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Databases

Here are some suggested databases for Ashland Theological Seminary patrons. If you would like to see a complete listing of available databases go to AU Library Databases.

ACADEMIC SEARCH COMPLETE

Comprehensive scholarly, multi-topic full-text database with coverage of over 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. Indexes and abstracts over 13,200 publications, including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. Some content going back as far as 1887. (EBSCOhost)

Dates Covered

1960s-present (plus some older content)

AMERICA: HISTORY & LIFE

Self-described as the definitive index of publications covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Indexes 1,700 journals, some from as far back as 1910. Also includes citations for and links to book reviews. Strong English-language journal coverage is balanced by an international perspective on topics and occurrences. Encompasses publications in more than 40 languages. (EBSCOhost)

Dates Covered

1950s-present (plus some older content)

ASHLAND UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES

Provides collection information for Ashland University, Ashbrook Center, and Brethren Church. Content added on an ongoing basis.


ATLA Religion Database

Self-described as the definitive index for religious and theological literature, covering topics such as biblical studies, world religions, church history, and religion in social issues. Contains more than 1.8 million records covering the research literature of religion in over 60 languages. Includes 570,000+ article citations from 1,679 journals; 237,000+ essay citations from 16,800+ multi-author works; 525,000+ book review citations; and a growing number of multimedia citations. Produced by the American Theological Library Association. (EBSCOhost)

Dates Covered

1908-present (plus some older content)

ATLA Serials, RELIGION COLLECTION

Combines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with an online collection of major religion and theology journals. Provides full text of over 285,300 articles and book reviews from 150 journals. Also includes 570,000+ article citations from 1,677 journals, 237,000+ essay citations from over 16,800 multi-author works, 525,000+ book review citations, and a growing number of multimedia citations. Produced by the American Theological Library Association. (EBSCOhost)

Dates Covered

1908-present (plus some older content)

CHRISTIAN PERIODICAL INDEX

Provides indexing for evangelical Christian journals. Covers over 140 titles, indexing approximately 136,170 articles and over 92,000 reviews. Religion, theology, biblical studies, and pastoral theology are prominent subjects. Also provides coverage of journals in other disciplines which put forth a Christian worldview. Database owned by the Association of Christian Librarians. (EBSCOhost)

Dates Covered

1976-present

DIRECTORY OF OPEN ACCESS JOURNALS

A directory of open access (i.e., freely accessible) scientific and scholarly journals available online. Covers all subjects and many languages. Includes 5,000+ journals, over 2,000 of which are searchable on article level. (Lund University Libraries)


DISSERTATION ABSTRACTS: PROQUEST DISSERTATIONS & THESES

Self-described as the most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses in the world, with 2.4 million entries. Over 930,000 dissertations and theses are available in PDF format, and most include free twenty-four-page previews. (ProQuest)

Dates Covered

1800s-present

EBOOK COLLECTION

Collection of 15,000+ fully searchable full-text online books covering a full range of topics. Formerly known as NetLibrary. (EBSCOhost) Note: This database is in the process of transitioning from one company’s ownership to another’s, which means both content and functionality are in flux. Some features, therefore, may not be fully operational yet, some content previously available may be temporarily unavailable, and some new content may not actually be available full text.

Dates Covered

1930s-2006

ELECTRONIC BOOK CENTER

Contains the full text of over 27,000 scholarly works and reference books from several publishers, covering the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. (OhioLINK)

Dates Covered

1922-present

ELECTRONIC JOURNAL CENTER

Includes full text of more than 7,000 research journals. Coverage spans the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Many of the library research databases contain citations linking to full-text articles in the EJC. (OhioLINK)

Dates Covered

1800s-present

ELECTRONIC THESIS AND DISSERTATION CENTER

A free online database of masters’ theses and doctoral dissertations from graduate students in participating Ohio colleges and universities. Contains abstracts for all included theses and dissertations. Full-text available on an “as provided” basis. A component of the OhioLINK Digital Resource Commons. (OhioLINK)

Dates Covered

1960s-present

EUROPEAN VIEWS OF THE AMERICAS: 1493 TO 1750

Contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas as written in Europe before 1750. Covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of indigenous American peoples. Subject areas include (but are not limited to): natural disasters, disease outbreaks, slavery, slave trade, pirates, commerce, discoveries, French in America, British colonies, British in America, Dutch in America, religious orders in America. Original bibliography co-developed by staff of the John Carter Brown Library. (EBSCOhost)

Dates Covered

1493-1750

GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY

Collection of full-text encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for research in numerous subject areas. Encompasses the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Includes over 100 titles (some in multiple editions), with an overall total of half a million documents. (Gale)


GENDER STUDIES DATABASE

Covers the full spectrum of gender-engaged scholarship inside and outside academia. Includes more than 921,000 records, thousands of links to freely available and indexed full-text articles and documents on the Web, and hundreds of links to carefully selected and important websites. Source documents include professional journals, conference papers, books, book chapters, gov’t. reports, discussion and working papers, theses and dissertations, and other sources. (EBSCOhost)

Dates Covered

1930s-present (plus some older content)

