Databases Available at Nashotah House
Most of these databases are under license, and we may offer remote access only to currently enrolled students and faculty of the House. For instructions on how to access these resources remotely, Nashotah House seminarians should consult the library's FAQ page or speak with a member of the library staff in person or by phone (262-646-6535) or email Dr. Sherwood.
Recommended Databases for Students of Theology:
The ARDA web site includes a range of material useful for the scientific study of religion. Data includes: Online Learning Modules, Denominational Profiles and Family Trees, a YouTube Channel, Syllabi and other learning resources, Nancy Ammerman's guide for "Observing Congregations," Online surveys, Congregational Membership Reports and Mapping, Religious Profiles for virtually all countries and regions of the globe, QuickStats and QuickLists on a wide range of religion topics, GIS mapping to locate congregations for any census tract or area in the United States, and over 600 downloadable data collections available for immediate review and download.
The ATLA Historical Monographs Collection contains the full text of approximately 30,000 books on religion published between the 13th century and 1923. The collection is particularly rich in publications from 1894-1923, which together present a comprehensive picture of religion in America at the turn of the century. Other subjects addressed in the collection include the nineteenth century conflict between religion and science, the growing interest in Eastern and other world religions, and significant shifts in the religious identification of Americans.
ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials is the premier online index of citations covering journal articles (639,400+), book reviews (582,100+), and essays (261,800+) in all fields of religion. In addition, links are provided to full text articles from 220+ major religion and theology journals.
(By special arrangement, the full-text portion of the ATLAS Database is available to alumni of Nashotah House. Alumni should email Dr. Sherwood to request access.)
The Ebrary Religion and Philosophy Collection includes searchable full-text of 2700 recently published books from university presses (Oxford, Cambridge, Marquette, McGill-Queens, Yale, the University of California, Stanford, etc.) and other fine publishers (Brill, the Society of Biblical Literature, I.B. Tauris, Macmillan, Random House, Taylor and Francis, Routledge, etc.)
This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,650 journals, including full text for more than 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.
New Testament Abstracts is a product of a partnership between ATLA and Boston College. The database is an indispensable research and bibliographic aid for scholars, librarians, clergy and students of the New Testament and its historical milieu. The database contains more than 33,000 article abstracts, 1,200 review abstracts, 12,600 book abstracts, and 50 software abstracts. Each year an additional 2,000 articles from more than 500 periodicals in numerous languages are selected for inclusion. In addition, nearly 900 current books are also summarized annually. Article coverage in the database dates back to 1985.
Old Testament Abstracts 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. Abstracts from over 450 journals are included. All abstracts are in English, regardless of the language of the original work. Topics covered include antiquities, archaeology, biblical theology, philology and much more. Coverage in the database dates back to 1978.
The Oxford Dictionary of the Church (3rd ed., rev.) is a uniquely authoritative, wide-ranging, and indispensable reference work on all aspects of the Christian Church. It contains over 6,000 A-Z entries, and offers unrivalled coverage of all aspects of this vast and often complex subject, from theology; churches and denominations; patristic scholarship; and the bible; to the church calendar and its organization; popes; archbishops; saints; and mystics. This updated edition is an essential resource for ordinands, clergy, members of religious orders, academics, teachers, and students of church history and theology, as well as for the general reader.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation is the definitive source for information about the entire range of religious and social changes that altered the face of Europe in the sixteenth century, encompassing not only issues of church polity and theology but also developments in politics, economics, demographics, art and literature. This broadly cast, interdisciplinary definition allows for a comprehensive social and intellectual history of early modern Europe.
Provides objective summaries of articles appearing in scholarly journals in the fields of Religion and Theology, including Christian, Jewish, and other World religions. English language abstracts are provided for articles in Hebrew, Afrikaans, and major European languages.
Google has entered into a project to digitize the collections of a number of university libraries. Many of the digitized books from these collections have entered the public domain and are now available to all. Conduct a search, then limit the search by clicking on "Full view" to see only those books available in full text.
Google Scholar permits searching of a broad selection of scholarly papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles. Sources include academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, and universities. Some, but not all, of the resources indexed by Google Scholar are available to Nashotah House library patrons in full text.
The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that is "building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form." Includes out-of-copyright texts, moving images,and audio items.
Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily.
RIM Online indexes and abstracts projects and theses from over 100 Doctor of Ministry (DMin), Doctor of Missiology (DMiss) and Doctor of Educational Ministry (DEdMin) programs accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). RIM is a searchable database with entries for authors, titles, thesis/project advisors, schools, and ATLA subject headings. Indexing began in 1981.
This database is one way to search for books in Wisconsin libraries.
Databases for Interdisciplinary Study:
This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers libraries full text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. Alt HealthWatch provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine. This database features indexing and abstracts going back as far as 1984, and full text going back as far as 1990. Full text.
Business Source Premier is the industry’s most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. This database provides full text back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998.
Education Research Complete is the definitive online resource for education research. Topics covered include all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing. Education Research Complete provides indexing and abstracts for more than 3,000 journals back to 1881, as well as full text for more than 2,000 journals back to 1936, and includes full text for numerous education-related conference papers and more than 500 books and monographs back to 1972. Full text.
Educational Administration Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering areas related to educational administration, including educational leadership, educational management, educational research, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. The index contains more than 66,000 records, which are carefully selected from the most important sources within the discipline.
ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 980 educational and education-related journals. Full text.
GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records. Full text.
This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source - Consumer Edition features searchable full text for nearly 300 journals. This database is updated on a daily basis.
This database provides more than 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals. This database is updated on a daily basis.
History Reference Center offers full text from more than 2,500 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for nearly 170 leading history periodicals, more than 112,000 historical documents, 113,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 112,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.
Literary Reference Center (LRC) is a comprehensive literary reference database, which provides users with a broad spectrum of reference information from antiquity to the present day. LRC is a comprehensive database that combines information from over 1,000 books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias and reference works, hundreds of literary journals, and unique sources not available anywhere else. LRC contains detailed information on the most studied authors and their works.
MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE allows users to search abstracts from over 4,600 current biomedical journals.
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 400 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 500 titles.
Newspaper Source Plus includes 1,520 full-text newspapers, providing more than 28 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 601,300 television and radio news transcripts, videos & podcasts.
Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of more than 550 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. Professional Development Collection is the most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world.
This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.
Science Reference Center is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full text science-oriented content. This database contains full text for nearly 640 science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, etc. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.
Additional Databases for Residents of the State of Wisconsin:
Access BadgerLink Databases
The State of Wisconisin Department of Public Instruction-Division for Libraries, Technology and Community Learning provides the following databases to residents of the state:
Auto Repair Reference Center
Business Source Premier
Consumer Health Complete
History Reference Center
Literary Reference Center
NoveList and NoveList K-8
Science Reference Center
Student Research Center
Wisconsin Media Lab
Digital Science Online
Encyclopædia Britannica Mobile
Elementary School Edition
Enciclopedia Universal en Español | High School Edition
Learning Zone | Middle School Edition
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