Databases: Catholic Studies

Catholic Research Resources

The Catholic Research Resources Alliance website has two resources of note: Catholic Portal, which allows users to identify items in a wide variety of research collections, and Catholic News Archive, a text-searchable collection of over 30,000 issues of Catholic newspapers with a focus on dioceses in the United States.

Project MUSE
Includes the full text of over 320 scholarly journals in the Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences fields.
Papal Encyclicals Online
A collection of encyclicals and materials from Catholic church councils. This is not an official website of the Vatican or the Catholic Church, but it does link to the Vatican's website when recent materials are available there.
Historical Abstracts (European and World history)
Indexes key historical journals, as well as a targeted selection of journals in the social sciences and humanities.
JSTOR Comprehensive Collection

Provides access to archival issues of over 4,500 scholarly journals across most academic disciplines. Includes primary source materials.

The collections are the following: Arts & Sciences I to XV, Business IV, Hebrew Journals, Ireland, Life Sciences, Lives of Literature, Public Health, Security Studies, Sustainability, Global Plants, Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa, World Heritage Sites: Africa, and 19th Century British Pamphlets.

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.
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.
ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials

The definitive index for religious and theological literature. Covers all aspects of theology and world religions. ATLA provides some useful short video tutorials including "Three Methods to Search For Biblical Scripture Citations".