Spokane Databases

Below is a list of all research databases available to Spokane students. To search by topic, use the Database Finder.

Academic Search Complete (1975-current)
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.

ATLA (1949-current)
ATLA Religion Database provides information on topics such as biblical studies, world religions, church history, and religion in social issues. ATLA Religion Database contains more than 1.4 million bibliographic records and PDF and full text articles, covering the research literature of religion in over 60 languages. It includes more than 488,000 article citations from more than 1,500 journals (506 currently indexed), more than 215,000 essay citations from over 15,700 multi-author works, more than 446,000 book review citations. Coverage spans from 1949 to the present. This database is produced by the American Theological Library Association.

A-Z List of Electronic Journals (2100 B.C.-current)
A to Z Indexes of all journals in our databases.

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

Britannica.com (Current file)
Online version of the Encyclopedia Britannica, a reference covering a wide variety of subject areas.

Cambridge Journals (1997-current)
Access to subscribed journals from Cambridge Press. Subscribed journals include "New Testament Studies" and "Scottish Journal of Theology."

Christian Periodical Index (CPI) (1956-current)
Index of publications covering diverse subjects from the evangelical viewpoint.

Counseling and Therapy in Video
Largest online collection of video available for the study of counseling, social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling. Allows students and scholars to see, experience, and study counseling in ways never before possible.

EBSCO 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.

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

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 Evolution
A comprehensive guide to the essentials of evolutionary biology, these entries by leading experts survey essential concepts and theories, present methods, models and findings, and discuss both the history of the field and current controversies.

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 homeschooling.

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
Platform used for accessing 11 eBooks: ABORTION: A Documentary and Reference Guide ANTISEMITISM: A History and Psychoanalysis of Contemporary Hatred BASICS of Western Philosophy, The CONSISTENTLY Opposing Killing: From Abortion to Assisted Suicide, the Death Penalty, and War ENCYCLOPEDIA of Religious Revivals in America: Volume 1 ENCYCLOPEDIA of Religious Revivals in America: Volume 2 ESSENTIAL Hinduism GOD in the Classroom: Religion and America's Public Schools INTRODUCTION to Judaic Thought and Rabbinic Literature, An LATTER-DAY Saint Experience in America, The PROTESTANT Experience in America

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.

JSTOR (1600-current)
Maintain a trusted archive of important scholarly journals, and to provide access to these journals as widely as possible. JSTOR offers researchers the ability to retrieve high-resolution, scanned images of journal issues and pages as they were originally designed, printed, and illustrated.

Library Catalog


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 and Linguistic titles, 21 Sociology titles.

Literature Resource Center
Literature Resource Center is the most current, comprehensive, and reliable online literature resource. Its materials support interdisciplinary approaches, information literacy, and the development of critical thinking skills. Researchers will find information on authors and their works in all genres and disciplines.More than 145,000 complete entries from two award-winning series - Contemporary Authors and Dictionary of Literary Biography - deliver in-depth biographical, bibliographical and contextual information on authors' lives and works. More than 75,000 selected full-text critical essays and reviews from proprietary Gale titles - like Contemporary Literary Criticism, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400-1800, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Drama Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Short Story Criticism and Children's Literature Review - provide unique insights for students and researchers.

Loeb Classical Library
Over 520 volumes. 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
Mango Languages currently offers 12 language courses -- Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Greek, Russian, Mandarin Chinese, ESL for Polish speakers, ESL for Spanish speakers, and ESL for Brazilian Portuguese speakers.

MLA International Bibliography
A subject index for books and articles published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. Over 66,000 books and articles added annually.

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 (1985-current)
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 46,000 article abstracts, over 1,600 review abstracts, 17,000 book abstracts, and 61 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 (EBSCO) (1978-current)
Old Testament Abstracts Online 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. Abstracts from over 450 journals are included. 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.

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
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 Dictionary of the Christian Church
Contains over 6,000 A-Z entries, and offers unrivalled 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
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 1600s 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 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 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
A six-volume print work now conveniently offered digitally, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World is a major revision and massive expansion of the 1995 Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World. In addition to covering Islamic societies in the modern world from the eighteenth century to the present, as Modern Islamic World did, it adds a depth of historical background going back to the pre- Islamic era. It also covers the full geographical extent of Islam by focusing not only on the countries in which Islam is dominant, but also on regions in which Muslims live as minorities, such as Europe and the Americas. As with the original Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, the articles take a broad, comparative, and multidisciplinary approach in dealing with issues that span across a multitude of countries and centuries. And, with nearly 300 images and 40 maps, the Encyclopedia is visually stunning.

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 
OHO brings together leading scholars to discuss research and the latest thinking on religion. Over 1700 articles from more than 40 handbooks, plus monthly updates to introduce articles in advance of print publication.

ProQuest Criminal Justice
A comprehensive database supporting research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends.

ProQuest Research Library
Designed to cover the top 150 core academic subject reference areas, as well as provide hundreds of general interest periodicals from around the world.

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.

Religious & Theological Abstracts (1958-current)

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
Salem provides access to a growing number of reference works in its renowned literary content both in traditional, printed form and online combined in a single purchase. Both uses are included in all Salem Literature reference. Purchasers of qualifying literature-related printed reference products are entitled to complimentary access to the full content of the print reference. MBI: Critical Insights: Works PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and THE METAMORPHOSIS; Critical Insights: Authors FLANNERY O'CONNOR.

Theological Research Exchange Network
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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