updated version of the CTS Library Catalog searches all CTS holdings
plus additional databases available to the CTS community.
Databases and Indexes for Theology, Religion, Psychology and Related Topics
EBSCOHost (ATLA Religion Database, PyscARTICLES, PsycINFO)
To access these databases, enter the site above, then click the EBSCOHost Web link. On the next page, put a checkbox next to the databases you want to search and click Continue. If you are off campus, you will need to enter the barcode from your CTS library card to continue.
ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials
ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerialscombines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with ATLA's online collection of major religion and theology journals. Full text is provided for more than 294,000 electronic articles and book reviews. This database is produced by the American Theological Library Association. Remote access to this database is limited to currently registered CTS students, CTS faculty (including emeriti), and CTS staff. CTS alumni can request access here
PsycARTICLES®, from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a definitive source of full text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. It contains more than 153,000 articles from nearly 80 journals. All journal articles, book reviews, letters to the editor, and errata from each journal is included. Coverage spans 1894 to the present and nearly all APA journals go back to Volume 1, Issue 1. Remote access to this database is limited to currently registered CTS students, CTS faculty (including emeriti), and CTS staff.
The PsycINFO®, database, American Psychological Association’s (APA) renowned resource for abstracts only of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. It contains over 3 million records and summaries dating as far back as the 1600s. Journal coverage spans from the 1800s to the present. Remote access to this database is limited to currently registered CTS students, CTS faculty (including emeriti), and CTS staff.
Religious and Theological Abstracts (RTA)
This database provides English language abstracts only of articles in English and a myriad of international languages. Included are objective summaries of articles appearing in scholarly journals in the fields of Religion and Theology. It indexes a wide variety of periodical literature and includes topics on practical aspects of ministry (generally not found in the ATLA Religion Database). Remote access is not available.
RIM - Research in Ministry
A searchable database of indexes and abstracts for Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) projects and theses from programs accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Compiled by the American Theological Library Association.
Directory of Open Access Journals - Philosophy and Religion
The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. In short a one stop shop for users to Open Access Journals.
Theological Journals Search
This search engine targets over 1,000 Web sites/pages to retrieve full text articles from over 350 open access journals related to religious studies, scripture studies, systematic theology, practical theology, and cognate disciplines. Among the journals searched are many of those listed in major religion Internet directories and e-journal sites.
Free Theological Journals on the Web
A list maintained by ATLA.
Global Digital Library on Theology and Ecumenism
BILDI: Documentation for Biblical Literature Innsbruck
The Global Digital Library on Theology and Ecumenism (GlobeTheoLib) is a multi-lingual global digital library on theology and ecumenism that offers access to more than 500,000 texts, documents and other academic resources. GlobeTheoLib has a special focus on intercultural theology and ecumenism, including contextual theologies, world mission and missiology, gender and theology, interreligious dialogue, theological education, and World Christianity.
Department of Biblical Studies and Historical Theology at University Innsbruck indexes European periodicals which are not indexed by ALTA.
RAMBI : The Index of Articles on Jewish Studies
A selective bibliography of articles in the various fields of Jewish studies and in the study of Eretz Israel. Material listed in Rambi is compiled from thousands of periodicals and from collections of articles - in Hebrew, Yiddish, and European languages- mainly from the holdings of the Jewish National and University Library, a world center for research on the Jewish people and Eretz Israel. The main criterion for inclusion in the bibliography is that the article be based on scientific research, or contain important information for such research.
Free Online Religion Resources (Yale University)
Developed by the Yale University Divinity School Library, this comprehensive list for religious studies includes links to many free online resources, including encyclopedias and dictionaries, sermon resources, images and statistics.
Wabash Center Internet Guide to Religion
A list of journals and websites on religion maintained by the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion
ATSRW List of Cataloged Web Sites
Selected web sites in theology and religion by ATLA. Records are added quarterly as subsets.
Multi-Disciplinary and General Studies
Academic Search Premier
This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF files dated back to 1975 or further are available for well over 100 journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.
A free search and discovery tool from Oxford University Press. It contains a cross-searchable set of nearly a quarter of a million “index cards,” each representing a single article, chapter, journal, or book. Index pages display key information (including abstracts and keywords) about an item, helping users to judge the relevance of that content to their research. An institutional subscription is required to access full text.
Includes Biography InContext, LitFinder, Informe! (español) and OCLC WorldCat (catalog of books, web resources, and other material worldwide, millions of bibliographic records). It also includes citations and some full text articles from general current magazines in Academic Search Elite and MasterFilePremier. Try Newspaper Source for current events, articles on education in ERIC, Medline for medicine, and many more.Some of these databases are funded by the Indiana State Government and are available to all Indiana residents. You may need to enter your CTS library card number.
Ingentaconnect offers one of the most comprehensive collections of academic and professional research articles online - some 4.5 million articles from 13,500 publications. Ingentaconnect provides researchers with online access to the full text of electronic articles, through online purchase of individual articles, or through subscriptions to publications. Some content is free.
