Using databases makes it easier to search journal articles, conference papers and books using one search on a particular subject. Some databases will have the full text available to read while others provide just an overview. Oxford's subscription databases can be accessed through SOLO or Databases A-Z. The page below introduces you to Databases A-Z and highlights a number of popular resources used for the study of Theology and Religion with instructions to assist.
Oxford subscribes to a large number of bibliographic databases and these can be found in Database A-Z . To find out more about out Databases A-Z for Theology and Religion, take a look at the following guide:
The list below captures all of the relevant Theology and Religion databases. To access the resources, click on the hyperlinks.
If you want to find out more about how to use SOLO to search journals, then take a look at the video tutorials created by the iSkills team in their Workshops and Classes Libguide.
This guide introduces you to e-resources and aims to explain where you can find e-resources, if and how you can access them, and where you can get help.
Part of the Workshops and Classses LibGuide, this page will take you through some handy praparation for carrying out resarch with databases.
For more written guidance on Databases A-Z or search techniques, take a look at this LibGuide page compiled by the iSkills team.
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If Oxford doesn't subscribe to a specific e-journal or any other online resource, visit the Recommend an e-resource or journal page and fill in the short form. Decisions on purchases will depend on cost and level of demand.
Bibliographical databases are the best tools for identifying content in a subject area or by an individual.
Oxford Bibliographies is different from most bibliographical databases, because its content has been selected by an academic panel, so you are guided to the best available scholarship across a wide variety of subjects. It covers classic and up-to-date monographs, collections,datasets, articles,and web-sites.Each article includes an introduction written by a top scholar in the field.
Why not watch a video form the Take a Tour pages to see Oxford Bibliographies in action or take a look at our PDF below to find out how to use this resource.
Past Masters is a collection of full-text humanities works in scholarly editions. It contains the works and/or correspondence of many major literary authors, philosophers and other intellectuals as well as collections of correspondence by period.
Find a guide on how to use Past masters here:
Oxford Biblical Studies Online brings together Bible texts, commentaries, concordances, and other reference works in an integrated online environment. This resource enables users to explore the biblical world in all its complexity—the geography, history, archaeology, languages, literature, art, and architecture of the countries that border the Mediterranean and most of Western Asia.
Oxford subscribes to a wide range of e-resources, e-journals and e-books to support your research and study. Use of these is governed strictly by licence agreements.
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