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Research Tools to Try First

Book and Periodical Searching:
  • ATLA Religion Database (EBSCOhost):  Indexes religious and theological literature with full-text for some of the articles.  [internet]  
    How To use ATLA
  • EBSCOhost:  Offers a variety of proprietary full-text databases and popular databases. Its major resources include Academic Search Premier, Newspaper Source, Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia, Business Source Elite, Health Source, ERIC and ATLA Religion database.  [internet] 
    How To Use EBSCOhost
  • EBSCOhost mobile: EBSCOhost Mobile has the following features available: Basic Searching, HTML and PDF Full Text, Search Modes, Limiters, Image Quick View, Image Collection, Emailing Articles, Preferences, Multi-database Searching. Designed to work with most mobile devices that can access the internet. [internet]
    How To Use EBSCO Mobile
  • FirstSearch:  Includes a number of indexes and databases, some full-text.  Its major resources include WorldCat (see link below).  [internet]
  • WorldCat (FirstSearch):  Contains more than 43 million bibliographic records from libraries worldwide.  Find the book you need here!  [internet] 
    How to use WorldCat
  • IOWA BIB, an online bibliography of Iowa history and culture, covering the years 1987-1997. Eventually, the database will cover 1953-2013 and beyond.

    Hosted by Cowles Library, Drake University, IOWA BIB can be accessed at https://library.drake.edu/iowa-history-and-culture/. The bibliography is organized into subject areas, searchable by author, title and keyword, and contains books, periodical articles, and specialized materials. Included are local history magazines, house organs, dissertations, theses, and town, centennial, church, and business histories. The broad subject areas allow for browsing as well as content-specific search capabilities.

    We welcome your feedback! For further information, contact Pat Dawson at dawson1383@gmail.com or Claudia Frazer at claudia.frazer@drake.edu. This pilot project is funded by the State Historical Society of Iowa, Inc.
  • Classic Sermon Index: Indexes and searches over 50,000 historic sermons. [internet]
  • Loehe Bibliography:   Includes Reu Memorial Library's collection of Loehe books found in the circulation, rare book, archive collections.  This bibliography contains books/periodicals written about Loehe and some written by Loehe.
Campus and Courses Resources:
  • Citrix:  Access Microsoft Office programs, and your My Documents and the G Drive (via "My Desktop") through Citrix using your network ID and password.  Please log out as soon as you have completed downloading to allow others access.
  • Moodle:  Access the Wartburg Moodle page.  If you need any assistance with Moodle, please call 563-589-0220 or email Moodle support.
  • Bibleworks: Access BibleWorks 9.0 in the library computer lab.

    Here is a list of the modules we have available:
    Basic Hebrew for Bible Study, by Mark Futato; Beginning Biblical Hebrew, by Mark Futato; BibleWorks Paradigms; Commentary on the Bible, by Matthew Henry; Enchridion, MacDonald; Grammar of the Greek NT, Davis; Grammar of LXX Greek, Coneybeare and Stock; Greek New Testament, by Tischendorf; Hebrew Grammar, Gesenius; Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Syntax, by Waltke and O'Connor; Moods and Tenses of NT Greek, by Ernest Dewitt Burton; Old Testament Quotations in the NT , Archer & Chirichigno; Primer of Biblical Greek, Croy; TEXTKRITIK des Neuen Testaments, Gregory; Textual Commentary on the Greek NT, Metzger.

    Bibleworks Helpful Hints:
    Bible Works 9 brochure
    BibleWorks Abbreviations
    A Helpful Website
    A Helpful Video (some features in newer versions only) 
Other Bible and Ministry Resources:
  • New Interpreter's Bible: Offers critically sound biblical interpretations. [internet]
  • New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible: Provides historical, chronological, archaeological, geographical, social, theological, and biographical aspects of the Bible. [internet]
  • Additional Resources from Abingdon: For Abingdon New Testament and Old Testament Commentaries, click on 'Biblical Commentary' then 'New Testament.' For Interpreting Biblical Texts series, click on 'Biblical Studies' then 'Jesus, the Gospels & Acts.' These are the resources recommended by our New Testament professor for students in our New Testament courses. [internet]
  • New Testament Abstracts: Includes abstracts of thousands of articles and book notices published in the New Testament Abstracts from 1985 through the current year.[internet]
  • Old Testament Abstracts: Covers about 300 journals offering some 1,500 abstracts of articles on all phases of Old Testament scholarship.  [internet]
  • Oxford Biblical Studies Online: Integrates authoritative scholarly texts and reference works with tools that provide ease of research. [internet]
  • Oxford Bibliographies Online: Provides subject area bibliographies. [internet]
  • Oxford Handbooks Online Religion: Includes a number of Oxford Handbooks including Biblical Studies, Feminist Theology, Global Religions, Holocaust Studies, Martin Luther's Theology. [internet]
  • Oxford Islamic Studies Online: Provides reference material with translations of the Qur'an, maps, and images. [internet]
  • Research in Ministry Online:  Abstracts of project reports and theses from Doctor of Ministry degree programs.  [internet]

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