Research Databases

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Academic Search Complete is a cross disciplinary database covering general humanities, social sciences, business, and current events. This is one of the most comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals. [Link to title list] Uses the EBSCOHost interface.
 
African American Historical Serials Collection developed in conjunction with American Theological Library Association (Atla) as an effort to preserve endangered serials related to African American religious life and culture, features more than 170 unique publications spanning from 1829 through 1922. This collection includes periodicals, newspapers and magazines, in addition to reports and annuals from various African American organizations, including churches and educational and service institutions. [Link to title list] Database description available here. Uses the EBSCOHost interface.
 
APA PsychInfo is the world's largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. Produced by the American Psychological Association, it is an indispensable tool for the discovery of global scholarly research. Currently, there are 2, 281 journals included but the list changes often so be sure to check the title list as needed. Link to titles list | PsychInfo User Guide. Uses the EBSCOHost interface
 
ARTSTOR (from JSTOR) - The Artstor Digital Library provide straightforward access to curated images from reliable sources that have been rights-cleared for use in education and research — you are free to use them in classroom instruction and handouts, presentations, student assignments, and other noncommercial educational and scholarly activities.
 
Atla Religion Database with Atla Serials PLUS combines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with Atla’s largest collection of full text religion and theology journals. Includes 530 full text journals. Uses the EBSCOHost interface.

AtlaSerials, Religion Collection. AtlaSerials®, Religion Collection contains 360+ full text major religion and theology journals. This database is produced by Atla, a membership association of collectors and connectors in religion and theology. Uses the EBSCOHost interface.

Audiobooks Collection includes titles which you can borrow and listen. You can sample the book freely or create an account to borrow an audio-book on your mobile device. Here is an EBSCO Tutorial for How To Use Audiobooks  | About EBSCO AudioBooks. Uses the EBSCOHost interface.
 
Child Development and Adolescent Studies produced by NISC, is today’s source for references to the current and historical literature related to growth and development of children through the age of 21. Book reviews and abstracts from hundreds of journals and a bibliography of thousands of technical reports, books, book chapters, theses and dissertations covering biomedical and social sciences worldwide are indexed. More than 342,000 records are included with over 10,000 new records added each year. Uses the EBSCOHost interface.
 
CINAHL With Full Text provides comprehensive indexing of the nursing and allied health journal literature. It includes indexing for over 5,000 journals, including publications in nursing and allied health, consumer health, alternative/complementary medicine, biomedicine, and health sciences librarianship. It also includes citations for health care books, book chapters, nursing dissertations, conference proceedings, standards of practice, audiovisual materials, and publications of the American Nurses Association and the National League for Nursing. In addition to this indexing, CINAHL with Full Text includes the full text of over 300 journals, legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, research instruments, and clinical trials. The database also offers cited references searching, an image collection, and Pre-CINAHL citations, which are brief citations for new journal articles that have not yet been assigned subject headings. CINAHL is the electronic continuation of the print publication Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature. 1963-present; full text from 1981-present. Subjects covered: Alcohol Studies; Nursing; Health Related Professions; Childhood Studies; Dissertations; Psychology/Behavioral Sciences. Uses the EBSCOHost interface.
 
Consumer Health Reference eBook Collection Uses the EBSCOHost interface.
 
Digital Karl Barth Library - Included in the collection are the English translation of Barth's magnum opus, The Church Dogmatics, in its entirety. The original German version, Die kirchliche Dogmatik, is also included as are the first 45 volumes of Barth's Gesamtausgabe, which includes hundreds of letters, sermons, lectures, conversations, and academic writings. These volumes are supplemented by seven additional German works that have not yet been published as part of the Gesamtausgabe and English translations of thirteen important texts by Barth. Produced in association with the Theologischer Verlag Z├╝rich (TVZ) and Princeton Theological Seminary, Alexander Street Press is pleased to offer the first major online collection of Karl Barth's works combining comprehensiveness with a carefully crafted set of text-analysis tools.
 
Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts - The collection includes digital facsimiles and searchable texts of Protestant Christian reformers including Luther, Calvin, Zwingli, Tyndale, Melanchthon, Beza, Bucer, Bullinger, Chemnitz, Episcopius, Oecolampadius, Cranmer, Menno Simons, Arminius, and many others whose writings shaped and defined the Lutheran, Reformed, Anglican, Presbyterian, Baptist, Anabaptist, Puritan, and Congregationalist traditions. Some works supplemented by English translations. Selected by scholars from universities across Europe and the U.S. including Harvard, Geneva, Tubingen, Zurich, Cambridge, Princeton, Oxford, Duke, Yale, and Munich. 
 
