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Databases

Access to databases is provided to St. Mary's Seminary & University students with a current Knott Library card. If you are off-campus, see "Accessing Databases from Off-Campus" for more information.

If you are on campus, you do not have to log into them.

     Religion and Philosophy

  • ATLA Religion Full Text
    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 1.3 million bibliographic records covering the research literature of religion in over 60 languages. It includes more than 460,000 article citations from more than 1,500 journals (651 currently indexed), more than 260,000 essay citations from over 15,400 multi-author works, more than 423,000 book review citations. Coverage spans from 1949 to the present. This database is produced by the American Theological Library Association.


  • Catholic Periodical and Literature Index
    Citations to articles published in Roman Catholic periodicals, as well as to papal documents, church promulgations, and books about the Catholic faith, authored by Catholics, or produced by Catholic publishers. 1981 - present.


  • Church Documents [on CD-ROM; Library use only]
    Over 100 documents from Vatican II, Pope John XXIII, Pope Paul VI, Pope John Paul II, and other Post-Conciliar documents from 1959-1994.


  • New Testament Abstracts
    NTA Online is produced by ATLA in partnership with the Weston Jesuit School of Theology. Abstracts are in English. NTA offers more than 38,000 articles and more than 13,500 book summaries.


  • Old Testament Abstracts
    Old Testament Abstracts is a comprehensive reference tool designed to support Old Testament Studies scholarship in graduate education and faculty research. Old Testament Abstracts on CD-ROM contains more than 35,000 abstracts of journal articles, books, essays and software.


  • Philosopher's Index
    The Philosopher's Index provides indexing and abstracts from books and journals of philosophy and related fields. It covers the areas of ethics, aesthetics, social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology, and metaphysic logic as well as material on the philosophy of law, religion, science, history, education, and language. 1940-


  • Religious and Theological Abstracts
    Religious and Theological Abstracts provides objective summaries of articles appearing in scholarly journals in the fields of Religion and Theology. They list a wide variety of periodical literature, including Christian, Jewish, and other world religions, and provide English language abstracts of articles in English, Hebrew, Afrikaans, and major European languages.


     Multiple Subject Databases

  • Academic Search Complete
    A comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.


  • Digital Dissertations A & I
    The database represents the work of authors from over 1,000 North American graduate schools and European universities. We add some 60,000 new dissertations and 12,000 new theses to the database each year.


  • Humanities International Full Text
    Humanities Full Text cites articles from over 570 periodicals, including scholarly journals, in the diverse subject area of the humanities.


  • MLA International Bibliography
    MLA International Bibliography is a bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. Produced by the Modern Language Association, the electronic version of the bibliography dates back to 1963 and contains over 1.7 million citations from more than 4,400 journals and series and 1,000 book publishers.


     Other Databases

  • Books in Print with Reviews
    Books In Print® with Book Reviews provides easy access to crucial information on the U.S. book publishing industry with more than 500,000 full-text reviews from more than a dozen of the most respected sources, including Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, School Library Journal, Booklist, Kirkus, CHOICE, Reference and Research Book News, Sci-Tech Book News, University Press Book News, The Horn Book, The Boston Book Review, and Quill & Quire. Plus, there's a notation if a title has been reviewed in key publications such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and 8 others. Updated monthly.


  • Business Source Premier
    This is the industry's most used business research database, providing the full text for nearly 8,200 serials. Business Source Premier provides full text back to 1965 and searchable cited references back as far as 1998. Coverage includes virtually all subject areas related to business. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCO host.


  • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. A subscription to The Chronicle includes access to all of this Web site and to Academe Today, the daily e-mail newsletter.


  • ERIC
    ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center, contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1,000 educational and education-related journals.


  • Gale Book Review Index Plus
    Containing the entire backfile of Book Review Index print content from 1965 to the present, Book Review Index Online is unparalleled in scope, with more than 5.6 million reviews on more than 2.5 million titles.


  • Health Source: Consumer Edition
    This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition features searchable full text for nearly 150 journals. This database is updated on a daily basis.


  • Health Source: Nursing
    This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals. This database is updated on a daily basis.


  • Literature Online
    Literature Online is the leading online resource for the study and teaching of literature in English. It is a fully integrated service that combines the texts of over 357,250 works of literature with huge resources of criticism and reference.


  • ProQuest Newspapers
    The ProQuest® online information service provides access to thousands of current periodicals and newspapers, many updated daily and containing full-text articles from 1986.


  • ProQuest Databases
    ProQuest®, the company, is a world leader in serving the information needs of millions of researchers of all ages, of all abilities, in libraries and institutions around the world.


     OCLC Databases

  • ArticleFirst
    OCLC index of articles from the content pages of journals.


  • ClasePeriodica
    Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities.


  • Ebooks
    OCLC catalogue of online electronic books available through libraries worldwide.


  • ECO
    An OCLC collection of scholarly journals.


  • GPO
    An index of U.S. Government publications.


  • MEDLINE
    All areas of medicine including dentistry and nursing.


  • OAIster
    The union catalogue of digital resources.


  • PapersFirst
    OCLC index of papers presented at conferences worldwide.


  • Proceedings
    An OCLC index of worldwide conference proceedings.


  • WorldCatDissertations
    A database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat.


  • WorldCat First Search
    Catalog of books and other materials from libraries worldwide.


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