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A wide variety of handouts and video tutorials about general research, subject specific research, and technology help are available you in the Get Help section of the library's website; click this link to browse them.
To learn how to cite sources from databases both parenthetically in your paper and on your Works Cited page, read the PDF file here. You may also refer to the LIM Guide to Written Theological Reflection available in Blackboard and the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.
The library’s online catalog contains information about the books, e-books, music scores, videos (both DVD and VHS), and sound recordings that the library owns. The catalog also contains detailed information about the print journal and magazine titles that the library owns, but it does not contain citations for individual articles. For more help in using the catalog, ask a librarian, review our FAQs.
The journals listed below are a select list of useful scholarly periodicals. Type the journal's name in the search box of the Monroe Library's Journal Finder page to see the library's holdings. Please note that different databases may hold issues of the journal from various years, so click on the name of the database that holds the years of the journal that you wish to search.
Find scholarly and non-scholarly journal and magazine articles on religion. A list of tutorials for using this database can be found in the left-hand column of this webpage under Get Help with the Catalog and Databases.
Provides full text articles of scholarly journals in the humanities and social sciences, including literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, education, political science and gender studies. Coverage dates vary by journal title. Mostly 1993 to present.
This database provides coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. Religion & Philosophy Collection offers more than 300 full text journals, including more than 250 peer-reviewed titles, as far back as 1975 to present.
The full text of the 15-volume 2003 New Catholic Encyclopedia, with articles on theology, philosophy, history, literary figures, saints, musicians and much more. udated annually. The articles in this resource vary considerably in age; those that are older than 30 years should be used with caution. The dates of the references in the bibliographies at the end of the articles indicate how recently they have been updated.
Includes the entire text of the Catholic Study Bible, as well as numerous other versions of the Bible and reference articles on archaeology, arts, literature, geography, history, law, politics, material culture, science and more, as well as the complete Oxford Bible Commentary and extensive notes and articles in various Bible translations. Contains a concise concordance to the NAB. The monthly “Focus On” essays contain various topics of interest (found under the Tools and Resources link on the toolbar).
Compare the NAB translation with the following translations on this website: the Contemporary English Version, English Standard Version, Good News Translation, New American Standard Bible, 2011 New International Version, and the New King James Version. (You may also want to compare the original King James Version because it is so well-known and influential.) CAUTION: DO NOT USE any of the commentaries or other “Bible Study” tools on this website as they are out of date or differ in approach.
See the New Revised Standard Version in the Unbound Bible database; it is the English translation used for liturgy in Canada. CAUTION: DO NOT USE any of the commentaries or other “Bible Study” tools ths database, as they are either completely out of date or take a different approach to biblical interpretation than the one we are using in this course. Full Citation (but do italicize translation's and website's title):
New Revised Standard Version Bible. New York: Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America, 1989. Unbound Bible. Monroe Lib., Loyola U New Orleans. Date of access. Web.