Theological studies research guide
Databases (to find articles and more)
The American Theological Library Association's ATLA Religion Database is a partially fulltext database that covers such topics as Biblical studies, world religions, Church history, and religious perspectives on social issues. It includes articles from journals, essays from multi-author works, and book reviews. Corresponds to Religion Index One: Periodicals, Religion Index Two: Multi-author Works and Index to Book Reviews in Religion. Coverage: 1949 onward
Useful tutorials with ATLA
to find scriptures: Searching the ATLA Religion Database® with ATLASerials® Using the Scriptures Tool (video)
to search sacred texts (Adi-Granth, Avesta, Bible, Book of Mormon, Deuterocanonical literature of the Eastern and Ethiopian Orthodox Churches, Puranas, Qur'an, Talmud, Tipitaka, Tripitaka, Upanishads) : Headings for Sacred Texts of World Religions in the ATLA Religion Database® with ATLASerials® (video)
Includes index citations to articles published in Roman Catholic periodicals, as well as to papal documents, church promulgations, and books about the Catholic faith, authored by Catholics, or produced by Catholic publishers. The Catholic Periodical and Literature Index Online (CPLI) is a product of a partnership between the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) and the Catholic Library Association (CLA).
Includes indexing and abstracts for journal articles, monographs, multi-authored books, book reviews, and biblical software programs. All abstracts are in English, regardless of the language of the original work. It is possible to search by specific scripture passages.
The database features indexing and abstracts for journal articles, monographs, multi-author works, and software related to Old Testament studies. Content from more than 450 journals is covered. Topics include antiquities, archaeology, biblical theology, and philology. This resource is the product of a partnership between the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) and the Catholic Biblical Association.
Library how-to guides
How to write and prepare...
- How to begin your research for a writing assignment
- How to prepare a bibliography using citation and style guides
- How to prepare a bibliography using RefWorks [Watch the videos]
- How to prepare an annotated bibliography
- How to write a book report or a book review
- How to write a literature review
- How to write a research paper
Refworks helps organize citations and bibliographies.