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 from Eksendia 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.
In addition, you can find all our books (print and ebook) inside of WorldCat Books . WorldCat also shows you what other libraries own a title, and if you live near either campus, you may want to visit one of our partner libraries in person. Books found in ECCO or WorldCat can be delivered to your local campus (or, in some cases, to your home--ask us for more info).
The ULS Library now offers easy delivery of books between all three libraries as well as to your home. If the book you want is actually on another campus, you can now click on "Place hold" in the book catalog to make a direct request for delivery between campuses. In order to use this feature, you need to have a print book circulation account. You can sign up for one by emailing the library or by coming to the library's circulation desks to fill out the form.
If you live more than 30 miles from the Gettysburg of Philadelphia campus, you can have up to five books delivered to you via USPS at a time. While the library pays to ship the materials to you, you are responsible for returning them. More library policies for print books can be found here.
- African American churches
- Interim Clergy
- Clergy - Counseling of
- Christian Education
- Christian Education - Teaching Methods
- Christian Leadership
- Church Leadership
- Church management
- Church work
- Church work with children
- Devotional exercises
- Lutheran Church Clergy
- Pastoral Counseling
- Peer Counseling in the Church
- Public Worship
- Social sciences Research
- Social Sciences Research - Methodology
- Spouses of Clergy
- Theology - Methodology
- Empirical Theology
- Theology, Practical
- Theology, Practical - Methodology
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.
- ATLASerials Religion PLUS
- 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.
- 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.
- ATLASerials Religion PLUS
- New Testament Abstracts
An index to abstracts on New Testament research. Access this as you would ATLA.
- Old Testament Abstracts
- BILDI -- Documentation for Biblical Literature, Innsbruck
A bibliography of biblical and biblical-archaeological literature, covering articles, collected works, and monographs. Coverage for some of its 540 periodicals begins in 1985.
- Accessible Archives
Access to the complete collection of materials available through Access Archives. This collection has coverage of much of the 19th century in the United States, with a special focus on Africa American Newspapers, Pennsylvania, the Civil War, and Women's Suffrage.
- African American Newspapers (Accessible Archives)
The African American Newspapers collection includes the full text of eleven early African American newspapers, including The Christian Recorder, Frederick Doublass' Paper, The North Star, and Freedmen's Record.
- Civil War Collection (Accessible Archives)
Accessible Archives has compiled an eclectic collection of original source material related to the Civil War. Included in this collection are perspectives from newspapers, generals, soldiers, and others. In addition, it includes a collection of abolitionist era reference materials, compiled by the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Library, Springfield, IL.
- Women's Suffrage Collection (Accessible Archives)
The collection covers the period 1840-1920, including various women's rights movements during that era. In particular, abolitionist movements up to and during the Civil War, temperance, and women's suffrage movments thereafter.
- 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.