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Essential Research Tools


Academic Search Premier

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 | More info


ATLASerials Plus

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


JSTOR

Provides multi-disciplinary access to scholarly journals and books. Our collection (Arts & Sciences I-IV and VII) is available in full text. Check “Include links to external content” if you want more search results, some of which may need to be requested from other libraries (Interlibrary Loan).

1800s-current | Some full text


New Testament Abstracts

“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


Old Testament Abstracts

“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


Project MUSE

Comprehensive, multidisciplinary source for scholarly journals and books. Our collection is available in full text. Uncheck “Only content I have full access to” if you want more search results, some of which may need to be requested from other libraries.

Some full text | More info


Sage Journals

Access to high-quality, scholarly journals. Includes Currents in Biblical ResearchJournal for the Study of the Old TestamentFeminist Theology, and more.

1847–current | Some full text


 
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Expanded Academic ASAP

Gale®’s premier database for research in all the academic disciplines. Provides over 5,300 journal titles many of which are in full text. Some 3,800 journals are peer-reviewed. 

1980-current | Some full text


Google Scholar

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


WorldCat

 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. (From OCLC FirstSearch)

Catalog records


Questions?
Contact your liaison librarian

Ruth Torstenson LeMasters

Ruth Ann Torstenson LeMasters
rtorsten@smumn.edu
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Start your research with CREDO

An online reference source with links to databases and the catalog

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