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DATABASES (for Indexes and Full text resources)

Databases of Journals/Articles | Databases of Dissertations/Theses |
Databases of Book reviews

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Databases of Journals/Articles

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The New Testament Gateway

An annotated guide to academic N.T. web resources including articles, course materials and other websites.

Some links to full text but further searching often required.

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Calvinism Resources Database (CaRD)

This database provides bibliographic information for articles, essays, and lectures produced from the 16th century to the present which deal with John Calvin and 16th century Calvinism.

Various. Index provides information to source.

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Project Muse

Project MUSE is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers, providing 100% full-text, affordable and user-friendly online access to a comprehensive selection of prestigious humanities and social sciences journals. Based on John Hopkins University.

Library based subscription but free searches.

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Australasian Religion Index

An author and subject index covering over eighty religious and theological serials published in Australia or New Zealand.

Subscription based. Access via a library.

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An electronic publisher providing access to aggregated databases via public or academic library subscription. These, in turn provide access to eligible individuals.

If your computer is configured to access your library resources remotely, you may be able to get in using the links supplied.

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Religion and Philosophy Database

R&P is a comprehensive database covering topics such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. Over 300 titles. From EBSCO.

Access by library subscription.

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Academic Search Premier


Academic Search Premier is an excellent source of scholarly journals in all academic disciplines. More than 8,000 journals are indexed and full text is provided for more than 4500. Most are peer reviewed. Product of EBSCO.

Access via a library subscription.

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ATLAS (ATLA Serials)

An online full-text collection of major religion and theology journals used by libraries, religion scholars, theologians, and clergy produced by the American Theological Library Association (around 190 titles)

Subscription based. Check your library for access.

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Claremont School of Theology

Religion-Online is managed and monitored by Claremont School of Theology as a public service to scholars all over the world. Contains over 6000 articles and chapters.


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Religious Studies Electronic Journals

An extensive listing maintained by Saundra Lipton ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Annotated with access status e.g. free or contents only etc

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Directory of Open Access Journals

Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and many languages. Also has some information about Open Access


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The Internet Archive

The Internet Archive, a US non-profit group, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. It aims to provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.

Free. Mostly historical collections.

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OAIster is a union catalog of millions of records representing open access resources that was built by harvesting worldwide using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). Has more than 25 million records representing digital resources from more than 1,100 contributors.

A subset of WorldCat. Free searches. Includes articles, computer files, graphics, etc. Some can be accessed, others give an abstract or source.

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Bibliography of Asian Studies

An important record of research and scholarly literature on East, Southeast, and South Asia written in Western languages

Subscription based institutional or individual

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Electronic Journals Library (EZB)

EZ3 is a collection of electronic journals in theology and religions produced by the university of Regensburg Contains 2574 titles


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Databases of Dissertations/Theses

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British Library

Search across 250,000+ theses for free and order full text quickly and easily. Beta site. Growing rapidly.

Free search. Can purchase online.

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Proquest Dissertations & Theses Database.

Library and Subscription based.

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Australasian Digital Theses

Finding Australian Theses. This information page provides links to theses-specific searches via Trove. Trove will also provide links to Australian digital theses.


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International Bulletin of Missionary Research

OMSC's free online database, compiled in cooperation with Yale Divinity School Library, lists nearly 6,200 doctoral dissertations in English on mission and world Christianity. Search by author, title, subject, keyword, and institution.

A searchable listing only.

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Research in Ministry

Indexes and abstracts projects and theses from over 100 Doctoral programs accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).RIM is a searchable database with entries for authors, titles, thesis/project advisors, schools, and ATLA subject headings. Abstracts can be searched by keyword.

Free access to abstracts. Sourcing documents must still be negotiated.

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Theological Research Exchange Network

The Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN) is a library of over 10,000 theological thesis/dissertation titles representing research from as many as 70 different institutions. Varied formats available.

Advanced searching and online ordering possible. Shipping costs outside the USA notified for approval.

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Trinity Theological College, Singapore

Listing of Research Theses on Christianity in Singapore-Malaysia, Indochina and Indonesia from American and UK universities, with selected theses from European universities. Compiled by Michael Poon (2005)

Listing only.

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All Dissertations

Is a collection of dissertations and theses from universities all over the world. Our database is regularly updated from various ETD (Electronic Theses and Dissertations) portals available from universities websites.

Read an abstract here or link to the source institution for the full text.

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Databases of Book reviews

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Review of Biblical Literature

Published by SBL this presents substantive reviews of books in biblical studies and related fields. In digital form and in print.

Free (digital) but some time lag after publishing before review.

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Website of Ben Meyers (UTC, Sydney)

Faith & Theology features regular reviews of new scholarship in theology.


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Reviews of Biblical and Early Christian Studies

RBECS is maintained by a group of doctoral students from several UK universities who publish, on a regular basis, book reviews and conference/seminar reports that are: thoughtful and engaging, timely and relevant.

An online open-access review publication.

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