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Primary Religious Studies Databases & Article Indexes

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ATLA Religion Database
Covers all religious traditions; strongest coverage is for materials dealing with the Judeo-Christian tradition. While about half of the material included is in English. Includes materials published...   [more]
Holdings: 1949 to the present. Updated two times a year.

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ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials
Also Known as: American Theological Library Association Serials, Atlas Serial Collection
Combines the ATLA Religion Database with ATLA's online collection of major religion and theology journals. ...   [more]
Holdings: 1949-
Supplemental URLs
    Journal title list from www.atla.com

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Index Islamicus
- from CSA Databases
Bibliographic citations with subject indexing on Islam, the Middle East, and the Muslim world in general, including Muslims in Africa and Asia and major Muslim minorities worldwide. Topics covered inc...   [more]
Holdings: 1906-present.

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International Medieval Bibliography
Also Known as: IMB
You will need to click on the "enter database" button to get to IMB. The International Medieval Bibliography (IMB), the world's leading bibliography of Medieval Studies and an essential ...   [more]
Holdings: 1967-

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Religious and Theological Abstracts
Also Known as: Religious & Theological Abstracts
Provides abstracts of articles in scholarly journals in the fields of Religion and Theology from a wide variety of periodical literature, including Christian, Jewish, and other world religions, and p...   [more]

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Primary Religious Studies Databases & Article Indexes

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Database of Latin Dictionaries - (DLD)
The DLD project currently make available ten Latin dictionaries including: Blaise - Patristic (Dictionnaire latin-frangais des auteurs chritiens, 1954, 1967, 2005), Firmini Verris Dictionarius (Dict...   [more]

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Index of Medieval Art
Also Known as: Index of Christian Art
Text-only database indexes thematic and iconographic content of early Christian and medieval art. The ICA locates an iconographic subject and provides extensive tabular description of the individual w...   [more]

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Library of Latin Texts LLT-A - (formerly CLCLT)
CLCLT is a major database for Latin texts. It contains texts from the beginning of Latin literature (Livius Andronicus, 240 BC) through to the texts of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965). It cove...   [more]
Supplemental URLs
    Quick Guide to Searching the Library of Latin Texts (CLCLT)

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Monumenta Germaniae Historica
Also Known as: eMGH, MGH
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Patrologia Latina
The Patrologia Latina Database is an electronic version of the first edition of Jacques-Paul Migne's Patrologia Latina, published between 1844 and 1855,...   [more]

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Patrologiae Graecae
An electronic version of the first edition of Jacques-Paul Migne's Patrologiae Graecae, published between 1857-1866. To access the contents, click on the links on the Tables of Content a...   [more]

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RAMBI - Index of Articles on Jewish Studies
RAMBI, the Index of Articles on Jewish Studies, is a selective bibliography of articles in the various fields of Jewish Studies and the study of the Land of Israel (Erets Israel), arranged by subjec...   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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Vetus Latina
Also Known as: Bible Versions of the latin fathers
You will need to click on the "enter database" button to get to Vetus Latina. Pre-Vulgate Bible versions of the Latin Church Fathers. Because there are a limited number of extant manuscripts that hap...   [more]

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Important Religious Studies Databases & Article Indexes

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19th Century Masterfile
Also Known as: Poole's Plus, Nineteenth Century Masterfile
Indexing to 19th century periodicals. Includes Poole's Index to Periodical Literature (1802-1906), which includes date and title information not in the print version, Stead's Index to Periodicals (18...   [more]

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19th Century UK Periodicals, Part 2: Empire: Travel and Anthropology, Economics, Missionary, and Colonia
Also Known as: Empire: Travel and Anthropology, Economics, Missionary & Colonial
- from Gale Primary Sources - Newspapers
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Acta Sanctorum
A collection of documents examining the lives of saints, this database contains the complete printed text of the Acta Sanctorum, from the edition published in sixty-eight volumes by the Societe des Bo...   [more]

