Guide to Finding
Major Databases for finding journal articles
- ATLA Religion Database: Abstracts for articles in periodicals and collections of essays in religion and theology; book reviews are also included.
- Catholic Periodical and Literature Index: Indexes articles published in Roman Catholic periodicals, Papal documents, church promulgations, and books about the Catholic faith that are authored by Catholics or produced by Catholic publishers.
- Index Islamicus: Index of journals, conference proceedings, books, multi-author works, book reviews, websites, and other materials in European languages as well as Turkish, Malay, and Indonesian, on all aspects of Islamic history, culture, law, art, and philosophy.
- Index to Jewish Periodicals: Indexes English-language articles and book reviews in periodicals devoted to Jewish affairs.
- Religious and Theological Abstracts: Abstracts for articles, many of them interdisciplinary, in scholarly journals of religion and theology.
- Sociological Abstracts: Abstracts for articles in sociology journals that concern the sociology of religion, religion and society, etc.
Other Useful Sources
- American Religion Data Archive (ARDA): Provides data on religious groups and affiliations in the United States.
- Arts & Humanities Citation Index: Multidisciplinary database covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities.
- Humanities Full Text: covers noted scholarly sources in the humanities, as well as lesser known specialized magazines.
- Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: journals in the humanities and social sciences from 1907-1983.
- L'année philologique: Indexes periodical articles as well as articles in collections and conference papers in classics and classical studies; useful for researching early Christianity.
- New Testament Abstracts: Abstracts for articles in journals and books relating to the Gospels and related literature.
- Proquest: Multidisciplinary database with thousands of scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers and dissertations.
- Old Testament Abstracts: Abstracts for articles in journals and books relating to the Hebrew Bible.
- Religious Studies subject guide: Research guide from Columbia University Libraries.
- World Christian database: Includes detailed information on 9,000 Christian denominations and on religions in every country of the world.
- World Religion Database: International religious demographic statistics and sources, contains detailed statistics on religious affiliation for every country of the world.
CLIO - Online catalog of the Columbia University Libraries, including Barnard Library, but excluding Teachers College and the Law Library.
Religion call number range: BL
For primary sources use keywords: