The core database in Religion and Theology is ATLA Religion Index
For assistance, contact Theological Librarian Ernie Rubinstein, erubinst@drew.edu, x3472.

Name Description Guide
Arts & Humanities Full Text

Full text resources covering Art, Architecture, Design, History, Philosophy, Music, Literature, Theatre and Cultural Studies.

ATLA Religion Database

A comprehensive reference tool for religious and theological scholarship 1949 to the present, which also includes full text of the entire runs of a core collection of more than 50 English-language scholarly journals. The database consists of more than 990,000 records in over 30 languages from 1,400 journals and 14,000 multi-author works.

Chicago Manual of Style

Full text of the University of Chicago Manual of Style, along with Q&A, tools, and Quick Citation Guide.

Encyclopaedia Judaica

Encyclopedia covering “Jewish life, culture, history, and religion.”

Encyclopedia of Religion

Major reference work in religion and related subjects.

Encyclopedia of Religion in America

“Explains the origins, development, adaptation, influence, and interrelations of the many faiths practiced, including major world religions, new religious sects, cults, and religious movements that originated or had an influence in the United States. “

Encyclopedia of World Methodism, vol 1
Encyclopedia of World Methodism, vol 2
Fordham Scholarship Online – Religion

Fordham University Press religion e-books.

General Religion Search

Search ATLA, Old Testament Abstracts, New Testament Abstracts, and Index Islamicus with one search.

L’Annee Philologique

Large and very deep database covering many aspects of Classical Antiquity; sources are in several languages. No full text. Also useful for Bible and Ancient Christianity; covers ancient authors and modern interpretations.

Ministry Matters

Bible reference e-book library and other ministry resources.

New Testament Abstracts

Journal articles, books, book reviews, and software relating to New Testament studies. Includes English abstracts of all items. Coverage is 1985-

Old Testament Abstracts

Journal articles, books, essays in books, and software relating to Old Testament studies. Includes English abstracts of all items. Coverage is 1978-

Oxford African American Studies Center

Includes Encyclopedia of African American History, Black Women in America, Africana, content from the African American National Biography project, Encyclopedia of African American Art & Architecture, Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature, articles from other reference works, bibliographies, timelines, maps, images, primary source documents, links to Internet resources.

Oxford Bibliographies Online – Biblical Studies

A literary guide to the most important and significant sources in Biblical Studies. Features a selective list of bibliographic citations supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult, with a unique editorial commentary to show how the cited sources are interrelated. ( click “Biblical Studies” box )

Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Oxford Scholarship Online: Religion

Full text of Oxford University Press books in the subject area of religion.

Proquest Religion

Indexing and some full text of 150 religion and related journals.

RAMBI

Index to articles in Jewish studies from the Jewish National and University Library.

SAGE Reference Online

A collection of over 300 encyclopedias and handbooks covering a wide array of topics in the humanities and social sciences.

Web Sites

The core database in Religion and Theology is ATLA Religion Index
For assistance, contact Theological Librarian Ernie Rubinstein, erubinst@drew.edu, x3472.

  • 200 Years of United Methodism

    The Story of United Methodism in America. Text by John G. McEllhenney, one hundred twenty-eight illustrations from the Archives and History Center of the United Methodist Church, from the book published by Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, 1984.

  • Academic Jewish Studies Internet Directory

    Gateway to libraries, universities & research centers with Jewish Studies concentrations, and to full-text resources and guides for Jewish history and other scholarly topics. Links to RAMBI, an index to articles in Jewish studies from the Jewish National and University Library.

  • Adherents.com

    Useful and interesting collection of membership statistics and location.

  • AdHoc Image and Text Database on History of Christianity

    Digitized reports and images relating especially to the history of Christian missions, courtesy Yale Divinity School

  • Alban Institute

    Online aids to ministry and congregational development with links to articles, blogs, podcasts and more

  • Arabic Network For Human Rights Informations
  • Association of Religion Data Archives

    Contains data files that can be searched and used singly or combined.

  • ATLA Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative (CDRI)

    Digital images from the libraries and special collections of ATLA member libraries, including: photographs, slides, papyri, coins, maps, postcards, manuscripts, sermons, art…

  • ATLA Guide to Scripture searching

    An audio-visual tutorial to searching scripture citations in the ATLA Religion Databases

  • Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate

    Posts results of social scientific studies of the Catholic Church (though not all freely available).

  • Center for Religion and Civic Culture (USC)

    “The Center for Religion and Civic Culture at USC was founded in 1996 to create, translate, and disseminate scholarship on the civic role of religion in a globalizing world.”

  • Center for the Study of Religion

    Center for the Study of Religion is based at Princeton University. Resources for the study of “the social, historical, and cultural complexity” of North American religion.

  • Christian Classics Ethereal Library

    Contains patristic texts and later religious writings of historical interest

  • Christianity in Its Global Context

    “A timely overview of the changing demographics of Christianity and Christians’ activities over the past 40 years”

  • Dead Sea Scrolls

    Digitized versions of 5 of the Dead Sea Scrolls, including the Great Isaiah Scroll

  • Divinity Library Instructional Guide: BibleWorks 7.0

    Helpful guide to Bibleworks 7.0 courtesy the Yale Divinity School Library.

  • Faith, Ethics and Public Life

    From Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, provides information and links on relation between world religions and international affairs

  • Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

    Indexes journal articles and essays on women in the Middle Ages.

