List of Databases and Indexes

Bibliography of British and Irish History

The Bibliography of British and Irish History provides bibliographic data on historical writing dealing with the British Isles, and with the British Empire and Commonwealth, during all periods for which written documentation is available—from 55BC to the present. The complete database contains nearly 600,000 records, and is updated regularly.

Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology

The Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology is an essential reference resource for the study of global Christian hymnody. It includes 5000 entries on individual hymns, authors from many countries, hymnals, organisations, and themes, as well as information on hymn tunes and their composers. 

EBSCO Databases

The EBSCOhost service provides access to citations, abstracts, and some full-text resources from several significant databases. The following databases are available through EBSCOhost:

Atla Religion Database with Atla Serials

Atla Religion Database provides coverage the whole field of religion and theology and offers indexing by subject and Scripture reference. It contains full-text content from more than 320 journals, as well as indexing of more than 1920 journals, more than 770 of which continue to be indexed.

Catholic Periodical and Literature Index

CPLI includes—but is not limited to—periodicals, books, newspapers, and papal documents dealing expressly with the practice of Catholic faith and lifestyle. This index contains bibliographic data for more than 700,000 items, but no full-text articles.

Christian Periodical Index

Prominent subjects in the journals covered by CPI include religion, theology, biblical studies, and pastoral theology, though it also indexes journals related to Christianity and science, literature, medicine, history, and other topics. This index includes more than 160 titles, and bibliographic data (without full-text) for almost 350,000 items. 

Old Testament and New Testament Abstracts (OTA & NTA)

OTA and NTA are the major English-language indices to journal articles and books on biblical topics. OTA  and NTA each indexes 500 journals as well as many subject-specific books. Records include bibliographic data as well as paragraph-length summaries of the journal articles and books they index.

ProQuest Religion Database

ProQuest Religion Database provides a wide range of primarily full-text, international journals for diverse religious and spiritual studies, covering formal theological studies of major religions, as well as the most recent trends and scholarly thought. Proquest contains over 200 full-text journals, over 150 of which have ongoing full-text. While there is some overlap with EBSCO databases, you will also find unique search results here. 

Regent Graduate Database

Regent graduates are eligible for free access to the Atla Serials religion collection. This provides access to more than 300 major religion and theology journals and contains almost 600,000 full-text articles. 

You can retrieve the username and password (updated July 2019) with your Regent Login. Graduates without a Regent Login can visit the Library Circulation Desk, or email [email protected]. Please provide your full name—first, middle, and last—and the year you graduated.

Religious and Theological Abstracts

Indexed since 1958 and updated annually, RTA provides summaries of articles appearing in scholarly journals in the fields of religion and theology. Abstracts from a wide variety of periodical literature including Christian, Jewish, and other World Religions are available in English, Hebrew, Afrikaans, and major European languages.

Theological Research Exchange Network

TREN, the Theological Research Exchange Network, provides access to almost 25,000 theses and dissertations from 145 North American institutions. Many of these documents are available for free, full-text download.