The DSM-5 and Psychodiagnostic Interviewing from Psychotherapy.net Streaming Video Services. 4-video series. In this first series of its kind, get a comprehensive course in the DSM-5, its uses and misuses, as well as step-by-step instructions in diagnosis and psychodiagnostic interviewing. Using vignettes of 11 different clients struggling with some of the most common diagnoses, Jason Buckles and Victor Yalom instruct viewers in the delicate balance of obtaining diagnostic information while creating a warm alliance with new clients. This link also includes 46 other streaming videos of relevance to the Marriage and Family Therapy program.   
 
eBook Collection - This collection includes all of the ebook titles owned by the Library as well as the titles from the eBook Religion and eBook Academic Collections described below. Uses the EBSCOHost interface.

eBook Academic Collection - ~ 203,500 e-books in multi-disciplinary subjects. Full text books are in subjects of Business and Economics, Education, Language arts and disciplines, Political science, Religion, Literary criticism, Medical, Social Science, Philosophy, Technology and Engineering, World History. New ebook titles are added quarterly. Detailed product information about this collection is available on the vendor website, here. Uses the EBSCOHost interface.

eBook K-8 Collection This collection offers full text titles with unlimited access designed specifically to support a quality learning experience for K-8 students across all academic subjects from History, to Language and Literature, to Science & Technology. Uses the EBSCOHost interface.

eBook Religion Collection - 9,180 titles from over 150 publishers covering a broad range of religious subjects including philosophy, ethics, history of religions, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, religious texts and more. This compilation of texts explores religious beliefs, faith, cultural systems and world views. Uses the EBSCOHost interface.
 
Encyclopedia Britannica / Britannica Academic - Specifically designed for the research and productivity requirements of colleges and academic libraries. Britannica strives to be a current, accurate, and comprehensive source for college level learners and faculty. It is international in scope.
 
Encyclopedia JudaicaEncyclopaedia Judaica by Michael Berenbaum and Fred Skolnik, eds. 2nded. Detroit, MI: Macmillan Reference USA, 2007. 18015 pp. 22 vols. Provides an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel, from Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, from Kabbalah to "Americana" and from Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures, Encyclopaedia Judaica, 2nd edition is important to scholars, general readers and students. Published by Gale and uses the Gale ebooks interface; don't forget to choose a volume from midway on the screen. Example, if you are looking for the Hebrew word shekinah (shecinah) choose 18 San - Sol and then find the word. 
 
Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception Online - If this link does not work, please email library@lpts.edu. The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR) is the first and only comprehensive reference work devoted to the Bible and its reception. With 7315 online entries, it is an essential resource for scholars in Biblical, Cultural, and Religious Studies and related fields. Brought to us by De Gruyter. EBR (~18 volumes) is also available in print in the library Reference Room.

Evangelism in Africa: Correspondence of the Board of Foreign Missions, 1835-1910. This collection contains records of the Board of Foreign Missions (BFM) of the Presbyterian Church which comment on social conditions in developing nations and on efforts to spread the gospel during the nineteenth century. The majority of the material in this collection consists of incoming correspondence from the mission field and outgoing correspondence from the Board headquarters. Other primary sources include diary accounts, sermon manuscripts, receipts of sale, and field accounts. This is a Gale Archives Unbound collection.

Evangelism in India: Correspondence of the Board of Foreign Missions, 1833-1910. This collection documents the Board of Foreign Missions’ tripartite ministry (Farukhabad, Punjab, and the West Indian missions) in India. Documents include recorded reactions to foreigners generally and Protestant missionaries specifically, discontent with British rule and the development of the Independence movement, and racial and internecine religious warfare between Hindu and Muslim populations. This is a Gale Archives Unbound collection.

Evangelism and the Syria-Lebanon Mission: Correspondence of the Board of Foreign Missions, 1869-1910. The records of the Board of Foreign Missions document social conditions in Greater Syria and Lebanon as well as efforts to spread the gospel during the nineteenth century. The majority of the records in this collection consist of incoming correspondence from the mission field and outgoing correspondence from the Board headquarters. The work documented here was conducted through four main stations: Beirut, occupied in 1823; Tripoli, opened in 1848; Sidon, occupied in 1851; and Aleppo, in 1920. This is a Gale Archives Unbound collection. 

