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Research Databases for WTS Students and Faculty

EBSCO Databases (Including Atlas PLUS®)

The EBSCO collection of databases includes the AtlaSerials PLUS® database, which is the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion.

EBSCO also includes the Christian Periodical Index, New Testament Abstracts, Old Testament Abstracts, OMNIFILEFull Text Select and the Religion and Philosophy Index.

Index Religiosus is an electronic index combining the print Revue d’histoire ecclésiastique and the Elenchus Bibliographicus from the journal Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses. The database provides citations to hundreds of journals in “Theology and Canon Law, History of Theology, History of Religions, Old and New Testaments, Fundamental and Dogmatic Theology, Sacramentology and Liturgy, Moral and Pastoral Theology, Canon Law,” and all aspects of Church History.

Please note that this database does not contain full text articles.

Religious and Theological Abstracts

Religious and Theological Abstracts provides objective summaries of articles appearing in scholarly journals in the fields of Religion and Theology.

Please note that this database does not contain full text articles.

America's Historical Imprints

America’s Historical Imprints contains books, pamphlets, broadsides, government documents and ephemera printed in America from 1639-1819.

Early English Books Online

Early English Books Online contains over 125,000 full-text facsimile titles, from the first book published in English through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare.

Loeb Classical Library

The Loeb Classical Library spans eighteen centuries and every genre. The digital Loeb Classical Library continues the historic mission of making all that is important in Greek and Latin literature available to readers anywhere in the world—with accurate, literate, English translations.

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae

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 and beyond. Its goal is to create a comprehensive digital library of Greek literature from antiquity to the present era.

Dissertations and Projects

Research in Ministry Online

Research in Ministry Onlines is a freely available database that indexes DMin and DMiss projects from reporting schools of theology accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. Indexing began in 1981. Author, title, project advisor, institution, and subject access are provided. In addition, an abstract for each project is included when one has been provided by the author.

WTS PhD. Dissertations

Proquest provides access to all Westminster Theological Seminary dissertations published in Dissertation Abstracts between the mid-1960s and last year.

To search for non-WTS dissertations, (or if you are non-Westminster student looking for a WTS dissertation) use Dissertations Express. NB: This is a purchase-only site. However, you may create a list of titles/authors at no charge. See a librarian for the next steps.

DMin Projects and ThM Theses

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.

WTS theses. as well as projects from other institutions, are available for download from TREN.

Alumni & Free Resources

Alumni Research

ATLA (American Theological Library Association) Serials is an online collection of more than 70 major religion and theology journals selected by leading scholars and theologians. It includes the Westminster Theological Journal. Passwords are available to alumni. Contact alumni@wts.edu to request a password. Include your full name and graduation year in your request.

Free Research Links

The links in the Free Research Links page are intended to guide users to sites of research interest. The inclusion of a link on this page does not indicate endorsement of all of the contents of the site.