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Databases by Seminary Program: Biblical Studies

Online Databases and Reference Works by Subject

Highly Recommended Databases

ATLA Religion Database (some full-text)
Coverage: 1949 - present, updated quarterly
Covers topics such as: Bible, archaeology, and antiquities; human culture and society; church history, missions, and ecumenism; pastoral ministry; world religions and religious studies; and theology, philosophy, and ethics.
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Catholic Periodical & Literature Index (some full-text)
Coverage: 1981 - present, updated annually
The database covers all aspects of the Catholic faith and lifestyle, and includes over 380,000 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.
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Christian Periodical Index 
The Christian Periodical Index (CPI) indexes over 130 publications providing access to articles and reviews written from an evangelical Christian perspective or of interest to the evangelical community.
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New Testament Abstracts (some full-text)
Coverage: 1985 - present, updated annually
The database contains abstracts for study of the New Testament and its historical milieu.
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Old Testament Abstracts (some full-text)
Coverage: 1978 - present, updated annually
The database features indexing and abstracts for journal articles, monographs, multi-author works, and software related to Old Testament studies.
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Additional Databases for Biblical Studies

Academic Search Premier (full-text)
Coverage: 1975 - present, updated daily
Academic Search Premier contains full text coverage in biology, chemistry, education, engineering, humanities, physics, psychology, religion and theology, sociology, etc.
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Accordance Bible Study Software for the Macintosh (St. Paul - Library Use Only)
Program includes the Greek New Testament (NA27), Hebrew Old Testament (BHS4), the Septuagint (LXX), and the Psuedepigrapha (Greek and English).

BibleWorks (St. Paul and San Diego - Library Use Only)
BibleWorks is an electronic Bible concordance and morphological analysis program. It includes texts of the Hebrew O.T., Greek O.T. and N.T. and a wide range of English and modern foreign language texts. It also has Bible dictionaries and other aids.

Biblical Archaeology Society Online (full-text)
Contains the editorial content of each issue of the bimonthly magazine Biblical Archaeology Review from 1975 to present, as well as five books published by the Biblical Archaeology Society.

CDRI: Digital Resources for the Study of Religion (digital images)
This free online resource is a repository of digital resources contributed by member libraries.

Expanded Academic ASAP (some full-text)
Indexes more than 4,200 titles, with 2,500 full-text in a wide variety of disciplines including: social science journals, humanities journals, science and technology journals, national news periodicals, general interest magazines, newswires, The New York Times and many others.
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Additional Resources

See the Biblical Studies Research Guide for more resources.

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