Chicago Databases

Below is an List of available databases for Chicago students and faculty. To narrow your search by topic, use the Database Finder.

A-Z List/Full Text Finder List of Electronic Journals
A to Z Indexes of all journals in our databases.

Academic Core by Credo
Over 600 titles with particular emphasis on encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, and reference handbooks. Includes 25 Religion titles, 21 Philosophy titles, 33 Psychology titles, 17 Language & Linguistic titles, 21 Sociology titles.

Academic Search Complete
Large multi-disciplinary database, of over 13,780 indexed and abstracted journals (9,000 full-text journals), with PDF content dating back as far as 1887.

ArticleFirst (FirstSearch)
OCLC index of articles from the contents pages of journals.

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials
Religious and theological literature for students and faculty

Audiobook Collection
Downloadable Audiobooks from EBSCOhost. You must have a personalized account to download. Audiobooks are purchased by the library upon request. As of 7/24/12 we have 8 books in the Religion & Philosophy and Self-Help categories.

Biblical Archaeology Archives
Online access to Biblical Archaeology Review, with full-text browsing of issues starting in 1985.

Black Thought and Culture
1,303 sources with 1,210 authors, covering the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans.
Online version of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, a reference covering a wide variety of subject areas.

Business Source Elite
Articles from business journals.

Cambridge Journals
Access to subscribed journals from Cambridge Press. Subscribed journals include "New Testament Studies" and "Scottish Journal of Theology".

Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology
Over 4000 individual entries and more than 300 authors from over 30 countries writing on hymns of the Judaeo-Christian tradition from all continents, regions, and denominations.

Child Development & Adolescent Studies
Current and historical literature related to growth and development of children through the age of 21. Includes all of the issues of Child Development Abstracts & Bibliography from 1927 - 2001, plus new coverage on child rights and welfare issues.

Christian Periodical Index
Index of publications covering diverse subjects from the evangelical viewpoint.

Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle's Web site features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; articles published since September 1989; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more.

Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities.

Communication & Mass Media Complete
Research in areas related to communication and mass media - full-text of 500 journals, indexing and abstract of 850 journals, 5,500 author profiles.

Consumer Health Complete
Consumer Health Complete (CHC) is the single most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost) 
Select full-text books drawn from subjects including business, humanities, and science.

Ebooks Basic Search
Online ebooks which are cataloged by OCLC members.

Full-text material of general reference interest in numerous media forms.

Encyclopedia Judaica
Michael Berenbaum and Fred Skolnik, eds. 2nd ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2007. 18015 pp. 22 vols.

Encyclopedia of Religion
Lindsay Jones, ed. 2nd ed. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2005. 10735 pp. 15 vols.

Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls
A collection of 450 articles from an International community of scholars. A comprehensive and critical synthesis of current knowledge about the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Education Resources Information Center: full-text access to education areas including learning theories, teaching, special education, charter schools, and home schooling.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas, updated annually.

Government Publishing Office
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) - the official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government.

Great Lives From History
Biographical information from the Ancient world to the 20th century. Offers worldwide coverage of important men and women in all areas of achievement. GREAT EVENTS FROM HISTORY: Ancient World; Middle Ages; Renaissance; 17th Century; 18th Century; 19th Century; 20th Century, 1901-1940; 20th Century, 1941-1970; 20th Century, 1971-2000; Modern Scandals; GREAT LIVES FROM HISTORY: Ancient World; Middle Ages; Renaissance; 17th Century; 18th Century; 19th Century; Twentieth Century;

Greenwood eBooks
Abortion: A Documentary and Reference Guide; Anti-Semitism: A History and Psychoanalysis of Contemporary Hatred; The Basics of Western Philosophy; Consistently Opposing Killing: From Abortion to Assisted Suicide, the Death Penalty, and War; Encyclopedia of Religious Revivals in America: Volumes 1 & 2; Essential Hinduism ; God in the Classroom: Religion and America's Public Schools; An Introduction to Judaic Thought and Rabbinic Literature; The Latter-Day Saint Experience in America; and The Protestant Experience in America.

Health Source - Consumer Edition
Information on many health topics for consumers.

Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition
Information on many health topics for the professional.

Historical Statistics of the United States
Historical Statistics of the United States has long been the standard source for quantitative indicators of American history.

ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.

Illinois Group Catalog Basic Search
Contains all the records cataloged by OCLC member libraries.

Index to Jewish Periodicals
Index to Jewish Periodicals is the definitive index on Jewish history, activity and thought. This database provides a comprehensive guide to English-language articles, book reviews, and feature stories in more than 230 journals devoted to Jewish affairs.

IPA Source
The goal of IPA Source is to promote the comprehension and accurate pronunciation of foreign language texts in art song and opera in order that the singer may imbue each syllable with the appropriate emotional content.

Journal of Contemporary Ministry
Empirical research into aspects of contemporary Christian ministry, including related theological and biblical questions. A forum for Harvest Bible College research students and faculty.

JSTOR Arts & Sciences III Collection
151 titles covering 20 disciplines including architecture, art, film, folklore, history, language, literature and music. Journal of Biblical Literature, Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Harvard Theological Review, Journal of Religion.

Learning Disabilities Directory

Library Catalog
Crowell Library Catalog at the Moody Bible Institute.

Literature Resource Center
Current, comprehensive, and reliable online literature resource. 145,000 complete entries from Contemporary Authors and Dictionary of Literary Biography, for biographical, bibliographical and contextual information on authors' lives and works. 75,000 selected full-text critical essays and reviews.

Loeb Classical Library
The only existing series of books which, through original text and English translation, gives access to 1400 years of Greek and Latin literature, philosophy, history, travel, oratory, and mathematics.

Mango Languages
From Spanish to Swahili, English to Icelandic, and Shakespeare to Shanhainese. Includes Koine Greek (NT) and Biblical Hebrew (OT). Features film-based learning, and 17 ESL specialty courses.

MAS Ultra - School Edition
500 popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers. 150,000 biographies. Hundreds of reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia and the CIA World Fact Book)

MEDLINE Basic Search
Comprehensive coverage of the medicine, dentistry and nursing fields.

Military & Government Collection
Current news through a collection of hundreds of periodicals, academic journals and other content pertinent to the increasing needs for all branches of the military and government.

Music Online: Classical Scores Library
Classical Scores Library, Volumes I, II and III serve as an integral resource for music students and faculty, encompassing all major classical musical genres and time periods from medieval to contemporary, for the study and analysis of more than 45,000 musical scores.

Provides one place to look for most published music in both instrumental as well as choral collections.

Naxos Music Library
An online listening library containing 35,689 CD's and 509,363 tracks of music. Naxos Music Library represents the largest collection of 'studied music'.

New Testament Abstracts
Product of a partnership between ATLA and Boston College. 46,000 article abstracts, over 1,600 review abstracts, 17,000 book abstracts, and 61 software abstracts. 2,000 articles added annually. 900 current books summarized annually. Dates back to 1985.

Newspaper Source
Cover-to-cover full text for over 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers and 315 regional (U.S.) newspapers, plus full-text television and radio news transcripts from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, and NPR.

Old Testament Abstracts
Product of a partnership between ATLA and Catholic Biblical Association. Indexing and abstracts for journal articles, monographs, multi-author works, and software related to Old Testament studies. English abstracts from over 450 journals are included. 2,000 articles added annually. 900 current books summarized annually. Dates back to 1978.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Contains more than 700 titles covering issues of ethical and political debate and controversy, including civil rights, substance use and abuse, and the environment. New full-text periodical and newspaper articles are added every day.

Oxford Biblical Studies Online

Oxford Biblical Studies Online provides a comprehensive resource for the study of the Bible and biblical history. The integration of authoritative scholarly texts and reference works with tools that provide ease of research into the background, context, and issues related to the Bible make Oxford Biblical Studies Online a valuable resource not only for college students, scholars, and clergy, but also anyone in need of an authoritative, ecumenical, and up-to-date resource.

Oxford Companion to Philosophy, 2nd ed.

2200 entries written by 291 philosophers give clear and reliable to all areas of philosophy and to the ideas of all notable philosophers from antiquity to the present day.  Includes 300 articles on current topics such as animal consciousness, cloning, corporate responsibility, and terrorism.

Oxford Companion to the Bible

Over 700 entries written by more than 250 scholars from some 20 nations and embracing a wide variety of perspectives.

Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church contains over 6,000 A-Z entries, and offers unrivaled coverage of all aspects of this vast and often complex subject, from theology; churches and denominations; patristic scholarship; and the bible; to the church calendar and its organization; popes; archbishops; saints; and mystics.

Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion
Home Browse Preface Contributors Abbreviations Administrator area Help Contact Us About Oxford DRS Log Out Edited by Adele Berlin In 2,400 entries, The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion covers more than three millennia of Jewish religious thought, custom, law, and practice, from traditional approaches to Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist and post-denominational Judaism. Brief definitions and longer essays, all supplemented with bibliographies, enlighten readers about the major figures, folklore, and events in the history of Judaism throughout the world.

Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature
350 essays from leading scholars, encompassing the range and depth of American literary history from the 1600's to the present day.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt
Includes 600 articles by leading scholars on subjects such as the social, political, religious, and the artistic legacy this civilization.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation

Over 100 entries providing detailed, comprehensive treatments of the latest approaches to, and methods for, interpretation of the Bible.  A single source for authoritative reference overviews of scholarship on some of the most important topics in the field of biblical studies.

Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature
Covers the entire history of literature in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland in the major literary languages.

Oxford Encyclopedia of South Asian Christianity

Over 1100 entries covering the 2000-year old story of Christianity in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives,  Myanmar, Afghanistan, and the global South Asian diaspora.

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology

A wide cross-section of excavations and regional studies has uncovered the lifeways of the biblical world and begun to suggest how understanding these lifeways transforms the reading of the biblical text.

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics

Over 180 entries providing a landmark reference overview of everything from ethics in books of the Bible to modern movements and hot-button issues, such as capital punishment, bioethics, and abortion.

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law

130 entries covering  (1) biblical law: its nature, collections, and genres; (2) the ancient contexts of biblical law, throughout the ancient Mediterranean (ancient Near Eastern, Greco-Roman, and Early Jewish); and (3) the afterlife and influence of biblical law in antiquity and in modern jurisprudence around the world.

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Theology

168 entries covering traditional theological perspectives as well as modern issues such as wealth and poverty, gender/race discrimination, and market economics.

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible
Books of the Bible provides a single source for authoritative reference overviews of scholarship on some of the most important topics of study in the field of biblical studies. The Encyclopedia contains almost 120 in-depth entries, ranging in length from 500 to 10,000 words, on each of the canonical books of the Bible, major apocryphal books of the New and Old Testaments, important noncanonical texts, and thematic essays on topics such as canonicity, textual criticism, and translation.

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World
6 volumes covering society, politics, economics, everyday life, culture and thought, with historical background dating to pre-Islamic era. Covers regions of Islamic majorities and significant minorities. 40 maps, 300 images.

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation
Definitive source for information about the entire range of religious and social changes that altered the face of Europe in the sixteenth century.

Oxford English Dictionary
Covers words from across the English-speaking world. Offers etymological analysis and variant spellings.

Oxford Handbooks Online: Religion__Psychology__Linguistics

Religion: 59 books containing 2,120 articles. Psychology: 161 books containing 5,151 articles. Linguistics: 39 books containing 1,420 articles. The Oxford Handbooks bring together the world's leading scholars to write review essays that evaluate the current thinking on a field or topic, and make an original argument about the future direction of the debate.  

Oxford Reference
Encyclopedias: American Literature, Ancient Egypt, Books of the Bible, British Literature, Classical Art & Architecture, Dead Sea Scrolls, Evolution, Islamic World, Reformation. Dictionaries: Christian Church, Jewish Religion. Companion books: Bible, Philosophy.  Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine.

ProQuest Research Library
Full-text material of general reference interest in numerous media forms.

Reformed Faith & Practice: The Journal of Reformed Theological Seminary

Preparing leaders of the Reformed and evangelical community, through a program of graduate theological education, based upon the authority of the inerrant Word of God, and committed to the Reformed faith. 

Religious & Theological Abstracts
Abstracts of religious and theological literature.

Responsa Project
The Global Jewish Database (the Responsa Project) contains the world's largest electronic collection of Jewish texts in Hebrew ever recorded, which embody thousands of years of Jewish learning.

Salem Literature

MBI's Collection of Salem Press Titles: Critical Insights: Flannery O'Connor, Critical Insights: Pride & Prejudice, Critical Insights: The Metamorphosis, Great Events from History (10 volumes), Great Lives from History (7 volumes)

Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN)
The Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN) is a library of over 10,000 theological thesis/dissertation titles representing research from as many as 70 different institutions. TREN also makes available conference papers presented at annual meetings of several academic societies. Here are a few of our conference paper sources: Evangelical Theological Society (1,129 papers) American Society of Church History (150 papers) Society for Pentecostal Studies (75 papers) North American Patristic Society (20 papers) American Catholic Historical Association (14 papers)

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG)
Digitized texts written in Greek from Homer (8 c. B.C.) to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453 and beyond. The goal of TLG is to create a comprehensive digital library of Greek literature from antiquity to the present era. TLG research activities combine the traditional methodologies of philological and literary study with the most advanced features of information technology.

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