After using one or more of the indexes in this section, refer to the next section of this guide "The Next Step" for directions on how to find the periodical articles you seek in the M.S.U. Libraries. Be sure to write down, or print out, the citations to the articles you want to read, AS YOU GO THROUGH THE PROCESS OF LOOKING THEM UP!
ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials
Produced by the American Theological Library Association, ATLA Religion Database indexes periodical articles and book material in biblical studies, world religions, church history, and religious perspectives on social issues. Its coverage begins in 1949; there are over 1.3 million records for articles, citations to more than 200,000 essays, and over 400,000 book review cites. ATLASerials, part of our subscription, provides links to the full texts of 100,000 some articles from more than 50 journals.
America History and Life
America: History & Life covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada. It has selective indexing for over 1,700 journals from 1955 to present. The database also provides full-text coverage of more than 200 journals and nearly 100 books.
Historical Abstracts with Full Text
Provides access to historical articles for the Modern period (1450 to the present) for Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and Latin America.
Humanities Full Text
Indexes many of the most important academic journals in the humanities, with links to full texts of the articles from over 300 periodicals dating back to 1995, and high qualtiy indexing for almost 700 journals, of which 470 are peer-reviewed, dating back to 1984. Fields indexed: archaeology, art, classics, film, folklore, journalism, linguistics, music, performing arts, philosophy, religion, world history, world literature.
Church Missionary Society Periodicals, Modules I and II
From its roots as an Anglican evangelical movement driven by lay persons, this resource encompasses publications from the CMS and the latterly integrated South American Missionary Society. Documenting missionary work from the 19th to the 21st century, the periodicals include news, journals and reports offering a unique perspective on global history and cultural encounter. Module I is comprised of periodicals published by the Church Missionary Society and South American Missionary Society from 1804-2009. Module II contains periodicals and annual reports published by the Church Missionary Society and its auxiliaries, and the Church of England Zenana Missionary Society, from 1816-1986.
Documents are indexed by places (region, city, and mission station), countries, names and key search terms.
Missionary Periodicals Database
This database, created at University of Cambridge and hosted by Yale University Divinity School, records all periodicals concerning foreign missions that were published in Britain from the 18th century through the 1960s. It includes records for 579 periodicals. These can be browsed through an alphabetical title list, or searched by title, issuing body, denomination, place of publication, publisher, region, keyword, or via a clickable map for geographic access. Records provide bibliographic information, notes on the nature and content of the periodicals, and copy location information. Users should be sure to consult the "terms used" link for information about record elements and the "locations" link for expansions of abbreviations and contact information for holding libraries. These two links are at the very bottom of the entry page.
International Medieval Bibliography
An index to the European Middle Ages (c.500-1500 A.D.) covering periodicals, conference proceedings, essay collections, festschriften, and exhibition catalogs in Western European languages. Limiting search results to English language only items is possible. Searches may be conducted in English, French, or German. PLEASE click on “Logout” at top right of the work screen when finished searching.
Iter: Gateway to Middle Ages and Renaissance
Iter Indexes literature pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). Citations for books, journal material (articles, reviews, review articles, bibliographies, catalogs, abstracts and discographies) are included, as are citations for essays in books (including entries in conference proceedings, festschriften, encyclopedias and exhibition catalogues).
International Bibliography of Humanism and the Renaissance
The International Bibliography of Humanism and the Renaissance (IBHR) is an annual bibliography providing references to books and articles in all areas of study on the 15th and 16th centuries in Europe - literature, philosophy, history, religion, the arts, economics, political science, law, and the sciences. It is published under the patronage of the International Federation of Societies and Institutes for the Study of the Renaissance. Online coverage from beginning of publication in 1965 to the present. Corresponds to the print set in Main stacks Z 6207 .R4 B5.
Formerly known as Bibliographie Internationale de l'Humanisme et de la Renaissance (BIHR).
