American Religion: Denominational Newspapers provides access to historical newspapers covering religious news and the role religion played in American life and society between 1799 and 1900. It provides invaluable denominational insight, as well as news and opinions on critical social issues such as slavery, women’s suffrage, the Temperance movement, civil rights, Native American relocation, and local government corruption.
Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries span over 86 volumes and comprise a trusted and long-running scholarly commentaries series for biblical studies scholars. The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary is a six-volume dictionary of the Bible offering up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of biblical subjects and topics.
Alumni of the university and seminary have access to the Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries and Dictionary by logging in to their library account using their Alumni library card barcode number. See the Guests and Alumni page for details.
Arts & Humanities Citation Index, available via Web of Science, provides access to bibliographic and citation information from the world's leading arts and humanities journals.It covers a broad array of topics in the humanities from 1975 to the present.
The ARDA (Association of Religion Data Archives) provides free access to religion statistics, data and church membership reports from around the world, including Christian statistics and adherents data. The ARDA offers recent U.S. and international survey findings, local, national and global profiles of religion, and detailed demographic reports and maps of religious and protestant denominations in America.
The Atla E-Book Lending Program is a collection of theological ebooks users can borrow like a print book. Unlike many ebook platforms, Atla ELP ebooks are limited to one user at a time. Before searching the collection, make sure to login in the upper righthand corner. Select Calvin University from the dropdown menu if you are a university student or faculty, and login using your full email address and Calvin passphrase. Select Calvin Seminary if you are a seminary student or faculty, and login using your entire library card number as both the login and password.
ATLA is an index of journal articles, essays, and book reviews in the areas of biblical studies, world religions, church history, and religious perspectives on social issues, among other topics. The database provides coverage from 1949 to the present and retrospective indexing for some journals as far back as the nineteenth century.
Alumni of the university and seminary have access to ATLASerials by logging in to their library account using their Alumni library card barcode number. See the Guests and Alumni page for details.
The ATLAS for ALUM program is available for all alumni of Calvin University and Calvin Theological Seminary.
ATLAS for ALUM, funded through a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., provides access to ATLASerials® (ATLAS®), an online collection of major religion and theology journals, ranging from popular journals such as Christianity Today and Christian Century to scholarly journals such as the Journal of Biblical Literature and Theology Today. This resource contains articles and book reviews going back as early as 1924.
You can find instructions for accessing ATLAS on our website.
Biblegateway.com allows users to search the Bible in more than 70 languages and more than 180 versions. Its searching capabilities allow users to quickly find and compare particular passages in multiple Bible translations based on keywords, phrases, topics, and Scripture references.
CARD provides access to articles, essays, and lectures dealing with John Calvin and Calvinism from the 16th century to the present. The database is interdisciplinary and international, containing scholarly material in English, French, and German, among other languages.
The Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology is an essential reference resource for scholars of global hymnody, with information on the hymns of many countries and languages and a strong emphasis on the historical as well as the contemporary.
The China Historical Christian Database (CHCD) quantifies and visualizes the place of Christianity in modern China (1550-1950). It provides users the tools to discover where every Christian church, school, hospital, orphanage, publishing house, and the like were located in China, and it documents who worked inside those buildings, both foreign and Chinese.
Published by the Association of Christian Librarians, this database indexes journal articles and book reviews written from an evangelical Christian perspective or of interest to the evangelical community.
The CRCPI is an index to periodicals which are official publications of the Christian Reformed Church or its institutions, or periodicals which have a significant number of contributors who are affiliated with the CRC or its institutions including the Calvin Theological Journal and The Banner.
This is the first major online collection of Karl Barth's works. Combining comprehensiveness with a carefully crafted set of text-analysis tools, The Digital Karl Barth Library will support a new generation of research into the works of one of the twentieth century's most influential theologians.
The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception is the first comprehensive reference work on the Bible and its reception. It records how biblical texts have been read, interpreted and integrated into thought, science and culture throughout the centuries, making it an essential resource for scholars in biblical, cultural, and religious studies and related fields.
The HLSI identifies sermons contained in books owned by the Hekman Library. Find sermon citations based on scripture passage, author, title, keyword, or subject and then use the call number to locate the book on shelf.
Ministry Matters offers practical inspiration for preachers, teachers, and worship leaders. It includes thousands of original articles and blogs, unique book reviews, and weekly worship and preaching helps. In addition, there are full text commentaries for student research such as The New Interpreter's Bible and Abingdon Old and New Testament Commentaries.
This research resource will be of primary interest to seminary students.
NOTE: We have capability for only 10 simultaneous users. If you are turned away you may have to wait a few minutes until a spot opens up.
The RBL database, expanded weekly, contains thousands of published reviews. It is considered the most comprehensive review of monographic literature in the field of biblical and related studies. All reviews are available in full text.
The Seventh-day Adventist Periodical Index provides citation indexing to past and current Seventh-day Adventist journals and magazines from 1973 to the present. The index is produced at the James White Library, Andrews University under the auspices of the Association of Seventh-day Adventist Librarians.
Social Explorer is a suite of online tools and data that allow users to visually explore hundreds of thousands of data indicators across demography, economy, health, religion, crime, and more. Users can visualize and interact with data, create reports and downloads for offline processing.