedings, congresses,
essays in multi-author works and Festschriften. It covers the Bible, church history,
ecumenism, ethics, missions, pastoral ministry, religions, religious studies and
theology as well as religion and religious research in related fields such as
antiquities, anthropology, archaeology, business, history, law, medicine, philosophy,
psychology and sociology. It contains the online version of ATLA Serials Religion Collection, Religion
Index One: Periodicals (RIO)
, Religion Index Two: Multi-Author Works (RIT)
Index to Book Reviews in Religion (IBRR)
and Retrospective Indexing
. It is produced by American Theological Library Association
and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
Periodical and Literature Index Online
(1981 - present; some full-text; tutorials
; RefWorks help
) contains more than 300,000
records and includes indexed citations to articles published in Roman Catholic
periodicals, papal documents, church promulgations and books about the Catholic
faith that are authored by Catholics and/or produced by Catholic publishers. It
is produced by American Theological Library Association and the Catholic Library
Association and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
Encyclopedia of Religion
(2nd edition; all
full-text; RefWorks help
) is considered a standard reference in religion. This electronic book/database presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. The original 2,750 entries have been retained, many heavily updated, and approximately 600 entirely new articles have been added by an international team of scholars and contributors. It can be searched by keyword or phrase or browsed by volume, table of contents, or back-of-the-book index. It also contains images and photographs, as well as a dictionary. It is produced by Macmillan Reference and the user interface is provided by Gale Cengage Learning.
LGBT Life with Full-text
(much full-text; tutorials
) contains full-text for 50 of the most important and historically significant LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) journals, magazines and regional newspapers, as well as dozens of full-text monographs. The database includes comprehensive indexing and abstract coverage as well as a specialized LGBT thesaurus containing over 6,300 terms. It is produced by and the user
interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
Jewish Studies Source
(Much full-text; Tutorials
; RefWorks help
) includes content from academic journals, magazines, books, and newspapers providing in-depth coverage of all facets of Judaism. Some of the topics covered are archaeology, anthropology, ethnic studies, history, languages, philosophy, political science, religion, and women There are also biographies of leading historical and contemporary Jews. There are extensive back files for journals such as KASHRUS
(1990), Contemporary Jewry
(1974), Western States Jewish History
(1968), and YIVO Annual of Jewish Social Science
(1946). The entire Jewish Telegraphic Agency
database is available form 1922-present. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
Macmillan Dictionary of the Bible
(2002; all full-text; XLinks
; user guide
; search tips
; RefWorks help
) is an electronic book in the Credo Reference electronic book collection. Entries consist of the main people, places, customs, religious and cultural aspects, events and institutitons of the Bible. Each book of the Bible is covered with its structure, background, and famous passages. There are many historical, religious and cultural charts representing topics such as the kings and queens of Israel or armour and weapons. This book was produced by Macmillan Publiehers and the user interface is provided by Credo Reference. Users can also find this electronic book in XPLORE
, the library's online catalog.
Oxford Biblical Studies Online
(prehistory-1990's; updated monthly; all full-text; XLinks
) is a comprehensive resource for the study of the Bible and biblical history directed toward college students, scholars, clergy, and anyone in need of an authoritative, ecumenical and up-to-date resource. There is a Bible verse look-up feature as well as search and browse capabilities. Texts from selected Oxford Bibles can be viewed in a side-by-side display with the user's choice of commentary and annotation for the Study Bibles, the stand-alone Oxford Bible Commentary
, and A to Z concordances for the NRSV and NAB translations. Bible content is supplemented by collections of major apocryphal Old and New Testament texts in translation, as well as Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies
, Oxford History of the Biblical World
, Oxford Illustrated History of the Bible
, Oxford Bible Atlas
, and other works. Also included is quick access to over 5,000 A to Z entries from the Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls
and Oxford Companion to the Bible.
There are hundreds of topical essays and images, timelines, tables and charts, Internet resources, a lectionary calendar, and suggested reading lists. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by Oxford
Religion and Philosophy Collection
(1984-present; updated weekly; much full-text; tutorials
; RefWorks help
) provides indexing and abstracts from
1984-present for 301 journals, many peer-reviewed, and full-text from 1990-present for 290
journals. It covers world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history,
epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of
philosophy. It is published by and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
Academic Search Complete
(1985-present; updated daily; more full-text;
) is a multidisciplinary database that covers nearly all academic
areas of study. It indexes and abstracts over 9,300 journals, many of them
peer-reviewed (4,400), and provides full-text for over 5,300 journals. It also includes indexing and abstracts for books, reports,
conference proceedings, etc. Searchable cited references are provided for 1,000 journals. It is produced by and the user interface
is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
and Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI)
(1980-present; updated weekly;
some full-text; RefWorks help
; citation alerts
; saving searches & creating alerts
; journal titles
) is one of the citation databases included in Web of Knowledge. Click Web of Science
and then change Current Limits
to search this database separately. It provides
current and retrospective bibliographic information and cited references for over 1,130 arts and humanities journals plus individually
selected, relevant items from about 7,000 science and social sciences journals.
