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Alumni of Princeton Seminary may access a number of research databases in addition to the freely available resources mentioned above.

  • Alumni Resources from the Library
    Click the link above to go to the PTS Alumni page on the PTS Library website. There, you will find instructions for establishing your PTS alum account, as well as customized links to research databases purchased specifically for you.


Use the search box in the upper right.

It searches the contents of the guide, e.g. resource names and descriptions. For example, if you search for "Calvin" there, you'll get a link to the "P" page of the guide, because the Past Masters database has Calvin's works and correspondence.

Click the "A to Z" tab above.

You can browse the full list of databases on that page.

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  • International Critical Commentary  
    "For over 100 years, the International Critical Commentary series has held a special place among works on the Bible. It has brought together all the relevant aids to exegesis – linguistic and textual no less than archaeological, historical, literary and theological – with a level of comprehension and quality of scholarship unmatched by any other series. Contributors have been invited for their scholarly distinction rather than adherence to any one school of thought. This collection is a curated selection of 59 titles from throughout the series' history, including both long-unavailable titles and newly-published research."
  • New Pauly Online  
    The English edition of the authoritative Der Neue Pauly, published by Verlag J.B. Metzler since 1996. The encyclopaedic coverage and high academic standard of the work, the interdisciplinary and contemporary approach and clear and accessible presentation have made the New Pauly the unrivalled modern reference work for the ancient world. The section on Antiquity of Brill´s New Pauly are devoted to Greco-Roman antiquity and cover more than two thousand years of history, ranging from the second millennium BC to early medieval Europe. Special emphasis is given to the interaction between Greco-Roman culture on the one hand, and Semitic, Celtic, Germanic, and Slavonic culture, and ancient Judaism, Christianity, and Islam on the other hand. The section on the Classical Tradition is uniquely concerned with the long and influential aftermath of antiquity and the process of continuous reinterpretation and revaluation of the ancient heritage, including the history of classical scholarship.
  • Textual History of the Bible Online  
    The Textual History of the Bible Online (THBO) is unique in providing, for the first time, a cross-searchable platform with all available information regarding the textual history, textual character, translation techniques, manuscripts, and the importance of each textual witness for each book of the Hebrew Bible, including its deutero-canonical scriptures. In addition, it includes articles on the history of research, the editorial histories of the Hebrew Bible, as well as other aspects of text-critical research and its auxiliary fields, such as papyrology, codicology, and linguistics.
  • World Council of Churches Online: World War II Era Records
    Collection of documents from a section of the World Council of Churches Archives, dealing with Germany and fifteen other countries during the period 1932-1957. Documents include: newspapers, press clippings, press releases, telegrams, correspondence, minutes, manuscripts and personal notes. The collection includes correspondence and personal letters of such notable individuals as Dietrich Bonhoeffer, George Bell, Hans Schönfeld, Karl Barth, James McDonald, Georges Casalis, Adolf Freudenberg, Martin Niemöller, Otto Dibelius, Gerhart Riegner, Marc Boegner, and Willem Adolf Visser 't Hooft. The archives document not only the issues and events of the War, but also the beginning years of the World Council of Churches.
  • Australasian Religion Index
    Covers over eighty religious and theological serials published in Australia or New Zealand and representing all religious traditions. Related areas of study such as history and sociology are also covered.
  • Humanities Source Ultimate  
    Offers access to key content covering literary, scholarly and creative thought. It also includes hundreds of scholarly full-text journals cited in leading subject indexes to round out student research.
  • Luther's Works (The Works of Martin Luther)  
    The 55-volume set of Luther's Works, a monumental translation project published jointly by Fortress Press and Concordia Publishing House in 1957, is singular in its value to church historians, Luther scholars, and Christians. This truly exquisite offering will put the entire Luther corpus at the command of a few keystrokes and provide the reader with a Luther resource unrivaled in accessibility and convenience. Luther's Works in digital format is indispensable for studies of Luther and invaluable to theologians.
  • Past Masters Commons
    Includes historically important texts and translations which have been newly edited for accuracy as well as modern scholarship.
  • Translated Texts for Historians E-Library
    Makes available historical sources from A.D. 300–800 translated into English, in many cases for the first time. This collection contains 66 volumes from the series that bring together a wealth of important early medieval texts in translation, with scholarship from leading academics.
  • Twentieth Century Religious Thought: Volume III, Judaism
    Focuses on modern Jewish theology and philosophy and details Judaism's evolution from the late 19th century by examining printed works and rare documents.Includes an international selection of English-language editions of key thinkers such as Eugene Borowitz, Elliott Dorff, Emil L. Fackenheim, Blu Greenberg, David Hartman, Mordecai Kaplan, Adolf Neubauer, and Joseph B. Soloveitchik; writings in German and Hebrew from the Markus Brann collection, and a selection of contextual monographs and reference works.

