Religion Resources Guide

Lala Badal
Information Specialist

Phone: (805) 493-3942
Email: lbadal@callutheran.edu

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From Electronic Databases

Academic Complete Ebrary | Usage Help
A growing collection of more than 52,000 titles in all academic subject areas, most published since 2004. NOTE: THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS ARE REQUIRED TO USE THE ADDED FUNCTIONALITY OF THIS DATABASE: Once on the Ebrary website click Sign In link (upper right corner) to utilize the Bookshelf functionality. Also, Ebrary’s Plug-in has to be downloaded by clicking on Ebrary Reader button located by the title.

Academic OneFile (GALE) | Usage Help | Tutorial
User Account Tutorial
Premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995.

Academic Search Premier (EBSCO) | Usage Help
Advanced Search Tutorial
Academic Search Premier is the world’s largest scholarly, multi-disciplinary full text database containing full text for nearly 4,500 journals, including more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles. In addition, this database offers indexing and abstracts for all 8,144 journals in the collection, some dating back to 1965. This scholarly collection offers information in nearly every area of academic study.

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials (EBSCO) | Usage Help
ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials combines the premier index to journal articles, essays, book reviews, ministry reports and theses in all fields of religion with ATLA's online collection of major religion and theology journals. Coverage begins in 1908, though indexing for some journals goes back into the 19th century. Produced by the American Theological Library Association.

Biblical Archeology Society Archives | Usage Help | Tutorial
Biblical Archeology Search Tutorial
BAS's flagship publication is Biblical Archaeology Review, published since 1975. Covering both the Old and New Testaments, BAR presents the latest discoveries and controversies in archaeology with breathtaking photography and informative maps and diagrams. BAR's writers are the top scholars, the leading researchers, the world-renowned experts. BAR is the only nonsectarian forum for the discussion of Biblical archaeology. BAS produced two other publications, Bible Review from 1985-2005, and Archaeology Odyssey from 1998-2006. The complete editorial contents of all three magazines are available on the BAS Online Archive. The Archive also contains the text of five highly-acclaimed books, Ancient Israel, Aspects of Monotheism, Feminist Approaches to the Bible, The Rise of Ancient Israel and The Search for Jesus.

Black Thought and Culture (ASP) | Usage Help
An electronic collection of approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction writings by major American black leaders, teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, entertainers, and other figures covering 250 years of history. In addition to the most familiar works, Black Thought and Culture presents previously inaccessible material, including letters, speeches, prefatory essays, political leaflets, interviews, periodicals, and trail transcripts. The ideas of nearly 100 people present an evolving and complex view of what it is to be black in America.

BrowZine | Usage Help - NEW
BrowZine is a tablet application that allows you to browse, read and monitor majority of the Pearson Library's scholarly journals, all from your iPad. Built to accompany your searching needs, items found in BrowZine can easily be synced up with Zotero, Dropbox or several other services to help keep all of your information together in one place. Please note that journals available through BrowZine have a “soft” backfile limit of 2005-Present. If you require older materials, please visit the library website. To learn more, please take a look at this short two minute video: http://thirdiron.com/browzine-ipad-app/video/

Cambridge Histories Online | Usage Help | Tutorial - NEW
Contains over 300 full-text volumes that covers 15 academic subject areas published from 1960 to date. Each volume includes authoritative narrative accounts by specialists and extensive bibliographies. In addition to world history, this product also covers the histories of other subjects, including language and linguistics, music, philosophy, political and social theory, religion, theater and performing arts, and warfare.

Cambridge Journals Online | Usage Help
Cambridge Journals Online is a full text collection of over 250 titles published by Cambridge University Press, covering over 32 subject areas, ranging from Agriculture, Archaeology and Anthropology, Nutrition, to Psychology and Cognitive Science, Religion and Social Studies.

Cambridge Journals Online Mobile | Usage Help
CJO Mobile (CJOm) is an alternative version of Cambridge Journals Online (CJO) that has been optimised for smartphones and other small mobile devices. The design has been streamlined to speed up access and make navigation easier on a small screen. CJOm was developed for the increasing number of the readers accessing from handheld mobile devices with small displays. Users of larger devices, such as netbooks or iPad™, will find they can take advantage of the rich user experience offered by CJO.

Directory of Open Access Journals | Usage Help
Collection of free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals covering all subjects and languages. There are nearly 7,000 journals in the directory, more than 3,100 of which are full-text and searchable at article level.

