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Journal Locator

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Beyond the DNL

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  • Use materials from other libraries' collections free of charge.
  • Articles arrive via e-mail within 3-5 business days.
  • Books arrive within 2 weeks and are held in your name.
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Selected Databases

Use databases to find articles on your topic. These databases are the best place to start.

  • ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials
    ATLA Religion Database provides full text of major religion and theology journals. All major religious faiths, major denominations, and language groups are included. Areas include: Bible, archaeology, and antiquities; human culture and society; church history, missions, ecumenism; pastoral ministry; world religions and religious studies; and theology, philosophy, and ethics.
    Coverage: 1949 - Present.
  • Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS)
    Bibliography of Asian Studies references principally western-language articles and book chapters on all parts of Asia published since 1971.
    Updated: Continually.
  • Catholic Periodical and Literature Index
    Catholic Periodical and Literature Index Online is the product of a partnership between ATLA and the Catholic Library Association. Includes indexed citations to articles 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.
    Coverage: 1981 - Present. Updated: Regularly.
  • Humanities Full Text
    Humanities Full Text contains full text, abstracts and bibliographic indexing of scholarly sources in the humanities, as well as specialized magazines. Also includes: feature articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, drama, and poetry, book reviews, and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, radio and television programs, and more.
    Coverage: 1984 - Present. Updated: Daily.
  • JSTOR
    JSTOR archives images and full text of scholarly journals. Subscription includes: Life Sciences Collection (which includes Biological Science, Ecology & Botany and Health & General Sciences), Arts and Sciences Collections I through XII (which includes many disciplines within the Humanities and Social Sciences including: Anthropology, Archaeology, Architectural History, Area Studies, Art & Art History, Asian Studies, Business, Classical Studies, Economics & Finance, Education, Feminist & Women’s Studies, Film Studies, History, Language & Literature, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Mathematics & Statistics, Medicine, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Religion, and Technology.) and many individual journal titles.
    Updated: Continually.
 

Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

  • When searching databases, use AND, OR, and parentheses to focus your search.
  • The asterisk * symbol will search for all variations of a word. For example: basket* will search for baskets and basketry. Using quotes will search for a phrase.
  • Combine synonyms with OR and put them inside parentheses, like this:
(bapti*) AND (gospel OR "new testament")
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