Databases

To access these databases you will first be directed to a login page for MBTS’s Blackboard system. After you have logged into Blackboard you will have access to each of these resources.

If you have issues with this login system, please contact the MBTS Helpdesk at (816) 414-3763 or at helpdesk@mbts.edu.

For assistance using these databases please contact Mrs. Judy Howie, Reference Librarian at (816) 414-3728 or at jhowie@mbts.edu.

Religion DatabasesCounseling & Psychology DatabasesEducation DatabasesGeneral Studies Databases
Biblical Langauges DatabasesBusiness DatabasesHispanic Studies DatabasesKorean Studies Databases

Religion Databases

ATLA Religion Database with Serials

ATLA Religion Database combines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with ATLA’s online collection of major religion and theology journals. The ATLA Religion Database includes more than 620,000 article citations from more than 1,746, more than 250,000 essay citations from over 18,000 multi-author works, more than 570,000 book review citations, and a growing number of multimedia citations. In ATLASerials, full text is provided for more than 380,000 electronic articles and book reviews. This database is produced by the American Theological Library Association.

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ATLA Historical Monographs Collection – Series 1

The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Historical Monographs Collection – Series 1 presents more than 15,000 titles from 13th Century through the 1893 World Parliament of Religions. The historical time period of the collection reflects upon a time of great doctrinal, social, and organizational change. The collection includes many volumes in Aramaic, Arabic, Greek, Hebrew and other languages besides English, documenting the recovery of languages used during the biblical era and provides an in-depth view of the way that interest in, and knowledge of, biblical languages emerged during the nineteenth century, an important foundation for today’s study and understanding of biblical languages.

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ATLA Historical Monographs Collection – Series 2

The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Historical Monographs Collection – Series 2 consists of nearly 15,000 titles published from 1894 through 1923. It presents a comprehensive picture of religion in America at the turn of the century. Subjects addressed include the conflict between religion and science, the growing interest in Eastern religions and other world religions, and significant shifts in the religious identification of Americans.

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Biblical Archaeology Society Online Archive

Scholarly but heavily illustrated and readable articles and books about ancient Israel and other lands and peoples portrayed in the books of the Bible. Studies and reports illuminate the use of archaeological methods to assess the historicity of scripture, and all biblical references are linked to the scriptural texts.  The journals Biblical Archaeology Review since 1975, Bible Review since 1985, and Archaeology Odyssey since 1998, and the books Ancient Israel: From Abraham to the Roman Destruction of the Temple; Aspects of Monotheism: How God is One. Symposium at the Smithsonian Institution October 19, 1996; Feminist Approaches to the Bible: Symposium at the Smithsonian Institution September 24, 1994; The Rise of Ancient Israel: Lectures Presented at a Symposium Sponsored by the Resident Associate Program, Smithsonian Institution October 26, 1991; and The Search for Jesus: Modern Scholarship Looks at the Gospels: [a] Symposium at the Smithsonian Institute, September 11, 1993.

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Christian Periodical Index

The Christian Periodical Index® provides indexing for evangelical Christian journals providing both articles and review indexing. Current indexing includes over 140 titles dating back to 1976.

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Classic Sermon Index

Classic Sermon Index allows users to search public domain sermons by preacher and book of the Bible. The date range of these sermons are from the second century
to the present. Most of the sermons contain full text documents

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Guide to Social Sciences and Religion

An additional source that considers the areas of social science particularly psychology as well as pastoral ministry.

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Jewish Studies Source

Jewish Studies Source contains over 400 full-text titles. Sources comprising the collection include full-text for leading academic journals within the discipline, monographs, related articles from major periodicals and newspapers, and over 1600 biographies of leading historical and contemporary Jews.

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New Testament Abstracts

New Testament Abstracts Online is a product of a partnership between ATLA and Boston College. The database is an indispensable research and bibliographic aid for scholars, librarians, clergy, and students of the New Testament. The database contains more than 44,000 article abstracts, 1,200 review abstracts, 16,500 book abstracts, and 50 software abstracts.

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Old Testament Abstracts

Old Testament Abstracts Online is a product of a partnership between ATLA and the Catholic Biblical Association. The database features indexing and abstracts for journal articles, monographs, multi-author works, and software related to Old Testament studies. Topics covered include antiquities, archaeology, biblical theology, philology and much more.

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Oxford Biblical Studies Online

Oxford Biblical Studies Online provides a comprehensive resource for the study of the Bible and biblical history. The integration of authoritative scholarly texts and reference works with tools that provide ease of research into the background, context, and issues related to the Bible make Oxford Biblical Studies Online a valuable resource not only for college students, scholars, and clergy, but also anyone in need of an authoritative, ecumenical, and up-to-date resource.  In addition to the Bible texts, Oxford Biblical Studies Online offers quick access to over 5,000 A-Z entries from the Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Oxford Companion to the Bible, and a wealth of other Oxford references. Users can easily navigate to hundreds of topical essays within the Oxford Study Bibles themselves, in The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies, The Oxford History of the Biblical World, The Oxford Illustrated History of the Bible, Oxford Bible Atlas, and other works, and access hundreds of searchable images and maps from these major scholarly publications.

