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Catholic Studies

A guide to resources for Catholic Studies

Finding Journal Articles

Use the following databases to help you locate journal articles on your topic of interest.

ATLA Religion Database and ATLA Serials PLUS

ATLA Religion Database is the premier scholarly tool for researching theological perspectives on history, the humanities and the social sciences, as well as biblical studies, world religions and church history. ATLA is the full file version of ATLA Religion Database with the addition of links from article citations directly to the complete content of the articles. Articles are from the world's most essential religion journals, in all theological disciplines.

New Testament Abstract

New Testament Abstract is an indispensable research and bibliographic aid for scholars, librarians, clergy, and students of the New Testament. With over 2,000 articles added each year, New Testament Abstract Online provides access to more than 500 periodicals in numerous languages.

Old Testament Abstract 

Covers an array of subjects including antiquities, archeology, biblical theology and philology, making it essential for religious or biblical research. All abstracts are in English, regardless of the language of the original work.

Philosopher's Index
The Philosopher’s Index, produced by the Philosopher’s Information Center, is a current and comprehensive bibliographic database covering scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy. The Philosopher’s Index, considered the most thorough index of journal literature on the subject, features author-written abstracts covering scholarly research published in journals and books, including contributions to anthologies and book reviews. The Philosopher’s Index contains research published since 1940 including over 680 journals from more than 50 countries with content representing a variety of languages.

National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly

Addresses the ethical, philosophical, and theological questions raised by the rapid pace of modern medical and technological progress.

Catholic Portal

Catholic PortalThe Catholic Research Resources Portal, or "Catholic Portal," provides global, freely available access to rare, unique and/or uncommon materials in libraries, seminaries, special collections and archives. By electronically bringing together resources in many formats from many collections, the Portal enables easy, effective and global discovery of Catholic research resources.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Stanford Encyclopedia of PhilosophyThe Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy organizes scholars from around the world in philosophy and related disciplines to create and maintain an up-to-date reference work.