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Journal Articles

ATLA Religion with Full Text Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Index and full text of biblical studies, world religions, church history, and religious perspectives on social issues.

Academic Search Complete Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
Index and full text of magazines, newspapers, reports, conference proceedings, and scholarly journals in a wide variety of disciplines.

MLA International Bibliography Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Index and full text of journals and books of literature and literary criticism.

Sage Journals Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Index and some full text of journals published by Sage.

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Magazines & Newspapers

Books & Culture Unrestricted Resource
Books & Culture is a bimonthly review that engages the contemporary world from a Christian perspective. Every issue of Books & Culture contains in-depth reviews of books that merit critical attention, as well as shorter notices of significant new titles.

CRC Periodical Index Unrestricted Resource
Indexes publications of interest to Reformed Christians, including several published by the Christian Reformed Church.

Newspaper Source Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for 35 national & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 375 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television & radio news transcripts are also provided. Covers 1985-present.

Publications in the Field

Find a Publication Unrestricted Resource
Search for a journal, magazine, or other periodical by its exact title, the beginning words of the title, or words within the title. You can also browse by Category for journals in your field of interest.

Reference Materials

Anchor Bible Dictionary On campus use only
This six-volume encyclopedic dictionary provides comprehensive information on biblical subjects and scholarship.  Each entry is written by a renowned biblical scholar and includes a bibliography for further reading.
Call Number: REF BS440 .A54 1992

Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Provides detailed, comprehensive treatments of the latest approaches to, and methods for, interpretation of the Bible.

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Explores the intersection between biblical sources and ethical issues, both historical and modern, through overviews of everything from ethics in books of the Bible to modern movements and hot-button issues, such as capital punishment, bioethics, and abortion.

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Covers the cultural history of biblical texts, themes, characters, images, and the Bible itself in the literary, visual, and musical arts

New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible On campus use only
This dictionary is the definitive starting point for research on any topic, place or person in the Bible, with emphasis on the crucial theological concepts. Written by 900 scholars, experts in their fields, from 40 nations and a variety of perspectives.
Call Number: REF
BS440 .N443 2006

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Books of the Bible provides a single source for authoritative reference overviews of scholarship on some of the most important topics of study in the field of biblical studies. The Encyclopedia contains almost 120 in-depth entries, ranging in length from 500 to 10,000 words, on each of the canonical books of the Bible, major apocryphal books of the New and Old Testaments, important noncanonical texts, and thematic essays on topics such as canonicity, textual criticism, and translation.

Encyclopedia of Religion On campus use only
Covers religion as a whole, including both overviews of major religious traditions as well as examination of individual aspects of those traditions. Themes common to several religious traditions, such as prayer, are discussed in their universal qualities as well as their specific incarnations. Each entry is written by a world-renowned religious scholar and includes a bibliography for further reading.
Call Number: REF BL31 .E46 2005

Encyclopedia of Christian Theology On campus use only
This three-volume encyclopedia set covers a wide variety of topics in Christian theology, including different time periods and theological traditions.  Articles tend to be several pages long and include bibliographies for further reading.
Call Number: REF BR95 .D5313 2005

Encyclopedia of Christianity On campus use only
This five-volume encyclopedia set covers all aspects of the Christian faith.  Entries include bibliographies for further reading.
Call Number: REF BR95 .E8913 1999

Encyclopedia of Protestantism On campus use only
This four-volume encyclopedia set covers protestant history, theology, culture, and creeds.  It includes over 1,000 entries that have been written by experts in the field and include bibliographies for further reading.
Call Number: REF BX4811.3 .E53 2004

New Catholic Encyclopedia On campus use only
This 15-volume encyclopedia set covers Catholic history, theology, and people.  Entries range from a few paragraphs to several pages long, and include detailed bibliographies for futher reading.
Call Number: REF BX841 .N44 2003

Encyclopedia of Science and Religion On campus use only
This two-volume encyclopedia set covers the interactions between science and religion.  Longer entries include bibliographies for further reading.
Call Number: REF BL240.3 .E53 2003

Women in Scripture On campus use only
One-volume reference work exploring all the women mentioned in the Bible, named and unnamed, well known and heretofore not known at all. The book comprises more than 800 articles, written by the finest scholars in the field, that examine the numerous women who have often been obscured by the androcentric nature of the biblical record and by centuries of translation and interpretation that have paid little or no attention to them.
Call Number: REF BS575 .W593 2000

Theological Dictionaries (New Testament)

Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament On campus use only
This three-volume dictionary of New Testament Greek provides a transliteration, definition, declension information, and discussion of all New Testament occurrences of a word.  Important words have longer entries that include additional information such as information on usage,  exegetical problems that involve that word, and that word's contribution to New testament theology.
Call No: BS 2312 .E913 1990

Theological Dictionary of the New Testament On campus use only
This ten-volume theological dictionary includes long, detailed entries on Greek New Testament words arranged in Greek alphabetical order.  Full contextual quotes are given in the original Greek, Latin, or Hebrew.
Call No: REF. PA 881 K513

Theological Dictionaries (Old Testament)

New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology & Exegesis On campus use only
This five-volume Hebrew-English theological dictionary contains detailed entries on Hebrew words arranged alphabetically in the Hebrew alphabet.  Volume 1 includes several guides to instruct the reader on how to use this work.
Call Number: REF BS440 .N438 1997

Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament On campus use only
Presents in-depth discussions of the key Hebrew and Aramaic words in the Old Testament.
Call Number: BS440 .B5713

Atlases and Maps

A to Z Maps Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only
A comprehensive collection of royalty-free downloadable maps that can be used in school reports, school lesson plans, personal research projects, and business reports. Contains maps (modern and historical, including the Holy Land), map resources, visual glossaries, video dictionaries, geography learning games, and teacher resources.