  • Freq.uenci.es

    A variety of literary, artistic, and theological responses to the concept of spirituality

  • GlobeTheoLib

    Partly sponsored by the World Council of Churches, this website offers access to a range of scholarly texts, including many of the Oxford Handbooks to religion

  • Hartford Institute for Religion Research

    Especially useful for sociologists of religion and D.Min students, this site offers access to research produced by the Hartford Institute, and links to related research. Pastors may find useful the several congregational assessment inventories.

  • Historical Census Browser

    “In addition to basic counts of population and housing units, all decades contain information on race, gender, and some measure of household size and composition. Beginning with 1840, some economic characteristics such as education and occupation are included. Later decades have many variables, including ancestry, literacy, and income variables. In a few cases, the census data were augmented with information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Council of Churches of Christ.”

  • Internet Guide to Religion – Wabash Center

    Exemplary guide to internet resources in theology & religious practice.

  • Internet Sacred Text Archive

    Core texts of the world religions and spiritual traditions. “This site strives to produce the best possible transcriptions of public domain texts on the subject of religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric.”

  • Islam and Islamic Studies Resources

    For Muslims & non-Muslims, this site links to primary sources (sacred texts, texts in Islamic law and schools of theology, contemporary documents) and scholarly secondary sources. Covers Islamic history, culture, and contemporary topics. By Alan Godlas (U of Georgia).

  • Korean Heritage Library | East Asian Library

    University of Southern California has one of the leading Korean Studies programs in the US; this is its website. Provides access to a full range of information resources for both Korean and Korean-American subjects.

  • Latino/a Bibliography of Theology and Religious Studies

    A bibliography of books and articles by Catholic and Anglican Latino/a.

  • LGBT Religious Archives Network

    Rich gateway to archival resources documenting religious life and history of LGBT persons.

  • Mental Health & Psychology Resources Online

    Excellent resource for pastoral counseling. Can be searched for information at different levels. Links to support groups as well as medical information for specific categories in mental health. Includes physical disease and disability support resources. From Psych Central.

  • Methodist Web Links

    Clear, thoughtful, useful page. Divided into different units covering Methodism in the US and worldwide, sister denominations (e.g., AME, Wesleyan, and Nazarene Churches ), and related institutions and libraries. By Drew U. Methodist Librarian

  • New Testament Gateway

    Links for writings on the books of the NT and on topics ranging from Learning New Testament Greek to Biblical Archaeology.

  • Nielsen’s Psychology of Religion Pages

    Fine site for graduate students and teachers in the field of Religion and Psychology and therapists interested in blending psychology and spirituality. Includes sections on New Religious Movements and on Science and Religion. By M. Nielsen (Georgia Southern U.)

  • OEN Bibliography Database

    The Old English Newsletter Database serves as an index to scholarly material in Anglo-Saxon studies. Free registration required.

  • Old Testament Gateway

    Intentionally patterned after Goodacre’s NT Gateway, this scholarly site consists of a basic, linked list on the individual books and groupings of books of Hebrew Scripture, with pages for general materials and scriptural texts. By Australian scholar Roy Nicholson.

  • Online Medieval and Classical Library

    “The Online Medieval and Classical Library (OMACL) is a collection of some of the most important literary works of Classical and Medieval civilization.”

  • Patrologia Latina

    The full set of this classic (but not critical) edition of the Latin church fathers, in PDFs

  • Pew Research Center

    Pew Institute survey and polling information.

  • Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project

    Digitized texts of “more than one hundred years of [4] Jewish newspapers published in Pittsburgh” (1895-1975).

  • Pluralism Project at Harvard University

    Information and research reports and studies on religious pluralism in the United States.

  • Post-Reformation Digital Library

    Beautifully organized gateway to online fulltext sources for study of early modern theology

  • Quarterly Review

    Complete, fulltext issues of the Methodist periodical, Quarterly Review, 1980-2005.

  • RAMBI

    Index to articles in Jewish studies from the Jewish National and University Library.

  • Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | PBS

    One-of-a-kind tv news journal on topics of current religious interest.

  • Religion Dispatches

    Religion Dispatches is a daily online magazine that publishes a mix of expert opinion, in-depth reporting, and provocative updates from the intersection of religion, politics and culture.

  • Religion Online

    Full text of classic and recent books, chapters of books, and articles.

  • Religious Studies Web Guide

    Designed for use in the academic study of religion at all levels.

  • Religious Worlds

    Comparable to Virtual Religion Index. Provides links for all religions.

  • Resource Pages for Biblical Studies

    Especially for “Early Christian Writings and their Social World,” with much international scholarship.

  • Resources for American Christianity

    Unique database comprising full text of essays, interviews, study guides

  • Text this Week

    A premier point of departure for worship leaders.By J. Woodard.

  • Theological Commons

    A digital library of 50,022 books on theology and religion, from Princeton Theological Seminary (in collaboration with Internet Archive)

  • Theological Education reports from the WCC

    Includes full text of Edinburgh 2010–International Study Group on Theological Education and other reports

  • Virtual Religion Index

    A far-ranging directory of sites, each briefly annotated and classified.

  • Writing in College – A Short Guide to College Writing

    From the University of Chicago

  • Writing a Research Paper in Theological Studies

    A 10-step guide to writing a research paper, by Dr. Ernie Rubinstein.

  • WSSLinks: Women & Theology

    Annotated lists for women’s interests in religion and theology, with links to women’s studies sites in all fields. Developed by Women’s Studies Section of ACRL.