Electronic Resources


CST WorldCat Local Catalog / Discovery Service


CST's new catalog, WorldCat Local, provides access to CST's print books, e-books, databases, and journals. Be sure to start your search there!

Please note that we are aware of the current problems with digital resource links in the catalog and several of the databases below. The proxy server is malfunctioning. It is currently being replaced. We anticipate completion by around the middle of October. Thank you for your patience.

If a catalog link to a digital resource does not work for you, please try to find it in the relevant database among those listed below. If you still cannot access the link, please submit a ticket/question on Ask a Librarian, and we will send you a direct link to the resource within one business day.


Off-Campus Access vs. On-Campus Access

If you have a CST email account but are off-campus or on the CST guest network, be sure to login to the proxy server before you start your research. Then be sure to click on the "[Off-Campus]" link next to each resource listed below.

If you are on the local CST network, please AVOID clicking the "[Off-Campus]" links. Instead click on the resource name, which is a direct link to the content.


Types of Resources


Electronic Books

Ebsco eBooks [Off-Campus]
Ebsco has several eBook collections available, including many titles related to religious studies.

NetLibrary eBooks [Off-Campus]
Create your own NetLibrary account first at CST or by remote access. Then, use NetLibrary from anywhere.

Oxford Scholarship Online – Religion [Off-Campus]
Oxford Scholarship Online provides the full text of all current OUP books in all areas of religion. It also includes important historical works.


Electronic Journals

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Online Databases A-Z

Open Access Databases are freely available on the Internet and require no log-in or password.

Restricted Databases are accessible through Claremont’s campus network or off-campus with a CST email login.

Academic OneFile [Off-Campus]
Provides the full text of over 42 million scholarly articles in the humanities, social sciences, science and technology.

African American Studies Center [Off-Campus]
A growing collection of over 10,000 full text articles in African American Studies, from Oxford University Press.

Anthropological Index Online [Open Access]
An index to several hundred current periodicals received by the AnthropologyLibrary at the Centre for Anthropology, The British Museum.

ArchiveGrid [Off-Campus]
Online access to nearly a million descriptions of archival collections owned by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies and archives worldwide.

ArticleFirst [Off-Campus]
Indexes over 27 million journal articles in all subjects, with information on which libraries have these items.

ATLA Religion Database Online with ATLAS Serials [Off-Campus]
Indexes and summarizes articles and essays on all aspects of religion, and includes the full text of nearly 300,000 articles in religion and theology, and indexing to thousands of book reviews.

ATLAS for Alums
As a special service to Claremont’s graduates, this resource provides the full text of over 175 journals in religion and theology. If you are a CST graduate and would like access to ATLAS for Alums, please contact the Digital Services Librarian.

Biology Digest [Off-Campus]
Indexes over 54,000 articles in all life sciences, with detailed abstracts written in non-technical language.

Books in Print [Off-Campus]
Provides information on over 4 million in-print, out-of-print, and forthcoming books, audios, and videos from North American publishers and U.S. distributors and wholesalers.

Business Dateline [Off-Campus]
Indexes 600 regional newspapers and journals on subjects vital to business.

CAMIO: Catalog of Art Museum Images Online [Off-Campus]
A resource of high-quality art images from around the world contributed byleading museums, all rights-cleared for educational use. Every work in CAMIO is represented by at least one high-resolution image and a description. Many have additional views of the work, sound, video and curatorial notes.

CDRI Digital Resources for the Study of Religion [Open Access]
An online repository of digital resources created by North American theological libraries, including digital images of Claremont’s collection of ancient Greek, Roman, and Byzantine coins.

Chicago Manual of Style Online [Off-Campus]
This resource offers the complete, fully searchable text of the traditional print version of The Chicago Manual of Style. Two additional files are included: the Chicago Style Q&A, which is another fully searchable resource of questions and answers, and the Tools, which provides examples of forms, letters, and style sheets.

Christian-Muslim Relations Online [Off-Campus]
Christian-Muslim Relations. A Bibliographical History Online is a general online history of relations between the two religions. It covers the period from 600 to 1500, when encounters took place through the extended Mediterranean basin and are recorded in Syriac, Arabic, Greek, Latin and other languages. It comprises introductory essays on the treatment of Christians in the Qur’an, Qur’an commentaries, biographies of the Prophet, Hadith and Sunni law, and of Muslims in canon law, and the main body of more than two hundred detailed entries on all the works recorded, whether surviving or lost.

