Each tab provides insights into finding information from the library catalog, the open web, and the various other tools the library provides you.
- Zotero is freely-available web app and desktop software for all stages of your research. It allows you to group your references and downloaded articles around your own topic areas with your own notes so that you can then come back use them in your projects.
- Microsoft Office has tools integrated in Word that allows you to cite articles and build a bibliography. While some people find it useful, it makes many mistakes that are hard to fix.
- eTurabian offers easy fill-in forms for accurately formatting footnotes.
If you need to cite something more complex, you can also refer to Chicago Manual of Style Online , as Turabian is a simplified version of Chicago.
- African American churches
- Clergy, Interim
- Christian Education
- Church Leadership
- Church management
- Church work
- Devotional exercises
- Lutheran Church Clergy (subdivided)
- Social sciences Research
- Theology - Methodology
- Empirical Theology
- Theology, Practical
- Theology, Practical - Methodology
If you do not find it there, search the local catalog (ECCO) for the title. Please note that you'll want to change the "All Fields" box to "Journal Title."If it appears we still don't have what you want, you can always fill out an interlibrary loan request and we can get the article to you in less than week.
- JSTOR includes the full text of over 600 journals, beginning with their first issues (many do not have full text of the current one to five years available, but are indexed).
- ATLASerials Religion PLUS
- New Testament Abstracts
An index to abstracts on New Testament research. Access this as you would ATLA.
- Old Testament Abstracts
A bibliography of biblical and biblical-archaeological literature, covering articles, collected works, and monographs. Coverage for some of its 540 periodicals begins in 1985.
- ATLASerials Religion PLUS
- Index Theologicus
IxTheo is a free, comprehensive bibliography of articles, books, and related resources for theology and religious studies. Created by the University of Tubingen Library, as well as its protestant & catholic faculty of theology.
- Religion and the Law
Note: Access: current faculty, staff, and students
- Religious & Theological Abstracts
R&TA provides abstracting and indexing of journals in religion & theology.
- Theological Journals Search
Note: Open Access
- AAS Alternative Faith and Philosophy Periodicals, 1789-1878
- AAS Baptists, Quakers, and Independent Church Periodicals, 1797-1881
- AAS Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, and Episcopal Periodicals, 1797-1904
- Congregational, Presbyterian, and Reformed Church Periodicals, 1803-1902
- Emerging American Religions, 1821-1895
- General Interest Christian Periodicals, 1743-1889
- Missionary and Charity Periodicals, 1793-1902
- Religious Periodicals for Women, Children, and Families, 1804-1878
- Religious Periodicals from the Southern US, 1801-1904
- Sunday School Periodicals, 1818-1885
- Temperance in America, 1826-1877
- Theology and Biblical Studies Periodicals, 1760-1877
Since the early days of religion in North America, denominational and missionary groups have collected data on their membership and activities. Throughout the 20th and 21st century, the sociological study of religion has led to further and more nuanced research into religious beliefs, customs, and communities in the United States. The ARDA has compiled much of this research, but denominationally-specific data can more likely be found on a denomination's own website (or archives).
For instance, the ELCA gathers data at the congregational, synodical, regional, and national level. The Lutheran World Federation compiles national statistics, as does the World Council of Churches. If you're having difficulty finding information about a particular denomination, contact the librarian for more help.
Research in Ministry & WorldCat Dissertations are the best starting places to perform this kind of search.