Religion and Philosophy

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Databases

Religion Specific Databases

  1.  ATLA Religion with ATLA Serials PLUS (EBSCO) — Produced by the American Theological Library Association (ATLA), ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials PLUS provides coverage extending back into the 19th century with 1881 as the earliest date of coverage. ATLAS PLUS includes 450 full-text journals in many diverse areas of religion and theology, with full-text content in 16 languages from more than 33 different countries. ATLAS PLUS includes all of the titles in ATLA’s original full-text product, ATLASerials and 120+ additional full-text titles. ATLASerials Plus incorporates the former Catholic Periodical Literature Index.

  2.  New Testament Abstracts (EBSCO) — Abstracts of articles, book reviews, and software and more than 22,000 book summaries in the fields of N ew Testament general, Gospels-Acts, Epistles-Revelation, Biblical Theology and the World of the New Testament.

  3. Old Testament Abstracts (EBSCO) — Old Testament Abstracts covers an array of subjects including antiquities, archaeology, biblical theology and philology, making it essential for religious or biblical research. All abstracts are in English, regardless of the language of the original work.  Abstracts are for journal articles and essays (chapters in books).

  4. Oxford Biblical Studies Online - Oxford Biblical Studies Online provides a comprehensive resource for the study of the Bible and biblical history. This site offers a ready access point for a wealth of Bible text and commentary—including the New Oxford Annotated Bible and five other popular Oxford Study Bibles. In addition to the Bible texts, Oxford Biblical Studies Online offers quick access to over 5,000 A-Z entries from the Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Oxford Companion to the Bible, and a wealth of other Oxford references.

  5. Religion Database (ProQuest) — This collection includes more than 150 journals, most of them available in full-text; covers formal theological studies and commentary on topics of general interest from the perspectives of many religions; and titles from religious publishing bodies and nondenominational organizations.

  6. Religion & Philosophy Collection (EBSCO) — This collection includes nearly 300 full-text journals, with more than 250 peer-reviewed titles, covering topics in spiritual, ethical, philosophical, cultural, and historical aspects of the world's major denominations and religions. Most of the journals are also included in Academic Search Complete; however, some titles are unique to this collection.

  7. Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology — A reference resource for scholars of global hymnody, with information on the hymns of many countries and languages, and a strong emphasis on the historical as well as the contemporary. It will be of interest to literary scholars, musicians, church historians, and theologians. It contains over 4000 individual entries about hymns of the Judaeo-Christian tradition, from the earliest years to those written today.

  8. DIgital Karl Barth - The current release features the English translation of Barth's magnum opus, The Church Dogmatics, in its entirety. The original German version, Die kirchliche Dogmatik, is also included as are the first 45 volumes of Barth's Gesamtausgabe, which includes hundreds of letters, sermons, lectures, conversations, and academic writings. These volumes are supplemented by seven additional German works that have not yet been published as part of the Gesamtausgabe and English translations of thirteen important texts by Barth.

  9. Peace Research Abstracts — Includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to peace research, including conflict resolution, international affairs, peace psychology, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.

  10. PsychInfo — Contains citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, and technical reports, as well as citations to dissertations, in the field of psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines. Journal coverage includes international material selected from more than 1,700 periodicals from nearly 50 countries.  This database is useful for Pastoral Care classes.

Philosophy Specific Databases

  1. Philosopher's Index (EBSCO) — This database covers the fifteen fields of philosophy: aesthetics, axiology, philosophy of education, epistemology, ethics, philosophy of history, philosophy of language, logic, metaphysics, philosophical anthropology, metaphilosophy, political philosophy, philosophy of science, social philosophy, and the philosophy of religion. The Philosopher's Index contains research published since 1940 including nearly 570 journals from 43 countries with content representing a variety of languages.

  2. Religion & Philosophy Collection (EBSCO) — This collection includes nearly 300 full-text journals, with more than 250 peer-reviewed titles, covering topics in spiritual, ethical, philosophical, cultural, and historical aspects of the world's major denominations and religions. Most of the journals are also included in Academic Search Complete; however, some titles are unique to this collection.

General Databases

  1. Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) — Provides abstracts and indexing for over 3,800, as well as full text for over 3,200 scholarly journals and general magazines. 

  2. Research Library (ProQuest) — This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for over 2,800 scholarly journals and general magazines as well as abstracts and indexing for over 4,000 publications from 1971 forward. 

  3. JSTOR — An online archive containing back issues of scholarly journals in many disciplines.

  4. ARTstor Digital Library — This resource provides over 1.5 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research. Please reference the Terms and Conditions for information on how to responsibly use the images in this collection. 
     
  5. Dissertations and Theses Full Text (ProQuest) — This multidisciplinary database includes 2.7 million searchable citations to dissertations and theses from around the world from 1861 to the present day together with 1.2 million full text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. The database offers full-text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works. Also available through this link is the option using the Advanced Search (selecting school name/code) to include and/or limit to doctoral dissertations and/or master’s theses produced by students at the Atlanta campus of Mercer University.