Clase and Periodica [Off-Campus]
Indexes over 2,700 journals published in 24 different countries of Latin American and the Caribbean, as well as publications focusing on Pan-American issues. Areas covered: humanities, social sciences, science and technology.

Counseling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Works [Off-Campus]
A collection of real transcripts of therapy and counseling sessions and first-person narratives, and relevant reference works.

Credo General Reference Premium [Off-Campus]
Provides access to full-text content from over 70 academic publishers, with links to other resources.

Directory of Open Access Journals [Open Access]
A comprehensive gateway to over 6,000 high-quality scientific and scholarly journals.

Dissertations [Off-Campus]
Indexes over 2.2 million North American and European dissertations and theses, from 1856 to date, and with abstracts since 1980.

Dissertations @ Claremont School of Theology [Off-Campus]
Digital collection of all Claremont Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Theology, Doctor of Religion, and Doctor of Ministry dissertations and theses.

Electronic Books Catalog [Off-Campus]
A catalog of nearly 2 million electronic books cataloged by thousands of libraries worldwide.

Electronic Collections Online [Off-Campus]
Indexes over 4.2 million journal articles on all topics, with links to holding libraries.

Elenchus Bibliographicus [Open Access]
Index to monographs, dissertations, and over 1,300 journals, covering all areas of religion and theology.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online [Off-Campus]
The online version of this authoritative encyclopedia, with interactive features, and links to external resources.

Encyclopaedia of Islam Three [Off-Campus]
Since the early 20th century, Brill’s multi-volume Encyclopaedia of Islam has maintained its reputation as a monumental, essential and authoritative reference work in the area of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. The Library’s Reference Collection houses the First Edition (1913-1936), and the Second Edition (1960- ). Begun in 2007, this Third Edition is an entirely new work, containing over 13,000 articles on all aspects of Islam. Major differences of this Third Edition include greater cultural diversity of its authors, a broader geographic coverage than exhibited in the earlier editions, comprehensive coverage of the current world, and the use of current research methodologies. Significant new content will be added to this online version on an ongoing basis.

Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures Online [Off-Campus]
The Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures reflects current research on gender studies and the Islamic world across history, geographic borders, and disciplines. Nearly 1,000 authors are engaged in this interdisciplinary and global project in order to address every significant issue relating to women in Islamic cultures, from the period just before the rise of Islam to the current day.

ERIC [Off-Campus]
A guide to over 2 million published and unpublished sources in the field of education.

FirstSearch Online Databases [Off-Campus]
Covering many academic disciplines, this is a collection of 23 databases, which can be searched simultaneously or separately. All search results include links to holding libraries.

GEOBASE [Off-Campus]
Indexes and abstracts over 2,000 international journals in geology, geography and ecology.

Global Ethics Database [Open Access]
This open access database of more than three quarters of a million records contains many important resources (e-books and articles) for ethical and political discourse in a global perspective. This database is rich in Spanish, French and German resources in addition to English resources. Many of the these materials are official reports and primary resources from governmental research and NGOs.

GPO Monthly Catalog [Off-Campus]
A comprehensive index to over 500,000 U.S. government documents, includingCongressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials, and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.)

GreenFILE [Off-Campus]
Provides information on the human impact upon our environment; covers global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy,recycling, etc. Indexes nearly 400,000 items, and provides the full-text to over 4,700 resources.

Hathitrust [Open Access]
The Hathitrust contains over 11 million records across a wide array of disciplines with over 3 millions available in full-text. This database will be most useful to researchers who are investigating the history of scholarship. Most of the full text records are older books which are in the public domain.

Index theologicus: Zeitschrifteninhaltsdienst Theologie [Open Access]
An index to over 600 periodicals in theology held by the University of Tűbingen Library; includes Festschriften.

Index to Book Reviews in Religion [Off-Campus]
Indexes more than 530,000 reviews of books in religion and theology; this resource isnow included in the ATLA Religion Database.

Jewish Studies (JSTOR) [Off-Campus]
The Jewish Studies Archive Collection features journals in English, German, French, Dutch, Italian, and Hebrew that cover a unique range of historical and regional aspects of Jewish Studies. This collection includes key publications of the Association for Jewish Studies, Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, Hebrew Union College, Rabbinical Council of America, and the National Association of Professors of Hebrew.

JSTOR [Off-Campus]
JSTOR is a not-for-profit project that develops and maintains a digital library of the most trusted journals in the humanities and social sciences. Our subscription includes over 870 journals in 60 disciplines, such as anthropology, Asian studies, ecology, economics, education, finance, history, mathematics, philosophy, psychology, religion, political science, population studies, and sociology.

Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts [Off-Campus]
Indexes journals and books in the areas of librarianship and information management.

Mango Languages [Off-Campus]
Mango Languages includes 56 Foreign Language courses, 17 ESL courses, and 4 Religious and Scholarly courses (The ESL courses are very popular and unique, narrated and taught in the native language!). Mango’s proven methodologies are designed to teach grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation via conversational language and cultural insights in an engaging, effective platform.

MEDLINE [Off-Campus]
Indexes 19 million journal articles in all areas of medicine. MEDLINE is the online equivalent to the printed versions of Index Medicus, Index to Medical Literature, and International Nursing Index.

Ministry Matters: The New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible [Off-Campus]
Ministry Matters™ offers practical and immediate inspiration for preachers, teachers, and worship leaders. With thousands of original articles and blogs, unique book reviews, and weekly worship and preaching helps in our This Sunday area, MinistryMatters.com provides both community and inspiration to Christian leaders.

National Newspaper Abstracts [Off-Campus]
Indexes and summarizes articles from major national newspapers, includes full text.

New Testament Abstracts [Off-Campus]
Indexes and summarizes international journal articles, monographs, multi-author works, and software related to New Testament studies. This database includes more than 44,000 article abstracts, 1,200 review abstracts, 16,500 book abstracts, and 50 software abstracts.

Newspaper Abstracts [Off-Campus]
Indexes and abstracts 70 regional U.S. newspapers.

OAIster [Off-Campus]
A catalog of over 19 million digital resources, held by libraries and museums worldwide, with links to digitized objects.

Old Testament Abstracts [Off-Campus]
Indexes and summarizes international journal articles, monographs, multi-author works, and software related to Hebrew Bible studies. Coverage dates back to 1978.

Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago [Open Access]
This collection contains hundreds of full text ebooks published by the University of Chicago. The books address many topics related to Hebrew Bible and to Islamic studies. This database includes the most important multi-volume dictionaries of most ancient Semitic languages.

Oxford Biblical Studies Online [Off-Campus]
Provides online, full text resources published by Oxford, including reference works and primary sources in the field of Biblical studies.

Oxford Bibliographies: Islamic Studies [Off-Campus]
Developed cooperatively with scholars and librarians worldwide, the Islamic Studies Module is an authoritative research guide to the study of Islam, combining the best features of a research-level encyclopedia with those of annotated bibliographies. This cutting-edge resource guides researchers to the best available scholarship across a wide variety of topics pertaining to Islamic Studies.

Oxford English Dictionary [Off-Campus]
The full text of the most authoritative dictionary of the English language; includes the Historical Thesaurus of the OED.

Oxford Islamic Studies Online [Off-Campus]
This resource provides access to the most current scholarship in Islamic Studies, featuring articles, biographies (from the Prophet Muhammad to present-day figures in the news), primary sources (drawn from books, speeches, fatwa, historic statements posted on Arabic internet sites, all with key perspectives from leading scholars), Qur’anic materials, maps, and images; and it provides broad coverage of global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture. There are over 5,000 entries and chapters from scholarly books. Content is drawn from The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, The Islamic World: Past and Present, The Oxford Dictionary of Islam, The Oxford History of Islam, and What Everyone Needs To Know About Islam. Qur’anic material includes The Koran Interpreted (a verse translation by A.J. Arberry), The Qur'an (a prose translation by M.A.S. Abdel Haleem), and the first electronic version of Hanna E. Kassis's A Concordance of the Qur'an.

Oxford Reference Online (ORO Premium) [Off-Campus]
A comprehensive collection of reference books in many academic subjects, published by Oxford.

Oxford Reference Online – Western Civilization [Off-Campus]
Provides the full text of Oxford reference sets in the classical Byzantine, medieval, Reformation, and Renaissance periods.

Oxford Scholarship Online – Religion [Off-Campus]
Provides the full text of all current Oxford University Press books in all areas of religion; includes important historical works.

PapersFirst [Off-Campus]
Index of almost 7 million papers presented at conferences worldwide; includes congresses, symposiums, expositions, workshops and meetings.

Patrologia Latina Database [Off-Campus]
This is a monumental, full-text collection of the theological and philosophical writings from Latin Christianity, from Tertullian in 200 AD to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216. This database is the electronic version of the all 221 volumes of the first edition of Jacques-Paul Migne's Patrologia Latina (1844-1855 and 1862-1865), and represents the Latin writings of patristic, monastic, philosophical, theological, ecclesiastical and humanist authors.

