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Research Guide for D.Min Students: Find Articles

A guide to research for D.Min Students

Finding Articles

Your research will involve looking through a mountain of books and article to help verify, clarify, or interpret your project. The library provides you with access to over 5,000 scholarly journals through various databases. On this page is a curated collection of those databases, to assist you in your research. 

Biblical Studies Scholarship

The following databases contain indexing, abstracts, and/or full text of journals focused on the study of the Bible.

Religion Scholarship

The following databases contain indexing, abstracts, and/or full text of journals focused on the study of religion.

  • ATLASerials Religion PLUS 
    ATLAS PLUS provides expanded access to the full text of 450 journals, as well as indexing for a total of 2,000 journals.  
  • Religion and the Law 
    Religion and the Law includes over 2,300 titles, including works on Religion & Freedom, Jewish Law, Canon Law, Religion & Politics, The Bible & Public Schools, and History of Church & State. 
    Note: Access: current faculty, staff, and students
  • Theological Journals Search 
    A Google Custom Search geared towards theological journals. A helpful starting-point for those just beginning research. Some content is open access but most is not. Try searching the Library's Catalog or Journals A to Z if the article is behind a paywall.
    Note: Open Access
  • 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.

General Scholarship

One general-purpose library database is available to students, which contain the full text of journals in nearly all fields of research, from Archaeology to Zoology.

  • 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).
  • OmniFile Full Text Select  offers full text of hundreds of journals and magazines in a very broad variety of subject areas, including social sciences and medicine.
  • PubMed  includes references to medical literature, some of which may include resources for pastoral care and counseling.

Finding a Particular Journal

Have a citation and need to find the full text? There are two ways to find it. First, you can search our ejournal collection by the title of the journal. It will provide you with a link to get to the full text.

If you do not find it there, search ECCO: The Eastern Cluster Catalog  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.


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