GUIDE TO SOCIAL SCIENCE AND RELIGION IN PERIODICAL LITERATURE

Indexes over 100 journals and magazines in the social sciences and religion. (National Periodical Library)

Dates Covered

1993-present

HISTORICAL ABSTRACTS

Covers the history of the world (excluding the U.S. and Canada), focusing on the fifteenth century forward. Indexes more than 2,300 academic historical journals in over 40 languages back to 1955. Includes world history, military history, women’s history, and more. (EBSCOhost)

Dates Covered

1950s-present (plus some older coverage)

HISTORICAL STATISTICS OF THE UNITED STATES

The standard source for the quantitative facts of American history. Contains statistics from over 1000 sources, with 37,339 separate data series spanning the social, behavioral, humanistic, and natural sciences. Subject areas include (but are not limited to) history, governance, sociology, demography, natural resources, climate, international migration, and trade. Permits users to graph individual tables and create customized tables/spreadsheets reflecting their own particular areas of interest. (Cambridge University Press)

Dates Covered

1600s-2000s

HISTORY & ARCHIVES DIGITAL MEDIA

Contains various collections of digital pictures, archives, and oral histories from Ohio history as contributed by Ohio museums and libraries. A component of the OhioLINK Digital Resource Commons. (OhioLINK)


JSTOR

The Library no longer has access to most of the full-text content within JSTOR; however, the database itself can still be utilized to locate information about published articles. We plan to return to normal full-text access in the near future. — 5/23/12

Includes scholarship from over one thousand journals across 50+ disciplines, spanning the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Coverage begins at the first issue of each journal and usually ends within a few years of the present. Most recent issues not included. (ITHAKA)

Dates Covered

1800s-2000s

NEW TESTAMENT ABSTRACTS

For scholars, librarians, clergy and students of the New Testament and its historical milieu. Contains more than 46,000 article abstracts, over 1,600 review abstracts, 17,000 book abstracts, and 61 software abstracts. Each year an additional 2,000 articles from more than 500 periodicals in numerous languages are selected for inclusion. Approximately 900 books are also summarized annually. A product of a partnership between ATLA and Boston College. (EBSCOhost)

Dates Covered

1985-present

OLD TESTAMENT ABSTRACTS

Features indexing and abstracts for journal articles, monographs, multi-author works, and software related to Old Testament studies. Abstracts from over 450 journals are included. Topics covered include antiquities, archaeology, biblical theology, philology, and much more. A product of a partnership between ATLA and the Catholic Biblical Association. (EBSCOhost)

Dates Covered

1978-present

PHILOSOPHER’S INDEX

Self-described as the most thorough index of scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy. Contains research published since 1940, including over 680 journals from more than 50 countries. Features author-written abstracts covering research published in journals and books, including book reviews and contributions to anthologies. Subject areas include (but are not limited to) aesthetics, axiology, epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, metaphilosophy, religious philosophy, educational philosophy, and social philosophy. Produced by the Philosophers Information Center. (EBSCOhost)

Dates Covered

1940-present (plus some older content)

PSYCHOLOGY & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES COLLECTION

Self-described as the world’s largest full-text psychology database. Contains full text from 400 journals, with total journal/magazine coverage exceeding 560. Provides information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry, psychology, mental processes, and observational and experimental methods. (EBSCOhost)

Dates Covered

1970s-present (plus some older content)

PSYCINFO

Self-described as the largest resource (over 3 million records) devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral sciences and mental health. Includes abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations. Journal coverage includes international material selected from over 2,500 periodicals in dozens of languages. (EBSCOhost)

Dates Covered

1920s-present (plus some older content)

RELIGION & PHILOSOPHY COLLECTION

Contains more than 300 full-text journals and magazines. Subject areas include world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, and epistemology plus a full range of philosophical studies. (EBSCOhost)

Dates Covered

1970s-present (plus some older content)

SOCINDEX WITH FULL TEXT

Self-described as the world’s most comprehensive and highest quality sociology research database. Includes over 2.1 million records, providing full text for 860+ journals (dating back to 1908), 830+ books/monographs, and 16,800+ conference papers. Abstracts more than 1,300 core journals as well as 3,350+ additional journals. Encompasses all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of sociology, including: abortion, criminology and criminal justice violence; demography; ethnic and racial studies; gender studies; marriage and family; substance abuse and other addictions; rural and urban sociology; social development social structure; social work; sociological research and theory; and many others. Also features over 25,000 author profiles per the most prolific, most cited, and most frequently searched-for authors in the database. (EBSCOhost)

Dates Covered

1903-present

WOMEN’S STUDIES INTERNATIONAL

Covers the core disciplines in women’s studies, including the latest scholarship in feminist research. Contains 871,000+ records based upon content from over 2,000 different periodicals. Sources include journals, newspapers, newsletters, bulletins, books, book chapters, proceedings, reports, theses, dissertations, NGO studies, websites, web documents, and more. (EBSCOhost)

Dates Covered

1960s-present (plus some older content)

WORLDCAT.ORG

World’s largest network of library content. Lets you search the collections of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. A freely accessible but less robust version of the WorldCat (FirstSearch) database available to the university community. (OCLC)