Bibliographic Research in Biblical Studies
[Some links will only work from GCTS or another academic network with the appropriate subscriptions, or with a password provided by your institution.]
ATLA Religion Database
ATLA Religion Database provides information on topics such as biblical
studies, world religions, church history, and religion in social issues. ATLA
Religion Database contains more than 1.3 million bibliographic records
covering the research literature of religion in over 60 languages. It includes
more than 460,000 article citations from more than 1,500 journals (651
currently indexed), more than 260,000 essay citations from over 15,400
multi-author works, more than 423,000 book review citations. Co
ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials
ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials combines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with ATLA's online collection of major religion and theology journals. The ATLA Religion Database includes more than 460,000 article citations from more than 1,500 journals (651 currently indexed), more than 260,000 essay citations from over 15,400 multi-author works, and more than 423,000 book review citations. This database begins in 1949 although indexing for some journal titles extends back into the nineteenth century. This database is produced by the American Theological Library Association.
Religion and Philosophy Collection
This database provides extensive co
Old Testament Abstracts
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.
The printed editions may be found at REF BS 410.O42. A scripture index and list of abbreviations will be found in the back of each volume.
New Testament Abstracts
New Testament Abstracts is a product of a partnership between ATLA and
the Weston Jesuit School of Theology. The database contains more than 33,000
article abstracts, 1,200 review abstracts, 12,600 book abstracts, and 50
software abstracts. Article co
The printed editions may be found at REF BS 410.N35. A scripture index and list of abbreviations will be found in the back of each volume.
The following Print Products are also offered by ATLA. They are basically obsolete in light of the on-line ATLA resources:
· Religion Index One, which indexes religious journals, may be found at Z 7751.R31. A list of abbreviations will be found in the front of each volume and a Scripture index will be found in the back.
· Religion Index Two, which indexes multi-authored and edited books in religion, may be found at Z 7751.R35. A Scripture index will be found in the back of each volume.
Also Searchable On-Line through GCTS (or other subscribed networks):
With more than two million entries, the Dissertation Abstracts database is the single, authoritative source for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses. The database represents the work of authors from over 1,000 graduate schools and universities
Religious & Theological Abstracts RT&A provides objective summaries of articles appearing in scholarly journals in the fields of Religion and Theology.
A database of bibliography in the area of classical studies published by the Société Internationale de Bibliographie Classique, under the direction of Éric Rebillard, with the American Philological Association and the Database of Classical Bibliography.
Searchable from anywhere on the web:
To search all available books at Amazon try this link (and choose “Books”).
Biblical Studies Resources at Amazon.com and Google.com. Some of the hundreds of books that can now be searched on-line at Amazon and Google, making those sites significant research tools. They now provide us with the equivalent to a full concordance to thousands of books. The books included in the list behind this link are just a tip of the iceberg, and the rate at which new books are being added to these “search inside the book” features is phenomenal. If you need to look up a quote or a reference in a book, before you make a trip to the library you may want to look up the book at Amazon.com or Google.com to see if you can access the necessary pages from any internet connection. To look up a specific book at Amazon use their search feature.
Google Advanced Scholar Search [Use with care. Not all referenced items are worthy of mention in an academic paper or thesis.]
Search and read periodicals through Infotrac and the Gale Group Databases (logon using your library card number)
Search the Christian Periodical Index (get the password from Goddard Library)
Off-Line Print-Only Bibliographical Resources:
· Elenchus Bibliographicus Biblicus (EBB) (1920-1984) may be found at Z 7770.E5. A list of abbreviations will be found in the front of each volume and a Scripture index will be found in the back.
· Elenchus of Biblica (1985-) may be found at Z 7770.E54. A list of abbreviations will be found in the front of each volume and a Scripture index will be found in the back..
See also the bibliographies of biblical studies listed by book and by topic in Ref. Z7772.
On-Line Library Catalogs
Search the Bibliotheque Nationale de France (National Library of France)
Other bibliographic helps:
New Testament Research Reference Sheet (prepared by James Darlack of the GCTS Goddard Library).
The Review of Biblical Literature (where you may find reviews of some recent works dealing with your subject)
Search the index to ANRW (Aufstieg und Niedergang der römischen Welt; important academic essays on the ancient Roman world)
Commercial Subscription Services
Ebrary (read thousands of full-text books. Pay to copy or print)
 Most entries are excerpted and slightly adapted from the GCTS Online Databases page (http://www.gordonconwell.edu/library/onlinedata.php). I am also indebted to “Researching Biblical Passages” (http://www.seminary.cbs.edu/content/library/downloads/Researching_Bible_Passages.pdf) by Joe Fleener and to the “New Testament Research Cheat” prepared by James Darlack of the GCTS Goddard Library (http://home.comcast.net/~rciampa/NTReference.htm).