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.
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 Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) hosts a collection of material includes data on churches and church membership, religious professionals, and religious groups (individuals, congregations, and denominations).
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. See the Guests and Alumni page for details.
The ATLAS for ALUM program is available for all alumni of Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary.
ATLAS for ALUM, funded through a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., provides access to ATLASerials® (ATLAS®), an online collection of more than 140 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 more than 240,000 articles and book reviews going back as early as 1924.
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.
Christian Periodica Index, or CPI, is the comprehensive electronic index to journal articles and book reviews from across the evangelical Christian perspective. First released in 1957, it is updated quarterly.
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.
EBR is a research tool for scholars in biblical studies and related fields but also useful to readers generally interested in the Bible. The online edition contains the entire contents of the printed edition (currently volumes 1–12), as well as many articles ahead of print, and is updated quarterly.
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 new 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 over 7395 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 indexing Seventh-day Adventist journals and magazines. The index is produced at the James White Library, Andrews University under the auspices of the Association of Seventh-day Adventist Librarians.