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Religion, Theology, & Philosophy Databases

Primary databases ♦ General databases that include religion & theology ♦ Encyclopedia, dictionary, and newspaper articles ♦ Databases in related fields ♦ Search multiple databases ♦ Find known article ♦ Articles & databases (all subjects)

Primary databases for finding journal articles, essays in books & reviews

Passwords for databases

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials (formerly ATLAS)
A comprehensive database that covers all areas of religion and theology and includes full texts of many articles.
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Philosopher's Index
Covers scholarly research in all fields of philosophy.
Religious and Theological Abstracts
Articles on all areas of religion, theology, and world religion. Information
Zeitschrifteninhaltsdienst Theologie/Index Theologicus (IxTheo)
Free, online resource from the Tübingen University containing document descriptions from more than 600 periodicals and from Festschriften and conference publications.

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General databases that include religion & theology

Passwords for databases

Academic Search Complete
Includes articles on philosophy, religion, the humanities, general sciences, and social sciences. Information
JSTOR (Arts & Sciences II and Arts & Sciences III)
A digital archive of scholarly journals. Subject areas covered by these two collections include religion and many other fields. Information
Project Muse
Full-text coverage of the humanities and social sciences. Information

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Encyclopedia, dictionary and newspaper articles

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Encyclopaedia Britannica
Source for current and historical information on virtually any subject.
Encyclopedia of Religion
Online version of the second edition of this 15 volume reference work.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Provides a combined search of a number of dictionaries and encyclopedias in various subject areas.
New York Times
The newspaper from its first issue in 1851 to 3 years ago
Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
The premier historical dictionary of the English language.
Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Articles with bibliographies on philosophers and issues in philosophy.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Full-text of the newspaper from 1988 to present.

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Databases in related fields

Passwords for databases

America: History & Life
Focuses on the history of the United States and Canada from early times to present day. Includes related disciplines such as sociology, popular culture, gender issues, anthropology, literature, folklore, history of various disciplines, etc. Lists articles from journals published worldwide as well as book and media reviews and dissertations. Covers literature published from 1964 to the present. For world history, use Historial Abstracts, below.
AnthroSource
Articles published by the American Anthropological Association.
Contemporary Women's Issues
Information on women's issues worldwide. Information
ERIC (education)
Extensive coverage of education issues.
Family & Society Studies Worldwide
Covers marriage and the family, parenting, gender issues, sexuality, etc.
Gender Studies Database
Extensive coverage of the social sciences literature related to gender issues.
Historical Abstracts
Focuses on the history of the world (excluding U.S. and Canada) from 1450 to the present. Includes related disciplines, such as multicultural studies, psychology, religion, political science, etc. Provides worldwide coverage of the journal literature in history, selected book reviews, and references to dissertations. Covers literature published from 1955 to the present. For U.S. and Canadian history, use America: History & Life, above.
PAIS International (public affairs)
Contains more than 400,000 records representing articles, books, conference proceedings, government documents, book chapters, and statistical directories. Subjects include agriculture, banking, business, demographics, education, environment, finance, government, law and legislation, political science, public administration, and international relations.
PsycInfo 1887-Current (psychology)
Lists materials on all areas of psychology and related fields. Information
SocINDEX with Full Text
Includes anthropology, sociology, gerontology, minorities, etc. Information

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Search multiple databases simultaneously

Passwords for databases

If you want to do a quick search for full-text articles in 7 pre-selected databases in religion/theology/philosophy, use:
•  Quick Article Search
Quick Article Search searches the following Ebscohost databases for full text content only: Academic Search Premier, ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials, New Testament Abstracts, Old Testament Abstracts, Philosopher's Index, PsycINFO (psychology), and SocINDEX (sociology/anthropology).
If you want to make your own selection of several databases to search at the same time, use:
• Central Search: Religion, Theology & Philosophy

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Find known article

Passwords for databases

If you already know the date and title of a journal in which a specific article appears, use:
• Journal/Magazine/Newspaper A-Z list

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