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Oxford Bibliographies

Oxford Bibliographies Online-Biblical Studies contains brief descriptions and bibliographies of biblical figures, teachings, and books of the Bible. The bibliographies contain citations for scholarly books, commentaries, verses and bibliographies for different biblical subjects which will enhance exhaustive research concerning numerous biblical topics. Each bibliography was created by scholars and librarians.

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Project MUSE

A database that contains hundreds of scholarly e-books on several topics such as Biblical studies, world religions, philosophy, and history.

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Religious and Theological Abstracts

Religious and Theological Abstracts provides objective summaries of articles appearing in scholarly journals in the fields of religion and theology from a wide variety of periodical literature, including Christian, Jewish, and other world religions. English language abstracts of articles in English, Hebrew, Afrikaans, and major European languages are provided.

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RIM Online

RIM® Online is a freely available database that indexes DMin and DMiss projects from reporting schools of theology accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. Indexing began in 1981. Author, title, project advisor, institution, and subject access are provided. In addition, an abstract for each project is included when one has been provided by the author

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Southern Baptist Periodical Index

The Southern Baptist Periodical Index is a continuation of a project coordinated by the Historical Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention from 1965 through 1984. It is a cumulative cover-to-cover index to around 35 periodicals issued each year by historically Southern Baptist Convention-related agencies, institutions, and associations at the national level of organization. Subject coverage ranges widely but includes theology, Baptist history and practice, worship, church music, church administration and development, religious education and ministry, Baptist colleges/universities/seminaries, missions and missions education, family life and parenting, and Christian life. Indexed periodicals include reviews of books, motion pictures and videos, compact discs, web sites, etc., ranging from the scholarly to the popular.

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World Religions Online

Facts On File’s World Religions Online explores religion and spirituality in an objective manner, from the ceremonies of the first practioners to the elaborate rituals of today. This database includes articles, pictures, timelines, and videos on the major world religions. Further, the database identifies the different theologies, histories, and important people that have helped shape these religions. The religions that are included are African Traditional Religion, Buddhism, Catholicism & Orthodox Christianity, Confucianism, Daoism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Native American Relgions, Protestantism, and Shintoism.

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Counseling and Psychology Databases

Clinical eBook Collection

Contains several thousand eBooks that deal with different apsects of health.

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PsycARTICLES

PsycARTICLES, is a definitive source of full text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. It contains more than 153,000 articles from nearly 80 journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA). It includes all journal articles, book reviews, letters to the editor, and errata from each journal. Coverage spans 1894 to the present and nearly all APA journals go back to Volume 1, Issue 1.

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PsycBOOKS

PsycBOOKS® from the American Psychological Association (APA), includes over 38,000 chapters in PDF from over 2,500 books, published by the APA and other distinguished publishers, and includes digitized content of historical significance from the Archives of the History of American Psychology (AHAP) collection. It also contains over 1,600 classic books of landmark historical impact in psychology dating from the 1600s, and the exclusive electronic release of more than 1,500 authored entries from APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology.

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PsycTESTS

PsycTESTS serves as a repository for a growing selection of psychological tests and measures, including thousands of actual test instruments and test items that are available for immediate download and use in research and teaching. PsycTESTS is an authoritative source of structured information about tests of relevance to psychologists and professionals in related fields such as psychiatry, management, business, education, social science, neuroscience, law, medicine, and social work. While focused on contemporary instances of test use, coverage spans more than a century.

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ProQuest Psychology Journals

ProQuest Psychology Journals™ indexes more than 1,080 titles, with over 690 titles available in full text. Users get access to charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements essential to psychological research. Psychology Journals includes 4,000 full text dissertations representing a range of psychology disciplines including behavioral, clinical, cognitive, developmental, experimental, industrial, personality, physiological, psychobiology, psychometrics, and social psychology. Dissertation content is available for the years spanning 2000 through 2006.

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Violence & Abuse Abstracts

Violence & Abuse Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to violence and abuse, including family violence, sexual assault, emotional abuse, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. The index contains more than 21,500 records, which are carefully selected from the most important sources within the discipline.

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Education Databases

Child Development & Adolescent Studies

Source for references to the current and historical literature related to growth and development of children through the age of 21. Book reviews and abstracts from hundreds of journals and a bibliography of thousands of technical reports, books, book chapters, theses and dissertations covering biomedical and social sciences worldwide are indexed.

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Educational Administration Abstracts

Contains abstracts for areas related to educational administration, including educational leadership, educational management, educational research, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. The index contains more than 190,000 records, which are carefully selected from the most important sources within the discipline.

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ERIC – Education Resources Information Center

ERIC is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.

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High School eBook Collection

Collection of eBooks containing young adult issues and literature.

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K-8 eBook Collection

Collection of eBooks containing children and young adult issues and literature.

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Teacher Reference Center

Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.

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General Studies Databases

Academic Search Complete

The world’s most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in PDF format.

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Academic Search Premier

This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.

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Academic eBook Collection

Multi-disciplinary eBook collection.

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Audiobook Collection

A collection of classic Christian audiobooks.