Dissertations & Theses: Full Text (ProQuest) | Usage Help
With millions of searchable citations spanning 1861 to the present, the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) database is the most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses in the world. Over 2.1 million titles are available for purchase as printed copies. Over 1 million are available in PDF format for immediate free download, and more than 70,000 new PDFs are added to the database each year from 700 academic institutions worldwide.

ebrary Academic Complete | Usage Help
A growing collection of more than 52,000 titles in all academic subject areas, most published since 2004. NOTE: THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS ARE REQUIRED TO USE THE ADDED FUNCTIONALITY OF THIS DATABASE: Once on the Ebrary website click Sign In link (upper right corner) to utilize the Bookshelf functionality. Also, Ebrary’s Plug-in has to be dowloaded by clicking on Ebrary Reader button located by the title.

EBSCOhost Mobile | Usage Help | Tutorial
Mobile Tutorial
EBSCOhost's application is tailor-made for the smaller screens of mobile devices, and offers the most important EBSCOhost features and functionality, right in the palm of your hand!

Films On Demand - Humanities & Social Sciences Video Collection | Usage Help | Tutorial - NEW
Films on Demand, is a resource produced by Films Media Group that streams educational content directly to the web for classroom instruction and research purposes. Pearson Library subscribes to the Humanities & Social Sciences Video Collection with 4,800 full-length videos. Videos from On Demand could be integrated directly into a course website or a course management system and they can be accessed anywhere within our institution's authentication range. If viewed from off-campus users will be prompted to enter a username and password in order to view the embedded video.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (Reference ebooks collection) | Usage Help
This is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Search thousands of reference e-books with more than 1.8 million documents. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).

Global Issues in Context (GALE) | Usage Help | Tutorial
Guided Tour
Global Issues in Context offers global news and perspectives on issues and events of international importance and provides background information on them, placing them in context. News, perspectives, video, reference, country information, primary source documents, and statistics present a rich analysis of critical issues, whether social, political, military, economic, scientific, health, environmental, or cultural.

Google Scholar | Usage Help
Search for relevant scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.

Humanities Full Text - Wilson Web | Usage Help | Tutorial
Full-text Database Tutorial
Contains full text plus abstracts and bibliographic indexing of the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities, as well as numerous lesser-known but important specialized magazines. This database indexes, abstracts and delivers the full text of 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. (Indexing and abstracting from 1984; full-text from 1994.)

JSTOR | Usage Help | Tutorial
How to Search JSTOR
NOTE: YOU MUST SAVE THE ARTICLE BEFORE E-MAILNG IT.
The JSTOR archive presents high-resolution page images for viewing and printing articles in combination with a linked text file for each article that enables full-text searching. The complete archives of more than 1,000 core scholarly journals in the areas of African American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, ecology, economics, education, finance, history, language and literature, mathematics, philosophy, political science, population studies, sociology, and statistics have been digitized starting with the very first issues, many of which date from the 1800's. New titles and fields are being added regularly.

Literati by Credo | Usage Help - NEW
Provides full-text e-reference books available through the Literati collection as well as news, full-text articles, videos, and images available in Pearson Library’s other subscription resources. With Literati Topic Pages, students can find scholarly, authoritative reference information about all major subjects. Tools like the Literati Mind Map help students to navigate from research prompt to A+ research paper. The Literati collection is comprised of everything from subject encyclopedias to primary source materials, including the handbooks of research and dictionaries found in between. The dynamic tables and high quality multimedia found in this authoritative, citable content engages users while providing them with the context that they’ll need to continue their research in your library’s subject-specific resources.

Mango Languages | Usage Help - NEW
Mango is an online language-learning system. CLU patrons have access to the following 6 languages: Greek (Koine), Biblical Hebrew, Latin, Turkish, Russian, and ESL for Arabic speakers. Each language course offers a rich visual and sensory learning experience that integrates classical texts with the latest language techniques and rich cultural notes. Mango lessons combine everyday conversation skills, memory building strategies and interactivity.

New York Times (1851-2010) | Usage Help - NEW
The digital format of this historical newspaper provides easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. The Historical New York Times with Index (1851-1993) provides search capability using subject terms and topics for focused and targeted results in combination with searchable full text, full page, and article-level images from the Historical New York Times (1851-2007).

Old Testament Abstracts | Usage Help | Tutorial
Old Testament Abstracts Online is a product of a partnership between ATLA and the Catholic Biblical Association. The 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.

OmniFile Full Text Mega (Wilson) | Usage Help | Tutorial
The database contains a wealth of essential material for learning and detailed research in a single, easily-searched database. With the full text of articles from over 2,500 publications, and indexing and abstracts from nearly 3,600 publications, this database provides invaluable support for research in all core undergraduate subjects and for cross-disciplinary work.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context (GALE) | Usage Help
Advanced Search Tutorial | Popular Search Tutorial| Subject Guide Tutorial
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center draws on the acclaimed social issues series published by Greenhaven Press, as well as core reference content from other Gale, Macmillan Reference USA, Charles Scribner's Sons, and U.X.L. sources to provide a complete one-stop source for information on social issues. Access viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles that cover today's hottest issues. Includes a curriculum standards search, allowing educators to quickly identify material by grade and discipline.

