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THRS 2209 - History of Christianity - Vidaurrazaga

General considerations for your research
This course guide provides a list of recommended library resources to help you complete your History of Christianity research paper.  
Books for Background Research
Emmanuel College Library Contact
Anne Hancock
Collection Development Librarian
Search for Books

  • The Library's Online Catalog will help you find print and electronic books in the Library's collection.

  • ProQuest Ebook Central and Books at JSTOR  contain many electronic books related to the History of Christianity. Searches in the Online Catalog will retrieve electronic books.

  • Sign into ProQuest Ebook Central using your Emmanuel username and password to take advantage of bookshelf features. You can save books to your bookshelf for quick access later.
Trouble finding books?
  • Consider creating keyword search strings with "AND" and "OR" like:
    Christianity AND persecution

  • Put phrases in quotation marks like:
    "Augustine of Hippo"
Greco-Roman Period
Diverse Christianities in New Testament Times
Under Persecution (100-314)
After Constantine (314-451)
The Dark Ages (451-1000)
  • First Christian Theologians: An Introduction to Theology in the Early Church BT 25 .F57 2004
  • A History of the Medieval Church 590-1500
  • Upon this Rock: Tthe Popes and their Changing Role BX1805 .C64 2000b
Modern Christianity in the West (1400-1600)
Confronted with Secularism (1600-1960)
Contemporary Christianity (1960-2011)
Recommended Article Databases
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 )

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.

ProQuest Central Restricted Resource
Resource Type: Article Database
Click here to search the ProQuest Religion part of the database.

Database Tips
  • JSTOR and Project MUSE® contain peer-reviewed articles only.
  • For the ATLA Religion Databases with ATLASerials and Proquest Central you will need to limit your results to peer-reviewed.
  • In ATLA use the Scriptures tab above the search box to find articles by Bible book, chapter, or verse.
  • Create keyword searches using "AND" and "OR" to find relevant resources efficiently 
    Like Christianity and missionaries
  • Put phrases in quotation marks to search for words as phrases.  
    Like "Founding Fathers"
Citation Style for THRS 2209
  • MLA and Turabian are acceptable citation styles for Professor Vidaurrazaga's sections.  Please choose one style and be consistent throughout your paper.
  • Below are print and electronic references to assist you with citing works used for your research paper. The print versions of the style guides contain the most complete citation and formatting information.
  • Print copies of these citation style guides are available at the Reference Desk.
Print Resources
  • Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations by Kate L. Turabian (8th ed.) REFERENCE DESK LB2369 .T8 2013
  • MLA Handbook (8th ed.) REFERENCE DESK LB2369 .G53 2016

Citation Management Software
RefWorks Restricted Resource
[Access legacy RefWorks]