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Biography in Context

Biography in Context delivers outstanding research support with nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography. It’s a curriculum-aligned resource that offers media-rich content in context that’s updated daily to meet the needs of today’s user. In it you’ll find:

  • 600,000+ biographies covering more than 525,000 individuals
  • 170+ award-winning Gale reference titles
  • 50,000 new or updated bios added annually in addition to daily updates to account for awards and events
  • Integrated reference material, periodical information and multimedia content
  • Hundreds of hand-crafted topic pages covering the highest-interest features

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Community College eBook Collection

Multi-disciplinary academic eBook collection.

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Public Library eBook Collection

Multi-disciplinary eBook collection.

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Credo Online Reference

Credo Reference offers over 3,000,000 reference entries from all the major academic subject areas serving as a starting point for research.  Images, audio files, videos and full text articles on many topics are included, with full citations.

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EBSCO eBook Collection

Multi-disciplinary eBook collection.

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EBSCOhost

Academic journal database containing many full text articles. Includes ATLA Religion Database which indexes religious journals, essays, etc. Also includes Christian Periodical Index, Old Testament Abstracts and New Testament Abstracts.

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EBOOK CENTRAL

A collection of over 130,000 scholarly titles in all academic subject areas from leading publishers.

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Encyclopædia Britannica Online

The award-winning Britannica Online® delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information. The rich combination of the insightful Encyclopædia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides the variety of reliable sources that students need to consult when conducting thorough research—all from one database. Written by Nobel laureates, historians, curators, professors, and other notable experts, the Encyclopædia Britannica articles are trusted resources with balanced, global perspectives and unique insights that users will not find anywhere else.

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Films on Demand

Films on Demand is a web-based digital video delivery service that allows you to stream thousands of academic films and documentaries. These videos cover several different subject areas such as history, counseling, business, and science. Special features allow users the ability to organize and bookmark clips, create and share playlists, personalize folders, and manage their entire video collection.

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FirstSearch and Worldcat Databases

Through the WorldCat database, which contains records of materials in libraries worldwide, MBTS Library students, faculty, and staff can find books, videos, DVDs, magazine articles and other items in libraries around the world.

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JSTOR Database Of Archived Periodicals

Provides page images of back issues of the core scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences (INCLUDING MANY IMPORTANT RELIGIOUS VOLUMES NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER DATABASES) from the earliest issues to within a few years of current publication. Users may browse by journal title or discipline, or may search the full-text or citations/abstracts. New issues of existing titles and new titles are added on an ongoing basis.

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OpenLibrary.org

A group of libraries led by the Internet Archive announced a new, cooperative 80,000+ eBook lending collection of mostly 20th century books on OpenLibrary.org, a site where it’s already possible to read over 1 million eBooks without restriction. During a library visit, patrons with an OpenLibrary.org account can borrow any of these lendable eBooks using laptops, reading devices or library c

  • Any OpenLibrary.org account holder can borrow up to 5 eBooks at a time, for up to 2 weeks. Books can only be borrowed by one person at a time. People can choose to borrow either an in-browser version (viewed using the Internet Archive’s BookReader web application), or a PDF or ePub version, managed by the free Adobe Digital Editions software. This new technology follows the lead of the Google eBookstore, which sells books from many publishers to be read using Google’s books-in-browsers technology. Readers can use laptops, library computers and tablet devices including the iPad

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ProQuest Dissertations and Theses A

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses A is the most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses in the world.  It is a full-text repository for dissertations and theses in the fields of the humanities and social sciences.

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Biblical Languages Databases

L’Année philologique

A specialized bibliographic database of scholarly works relating to all aspects of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. Its subjects are Greek and Latin literature and linguistics, including early Christian texts and patristics, Greek and Roman history, art, archaeology, philosophy, religion, mythology, music, science, and scholarly subspecialties such as numismatics, papyrology and epigraphy. With over 810,000 records, L’Année philologique includes citations to journal articles and books, with abstracts in English, German, Spanish, French or Italian.

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Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG)

The Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG) is a research center at the University of California, Irvine. Founded in 1972 the TLG has collected and digitized most literary texts written in Greek from Homer to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453. Its goal is to create a comprehensive digital library of Greek literature from antiquity to the present era.

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Business Databases

Business Source Premier

The industry’s most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. This database provides full text back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998. Business Source Premier is superior to the competition in full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.

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Regional Business News

This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

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Hispanic Studies Databases

Fuente Académica

Offers more than 450 scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain. All major subject areas are covered with particular emphasis on agriculture, biological sciences, economics, history, law, literature, philosophy, psychology, public administration, religion and sociology.

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Korean Studies Databases

Korean Studies Information Services System (KISS)

The first search engine for academic journals in Korea , Korean Studies Information Service System (KISS) is a full-text database system of Korean academic journals with 9 database services. KISS provides efficient and effective search functions with full bibliographical information (titles, author, publisher, year, note, and abstract) and the capability to search various indexes (journal, publisher, and subject).

The collected sources were written by 400,000 professors, researchers, CEOs, administrators, and government officers. Since all articles were reviewed by national associations and institutions, KISS is an especially reliable bank of knowledge reflecting proven professionalism standards.

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