Library Services

A directory of library services and databases

  • ATLA - the American Theological Library Association database

    America's best source for Biblical Studies and Theology, indexing books and about 500 journals, some back as far as 1949. Membership required for access.
    Location: Chicago, IL, United States
  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

    This directory attempts to lists all journals with free internet access in all academic subjects.
  • English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC)

    The English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC) at the British Library lists over 460,000 items published between 1473 and 1800, mainly in Britain and North America, mainly, but not exclusively, in English from the collections of the British Library and over 2,000 other libraries.

  • Google Scholar

    Very useful catalogue of scholarly papers and books.
  • Guide to Open Access Journals

    This guide includes a curated list of free, peer reviewed journals and journal databases from a number of disciplines.
  • Index Theologicus

    The Index theologicus database presently contains more than 280,000 bibliographical references from articles in journals, Festschriften and conference volumes. The extensive research possibilities enable theologians and specialists in religious studies to obtain a quick and comprehensive overview of the publications relevant to their own field of research.
  • JISC

    JISC provides access to the merged online catalogues of 24 major university research libraries in the UK and Ireland.
  • Library of Congress Online Catalogue

    The biggest English-language library catalogue in the world.
    Location: United States
  • Questia

    Questia is the first online library that provides 24/7 access to the world's largest online collection of books and journal articles in the humanities and social sciences, plus magazine and newspaper articles. You can search each and every word of all of the books and journal articles in the collection. You can read every title cover to cover. This rich, scholarly content -- selected by professional collection development librarians -- is not available elsewhere on the Internet.
  • Theses & Dissertations

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  • UK Public Libraries

    Some local libraries in the UK allow remote access to certain reference materials. These include audio books, online dictionaries, encyclopedias, newspaper articles, etc. It is usually limited to those who have an account (library card) with that particular library authority and may allow access for a limited time (e.g. up to two years after the card was issued). Check out your local library before you leave the UK.