Research Tools to Try First

Internet Resources: (You will need your username and ID number to log in)

  • ATLA Religion Database (EBSCOhost):  Indexes religious and theological literature with full-text for some of the articles.
    How To Use ATLA
  • Classic Sermon Index: Indexes and searches over 50,000 historic sermons.
  • Credo Reference: Reference tool that includes a section on Religion and Theology.
  • 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.
    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.
    How To Use EBSCO Mobile
  • Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception Online: This resource is a research tool for people interested in biblical studies. The resource is edited by a team of international scholars, each of who are experts in their academic fields.
  • Gale Databases: Provides full text articles from several topics, ranging from Agriculture to World History, including a collection on Religion and Philosophy.
  • 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.
  • Luther’s Works: Online full-text version of Luther’s Works.  Click on Search to get advanced search options.
  • 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]
  • Oxford Research Encyclopedia Religion: Online research encyclopedia on the subject of Religion.  Provides access to searchable online articles.
  • Research in Ministry Online:  Abstracts of project reports and theses from Doctor of Ministry degree programs.  [internet]
  • Transparent Language Online: Create a free account. This is a resource that can teach you to learn a new language step by step.

Campus and Courses Resources:

  • 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)
  • Moodle:  Access the Wartburg Moodle page.  If you need any assistance with Moodle, email Moodle support.