Biblical Studies: Article Search

Guide to help you find library resources to help with studies of the Bible.
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Why Articles?

Articles appear in magazines, journals, periodicals, and newspapers.  Use articles for:

  • most recent research on a topic
  • coverage of very narrow topics
  • coverage of current events
  • contemporary accounts of past events and research

Art Work -- Moses

 

Illustration of Justus Van Ghent's painting - Moses with Tablet of the Law

Justus Van Ghent, "Moses with Tablet of the Law." (15th century): Art Museum Image Gallery.

Evaluating Articles

Evaluate articles by:

  • Purpose: Is the purpose to inform, entertain, persuade or educate?
  • Objectivity: Are various sides or points-of-view represented?
  • Author: Does the author have expertise on the topic?
  • Date: Is the information current or timely for your topic?
  • Bibliography: Are the authors sources of information cited completely.

Top Biblical Studies Databases

Metasearch Tools for Theology Databases

Additional Databases for Theology

Getting the Articles

Two common ways to find out if the Libraries have access to the articles you need:

1) You are searching in an article database, but it doesn't have the full-text:  

Click on  Findit@MU button in the article citation. Another window / tab opens with two possible options:

  • Links indicating Find it @MU may have located one or more sources for full text of the article. Click on the links and follow the trail to the article. 
  • Links to search MARQCAT by the journal title or its ISSN number. The journal may be available in print or electronically through a source not searchable by Find it @MU.

2) You already have a specific citation and aren't currently searching in a database:

  • Search for the journal title in MARQCAT, the library catalog;
  • Do not search the title or author of the article, MARQCAT doesn't contain article level information.

The MARQCAT record will indicate what years we have in print and/or online, providing call number locations for the print and links to the e-journal.  Once at the e-journal, navigate to the volume, issue and page that you need.

Didn't find the journal using Find it @MU or MARQCAT?  Request the article through Interlibrary Loan. This can be done directly from the link at the bottom of the Find it @MU window or tab.

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