Greek-English Dictionaries

Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and other Early Christian Literature On campus use only
This Greek-English dictionary is an updated American edition of Walter Bauer's Wörterbuch zu den Schriften des Neuen Testaments.  
Call Number: REF PA881 .B38 2000

Patristic Greek Lexicon On campus use only
This Greek-English dictionary focuses primarily on the theological and ecclesiastical vocabulary of the formative period of Christian thought. 
Call No: REF. PA 881 .P45

Latin-English Dictionaries

Oxford Latin Dictionary On campus use only
This Latin-English dictionary follows the general structure of the Oxford English Dictionary, with quotations showing word usage in chronological order.
Call Number: REF PA 2365 .E5 O9 1982

Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary: English-Latin Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
This practical dictionary is designed specifically to meet the needs of students in their first years of studying Latin, as well as those with an interest in the Latin language or the classical world. Latin-English is also available.

Statistics

ARDA: Association of Religion Data Archives Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
"The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) strives to democratize access to the best data on religion. Founded as the American Religion Data Archive in 1997 and going online in 1998, the initial archive was targeted at researchers interested in American religion."

Pew Research Center’s Religion & Public Life Project Unrestricted Resource
Seeks to promote a deeper understanding of issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs. The project conducts surveys, demographic studies and other social science research to examine a wide range of issues concerning religion and society in the United States and around the world – from shifting religious composition to the influence of religion on politics to the extent of government and social restrictions on religion. The project also covers a range of issues that often have a religious component – from abortion and gay marriage to stem cell research and church-state controversies.

Ebooks

Christian Classics Ethereal Library Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
The Christian Classics Ethereal Library is a digital library of hundreds of classic Christian books selected for edification and education.

Google Book Search Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Google Books contains thousands of books that have been digitized. Books under copyright are available as a limited preview only, while books in the public domain are often available in their entirety.

Princeton Theological Commons Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains audio
The Theological Commons is a digital library of over 80,000 resources on theology and religion. It consists mainly of public domain books but also includes periodicals, audio recordings, and other formats. Subjects covered include Protestantism, Catholicism, church history, and theology.

Reformational Publishing Project Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Scanned copies of almost one hundred and twenty titles on Dooyeweerdian philosophy, many of them in the original Dutch.  This project will be an ongoing one and will add new features at a later date. The list can be searched either by author, or by title.

Bibliographies

Calvinism Resources Database Unrestricted Resource
An electronic bibliography of resources on John Calvin and Calvinism. This database is maintained by the Hekman Library at Calvin College.

Dissertations

Open Access Theses & Dissertations Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
OATD.org aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. To the extent possible, the index is limited to records of graduate-level theses that are freely available online.

(If you're looking for a dissertation and don't find it here, ask the library and we can try to request a copy for you.)

ProQuest Open Access Dissertations and Theses (PQDT Open) Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
PQDT Open provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge. You can locate dissertations and theses relevant to your discipline, and view the complete text in PDF format.

(If you're looking for a dissertation and don't find it here, ask the library and we can try to request a copy for you.)

Websites

Bible Gateway Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
The Bible Gateway is a tool for reading and researching scripture online in the language or translation of your choice. It provides advanced searching capabilities, which allow readers to find and compare particular passages in scripture based on keywords, phrases, or scripture reference.

Bible Odyssey Unrestricted Resource
Explore the origins of the Bible and its history as scholars share the latest historical and literary research on key people, places, and passages of the Bible on this website from the Society of Biblical Literature.

Christian Reflection: A Series in Faith and Ethics Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Contains thoughtful Christian reflection and reliable guidance in engaging the ethical dimensions of today's world. Its themed articles, inspirational pieces, book-reviews, interviews, Christian art, worship aids, and hymns help the church reintegrate Christian ethical reflection, worship, and art. A ministry of Baylor University's Center for Christian Ethics.

Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative Unrestricted Resource Resource contains images
The CDRI database provides access to digital images of woodcuts, photographs, slides, papyri, coins, maps, postcards, manuscripts, lithographs, sermons, shape-note tune books, and various forms of Christian art, architecture, and iconography.

Early Christian Writings Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Purpose of this site is to set out all of the Christian writings that are believed to have been written in the first and second centuries, as well as a few selected from the early third. Non-Christian documents that may have special bearing on the study of early Christianity have also been included. Links to English translations available for all documents, with the original language, usually Greek, provided when available. Information and scholarly opinion regarding the background, authorship, dating, and provenance of these documents are provided as an introduction to each work.

GlobeTheoLib Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
The Global Digital Library on Theology and Ecumenism [GlobeTheoLib] is a multilingual online library offering access free of charge to full-text articles, journals, books and other resources. Its focus is on theology, intercultural and interreligious dialogue, ethics, and ecumenism in World Christianity.

Note: Free registration required to access content

Google Scholar Unrestricted Resource
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.

Princeton Theological Commons Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains audio
The Theological Commons is a digital library of over 80,000 resources on theology and religion. It consists mainly of public domain books but also includes periodicals, audio recordings, and other formats. Subjects covered include Protestantism, Catholicism, church history, and theology.