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Journal Locator

Journal Locator

Find specific journals,magazines, and newspapers.

Watch the video below to learn how to find an article if you have the citation.

Beyond the DNL

Can't find what you want?

Try Interlibrary Loan!

  • 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.
  • You will be notified by e-mail when your items arrive.

Request materials online via:

Selected Databases

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

  • ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials
    Citations and full-text articles from major religion and theology journals, produced by the American Theological Library Association.
  • Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS)
    Important publications in the field of Asian Studies, especially in the areas of the humanities and social sciences. Lists periodical articles, chapters in books, and conference proceedings.
  • Catholic Periodical and Literature Index
    Produced by the American Theological Library Association (ATLA), with indexing of journals, essay collections, church and papal documents, and electronic resources expressly addressing the intellectual tradition of Roman Catholicism. Coverage: 1981-present.
    An archive of digitized scholarly journals and books, covering many subjects in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
  • All Databases for Religious Studies . . .

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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