Links to Library Databases
(for accessing the databases remotely, see the instructions further below)
This electronic resource includes over 4,600 full-text, cross searchable e-books in the humanities and related social sciences. The collection encompasses 41 subject-areas, ranging from African Studies to Women’s Studies. The project includes both in-print and out-of-print books and each year between 300-400 titles are added. The titles are recommended by scholars and learned societies and include many-prize-winning publications.
ATLA Religion Database (ATLA RDB) with ATLASerials (ATLAS) combines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with ATLA's online collection of major religion and theology journals. The ATLA Religion Database includes more than 620,000 article citations from more than 1,746 journals (575 currently indexed), more than 250,000 essay citations from over 18,000 multi-author works, more than 570,000 book review citations, and a growing number of multimedia citations. In ATLASerials, full text is provided for more than 380,000 electronic articles and book reviews. This database is produced by the American Theological Library Association.
This significant collection provides access to 36 digital volumes of the celebrated Cambridge Histories series: the Cambridge Intellectual History of Byzantium, the Cambridge History of Religions in Latin America, the Cambridge History of the Bible (3 vols.), the New Cambridge History of the Bible (3 vols.), the Cambridge History of Magic & Witchcraft in the West, the Cambridge History of Religions in the Ancient World, the Cambridge History of Jewish Philosophy (2 vols.), the Cambridge History of Islam (4 Vols.), the New Cambridge History of Islam (6 vols.), the Cambridge History of Judaism (4 vols.), the Cambridge History of Early Christian Literature, and the Cambridge History of Christianity (9 vols.).
The Loeb Classical Library, founded in 1911 by James Loeb, is a facing-page translation series of the work of classical Greek and Latin authors represented in over 500 volumes. The iconic red and green volumes have long been an invaluable resource to scholars, students, and all those interested in the great writers of ancient Greece and Rome. Now, the Digital Loeb Classical Library is a fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of all these volumes, making available what is important in classical Greek and Latin literature: epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory; and the great medical writers and mathematicians.
The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR) offers a comprehensive and in-depth rendering of the current state of knowledge on the origins and development of the Bible in its different canonic forms in Judaism and Christianity. At the same time, EBR also documents the history of the Bible's reception in the Christian churches and the Jewish Diaspora; in Islam, in other religious traditions and current religious movements, Western and non-Western alike, as well as in literature, art, music, and film. EBR is scheduled to comprise thirty volumes in print spanning a 15-year period (2009–2024). The online edition contains the entire contents of the printed edition (currently volumes 1–14), as well as many articles ahead of print, and is updated quarterly.
OCLC FirstSearch is an online reference search tool that delivers quality content from WorldCat and another 10 quality, respected databases in a wide range of subjects. It provides access to more than 258 million records via WorldCat. Various library ownership information in WorldCat is linked to most FirstSearch databases. There is a choice of seven interface languages: English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese.
LBG (Lexikon zur byzantinischen Gräzität)
Lexikon zur byzantinischen Gräzität (LBG), published by the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Die Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften), is the result of a collaboration with the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG) at the University of California, Irvine. The LBG is the foremost lexicographical resource in Byzantine Studies mainly covering the period from the 4th to the 15th century A.D. taken from more than 3,000 texts. Seven fascicles have appeared to date, with one more scheduled to appear in 2016. When completed the dictionary will consist of more than 2,000 printed pages, containing approx. 80,000 lemmata.
New Testament Abstracts Online is a product of a partnership between ATLA and Boston College. The database is an indispensable research and bibliographic aid for scholars, librarians, clergy and students of the New Testament and its historical milieu. The database contains more than 44,000 article abstracts, 1,200 review abstracts, 16,500 book abstracts, and 50 software abstracts. Each year an additional 2,000 articles from more than 500 periodicals in numerous languages are selected for inclusion. In addition, approximately 900 current books are also summarized annually. Article coverage in the database dates back to 1985.
