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DatabasesAcademic Search Premier
The world's largest scholarly, multidiscipline, full-text database designed specifically for academic institutions. Contains indexing and abstracts for over 8,450 journals, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles. Over 3,600 journals are peer-reviewed.
ATLA Full Text Plus
The ATLA Religion database with full text added. Indexes citations to journals, essays in multiauthor works, book reviews, and doctor of ministry projects. Search by scripture passage, using the Scripture Citation field (standard search options are available too). You can find articles, book chapters, essays and more. Tutorial videos
Christian Periodical Index
Provides access to English language articles and reviews from an evangelical perspective.
Dissertations (WorldCat Dissertations via Summit)
Use this link to have Google Scholar recognize you as a George Fox user, and link you to our full text subscriptions. Google Scholar indexes a broad array of scholarly literature.
Oxford Biblical Studies Online
Six Oxford editions of the Bible, with commentary, reference material, maps and other tools. Oxford's Bible scholarship, integrated into a single resource.
Oxford Handbooks in Religion
Oxford Handbooks in Religion bring together the world's leading scholars to discuss research and the latest thinking in a range of major topics in religion. Containing specially-commissioned essays with extensive referencing to further reading, the handbooks offer both thorough introductions to topics in the discipline, and a useful reference resource for scholars and advanced students. (2 simultaneous user limit)
Coverage of religious affairs and religious thinking from top periodicals, most with full text.
Religion and Philosophy Collection
This EBSCO collection provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. Religion & Philosophy Collection offers nearly 300 full text journals, including more than 260 peer-reviewed titles, making it an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies.
Religious and Theological Abstracts
Abtracts of articles appearing in scholarly journals in the fields of religion and theology.
Routledge Religion Resource
Online access to the best reference titles on Religion in a single fully searchable and extensively cross-referenced resource, including classics such as The Encyclopedia of Protestantism, The Papacy: An Encyclopedia, Encyclopedia of Early Christianity, Encyclopedia of Death and Dying, Encyclopedia of Religious Freedom.
Search over 300 religion journals related to scripture studies, systematic theology, practical ministries, and cognate disciplines for which full text is freely available on the Internet. Among the searchable ejournals are many of those listed in major religion Internet directories and ejournal sites including:
Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN)
A database of more than 10,000 theological theses/dissertations and conference papers.
Database tips & tools
ATLAS Full Text Plus database tip:
You can search by scripture passage in the ATLA database. At the top of the page there is a “Scriptures” link. Click on this to go to the scripture browsing option. In the browse box:
1. Enter the scripture information (name, passage, colon, verse).
2. Click the browse button.
3. Select the boxes that you want.
4. Click on the search button.
Here are examples of the format to use when entering a scripture reference in the browse box:
John, 2nd 1
The site to answer questions such as "How many Mennonites are in Tahiti? How many Buddhists are in Montana?"
Intended to democratize access to the best data on religion.
This site managed by the Roman Catholic Church offers Sacred Scripture, its interpretation in light of Sacred Tradition and the teachings of the Magisterium, with appropriate theological commentary and exegesis.
Classic Christian writings full text online, including the Church Fathers.
Statistics on growth and change of the major world religions.
Index of Articles on Jewish Studies
This site selectively indexes thousands of journal articles, articles in collections, and chapters in books from primary and secondary sources in Hebrew, Yiddish, and European languages, offering worldwide coverage of Jewish studies and the land of Israel.
Into His Own: Perspective on the World of Jesus
The world in which Jesus lived was a cosmopolitan cross-section of cultures, beliefs, and languages. This site offers a window into that complex milieu. The primary documents contained here are organized according to political climate, social climate, intellectual climate, and cultural climate.
Online Critical Pseudepigraphao
The Online Critical Pseudepigrapha provides on-line, free-access to the critical texts of the Pseudepigrapha which are up-to-date and academically rigorous.
Resources for American Christianity
Access to resources produced by grants from the religion division of the Lilly Endowment, Inc., including interviews, study guides, essays, newsletters, descriptions of projects, and citations and abstracts for books and articles. The research topics include church leadership, congregations, ethics, racial and ethnic communities, theological education, and worship.
Digital library of 50,022 books on theology and religion.
The concise Oxford dictionary of the Christian Church (electronic resource)
Dictionary of ethics, theology and society (electronic resource)
Cambridge History of Christianity (electronic resource)
Cambridge History of Islam (electronic resource)
Cambridge History of Judaism (electronic resource)
Encyclopaedia Judaica (electronic resource)
TheEncyclopedia of Christian Theology (electronic resource)
Encyclopedia of early Christianity (electronic resource)
The Encyclopedia of Protestantism (electronic resource)
Encyclopedia of religion (electronic resource)
Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions (electronic resource)
Religions of the world: a comprehensive encyclopedia of beliefs and practices (electronic resource)
By subject search
Below are some links to various subject searches in the catalog. The subject search is a specific and helpful way to find materials about your area of interest. Explore these or try some of your own subject searches using the "Subject" tab in Foxtrax. For more information on "power searching" by subject, ask your reference librarian.
By call number
If you want to browse for books in the library, use the call numbers below to find the subject areas that are of interest to you. You can use them to browse the reference section or the main stacks. The Library of Congress website may have a more detailed outline of call numbers for your subject area.
|Subclass BL||Religions. Mythology. Rationalism|
|Subclass BP||Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc.|
|Subclass BS||The Bible|
|Subclass BT||Doctrinal Theology|
|Subclass BV||Practical Theology|
|Subclass BX||Christian Denominations|
Google search: Religion
This Google Custom Search engine searches quality, discipline specific web sites selected by the librarians.