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American Indian Correspondence: Presbyterian Historical Society Collection of Missionaries' Letters, 1833-1893
- from Archives Unbound
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Anthropological Index Online
Content is in Anthropology Plus. Index to current periodicals held in the Centre for Anthropology at the British Museum, London. Covers cultural and social anthropology, archaeology, biological and ph...   [more]
Holdings: 1957-.
Unrestricted Access
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Base d'Information Bibliographique en Patristique
Also Known as: BIBP
Searchable database of about 29,300 articles concerning patristic Christianity. Beyond Patrology, the database distinguishes fifteen patristic subspecialities, namely Archaeology, Iconography, Epigra...   [more]
Holdings: The BIBP indexes documents about patristic Christianity (from the 1st century (with the exception of biblical texts) up to the mid 9th century). Exceptions are made for Oriental and Slavonic Christia
Unrestricted Access

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Biblical Archaeology Society Online Archive
Also Known as: BAS online archive
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Bibliography of Asian Studies
All subjects (especially humanities and social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, South Asia, and Indian Ocean countries....   [more]
Holdings: 1971 to the present.

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Chinese Recorder and the Protestant Missionary Community in China 1867-1941
- from Archives Unbound
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Christian Periodical Database, 1800-1923
Periodicals published by Christian organizations prior to 1923. Includes periodicals of established (Catholic, Episcopal, etc.), emerging (Adventist, Holiness, Mormon, etc.) and alternative (Theosophi...   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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Christian Science Monitor (1908-1999), ProQuest Historical Newspapers
- from Proquest Historical Newspapers
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Holdings: 1908-1999

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Church Missionary Society Periodicals
Also Known as: CMS I, CMS II
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Context of Scripture Online
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Corpus Coranicum
In German and Arabic. This site seeks to chart the historical development of the text of the Qur'an through the study of numerous early manuscript versions. Full color facsimiles of the manuscripts, s...   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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DigiZeitschriften
Also Known as: Digi Zeitschriften
DigiZeitschriften provides full-text access to over 100 scholarly journals published in Germany or neighboring countries since the late 1700s. The journals are in German, English, or other European la...   [more]

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Dumbarton Oaks Hagiography Database
Searchable database of lives of 8-10th century Byzantine saints. Some records provide links to fulltext online works while others only provide a citation to the relevant issue of Bibliotheca Hagiograp...   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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Early Western Korans
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EBSCO MegaFILE
General, multidisciplinary periodical database, covering all scholarly disciplines, with many general and popular magazines, and news sources. Includes bibliographic citations with indexing and abstra...   [more]
Holdings: Coverage varies: mostly 1990s to present.

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Encyclopaedia of Islam, 3rd Ed
Also Known as: Encyclopedia of Islam
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Evangelism in Africa: Correspondence of the Board of Foreign Missions 1835-1910
- from Archives Unbound
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Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index
Also Known as: Medieval Feminist Index
The Index aims to become a reliable guide to the scholarship on women and gender during the Middles Ages, providing timely coverage, a wide range of publications indexed on a regular basis, and a thor...   [more]
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Francis
Also Known as: Bulletin signaletique
Francis covers a wide range of multilingual, multidisciplinary information in the humanities and social sciences. It is strong in religion, the history of art, and literature with emphasis on cur...   [more]
Holdings: 1984 to the present. Updated monthly.
Unrestricted Access
Supplemental URLs
    FRANCIS via EBSCOhost (closed file)

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Germania Sacra: Historisch-Statistiche Beschreibung der Kirche des Alten Reiches
Searchable database to the journal Germania Sacra, Van Pelt Library BX1534 .A1 G53...   [more]
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Index to Aufstieg und Niedergang der römischen Welt
Searchable database of articles in Aufstieg und Niedergang der römischen Welt (Van Pelt Library call number: DG209.T36). ...   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa (ASC Leiden web dossier)
A "web dossier on Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa to coincide with the conference on Islam, Disengagement of the State, and Globalization in Sub-Saharan Africa held at UNESCO in Paris on 12-13 May 2005....   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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Islamic Law Materialized
This site provides a bibliography listing a lot of published editions of Islamic legal documents, Classical as well as modern....   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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ITER: Gateway to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance
Medieval (400-1500) and Renaissance (1300-1700) studies...   [more]