It covers archaeology, architecture, art, asian studies, classics, dance, film,
folklore, history, language, linguistics, literary reviews, literature, music,
philosophy, poetry, radio, religion, television and theater. Click Sign In
to save searches and receive search history and citation alerts. It is produced by
and the user interface is provided by Thomson Reuters.
in English, The
Century; all full-text; XLinks
contains twenty-one versions of the Bible: thirteen complete Bibles, five editions
of the New Testament, two editions of the Gospels, and William Tynsdales
translations of the New Testament, Pentateuch, and Jonah. The editions were chosen
specifically to meet the needs of scholars of English literature and history of
the language, as well as those in biblical and theological studies. Protestant,
Roman Catholic, and nonconformist editions of the Bible are all included to allow
searching and comparison across different centuries and religious beliefs. It
is produced by ProQuest/Chadwyck-Healey and the user interface is provided by
CQ Researcher (1991-present; all full-text; RefWorks help; XLinks) is the online version of the CQ Researcher print publication. It provides original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. Each issue discussed includes an abstract, overview, background, current situation, outlook, special focus, chronology, pro/con, bibliography, next step, contacts, and footnotes. Controversial topics are addressed in a balanced, unbiased manner. It is published by and the user interface is provided by CQ Press, a Division of Congressional Quarterly, Inc. This subscription is limited to 5 simultaneous users.
(about 1995-present; updates dependent upon publisher;
all full-text; RefWorks help
; saving searches
) is a multidisciplinary
collection of about 5,000 journals published by Academic Press, American Chemical
Society, American Institute of Physics, American Physical Society, American Psychological
Association (PsycARTICLES), Association of Computing Machinery, Berkeley Electronic
Press, BioOne, Blackwell, Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, Emerald (MCB University
Press), Ingenta, Institute of Physics, Kluwer, Lawrence Erlbaum, Optical Society
of America, Oxford University Press, Project MUSE, Royal Society of Chemistry,
Springer-Verlag, Thieme and Wiley. Scholars can be notified
about new relevant articles according to subject, author or journal
title. It is compiled by and the user interface is provided by OhioLINK.
(1980-present; Much full-text; Tutorials
; RefWorks help
) contains indexing and abstracts from nearly 700 journals, of which 500 are peer reviewed. It includes scholarly journals as well as specialized magazines. Content includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, and poetry. Topics covered include art, classical studies, dance, film, journalism, philosophy, and religion. It is produced by H. W. Wilson and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
Humanities International Complete
(1925-present; updated monthly; much full-text; tutorials
; RefWorks help
) provides indexing and abstracts for books, articles, essays and reviews, as well as original creative works including poems, fiction, photographs, paintings and illustrations. It indexes 1,700 scholarly journals and incorporates all content from American Humanities Index
and Humanities International Index
. It covers literature, language, history, philosophy, archaeology,
classical studies, folklore, gender studies, performing arts, history, religion
and theology. It is produced by Whitson Publishing and the user interface is
provided by EBSCO Publishing.
Humanities with Full-Text
(1910-present; Much full-text; Tutorials
; RefWorks help
) contains the full-text from over 330 journals and indexing and abstracts from nearly 700 journals. It includes scholarly journals as well as specialized magazines. Content includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, and poetry. Topics covered include art, classical studies, dance, film, journalism, philosophy, and religion. It is produced by H. W. Wilson and the user interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing.
InteLex Past Masters
(all full-text; RefWorks help
) is a collection of electronic books. Included are the works of Aquinas, Aristotle, Augustine, Austen, Dewey, Plato, Mary Shelley, and the continental rationalists. In addition there are the works of British philosophy from 1600-1900 and political philosophy form Machivelli to Mill. Users can browse by title or subject and a keyword search is also available. After an author's work is selected, searching for words within the work is permitted. Printing is available. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by the InteLex Corporation.
(1st issue of 1st volume to 3 years from present; all full-text; Video tutorial
; Handout tutorial
; RefWorks help
) provides online
access to back issues of selected scholarly journals in a variety of academic
disciplines including the arts, business, demographic studies, humanities, social sciences,
and science. The multidisciplinary arts & sciences collection was updated in June 2009 with an additional 120 titles
, bringing the total number of journals in this collection to 749. JSTOR also includes 8,200 19th Century British pamphlets. It is produced by and the user interface is provided by JSTOR, a not-for-profit organization that serves
and is supported by the scholarly community. NOTE:
journal content published prior to 1923 in the US and prior to 1870 elsewhere is freely available to the public for reading and downloading (nearly 500.000 articles from more than 200 journals).
