Databases for Finding Articles, Essays, Etc.
ATLA Religion Database Restricted Resource
Comprehensive index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion. Also covers antiquities and archaeology, Bible, church history, ecumenism, ethics, missions, pastoral ministry, philosophy, religions and religious studies, theology.

Dates of Coverage: 1949-



ATLASerials, Religion Collection Restricted Resource Some full text available
Full text from more than 100 journals selected by leading religion scholars in the United States.  

Index Islamicus Restricted Resource
Includes work written about the Middle East, Muslim areas of Asia and Africa, and Muslim minorities elsewhere. Over 2,000 journals are monitored together with conference proceedings, monographs, multi-authored works and book reviews. Journals and books are indexed down to the article and chapter level. Dates of Coverage: 1906 to date

Index to Jewish Periodicals Restricted Resource Some full text available
Indexes English-language articles, book reviews, and feature stories in more than 230 journals devoted to Jewish affairs.  Covers Jewish and Middle Eastern culture, literature, history, politics, religion, and other areas of study. Dates of Coverage: 1988 to date

Philosopher's Index Restricted Resource
Indexes books, anthologies, and articles from 300+ journals of philosophy and related fields. It covers the areas of ethics, aesthetics, social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology, and metaphysic logic as well as the philosophy of law, religion, science, history, education, and language.Dates of Coverage: 1940-

RAMBI: The Index of Articles on Jewish Studies Unrestricted Resource
Includes scholarly articles in all disciplines from journals and collections of articles in English, Hebrew, Yiddish, and many European languages.  Covers the various fields of Jewish studies and the study of the Southern Levant (roughly Israel, Palestinian territories, Jordan, and parts of Lebanon). Dates of Coverage: 1966 to date

Religion and Philosophy Collection Restricted Resource Some full text available
Provides full text from more than 290 journals; covers world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.
Religious Texts & References
Oxford Biblical Studies Online Restricted Resource Some full text available
- 15 English translations of the Bible
- Reference sources (bible dictionaries and encyclopedias)
- Images of biblical scenes, characters and settings
- Maps
- Useful “Tools & Resources” such as Parallel Texts, Index of Women, etc.


Oxford Islamic Studies Online Restricted Resource Some full text available
Includes Qur'anic studies resources, including two translations of the Qur'an, a concordance, primary source documents with editorial introductions, timelines, and images. 

Patrologia Latina Restricted Resource Some full text available

The works of the Latin Fathers from Tertullian in 200 CE to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216.  Covers most major and minor Latin authors; contains the most influential works of late ancient and early medieval theology, philosophy, history, and literature.



Background & Context Sources
Encyclopedia of Religion Restricted Resource

The standard reference in the field. Presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture.  



Dictionary of Buddhism Restricted Resource

Includes history and doctrines of the major Buddhist schools, the spread of Buddhism in Asia and the West, and coverage of issues of contemporary concern such as human rights, abortion, euthanasia, ‘engaged Buddhism’, and the role of women in Buddhist teachings.



Dictionary of Hinduism Restricted Resource

More than 2,500 entries on all aspects of Hinduism - major practices, festivals, beliefs, gods, sacred sites, languages, and religious texts.  Also includes biographical entries for key thinkers, teachers, and scholars.



Encyclopaedia Judaica Restricted Resource Some full text available
Provides an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel, from Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, from Kabbalah to "Americana" and from Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures.

Encyclopaedia of Islam (2nd ed. + 3rd in progress) Restricted Resource
Leading reference work which covers all aspects of the Islamic world including religion, history, politics, and culture.  Scope includes all time periods and geographic areas.

Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church Restricted Resource

Covers all aspects of the Christian Church including theology, churches and denominations, patristic scholarship, the bible, church calendar and organization, popes, archbishops, saints, and mystics.





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