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ATLA Websites on Religion is a selective, annotated collection of web resources for the study of religion. Comprehensive index of online religious educational material, sacred literature, world religions, and historical figures.
A comprehensive database on biblical archaeology, including over 7,000 articles from Biblical Archaeology Review (1975 to present), Bible Review (1985 to 2005 complete), and Archaeology Odyssey (1998 to 2006 complete) as well as the New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land, e-books, videos and more.
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Bloomsbury E-Book Collections delivers instant access to quality research and provides libraries with a flexible way to build eBook collections across the humanities and social sciences. It contains over 6,000 titles, featuring content from Bloomsbury’s latest research publications as well as a 100+ year legacy including Continuum, T&T Clark, Bristol Classical Press, Berg, The Arden Shakespeare and Hart Publishing.
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Theology and Religion Online offers students and scholars a richly layered resource devoted and dedicated to research, study, and teaching in Theology, Biblical Studies, and Religious Studies.
The Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity focuses on the history of early Christian texts, authors, and ideas. Its content is intended to bridge the scholarly gap between the fields of New Testament studies and patristics, covering the entire period of early Christianity up to 600 CE. It provides a critical perspective on the methods employed in Early Christian Studies as well as an updated historiography on numerous topics.
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Brill is one of the largest Open Access publishers in the Humanities and Social Sciences. As an early adopter, starting in 2009, we have published 400 Open Access books, 25 full Open Access journals and hundreds of Open Access articles
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A publication of the USCCB, this site provides the best digital resources helping parishes to connect with, engage, inform, and inspire the people of their community within their own homes.
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An historical archive of local and national Catholic newspapers that ranges from 1831 to 2016.
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Includes more than two hundred current Catholic digital newspapers, online publications, and local web sites in North America arranged alphabetically and geographically.
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The Catholic Research Resource Portal provides an online catalog of rare, unique or uncommon research materials – many in full-text format -- from Catholic colleges, universities, seminaries, and archives in North America related to key aspects of the Catholic tradition, including social action, education, Vatican II, men’s and women’s religious orders, and missions.
The full online version of the Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS), 17th edition. CMOS 17 is the authoritative reference work on documentation practices and citation formatting and is the official manual of style for academic research papers at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake.
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The Chronicle of Higher Education digital subscription allows you unlimited access to its content of higher education journalism, covering a wide range of college and university topics. Please contact the library staff if you need assistance in setting up your free account with The Chronicle of Higher Education.
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The Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Project provides access to five of the digitized scrolls at a level of high-resolution and magnification that allows for the examination of these ancient Second Temple Period manuscripts in precise and exacting detail. The Great Isaiah Scroll is also searchable by column, chapter, and verse, and it is accompanied by a digital tool that translates the verses into English. The site includes short explanatory videos and background information on the texts and their history as well.
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Announcing the National Emergency Library, a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.
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The Loeb Classical Library provides the written treasures of the ancient Greek and Roman world in an online, digital format. This digital library offers original Greek and Latin texts alongside English translations, in the familiar ways and in surprisingly new ones.
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Open Access Digital Theological Library (OADTL) curates high-quality content in religious studies and related disciplines from publisher websites, institutional repositories, scholarly societies, archives, and stable public domain collections.
Oxford Biblical Studies Online provides a comprehensive resource for the study of the Bible and biblical history. Integrates authoritative scholarly texts and reference works with tools that provide ease of research into the background, context, and issues related to the Bible.
Oxford Handbooks Online is an outstanding collection of the best Handbooks across many different subject areas. One of the most prestigious and successful strands of Oxford’s scholarly publishing, the Handbook series contains in-depth, high-level articles by scholars at the top of their field. Each Handbook offers thorough introductions to topics and a critical survey of the current state of scholarship, creating an original conception of the field and setting the agenda for new research.
Oxford Scholarship Online is a vast and rapidly-expanding online library, providing easy access to thousands of books across the world-renowned scholarly list of Oxford University Press. This is an essential research resource for students, scholars, and academics alike, no matter what their subject specialty.
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Oxford University Press has provided a number of free electronic resources for instructors and students who have shifted almost exclusively to an online teaching and learning environment.
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Provides online access to the full texts of a vast number of papal and other official documents of the Catholic Church, both recent and historical.
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Database of digital books relating to the development of theology and philosophy during the Reformation and Post-Reformation/Early Modern Era (late 15th-18th centuries).
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Provides a set of digital resources for teaching faculty to assist in discovering course content, facilitating online research, and helping to navigate the challenges and opportunities of e-learning.
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ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PDQT) Open provides the full text of thousands of dissertations and theses whose authors have opted to publish in an open access format.
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The Digital Commons Network provides full-text scholarly articles of open access academic research from top universities. Religion Commons provides access to research and articles in Religion and Religious Studies.
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This database centers on the history of slavery, racism, and race in the United States and the world, from ancient times to the present. It includes thousands of legal documents and commentaries on slavery as well as pamphlets, books, journal articles, essays, modern histories, and the newest scholarship on these topics.
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Offers free online resources for "Distanced and Quarantined Catholics" to connect, pray, and nourish the soul.
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This database gives access to the dissertations produced by students at USML.
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Full-text access now available to 3,000+ Wiley Online eBooks published between the years 2017-2021.
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Writer’s Reference Center provides users with a convenient one-stop location for all of the tools necessary to write and research effectively. From the mechanics of writing and grammar to style and research, this online resource thoroughly covers the fundamentals of quality writing, provides a wealth of vocabulary-building dictionaries, and presents a step-by-step guide to writing a good essay.
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