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L'Annee Philologique
Also Known as: Annee philologique
Current scholarship in Classical Studies (including over 1,500 journals and 500 articles in collections and conference papers)....   [more]
Holdings: 1949-present

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Library of Latin Texts LLT-B
Serves as a supplement to LLT-A and gathers Latin texts of all genres and periods, such as chronicles, medieval saints lives and travel narratives, legal texts, and theological, philosophical and sci...   [more]

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Middle East Texts Initiative
This is a database of Middle Eastern texts in a variety of Islamicate languages translated into English. Islam, Judaism and Eastern Christianity are all covered....   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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Missionary Periodicals Database
Not an article index, not fulltext, MPD is a bibliography of "all periodicals on foreign missions published in Britain between the 18th century and the 1960s by missionary societies." Useful for ident...   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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Pamphlets from the Harvard College Library
As one of a few institutions to have consistently collected pamphlets published during the 19th and the first half of the 20th centuries, Harvard holds tens of thousands of these pamphlets, covering d...   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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POIESIS: Philosophy Online Serials
Contains the full text of current, recent, and back issues of 30 philosophy journals. Every word in each journal issue in the database is fully searchable, including all articles, book reviews, footno...   [more]

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Rastafari Ephemeral Publications From The Written Rastafari Archives Project
- from Archives Unbound
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RefWorks - web-based bibliographic management tool
RefWorks allows users to create personal citation databases by importing references from online databases. RefWorks features also facilitate manuscript preparation, allowing for automatic formatting o...   [more]
Unrestricted Access
Supplemental URLs
    new version of Refworks
    legacy version of Refworks

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Semantics of Ancient Hebrew Database
Also Known as: sahd
The Semantics of Ancient Hebrew Database is a cooperative research project involving a number of European centres with coordination provided by Leiden. The currently participating centres include Uni...   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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Thesaurus Linguae Graecae: A Digital Library of Greek Literature
Also Known as: tlg
The TLG was founded in 1972 to digitize the entire corpus of Greek literature from Homer to the fall of Byzantium. It now includes over 6,500 works by over 1,800 authors and is fully searchable online...   [more]

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TOCS-IN: Tables of Contents of Journals of Interest to Classicists
Provides the tables of contents of a selection of Classics, Near Eastern Studies, and Religion journals. Over 23,000 articles are presently listed in the database, as well as a selection of anthologie...   [more]
Holdings: 1992 to the present comprehensively. Pre-1992 selectively.
Unrestricted Access

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Translated Texts for Historians E-Library
Also Known as: TTH E-Library , Translated Texts for Historians
Fully searchable scholarly translations from Greek, Latin, Syriac, Coptic, Arabic, Georgian and Armenian of texts published between 300 and 800 AD; from late antiquity to the early middle ages. ...   [more]

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Web of Science
Also Known as: ISI Citation Indexes, Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, SSCI, SCI, AHCI, ISI, WOK, Web of Knowledge
Indexes journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Allows for cited reference searching. Includes Science Citation Index, the Social Science Citation Index[more]
Holdings: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)--1945-present, Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)--1956-present, Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI)--1975-present. Updated weekly.
Supplemental URLs
    Web of Science Tutorials
    Cited Reference Searching Tutorial

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Related Religious Studies Databases & Article Indexes

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America: History and Life
Also Known as: America History and Life
History of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present....   [more]
Holdings: 1964 to present. Updated three times a year.

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Bibliography of the History of Art
Also Known as: BHA
- from CSA Databases
Covers European and American art from the fourth century C.E. to 2007. Areas addressed are painting, sculpture, drawings, prints, decorative and applied arts, architecture and industrial design, and...   [more]
Holdings: 1975 to 2007
Unrestricted Access

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Bibliography Of Ugaritic Grammar And Biblical Hebrew Grammar In The Twentieth Century (Mark S. Smith)
Oriental Institute Reaserach Archives, University of Chicago...   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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Dictionary of Old English Web Corpus
Also Known as: DOE Corpus
Fulltext of all surviving Old English material, excluding some variant texts. Texts have been divided into meaningful units, usually editorial sentences. Units are retrieved through string, boolea...   [more]