E-Book Collections and Digital Libraries
ACLS Humanities E-Book
This collection of 3,300+ searchable full-text books is from the American Council of Learned Societies and provides access to high-quality books in the humanities, recommended and reviewed by scholars.
EBSCOhost eBook Collection (formerly NetLibrary)
These e-books are available because the library pays an annual subscription for the right to access them. Due to copyright law, they may not be downloaded and printing is limited. The page allowance displays when the print button is clicked.
Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection (over 38,000) of free electronic books, or eBooks. Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg, invented eBooks in 1971 and, until his death in 2011, continued to inspire the creation of eBooks and related technologies. These books may be downloaded because they’re in the public domain (i.e., their copyright has expired). Also available at Inspire.
Christian Classics Ethereal Library
The Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL) is a digital library of hundreds of classic Christian books selected for edification and education. These books may be downloaded and printed because they’re in the public domain (i.e., their copyright has expired).
Post-Reformation Digital Library
This collection of e-books relating to the development of theology during the Post-Reformation/early modern era (ca. 16th-18th c.) is maintained by Calvin College.
Full texts by recognized religious scholars. More than 6,000 articles and chapters. Topics include Old and New Testament, Theology, Ethics, History and Sociology of Religion, Communication and Cultural Studies, Pastoral Care, Counseling, Homiletics, Worship, Missions and Religious Education. Religion Online is managed and monitored by Claremont School of Theology as a public service to scholars all over the world.
Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls
Featuring 450 articles by an international community of 100 distinguished scholars, the Encyclopedia is the definitive account of what we know about the scrolls—their history, relevance, meaning, and the controversies that surround them. The works are viewed in historical, linguistic, and religious contexts, with archaeological evidence providing a clear basis for dating and preservation of the manuscripts.
Oral Tradition Journal
This site contains nearly 500 articles and 10,000 pages, with all of the contents downloadable as PDF files that can be read online or printed. The entire electronic archive of Oral Tradition is also searchable by keyword or author name, with phrase-based and Boolean searches possible as well.
Research and Tutorials
Online Writing Lab (OWL) Research and Citation Resources
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material. This site provides help for conducting research, as well as guides for Chicago, MLA and APA citation styles.
Turabian Quick Guide
Kate L. Turabian’s Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations presents two basic documentation systems, notes-bibliography style (or simply bibliography style) and parenthetical citations–reference list style (or reference list style). These styles are essentially the same as those presented in The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, with slight modifications for the needs of student writers. This site is a quick guide to Turabian style.
Tutorials on ATLA Databases
These tutorials demonstrate how to use database search features and access content on ATLA’s databases.
Manual de Investigación para el Estudiante (PDF)
This 52 page Spanish PDF file provides a good starting point for research, particularly for people who have not done research for a while.
Choosing a Bible: A Guide to Translations and Study Bibles (PDF)
Bible professors of Christian Theological Seminary (Wilma Ann Bailey, Holly E. Hearon, Carolyn Higginbotham, Marti J. Steussy, and Ronald J. Allen) review a number of different Bible translations and study Bibles.
BibleWorks 9 is the premier original languages Bible software program for Biblical exegesis and research. It comes with Greek, Hebrew, and Septuagint Bibles for your computer, as well as translations in English, German, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and more! BibleWorks 9 is available on PCs in the CTS library.
Introduction to BibleWorks (YouTube Video)
See BibleWorks 9 in action (YouTube Video)
Bibleworks Wiki (Luther Seminary)
BibleWorks 8 Tutorial (Princeton Theological Seminary)
Yale Divinity School Library BibleWorks 7 Tutorial
Atlas: Database of Exhibits for the Lourve Museum
Atlas allows the direct online consultation of 35,000 works of art exhibited in the Louvre. Online visitors can access the basic information displayed on labels accompanying works in the museum, together with authoritative commentary and analysis by the curators and staff. Visitors can carry out simple or advanced searches by keyword, artist, title, inventory number, medium, technique, department or room. Recent acquisitions are also highlighted.
Complete Charles Wesley Collection, Duke Divinity School
This online collection developed by Duke Divinity School contains the complete known poetical works (hymns and texts) by Charles Wesley. It is committed to providing the broadest and most convenient access possible for scholarly study and citation. The collection presents all of the known surviving manuscripts and includes the large collection of the Methodist Archive and Research Centre at The John Rylands University Library in Manchester, England and manuscript items located at a number of other sites.
African American/Martin Luther King, Jr. Studies
The African American Lectionary
The African American Lectionary
is a resource tool that not only highlights the African American ecclesial traditions and moments that creatively express the joy, freedom, and the challenges of being both African American and Christian (e.g., Watch Night, African Heritage Sunday, Usher's Day and Women's Day), but also recognizes days on the liturgical calendar that are celebrated across a variety of ecclesial traditions (e.g., Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter and Pentecost). By incorporating both the moments of significance across many African American ecclesial traditions, and some of the traditional moments of any lectionary cycle, the African American Lectionary
allows users to select from a vast array of material that will exactly fit their congregation's needs and expectations.
Archives of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center
This digital archives consists of more than 1 million images of the works and papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. from The King Center Archive collection.