Articles and Databases

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Academic Search Premier

Contains indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals across disciplines. Full text articles are available for more than 4,600 journals. Access Academic Search Premier

Atla Historical Monographs Collection

Atla Historical Monographs Collection: Series 1 and 2 provides religious and theological literature from the late 13th century to 1922. Series 1 includes monographs prior to the 1893 World Parliament of Religions, while Series 2 covers 1893 through 1922. This resource is vital for scholars seeking to understand religious thought and practice, particularly in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Atla Historical Monographs Collection: Series 1

Atla Historical Monographs Collection: Series 2

Atla Religion Database with AtlaSerials PLUS

The premier theological database with index and full text of journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion. Also contains the Catholic Periodical and Literature Index. Access Atla Religion Database with AtlaSerials PLUS

Biblical Archaeology Society Online Archives

Contains more than 35 years of Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR). The Archive also provides access to Bible Review, Archaeology Odyssey, and four e-books written by prominent archeology scholars. Access Biblical Archaeology Society Online Archives

Catholic Periodical and Literature Index

Contains periodicals, essay collections, church documents, papal documents, and electronic resources related to the practice and intellectual tradition of Roman Catholicism. Now part of Atla Religion Database with AtlaSerials Plus.

Chronicle of Higher Education

Provides real-time news, insights, tool and knowledge, and is considered the nation's largest newsroom dedicated to covering universities and colleges. Access Chronicle of Higher Education

Digital Karl Barth Library

Features Barth's magnum opus (Die kirchliche Dogmatik), the first 36 volumes of Barth's Gesamtausgabe, which includes hundreds of letters, sermons, lectures, conversations, and academic writings, as well as seven additional German works that have not yet been published. Access Digital Karl Barth Library

Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts

Christian texts from the Reformation and post-Reformation eras by authors whose writings shaped the Lutheran, Reformed, Anglican, Presbyterian, Baptist, and Anabaptist traditions. Access Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts

Digital Library of the Catholic Reformation

Works by Catholic authors written during the 16th and 17th centuries. Includes papal documents, liturgical works, inquisitorial manuals, biblical commentaries and more. Access Digital Library of the Catholic Reformation

Early English Books Online

Online collection of early printed works in English with digital copies of over 125,000 rare works from before 1700 discoverable through an interface tailored for early modern scholars.

EBSCO eBook Collection

Homepage for EBSCO ebooks accessible to current Pittsburgh Theological Seminary students, faculty, and staff. Access EBSCO eBook Collection

EBSCO Databases

Homepage for all EBSCO databases to which Barbour Library subscribes, providing online access to journal articles, reviews, essays, and historical monographs. NOTE: Each EBSCO database is also listed separately on this page. Access EBSCO Databases


ERIC is an online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. Access ERIC


Contains scholarly, government, and general-interest titles covering all aspects of environmental studies and related disciplines. Access GreenFile

Index Religiosus: International Bibliography of Theology, Church History and Religious Studies 

Available in library only. A new online tool that replaces the bibliographic supplement to Revue d’histoire ecclésiastique (RHE) and the Elenchus Bibliographicus (EB). The index is international in scope covering publications in many European languages relating to religious studies in Africa, Americas, Australasia and Middle East to Europe, British Isles, Scandinavia, and Russia. This database is available for use in the library only. See library staff for assistance.

Index Theologicus (IxTheo)

Contains more than 400,000 citations to articles published in (largely German) theology and religious studies journals, festschrift, and in-congress publications. Access Index Theologicus (IxTheo)


JSTOR is a digital library that contains full-text journal articles, conference proceedings, primary source materials, and e-books from a variety of disciplines. Access JSTOR

New Testament Abstracts

Contains more than 46,000 article abstracts, 1,600 review abstracts, 17,000 book abstracts, and 61 software abstracts on all topics and disciplines of the New Testament. Access New Testament Abstracts

New York Times Academic Pass

Open to faculty, staff, and current students. Must use PTS e-mail address to activate a New York Times online account. Unlimited access to archived articles outside the 1923-1980 date range. Each day of the pass, users may access up to five free articles published between the years 1923 through 1980. Get instructions on how to activate your personal New York Times online account.

Old Testament Abstracts

Contains indexing and abstracts for journal articles, monographs, multi-author works, and software related to Old Testament studies. Access Old Testament Abstracts

Oxford Biblical Studies Online

Comprehensive database for Bible and biblical history, containing Oxford published encyclopedias, handbooks, commentaries, Bibles, reference books, atlases/maps, images, timelines, and other materials. Access Oxford Biblical Studies Online

Oxford Scholarship Online - Religion

Contains over 450 full-text eBooks featuring all areas of religion and theology from Oxford University Press. Narrow your choices to "unlocked" to see a list of available e-books. Access Oxford Scholarship Online - Religion.

Past Masters

This is a collection of full text works by Chekhov, Lombardus, Luther, Machiavelli, Montaigne, Montesquieu, Plotinus, Suárez, Vico, and Wright. Chinese philosophy and presocratic writings are also included. Access Past Masters


PQDT Open provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge. Access PQDT Open

ProQuest E-book Central

Homepage for ProQuest e-books that are accessible to current Pittsburgh Theological Seminary students, faculty, and staff. Access ProQuest Ebook Central

Religious and Theological Abstracts

Contains indexes and summaries of articles published in scholarly religion and theology journals. Access Religious and Theological Abstracts

Research in Ministry (RIM)

Contains indexes to D.Min. and D.Miss. theses from many seminaries and institutions accredited by the Association of Theological Schools. Access Research in Ministry (RIM)

Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN)

Provides low-cost access to more than 20,000 theses, dissertations, and conference papers from theological institutions, societies, and seminaries. Access Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN)

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG)

Online thesaurus of words from literary texts from Homer to the fall of Byzantium in 1453 AD. TLG also includes the Online Liddell-Scott-Jones (LSJ), the standard lexicographical resource for Classical Greek. You will need to create a personal account for full content and always access through Barbour Library's website. Access Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG)

Translated Texts for Historians E-Library

Historical sources from A.D. 300-800 translated into English. Includes theological works as well as chronicles, histories, letters, compendia and more. Access Translated Texts for Historians E-Library

Twentieth Century Religious Thought

Twentieth Century Religious Thought is a multi-volume, cross-searchable online collection that brings together the seminal works and archival materials related to key worldwide religious thinkers, from the early 1900s until the turn of the 21st century.