Family & Society Studies Worldwide includes more than 2.1 million records from 1902 to the present including: Book chapters, books, conference papers, professional journals, statistical documents, and theses and dissertations.  Comprised of four database files, Family & Society Studies Worldwide meets educational needs of professionals in all fields of social work, social science and family practice. It indexes publications from a wide range of social science disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, psychology, demography, health sciences, education, economics, law, history and social work.  This is not a full-text database. [Link to title list] Uses the EBSCOHost interface.
 
Family Studies Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to family studies, including marriage, divorce, family therapy, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. The index contains more than 53,500 records, which are carefully selected from the most important sources within the discipline. Uses the EBSCOHost interface.
 
Global Missions and Theology - By reproducing personal narratives, organizational records, and biographies of leaders, missionaries, and churches, this collection documents the broad range of Nineteenth Century religious missionary activities, practices and thought in the United States. Included are materials on missionary activities among Native Americans and African Americans. In addition, it highlights activities in distant regions and countries, such as Africa, Fiji and Sandwich Islands, India, China, Southeast Asia, Japan, and Hawaii. This is a Gale Archives Unbound collection.
 
Grassroots Civil Rights and SocialAction: Council for Social Action was established by the Congregational Christian Churches in 1934; the Council for Social Action sought to focus and organize concern for service, international relations, citizenship, Japanese-Americans, rural life, and legislative, industrial and cultural relations. The records in this collection trace the work of the Council for Social Action, and is sourced from the Congregational Library in Boston, Massachusetts. Records contained in this collection span from 1934 to 1956. This is a Gale Archives Unbound collection.   
 
GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 1,000,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 15,000 records. Uses the EBSCOHost interface.
 
Health Source Consumer Edition is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines. Uses the EBSCOHost interface.
 
JSTOR Religion and Theology Collection. JSTOR is a premier humanities digital library with a powerful research and teaching platform. In addition to the journals in the Religion and Theology collection (title list forthcoming here), we can access more than 6,500 Open Access ebooks from 90 publishers, including Brill, Cornell University Press, De Gruyter, and University of California Press (title list here). IMPORTANT NOTE: As with all our subscription research databases, you will need to log in if you are off campus. After logging in with your remote access credentials, please look for the Access provided by Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary message on top of the JSTOR screen. This ensures that you have full access to our licensed content and you do not need to log into JSTOR again or create a personal account with JSTOR.
Ministry Matters - Online access to a diverse collection of resources designed to aid the minister in preaching, teaching, and study. Access to well known commentary series, dictionaries, and more. Links to blogs, articles, what others are doing in the field of ministry today. Be sure to open the Research Library tab to see a list of titles available.

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 (U.S.) & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided. Uses the EBSCOHost interface.
 
Oxford Biblical Studies Online - This online resource provides unrivaled access to six essential Oxford editions of the Bible alongside commentary and annotations from study Bibles seamlessly combined with reference material and primary texts.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection -nearly 480 full-text journals covering: emotional and behavioral characteristics, mental processes, observational and experimental methods, and psychiatry and psychology. This collection offers particularly strong coverage in child and adolescent psychology and various areas of counseling. [Link to title list] Uses the EBSCOHost interface.
 
Psychotherapy.net - 50 titles of streaming videos, used in the Marriage and Family Therapy program. Includes the DSM-5 video series mentioned above.
 
Regional Business News - Uses the Business Searching Interface, EBSCO's highly focused user interface created especially for the business searcher.  Frequently Asked Questions about the Business Searching Interface.

Small Business Reference Center - Small Business Reference Center allows you to access Small Business Start-Up guides by State from the Basic Search screen. Uses the Business Searching Interface (BSI), EBSCO's highly focused user interface created especially for the business searcher. Small Business Center Browsing GuideFrequently Asked Questions about the Business Searching Interface.
 
Sociological Collection provides coverage of more than 500 full text journals, including nearly 500 peer-reviewed titles. Sociological Collection offers information in all areas of sociology, including social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, culture and social structure. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost. Uses the EBSCOHost interface.