Old Testament Abstracts is a product of a partnership between ATLA and the Catholic Biblical Association. The database features indexing and abstracts for journal articles, monographs, multi-author works, and software related to Old Testament studies. Content from over 450 journals is covered. All abstracts are in English, regardless of the language of the original work. Topics covered include antiquities, archaeology, biblical theology, philology and much more. Coverage in the database dates back to 1978.
OmniFile Full Text, Select Edition is a full text-only database that contains a wealth of essential material for learning and research across the disciplines. Full-text articles are available from approximately 2,700 publications, many of which are peer-reviewed. This resource is an invaluable support for undergraduate research within and across all core subjects. Subject coverage includes art, agriculture, applied science, business, current events, education, general science, humanities, law, library sciences, social sciences, technology, and many other fields.
Religion & Philosophy Collection is a comprehensive database covering such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. With more than 300 full text journals and unparalleled coverage of the subject areas listed above, the Religion & Philosophy Collection is an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies.
TLG (Thesaurus Linguae Graecae)
Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG) is a Special Research Program at the University of California, Irvine. Founded in 1972 the TLG represents the first effort in the Humanities to produce a large digital corpus of literary texts. Since its inception the project has collected and digitized most texts written in Greek from Homer (8 c. B.C.) to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453. Its goal is to create a comprehensive digital library of Greek literature from antiquity to the present era.
The following links are Open Access resources:
An international open-access electronic journal published by the Institute for Byzantine Research (IBR) of the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF). It provides a forum for the publication of original research in the field of Byzantine studies. Publication of the journal began at the IBR of the National Hellenic Research Foundation in 1966 under the title SΥΜΜΕΙΚΤΑ.
A major scholarly journal, begun in 1892, devoted to research in Early Christian, Byzantine and post-Byzantine art and archaeology written in the main European languages (Greek, English, French, German, Italian). The Deltion offers open access to content with a five year moving wall.
This directory provides free access to close to 6,000 academic journals drawn from the humanities, sciences and mathematics. Over 2,500 journals are searchable at article level.
The Getty Research Portal is a free online search platform providing worldwide access to an extensive collection of digitized art history texts from a range of institutions. This multilingual and multicultural union catalog affords art historians and other researchers the ability to search and download complete digital copies of publications devoted to art, architecture, material culture, and related fields. The Getty Research Portal is a collaborative project initiated by the Getty Research Institute in 2012. Founded with a group of international contributors, including the Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library at Columbia University, the Biblioteca de la Universidad de Málaga, the Frick Art Reference Library, the Heidelberg University Library, the Institut national d'histoire de l'art, members of the New York Art Resources Consortium, and the Thomas J. Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Portal aggregates access to an ever-increasing number of digitized art-historical texts from a growing list of contributors.
This site offers a multilingual online library offering access free of charge to more than 650'000 full-text articles, journals, books and other resources. Its focus is on theology, intercultural and interreligious dialogue, ethics, and ecumenism in World Christianity. One just needs to register for free on the website.
GRBS is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal devoted to the culture and history of Greece from Antiquity to the Renaissance, featuring research on all aspects of the Hellenic world from prehistoric antiquity through the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine periods, including studies of modern classical scholarship.
This index of theological articles and essays in selected works from 1979 to the present is hosted by the University of Tübingen and contains citations from more than 600 journals in addition to Festschriften and congress publications. There is significant overlap with the ATLA Religion Database but it does include European content not covered by ATLA Religion Database.
Porphyra is the first Italian on-line, open access, peer-reviewed periodical to focus exclusively on Byzantium. Articles appear in various languages.
Persée is the website for free access to numerous full text academic journals in the fields of the humanities and social sciences. The journals are French publications but many of the articles they publish are in English.
The site has been created by the Centre for the Greek Language in Thessalonike, under the auspices of the Ministry of Education. The materials cover Ancient Greek, Byzantine Greek and Modern Greek. Among the online resources are searchable dictionaries, a corpus of texts, information on the theoretical research and study of the Greek language, materials related to the theory and teaching of the language, bibliographies, anthologies, studies, guides and concordances.