Bibliography of British and Irish History
Bibliography of British and Irish History is the major index to secondary articles about British, Scottish, Welsh, Northern Irish, and Irish history. It also indexes primary sources. It is made available online by Brepolis, the online division of the Brepols publishing company, but is produced in partnership with the University of London, Institute of Historical Research and the Royal Historical Society. Originally, this was a print resource called Annual Bibliography of British and Irish History, Main stacks Z 2016 .A55, published 1975-2003. BBIH covers books, articles in collective volumes (including conference proceedings and festschriften)and journal articles. Primary source material is indexed as well as much secondary material.
Directions for use: Scroll down to the Subject search line and click on the box "All Subjects." This pulls up a list of different kinds of history, of which "Religious history" is one and "Sources" is another. If you want primary sources, choose "Sources." In either "Religious history" or "Sources" click on one of the words that appears to expand the topic; this can be done several times, with each choice becoming more specific.. When you reach the desired level of specificity, put use the computer's mouse to click a check mark in the box next to the topic. Scroll up; click on "Insert/close" at top right of screen. This pastes your search into the work form. Or, try a free text search using the "all index terms" line on the work from. Click on "Browse" next to all index terms to look for key words. Searching is also possible by place name or personal name on the search work form. Limiting results by chronological time period desired is also possible on the search form, near the bottom.
Irish History Online. Irish History Online is an authoritative guide (in progress) to what has been written about Irish history from earliest times to the present. It currently contains approximately 72,000 bibliographic records (January 2011). Material on Northern Ireland is included. Since 2010 Irish History Online has been published separately from the Royal Historical Society bibliography. Irish History Online is now hosted by the Royal Irish Academy (Dublin). It includes bibliographic information on books and pamphlets, articles from journals published in Ireland or internationally, and chapters from books of essays, including Festschriften and conference proceedings.
Catholic Periodical and Literature Index
Covers all aspects of the Catholic faith and lifestyle, and includes over 380,000 index citations of articles and reviews published in Roman Catholic periodicals, Papal documents, church promulgations, and books about the Catholic faith that are authored by Catholics and/or produced by Catholic publishers. Indexing in the online version corresponds to the print version (Main AI 3 .C3)and covers content from over 200 periodicals. Coverage in the online database dates back to 1981; coverage in the print volumes began in 1930/1933 under the title Catholic Periodical Index (Main AI 3 .C3). These print indexes are now in the Main stacks.
Index to Jewish Periodicals
This database provides a comprehensive guide to English-language articles, book reviews, and feature stories in over 160 journals devoted to Jewish affairs. Titles covered include Contemporary Jewry, Holy Land Studies, Jewish Culture and History, Journal of Palestine Studies, Studies in American Jewish Literature and many more. Most references are not found in general coverage periodical indexes. Online coverage begins in 1988. However, the print version began publication in 1963 and is located in the Main Library at AI 3 .I45.
New Testament Abstracts
The database is indispensable for research and bibliography by scholars, librarians, clergy, and students of the New Testament and its historical milieu. Online, the database contains over 38,000 article abstracts, 1,200 review abstracts, 13,500 book abstracts, and 50 software abstracts. Each year an additional 2,100 articles from over 500 periodicals in numerous languages are selected for inclusion. It summarizes approximately 800 books each year. Online coverage begins with 1985; however, the print version began publication in 1956 and is in the Main stacks at BS 410 .N35.
Old Testament Abstracts
Old Testament Abstracts covers journal articles, monographs, multi-author works, and software related to Old Testament studies from over 450 journals. All abstracts are in English, regardless of the language of the original work. Topics covered include antiquities, archaeology, biblical theology, philology and much more. Coverage in the online database dates back to 1978. M.S.U. Libraries does not own any volumes of this index in paper.
Review of Biblical Literature
Review of Biblical Literature (RBL), founded by the Society of Biblical Literature, presents reviews of books in biblical studies and related fields.