If you are accessing this page from off campus, the links to most library databases will not work. To use these resources, go to the Library Web Page, where you can connect to Articles and Databases, Reference Sources, and Electronic Journals and Newspapers after providing your Elmhurst College login and password. If you do not know your EC login and password, please go to the CSTC Room 107 to obtain this information.
Articles and Databases
ATLA Religion Database - This international database covers such topics as Biblical studies, world religions, Church history, and religious perspectives on social issues. Through ATLA you can gain access to full-text articles in ATLAS (ATLA Serials Database). If you are searching for Scripture citations, see this guide for assistance.
Academic Search Premier - Selected full text of journals in the social sciences, humanities, general science, multicultural studies, and other disciplines.
Project Muse - An online library of nearly 250 journals from 40 scholarly publishers, with the full text of articles from 1996 to the present. Journals in this collection cover primarily the humanities and the social sciences. Available on campus only.
Books (Illinet Online)
Use Illinet Online to locate books on your topic. Try Browse Subject with your subject words; if that does not work, try Any Word Anywhere. Sample Library of Congress Subject Headings:
Illinet Online can be used to find materials located in 65 academic libraries in Illinois. These libraries include several with strong ministry collections: Catholic Theological Union, Lincoln Christian College, North Park University, Northern Seminary, and Wheaton College.
United Church of Christ - a very good example of a denominational website; see the following sections for an extensive set of links to other denominations, religions, social activist groups, etc:
Beliefnet - "Beliefnet hopes to help people meet their own religious, spiritual and moral needs by providing information, inspiration, community, stimulation and products."
ReligiousTolerance.org - "This is a large religious web site which promotes religious freedom, tolerance and diversity as positive cultural values. It contains over 2,600 essays and menus" created by the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance.
Using and Evaluating Information Sources
Writing and Citing