Biblical Studies Research Guide


Academic 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)

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)

Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection
Access the content of more than 100 Oxford reference books with a single search.

ProQuest Religion
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.  The Religion and 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.


Finding books

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 Primo. 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 BS  
BS1-2970 The Bible
BS11-115 Early versions
BS125-355 Modern texts and versions
BS125-198 English
BS199-313 Other European languages
BS315-355 Non-European languages
BS315 Asian languages
BS325 African languages
BS335 Languages of Oceania and Australasia
BS345 American Indian languages
BS350 Mixed languages
BS355 Artificial languages
BS410-680 Works about the Bible
BS500-534.8 Criticism and interpretation
BS535-537 The Bible as literature
BS546-558 Bible stories. Paraphrases of Bible stories. The Bible story
BS569-580 Men, women, and children of the Bible
BS580 Individual Old Testament characters
BS585-613 Study and teaching
BS647-649 Prophecy
BS650-667 Bible and science
BS670-672 Bible and social sciences
BS701-1830 Old Testament
BS705-815 Early versions
BS825-1013 Modern texts and versions
BS1091-1099 Selections. Quotations
BS1110-1199 Works about the Old Testament
BS1160-1191.5 Criticism and interpretation
BS1200-1830 Special parts of the Old Testament
BS1901-2970 New Testament
BS1937-2020 Early texts and versions
BS2025-2213 Modern texts and versions
BS2260-2269 Selections. Quotations
BS2280-2545 Works about the New Testament
BS2350-2393 Criticism and interpretation
BS2415-2417 The teachings of Jesus
BS2430-2520 Men, women, and children of the New Testament
BS2525-2544 Study and teaching
BS2547-2970 Special parts of the New Testament
BS2640-2765.6 Epistles of Paul