Essential Research Tools
Large, scholarly, multi-disciplinary database containing indexing for over 8,500 journals with full text for more than 3,900 peer-reviewed publications. Over 300 journals devoted to the study of religion & theology. Good place to start your search. (from EBSCO)
1975–current | Some full text
Considered the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion. Now includes journals from the Catholic Periodicals Literature Index which covers all aspects of the Catholic faith and lifestyle, and includes over 419,000 index citations of articles and reviews published in Roman Catholic periodicals, Papal documents, church promulgations, and books about the Catholic faith that are authored by Catholics and/or produced by Catholic publishers. (from EBSCO )
1949-current | Some full text
Includes access to the Catholic Portal, featuring rare, unique, and uncommon Catholic scholarly resources and to the Catholic Newspapers Program whose goal is to provide access to all existing Catholic newspapers published in North America,
Provides multi-disciplinary access to scholarly journals and books. Our collection (Arts & Sciences I-IV and VII) is available in all full text. Under “Refine Results” check “All Content” if you want more search results, some of which may need to be requested from other libraries. (See our Interlibrary Loan page for more information)
1800s-current | Some full text
“A product of a partnership between ATLA and the Weston Jesuit School of Theology, this database has become an indispensable research and bibliographic aid for scholars, librarians, clergy and students of the New Testament and its historical milieu. Contains more than 40,000 article abstracts, 1,200 review abstracts, 14,900 book abstracts, and 50 software abstracts.” (from EBSCO)
1985-current | Citations and abstracts only | More info
“A product of a partnership between ATLA and the Catholic Biblical Association, this database features indexing and abstracts for journal articles, monographs, multi-author works, and software related to Old Testament studies. Topics covered include antiquities, archaeology, biblical theology, philology and much more.” (From EBSCO)
1978-current | Citations & abstracts only | More info
Comprehensive source for scholarly journals and books. Project MUSE covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, religion, gender studies, economics, and many others. Our collection is available in full text. Check “All Content” if you want more search results, some of which you may need to request from other libraries. (See our Interlibrary Loan page).
Some full text | More info
Access to high-quality, scholarly journals. Includes Currents in Biblical Research, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, Feminist Theology, and more.
1847–current | Some full text
Google Scholar provides a simple way to search for scholarly literature. When accessing this database through the link provided here you will find free connections to the pay for view materials that are located in our subscription sources. Just click on “Find Full Text @SMU.” See also the Google Scholar Blog for citation metrics.
Some full text, some pay for view
From OCLC, the largest, most comprehensive catalog of books and other materials, with records from over 55,000 libraries worldwide. Materials found in WorldCat may be borrowed through our interlibrary loan program.