Finding Journal Articles: Religious Studies

The most current research on any academic topic is usually found in journal articles.

The Library has introduced OneSearch as a trial single search option. Resources currently included in a OneSearch search are: the Library's catalogue (includes books, musical scores, audio recordings, etc.), all EBSCOhost products, all of the full text journals licensed from Elsevier/ScienceDirect, JSTOR, Sage, Wiley, Springer, ACS, IOP, BioOne, and ProjectMuse, many of the specialty historical full text databases (Alexander Street Press), and millions of index-only article and book records from various sources. Some Proquest databases (CBCA, ASFA, PAIS, Philosopher's Index) and Biosis are included but as optional add-ins, using check boxes on the far right of the search results screen. More resources will continue to be added through the year.

If you don't find what you are looking for in OneSearch, then try searching for the item in a specific database or just the library catalogue, outside of OneSearch. (From the Library's homepage, click on either Catalogue or Article Databases towards the top of the page.)

Title Description
ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials The definitive index for religious and theological literature. Covers all aspects of theology and world religions.
Academic Search Complete A multi-disciplinary database which provides full text for more than 8,500 periodicals, including full text for over 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.
Historical Abstracts (European and World history) Indexes key historical journals, as well as a targeted selection of journals in the social sciences and humanities.
Films on Demand: Philosophy & Religion Films on Demand provides streaming videos on non-fiction topics.
OriginsOnline - CNS Provides texts from the Vatican, pope, bishops, Congress, Senate, Supreme Court & church leaders worldwide. Published by the Catholic News Service.
America: History and Life (Canada and US history) The definitive index of literature covering the history & culture of the US & Canada, from prehistory to the present. Indexes 1,700 journals.
JSTOR Arts & Sciences I - VIII, Complement Collections and Life Sciences

Provides access to archival & current issues of over 1,400 scholarly journals across 57 academic disciplines. Includes primary source materials.

Robertson Library does not subscribe to all of the JSTOR collections, so use Interlibrary Loan to request articles that are not available in JSTOR or the Library's other collections.

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Need help? See the "How to Search JSTOR" guide.

 

 

 

Beta from JSTOR:

JSTOR Labs has created an interesting new kind of search engine for finding articles within their collections that are "similar to" an article that you provide (upload PDF, does not have to be from JSTOR). If your topic does not require very recent articles, give it a try!
http://www.jstor.org/analyze/

China: Trade, Politics and Culture, 1793-1980 (Adam Matthew Digital) Unique manuscript material relating to the activities & observations of British & American diplomats, missionaries, & others in China from 1793-1980.
InteLex Past Masters Past Masters contains 117 fulltext humanities databases, both in the original language and in English translation.
Oxford University Press Journals Full text for over 240 journals from a variety of areas, including history, literature, science, medicine, political science, psychology & sociology.
Project MUSE Includes the full text of over 320 scholarly journals in the Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences fields.
Web of Science (Backfile)

Backfile thru December 2009 for Web of Science (WOS) Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) & Arts & Humanities Citation Index (AHCI)

 

Why just the backfile? See the Web of Science Subscription 2010.

ATLA now includes a lot of full-text articles and so is a great specialized database to start.  Determine your best and more appropriate keywords to search and then enter them.  Depending on the number of responses (or "hits") you get back, refine your search to improve the quality of your responses.  A number of limiters can be used to refine your search strategy including date range and peer-reviewed material.

Locate the specific articles.

Determine if the Library has the article you want or has electronic access to it by entering the article's title in the OneSearch box on the Library's web homepage. or searching for it in specific individual databases (under Article Databases on the Library's homepage).  If the Library can not provide the article, it can be ordered through Interlibrary Loan.

Note: Articles found in our print periodical holdings are shelved alphabetically by title on the Upper Level in the Bound Journals section. Those in microfilm or microfiche format are located in Special Collections on the Main Level.


Please contact the Library’s Service Desk, 566-0583, for assistance.

Created by: Sharon Clark, B.A., M.L.I.S.
Date Created: 09-July-2001


Revised by: Suzanne Jones, B.A., M.L.S.
Date Revised: March 10, 2015