Oxford Journals Online - SCELC | Usage Help
Oxford Journals Online is a collection of 238 academic and research journals covering a broad range of subject areas (including the Humanities, Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Medicine and Law), two-thirds of which are published in collaboration with learned societies and other international organizations.

Oxford Reference Online (ORO) | Usage Help | Tutorial
New User Tour
With more than 220 subject dictionaries and reference titles offer quick reference answers in the areas of language, general reference, humanities and social science, business and professional, and science, technology and medicine. ORO brings them all into a single cross-searchable resource.

Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO) | Usage Help | Tutorial
Online Tutorial
Oxford Scholarship Online is a cross-searchable library containing the full text of 4,689 Oxford books in the areas of Economics and Finance, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, and 14 other subject areas. Specially-commissioned abstracts and keywords are available at book and chapter level, and at least 500 new and recently-published books are added each year.

Project Muse | Usage Help
(1993-present) Project MUSE is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers providing 100% full-text, user-friendly online access to more than 213,000 articles in 490 high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from 133 scholarly publishers.

Readers' Guide Full Text (Wilson) | Usage Help | Tutorial
Readers’ Guide Full Text Mega™ includes indexing of over 450 periodicals as far back as 1983 and searchable full text of articles from over 250 journals as far back as 1994. Subject coverage includes antiques, arts, business, computers, education, entertainment, film & television, gardening, health & medicine, history, home improvement, literature, news & current events, photography, popular & classical music, politics, popular culture, religion, science, sports & fitness, transportation, travel and much more.

Religion: the ProQuest Collection | Usage Help | Tutorial
Quick Start Reference Overview
Search a comprehensive collection of journals covering religious issues and perspectives, including religious news and information, commentary on topics of general interest from the perspective of a particular religion, and formal theological studies. Includes more than 150 journals, most of them full-text.

Research Library - ProQuest | Usage Help | Tutorial
Quick Start Reference Overview
Simultaneously search seven subject modules, including the The Arts, Business, Health and Medicine, History, Literature and Language, Science and Technology, and Social Science, in addition to a core list of periodicals. More than 4,000 periodicals, nearly 2,800 in full-text, included that cover over 150 disciplines.

ResearchNow | Usage Help
ResearchNow is a database of scholarly information drawing its content from the roster of peer-reviewed, Berkeley Electronic Press journals and all working papers, preprints and other “grey literature” content from institutional repositories hosted by bepress that have opted for inclusion, as well as subject-matter repository materials from the bepress Legal Repository and COBRA: Collection of Biostatistics Research Archive. ResearchNow also includes an XML gateway (see below) to expose indexed content to federated search engines. Readers can browse ResearchNow by subject area, or set up tailored email notifications of newly posted content.

SAGE Premier | Usage Help
The SAGE Premier package includes leading international peer-reviewed titles, including high-impact research journals published on behalf of over 245 scholarly and professional societies. SAGE journals cover a wide range of subject areas, including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. SAGE Premier includes access to 550+ SAGE journal titles, comprising over 264,000+ full-text articles.

Taylor & Francis Arts & Humanities Journals | Usage Help | Tutorial - NEW
A comprehensive list of journals across the Arts & Humanities spectrum. Features 147 peer-reviewed journals including some of the most prestigious titles in the fields of History, Literature, Language and Linguistics, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Theatre and, Performance Studies, Visual Arts.

Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive, 1902-2009 | Usage Help - NEW
The complete online fully-searchable edition of the TLS from the first edition in 1902 onwards. This is the essential companion for studying and researching literary activity and critical opinion makers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Since 1902, the TLS has scrutinized, applauded and dissected the work of leading writers and thinkers, offering comprehensive coverage of the most important publications, in every subject, in several languages, as well as reviewing current theatre, cinema, music, and exhibitions.

Web of Science: Arts & Humanities Citation Index | Usage Help - NEW
Arts & Humanities Citation Citation Index (through Web of Science) is a multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the arts and humanities. Deliveres essential information from more than 1.700 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals. Provides faculty and students with quick and powerful access to the bibliographic and citation information for journal articles in the arts & humanities they need to find research data, analyze trends, journals, and researchers, and share their findings. Coverage of current information and retrospective data from 1993 to the present.

Wiley Online Library | Usage Help - NEW
Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. Pearson Library provides access to the multidisciplinary e-journals package with over 1360 full-text journals and over 3,000 e-books, including many formerly published by Blackwell.

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