Subject Guides for Religion/Theology Research
New Jerome Biblical Commentary
This commentary provides users with the historical, literary, religious and scientific content of the Scriptures and includes the variety of interpretation within the scholarly community. It is located under Ref BS 491.2 N485 1990.
New Catholic Encyclopedia, 2nd ed is a 15 volume work which features revised and new articles. Among the 12,000 entries in the encyclopedia are articles on theology, philosophy, history, literary figures, saints, musicians and much more.
Encyclopaedia Judaica - This second edition expands the scope and the relevance of the original work. It features more than 21,000 entries on Jewish life, culture, history, and religion, written by Israeli, American and European subject specialists.
The Cambridge Companions to Philosophy, Religion & Culture are a rich source for information on theological and philosophical topics. Chapters can be downloaded individually and generally include bibliographies. A bonus feature is that the Companions chapters citation information can be exported directly to RefWorks.
Search for books in the Blakley Library's online catalog and if needed, expand the search for relevant books by using WorldCat. Use both specialized and general databases to identify journal articles of interest.
ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials is a comprehensive database for religious research. It indexes commentaries, criticisms, book reviews, and journal articles and includes the ATLAS collection of select full-text theology journals.
Catholic Periodical and Literature Index Online is produced by ATLA and the Catholic Library Association and includes citations for articles and books published in Roman Catholic journals, Papal documents, church promulgations and other sources about the Catholic faith that are authored by Catholics and/or produced by Catholic publishers.
Oxford Biblical Studies Online provides a comprehensive resource for the study of the Bible and Biblical history. It integrates various Oxford scholarly texts and reference works and includes texts from several Oxford Bibles which can be viewed in side-by-side display with the user's choice of commentary from the Study Bibles, the Oxford Bible Commenary and various concordances.
Other Specialized and General Databases for Theological Research
New Testament Abstracts Online is a joint production from Boston College and ATLA and is an in-depth source of articles of New Testament scholarship.
Old Testament Abstracts Online, jointly produced by the Catholic Biblical Association and ATLA, is a scholarly source of articles and other information about the Old Testament.
Papal Encyclicals Online provides the full-text of Papal encyclicals and bulls going back to the 1200's. It also includes a Papal directory and a directory of councils.
WorldCat is a compilation of the records of well over 70,000 libraries and is an excellent source to locate books on theological topics which are not owned by the University of Dallas and can be obtained through inter-library loan.
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Anchor Bible Series
This flagship series of original translations and commentaries on each book of the Bible is a premier source for Biblical study. Volumes include historical and critical analyses, information on various scholarly theories, and verse-by-verse commentary and exegesis. Yale purchased the whole series from Doubleday in 2007 and now publishes the new titles and revisions of the older volumes. In Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library, the series is available under REF BS 192.2 .A1G3. Most of the volumes are also available in the circulating collection.