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Article Databases: Ranked by Relevance
  • ATLA Religion Databases with ATLASerials Restricted Resource
    ATLA Religion Database® (ATLA RDB®) with ATLASerials® (ATLAS®) combines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with ATLA's full text collection of 300+ major religion and theology journals. This collection also includes content previously available in the ATLA Catholic Periodical and Literature Indec (ATLA CPLI). This database is produced by the American Theological Library Association.
  • Project MUSE® Restricted Resource
    Offers over 400 quality journal titles from nearly 100 not-for-profit publishers. Project MUSE® covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others.
  • JSTOR Restricted Resource
    A total of more than 900 full-text scholarly journal titles in an online archive beginning with the first issue of each title. The archive includes nine JSTOR Arts and Sciences Collections. In JSTOR, there is usually a time lag in full-text content. Use JSTOR in conjunction with our current online databases and print holdings. (See also Example of a Search in JSTOR )
  • ProQuest Religion Restricted Resource
    Provides “international periodicals for diverse religious and spiritual studies, covering formal theological studies of major religions, as well as the most recent trends and scholarly thought.”
  • Humanities International Complete Restricted Resource
    Features are literary critique content and inclusion of original works of poetry, short fiction, photography, illustrations, and artwork. This database was originally funded by a gift from the Emmanuel College Class of 2006.
  • Sage Journals Online Restricted Resource
    More than 800 Sage journals in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine. Browse list of available titles.
  • SocINDEX with Full Text Restricted Resource
    This index features more than 2.1 million records with subject headings from a more than 20,000 term sociology-specific thesaurus designed by expert lexicographers. SocINDEX with Full Text contains full text for more than 860 journals dating back to 1908. This database also includes full text for more than 830 books and monographs, and full text for over 16,800 conference papers.
Additionally, search in Google Scholar .
  • Search for the journal title using the  A-Z Journals by Title list to verify the journals peer-reviewed status.
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  • Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA)
    Preserves quantitative data on American and World religions. Explore Data Archive, International, QuickStats, and more. Supported by the Lilly Endowment, the John Templeton Foundation, the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion, and the Pennsylvania State University.
  • Christian Classics Ethereal Library
    Mostly full-text collection, by and about Christian thinkers from the early Church Fathers through the 20th Century. Includes MIDI files of music and links to related reference works. Project directed by Harry Plantinga, professor of Computer Science, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Coleccion Especial Anton T. Boisen
    Special collection of digitized works by Anton T. Boisen. Explore his articles and unedited papers, case studies, and other collected writings. Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico.
  • Digital Dead Sea Scrolls
    Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
  • Early Church Fathers
    Provides the majority of the text of a 38-volume collection of writings from the first 800 years of the Church. This collection is divided into two areas Ante-Nicene Fathers and Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers. Indexes are not included and Vol. IX of the Ante-Nicene Series, consisting entirely of index information, is not available. Christian Classics Ethereal Library.
  • Monastic Matrix
    "Scholarly resource for the study of women's religious communities from 400 to 1600 C.E. [A.D.]." Presented by The Ohio State University, The Harvey Goldberg Center for Excellence in Teaching and the Department of History.
  • oremus Bible Browser
    Use this link to access the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Bible.  Search by passage or scroll down to the third search area for keyword searches (e.g. Samaritan). Deselect the check boxes at the top of the page to see verse numbers, footnotes, and section headings.
  • The Pluralism Project at Harvard University
    The mission of this project is "to help Americans engage with the realities of religious diversity through research, outreach, and the active dissemination of resources." 
  • Religion and the Founding of the American Republic
    Library of Congress exhibition of manuscripts, letters, prints, and more exploring the role of religion in early American history.