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Degree Completion Program in Theological Studies

Most Useful Databases: Theological Studies

Use the databases on this page to find scholarly journal articles, magazine and news articles, and/or information for book chapters and books on theological topics.

The primary databases for Theological Studies are:

Useful Places to Search for Multiple Subjects / General Research

These are excellent places to search for scholarly sources on topics that span multiple subjects:

Biblical Studies Databases

These databases are the best for doing research on topic related to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and New Testament.

Search Tips

Use Limiters

All academic databases have limiters that allow you to narrow a search quickly and effectively. They typically include:

  • Publication date
  • Peer-reviewed / scholarly
  • Language
  • Subject


Below is an example on what to look for in the ATLA Religion Database:

A text box of limit to options containing full text, abstracts available, scholarly peer reviewed journals and date range          A text box for limiting by subject to further refine the content of a search                 

Can't Find the Full Text?

If you can't get the full text of an article or book chapter you find, contact a librarian, or request it through ILLiad: