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Looking for a specific article you might have found cited in a bibliography? Choose "Journal Search A-Z" for the SFX CitationLinker tool or browse by available journal title.  Please note that articles you can't find in the Library or through the Journal List may be requested through InterLibrary Loan (RequestILL@usml.edu).

Databases are listed alphabetically by subject area.  Choose a tag such as Church History, Catholic Church, or Liturgy to find relevant databases to your research process.

Likewise, repositories for electronic books are listed within the same subject areas in the "Ebook Collection" page.  Most are open access, meaning that the public may view the full-text of the work online or by downloading to a electronic reading device.

Know another resource we should recommend in a subject area?  We would be happy to review another website or database to add another item to these lists.  Please email AskALibrarian@usml.edu with your recommendation and ways you would think a USML student would find this resource helpful.  

Find text and video demonstrations of EBSCOhost, OCLC, BibleWorks 9, and other databases on the Library Moodle page, "Finding and Using Electronic Resources"! Closed captioned videos provided.


Journal Search A-Z

Databases

Search the USML databases.

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
Multi-disciplinary database provides full-text of more than 4,600 journals, including full-text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. Within EBSCO you can click on Choose Database and select additional databases for your search. Find individual titles in the Journal A-Z List

ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials
Combines the premier index to journal articles, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with ATLA's online collection of major religion and theology journals.

Brepols Databases
Index Religiosus and Library of Latin Texts Complete. The Index Religiousus is the international bibliography of theology, religious studies, and church history. The Library of Latin Texts Complete is a cross-searchable database of texts from the beginning of Latin literature through to the texts of the Second Vatican Council.

BibleWorks 9
Provides access to biblical texts in Hebrew and Greek, facsimiles of selected original manuscripts, polyglot translations, commentaries, and reference works. Available on workstations in the Library Current Periodical Room and Student Computer Lab. Faculty may request installation on their computers through the Library Director lolley@usml.edu

Catholic Reference Resources
Update of James McCabe's A Critical Guide to Catholic Reference Books, an online collaboration by the Roman Catholic Denominational Group of the American Theological Library Association and the Academic Section of the Catholic Library Association

Catholic Research Resources Alliance
Access to rare and unique research materials held by libraries and archives in North America.

Digital Karl Barth Library
Searchable database containing the works of Karl Barth, including theological writings, letters, sermons, interviews, and archival content from Alexander Street Press.

Twentieth Century Religious Thought, Vol. 1
Multivolume, cross-searchable online collection of publications and archival materials related to key worldwide religious thinkers from the early 1900s until the turn of the 21st century. Includes von Balthasar, Bonhoeffer, de Lubac and Guiterrez.

Indexes

Catholic Periodical and Literature Index
Includes over 436,000 index citations of articles and reviews published in Roman Catholic periodicals, Papal documents, church promulgations, and books about the Catholic faith that are authored by Catholics and/or produced by Catholic publishers

Old Testament Abstracts
Features indexing and abstracts for journal articles, monographs, multi-author words, and software related to Old Testament studies.

New Testament Abstracts
An indispensable research and bibliographic aid for scholars, librarians, clergy and students of the New Testament.

Index Theologicus (IxTheo)
Indexes articles in theological journals and essays in selected books dating back to 1984, available through a German or English language interface.

L'Année philologique
L'Année philologique (The Year in Philology) is the standard bibliographical tool for research related to the language, literature, history and culture of the Greco-Roman World. L'Année philologique Online is an index, it does not contain full-text of the articles that are indexed. L'Année philologique Online covers volume years 1924 through 2009; indexing often lags publication by two or three years. It is possible to search abstracts of articles for keywords or subject terms.

Philosopher's Index
Current and comprehensive bibliographic database covering scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy.

Wabash Center Internet Guide to Religion
Comprehensive index of online religious educational material, sacred literature, world religions, and historical figures

Video databases

American History in Video
This database contains commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries for the study of American history. Videos accompanied with transcripts.

Art and Architecture in Video
Database of documentaries and interviews illustrating the history, theory, and practice of art, design, and architecture. Videos accompanied by transcript.

Classical Music in Video
The collection contains performances of all forms of classical music, including major orchestral performances by leading orchestras, plus chamber music, oratorio, and solo performances, along with master classes and interviews with master teachers from around the world.

Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volume III
Video with transcripts for the study of counseling, social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling

World History in Video
English language videos with transcripts covering Africa and the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania

Theatre in Video
Database contains more than 250 definitive performances of the world's leading plays, together with more than 100 film documentaries, online in streaming video - more than 500 hours in all, representing hundreds of leading playwrights, actors and directors

Ebooks

Search the USML electronic book collections for full text access to ebooks, reference materials, and newspapers.

eBook Collections

eBooks from EBSCO
Search for full-text eBooks through EBSCO. Find individual eBook titles in the library online catalog

Corpus Thomisticum
Provides complete works of St. Thomas Aquinas, a bibliography of studies on Aquinas and his doctrine, an index of the main tools of Thomistic research, as well as a database for the comparison of phrases, quotations, similitudes, correlations, and statistical information.

Digital Karl Barth Library
Searchable database containing the works of Karl Barth, including theological writings, letters, sermons, interviews, and archival content from Alexander Street Press.

Salem Literature Critical Insights
Literary database including the complete content of printed literary reference works of Albert Camus, Willa Cather, and Flannery O'Conner and the work The Inferno by Dante

Twentieth Century Religious Thought, Vol. 1
Multivolume, cross-searchable online collection of publications and archival materials related to key worldwide religious thinkers from the early 1900s until the turn of the 21st century. Includes von Balthasar, Bonhoeffer, de Lubac and Guiterrez.

Reference Books

Biblia Clerus
Produced by the Congregation for the Clergy. Full-text multilingual Catholic bible, commentaries, canon law, liturgical resources and magisterial sources.

Encyclopedia Britannica
Comprehensive authoritative resource for general information across all subject areas, and includes online access to Merriam-Webster Dictionaryand other information sources.

New Catholic Encyclopedia (Gale Virtual Reference)
Provides access to the New Catholic Encyclopedia, 15 volumes, 2nd ed. 2003, New Catholic Jubilee Volume: The Wojtyla Years, 2001, and the New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplements. Searchable by subject and keyword across volumes.

BibleWorks 9
Provides access to biblical texts in Hebrew and Greek, facsimiles of selected original manuscripts, polyglot translations, commentaries, and reference works. Available on workstations in the Library Current Periodical Room and Student Computer Lab. Faculty may request installation on their computers through the Library Director lolley@usml.edu

Oxford English Dictionary
Provides access to a comprehensive English language dictionary and documentation of its development in the OED Timeline feature.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
An authoritative resource of prominent figures in philosophy and related disciplines.

Online Newpapers

Catholic New World
Archdiocese of Chicago's online news.

Catolico: Periodico Oficial en Espanol de la Arquidiocesis de Chicago
Archdiocese of Chicago's online news in Spanish language, published August 2011-Current.

Katolik: w Archidiecezji Chicago
Archdiocese of Chicago's online news in Polish language, published January 2011 through March 2013 when it ceased publication.

L'Osservatore Romano
Official Vatican newspaper.

News.Va: The Vatican Today
Vatican Web portal that streams all Vatican news from print, television, and online news, including the Vatican's own media.

Trials

The library now has access to the software Rosetta Stone Language Learning Suite. The suite provides 30 languages for interactive language learning. Users will need to create an account with a username and password in order to access the Rosetta Stone product. This allows users to progress through the language learning materials at thier own pace.

This is currently a trial of Rosetta Stone to determine usage and product reviews.

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