Periodical Abstracts [Off-Campus]
Indexes and summarizes over 7 million articles found in academic and general journals. Subjects include business, economics, literature, psychology, religion, women’s studies.

Princeton Theological Commons [Open Access]
The Theological Commons is a digital library of 76,717 books and journals on theology and religion, including 26,783 volumes from the Princeton Theological Seminary Library. This collection is focused almost exclusively on Biblical studies, Christian history and theology.

PRISMA [Off-Campus]
PRISMA (Publicaciones y Revistas Sociales y Humanísticas) is a comprehensive reference resource providing full-text scholarly journals in the social sciences and humanities for the interdisciplinary academic study of Hispanic and Latin America, and the Caribbean Basin.  PRISMA features Spanish, Portuguese and English language content, and its full-text journals include AméricaLatina Hoy, Boletín Americanista, Historia, Journal of Eastern Caribbean Studies, and Revista Hispánica Moderna.

Proceedings [Off-Campus]
An index to over 192,000 worldwide proceedings of conferences and symposia.

ProQuest Psychology Journals [Off-Campus]
Provides the full text to over 540 journals in psychology. Areas covered include behavioral, clinical, cognitive, developmental, experimental, industrial and social psychology, along with personality, psychobiology, psychometrics and neurology.

ProQuest Religion [Off-Campus]
Provides the full text to over 190 scholarly journals in religion.

ProQuest Research Library [Off-Campus]
Comprehensive index to periodical literature and includes the full text to over 3,300 journals. Subject areas include the arts, business, education, health and medicine, humanities, law, military, multicultural, psychology, sciences, social sciences, and women’s studies.

PsycARTICLES [Off-Campus]
Provides the full text of nearly 100 journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hoerefe & Huber. Complete backfiles are provided for most of the APA journals.

PsycINFO [Off-Campus]
The most comprehensive index and abstracting service for the international literature of psychology. Over 8 million references are cited. PsycINFO provides access to professional journals, books, chapters, reports, and international theses and dissertations. Major areas of coverage include applied psychology, developmental psychology, educational psychology, experimental human and animal psychology, personality, psychology and physical disorders, physiological psychology and neuroscience, psychometrics and statistics, social psychology, sports psychology, treatment and prevention.

RAMBI: The Index of Articles on Jewish Subjects [Open Access]
An index to articles in the area of Jewish Studies and Eretz Israel.

Religion Online [Open Access]
Religion online is a major resource for the study of religion, providing full-text, open access to over 6,000 scholarly resources in religion and theology. Founded and moderated by William F. Fore, this resource is one of the most heavily used Internet sites in religion.

Research in Ministry (RIM) [Open Access]
Indexes and abstracts projects and theses from over 100 Doctor of Ministry (DMin), Doctor of Missiology (DMiss) and Doctor of Educational Ministry (DEdMin) programs accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). RIM is a searchable database with entries for authors, titles, thesis/project advisors, schools, and ATLA subject headings.

SIRS Researcher [Off-Campus]
An index to articles on social, scientific, economic, and political and global issues.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy [Open Access]
Provides the full text of an authoritative, current online encyclopedia covering all areas of philosophy.

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG) [Off-Campus]
The TLG is the most comprehensive digital corpus of literary texts written in Greek from Homer (8 c. B.C.) to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453 and beyond.

Wilson OmniFile Full TextSelect [Off-Campus]
Provides the full text to nearly 2,800 journals in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, law and education.

Wilson Select Plus [Off-Campus]
An index to over 2,400 journals in the humanities, social sciences, business and education.

World Almanacs [Off-Campus]
Provides the full text of 4 almanacs and the Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia

WorldCat [Open Access]
The world's most comprehensive bibliography, representing over 400 languages, of 180 million items cataloged by international libraries, ranging from stone tablets to print and electronic books. NB: Select "Libraries Worldwide" to see results in all Worldcat libraries.

WorldCat Dissertations and Theses [Off-Campus]
An index to over 8 million dissertations and theses.


Onsite Databases on CD/DVD

For use on designated CST Library computers only

BibleWorks
A software program for biblical exegesis and research; includes Hebrew, Greek, and Septuagint biblical texts. Available on computers in the lab.

New Mormon Studies
Provides the full text of many primary and secondary resources on Mormon history, including periodicals, histories and diaries. Available on DVD, onsite in the Library.

On Common Ground: World Religions in America
A multimedia interactive CD-ROM based on the research of the Pluralism Project. Available onsite in the Library.