(some full-text) is an open catalog that provides bibliographic information about old printed books and manuscripts with links to digital copies of a subset of these catalogued items. Users can search by settlement (town or city where the item is held), repository (institution responsible for the administration of the item) or query (keyword). Results can be restricted to items that have a full digital document or a digital map. To view digital content, click the title of an item. Then click Display existing digital copy
in top, left corner of the item's description. Thumbnail images of each page can be enlarged by clicking them. This freely accessible database is produced by the National Library of the Czech Republic under the auspices of the 1992 UNESCO Memory of the World
project. The user interface is provided by AiP Beroun.
New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis (library only database) contains the guide to theology and exegesis, 3,000 lexical and topical entries, integrated cross references, and indexes. It includes abbreviations and transliterations. It is published by and the user interface is provided by Zondervan Publishing.
(all full-text; XLinks
) provides texts from the
Vatican, pope, bishops, Congress, Senate, Supreme Court and church leaders around
the world. It features This Week
and Hot Docs
. It is produced
by and the user interface is provided by the Catholic News Service (CNS).
Click the Search
button and then Full Access
(Using this resource
; all full-text; XLinks
) is a cross-searchable database of more than
125 quick reference dictionaries and 189 in-depth encyclopedias. It covers general reference
as well as specific subject categories: archaeology, art and architecture, bilingual dictionaries, classical studies, encyclopedias, English dictionaries and thesauri, history, language reference, law, linguistics, literature, media studies, medicine and health, music, names studies, performing arts, philosophy, quotations,
religion, science and technology, social sciences, and society and culture. All subject categories can be searched separately. Reference types include overview pages, subject reference, timelines, quotations, English dictionaries, and bilingual dictionaries. It is published by and the user interface
is provided by Oxford University Press. This subscription is limited to 5 simultaneous users.
No reader is required to use these electronic books. The best way to find ebooks is in the XPLORE Library Catalog
. Just look for the ebook icon:
(all full-text; XLinks
; RefWorks help
) is a cross-searchable collection of electronic
books covering religion and theology. Subject areas include biblical studies, Buddhism, church history, early Christian studies, Hinduism, history of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, philosophy of religion, religion & literature, religion & society, religion & the ancient world, Sikhism, and worlds religions. The cross reference feature allows users to highlight a word or
phrase in a book and retrieve other books containing that word or phrase. It is published by and the user interface is provided by Oxford University Press.
(Christian Church beginnings-1439; all full-text; XLinks
) is a collection
of the writings of church leaders who wrote in Greek. Originally assembled by
J.-P. Migne, a priest from 1824-1833, PG contains more than 160 volumes of material
in Greek with Latin translations relevant to the study of the history of the Christian
Church from its beginnings through the Council of Florence in 1439. It is produced
by and the user interface is provided by the Religion and Technology Center, Inc.
Periodicals Archive Online
(most from first issue to 1995; RefWorks help
) provides the backfiles of periodicals in ancient civilizations, history, humanities, linguistics, literature, philosophy, religion, and general studies. This collection was updated in June 2009 with an additional 400 titles. Users can search for articles by keyword, author, article title, journal title, language, journal subject, and year. Users can browse journals by title or journal subject. It is produced by Chadwyck-Healey and the user interface is provided by ProQuest.
Pharos (all full-text; library only database) provides
Latin texts and Bible versions.
(1940-present; updated quarterly; some full-text; tutorials
; RefWorks help
) is a current and comprehensive
bibliographic database covering scholarly research in all major fields of
philosophy. It is considered the most thorough index of journal literature on the subject, features author-written abstracts covering scholarly research published in journals and books, including contributions to anthologies and book reviews. The database covers the fifteen fields of philosophy: aesthetics, axiology, philosophy of education, epistemology, ethics, philosophy of history, philosophy of language, logic, metaphysics, philosophical anthropology, metaphilosophy, political philosophy, philosophy of science, social philosophy, and the philosophy of religion. It contains research published in nearly 570 journals from 43 countries with content representing a variety of languages. It is produced by the Philosophers Information Center and the user
interface is provided by EBSCO Publishing
Thomae Aquinatis Opera Omnia (all full-text; library only database) is the complete
works (118 writings) of Thomas Aquinas in Latin. It includes 61 medieval Latin texts connected
in some way with, and congruous to, the writings of Thomas Aquinas.