Research Databases


EBSCO Host – eBooks and Journals
This database collection includes the Academic Book Collection of over 160,000 ebooks and also the Academic Search Elite collection of over 2100 electronic journals. The ebook package contains a large selection of multidisciplinary ebook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter including the humanities, business, health and medicine, and religion. These books are available for download. The journal database contains full text for more than 2,100 journals. Nearly 150 journals have PDF images dating back to 1985. Many articles are downloadable and printable (Available only to faculty, staff, and students).

Research in Ministry: Index to DMin and DMiss Project Reports and Theses (RIM)
RIM is a freely available database that indexes DMin and DMiss projects from reporting schools of theology accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. Indexing began in 1981. Author, title, project advisor, institution, and subject access are provided. In addition, an abstract for each project is included when one has been provided by the author.

PQDT Open provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge. You can quickly and easily locate dissertations and theses relevant to your discipline, and view the complete text in PDF format.

International Collection of Digitized Hebrew Manuscripts

The vision of the International Collection of Digitized Hebrew Manuscripts is to allow readers across the globe to access the complete corpus of existing Hebrew manuscripts. Using state-of-the-art technology, the International Collection will preserve the digital images of the manuscripts for the future and will enable readers and scholars to use the most innovative research and discovery tools. Use this database to review existing Hebrew manuscripts. (NOTE: This page will take a minute to load)

Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative

The CDRI database is operated by the American Theological Library Association and provides access to digital images of woodcuts, photographs, slides, papyri, coins, maps, postcards, manuscripts, lithographs, sermons, shape-note tune books, and various forms of Christian art, architecture, and iconography.

Duke University Libraries

This is an amazing website and well worth exploring. The Global Digital Library on Theology alone features over 2,000,000 full-text articles, journals, books, and other resources. Also featured are the Tyndale University and Princeton Theological libraries with extensive holdings, including research tools such as Bible encyclopedias and handbooks. Other quality digital resources include the Bible Odyssey Encyclopedia, the 1st edition of the Catholic Encyclopedia (1907-1912) and Vatican Archives along with primary resources such as Early Christian and Jewish Writing and the Early Church Fathers. Google Theological Journals and the Review of Biblical Literature are also included along with the Buddhist eLibrary, Internet Islamic Studies, and many Bible texts such as the Septuagint and Vulgate and the Dead Sea Scrolls.