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EEBO: Early English Books Online
Also Known as: Early English Books Online; Short Title Catalogue; Wing; Pollard and Redgrave
Full-text page images of approximately 100,000 titles from the Short-Title Catalogue of English works 1475-1640, Wing's continuation for 1641-1700, and their revisions. Information is presented...   [more]
Supplemental URLs
    EEBO new platform

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EEBO: Early English Books Online, Text Creation Partnership
The University of Michigan, the University of Oxford, the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), and ProQuest Information and Learning are engaged in an partnership to create structured ...   [more]
Holdings: 1470-1700

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eHRAF World Cultures
Also Known as: eHRAF Collection of Ethnography
The Collection of Ethnography, established 1949, currently contains nearly one million pages of information on over 360 cultures of the world, past and present. Each culture case contains a variet...   [more]
Holdings: Updated in annual installments.
Supplemental URLs
    eHRAF User Guides
    Outline of Cultural Materials (OCM): Topics and Subjects
    Culture List for All Formats (Outline of World Cultures - OWC)
    Basic Guide to Cross-Cultural Research
    Overview and User Tips (obsolete)

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Folk Literature of the Sephardic Jews
A multimedia archive of ballads and other oral literature in Judeo-Spanish collected from 1957 to 1993 by Samuel G. Armistead (University of California, Davis), the late Joseph H. Silverman (Universit...   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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Hispanic American Periodicals Index
Also Known as: HAPI
Subjects covered include anthropology, archaeology, anthropology, banking and finance, business, commerce, drama, drug trade, economic development, environmental issues, ethnography, folklore, geogr...   [more]
Holdings: 1970 to the present. Updated weekly.

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Historical Abstracts
Historical coverage of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada)....   [more]
Holdings: ca. 1974- present. Updated three times a year.

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Middle English Compendium
"The Middle English Compendium has been designed to offer easy access to and interconnectivity between three major Middle English electronic resources: an electronic version of the Middle English ...   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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Monastic Matrix
A repertory of profiles of women's religious communities that existed between 400-1600 C.E....   [more]
Unrestricted Access

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Periodicals Index Online
Also Known as: PIO,PCI,Periodical Contents Index,Chadwyck PCI,Periodicals Contents Index
Humanities and social sciences. The scope is international, including journals in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and other Western languages. ...   [more]

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Philosopher's Index
Also Known as: Philosophers Index
Provides indexing and abstracts from books and journals of philosophy and related fields. It covers the areas of ethics, aesthetics, social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology, metaphysics,...   [more]

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Proquest Dissertations and Theses Fulltext (formerly Dissertation Abstracts)
Also Known as: Digital Dissertations, Dissertation Abstracts, UMI, DAI, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (PQDT), Proquest Dissertations and Theses Fulltext
Indexing (since 1861) and abstracting (since 1980) for doctoral-level dissertations completed at North American universities. Page images or fulltext of all available dissertations - including Penn d...   [more]
Holdings: Indexing 1861-present, abstracts 1980-present, page-image or fulltext PDF for available dissertations dissertations from 1997 to the present.

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Readers' Guide Retrospective
Also Known as: readers guide, reader's guide, wilson
Provides comprehensive indexing of the popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States, such as Time, Newsweek, New Republic, National Review, ...   [more]

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RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
Also Known as: RILM Retrospective, RILM Comprehensive
Covers all aspects of music, including historical musicology, ethnomusicology, instruments and voice, dance, and music therapy. If related to music, works in other fields, such as librarianship, lite...   [more]
Holdings: Updated monthly.

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Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
This reference work covers the history of philosophy worldwide. It includes extensive treatment of topics in ethics, aesthetics, social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology, metaphysics, l...   [more]

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Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (TLL) Online
Also Known as: TLL Online, Thesaurus Linguae Latinae Online
Online version of the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (TLL), a comprehensive, ongoing scholarly dictionary of ancient Latin from the earliest times through AD 600. TLL is based on an archive of about 10 mil...   [more]

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