Looking for a specific full-text journal online?

  • Online Journal Portal  
    Browse an alphabetical list of all the journal titles to which Princeton Seminary provides online access.
  • Princeton Seminary Journals  
    A digitized collection of journals published by, or closely associated with, Princeton Theological Seminary from 1825 to the present.

    Titles include: Biblical Repertory, The Princeton Theological Review, The Presbyterian and Reformed Review, Studies in Reformed Theology and History, and Princeton Seminary Bulletin
  • BrowZine
    BrowZine is a tool that lets you browse online journals, download articles and create your own bookshelf of favorite titles so that you can see when new issues/articles become available. It is available as a free mobile app and in a Web version.

Popular Resources

  • ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials  
    Combines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with ATLA's online collection of major religion and theology journals.
  • Academic Search Premier
    Provides full text journal coverage for nearly all academic areas of study - including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies.
    Full text archive of core journals in select disciplines. Includes the JSTOR Religion and Theology Collection. Journal issues from the most recent 3-5 years are usually NOT available electronically through JSTOR.
  • Loeb Classical Library
    "The digital Loeb Classical Library extends this mission into the twenty-first century. Harvard University Press is honored to renew James Loeb's vision of accessibility and presents an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing, virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature. Epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory; the great medical writers and mathematicians; those Church Fathers who made particular use of pagan culture — in short, our entire Greek and Latin Classical heritage is represented here with up-to-date texts and accurate English translations. More than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts are available in a modern and elegant interface, allowing readers to browse, search, bookmark, annotate, and share content with ease."
  • Old Testament Abstracts
    Features indexing and abstracts for journal articles, monographs, multi-author works, and software related to Old Testament studies. Abstracts from over 450 journals are included. All abstracts are in English, regardless of the language of the original work. Topics covered include antiquities, archaeology, biblical theology, philology and much more. Coverage in the database dates back to 1978.
  • Princeton Theological Seminary Library Catalog
    Search the PTS library catalog for book titles, journal titles, and media.
  • Religion & Philosophy Collection  
    Comprehensive database covering topics such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.

Search Tips

Searching specific fields:

  • All: Searches all the fields available
  • Keyword: All Fields (the default)
  • Title: Searches the title field
  • Author: Searches the author field
  • Abstract: Searches the abstract field
  • Subject: Searches the subject field

Boolean searching:

  • Use AND to connect separate concepts. AND will narrow a search.
    Example: barth AND dogmatics
  • Use OR to connect similar terms. OR will broaden your search.
    Example: muslim OR moslem
  • Use NOT to eliminate separate terms. NOT will narrow your search.
    Example: barth NOT karl

Searching exact phrases:

There is no perfect method for searching for exact phrases in Serials Solutions since databases may perform exact phrase searching differently. Using "quotation marks" around your search term may be effective in some searches. For advanced searching, it is recommended that you use the "native interface" of the database.

Searching for full text only:

Each database is unique. If the "native interface" provides a "Full Text Only" limit Serials Solutions can interpret, then the search of that database will offer full-text articles. Some databases do not offer a full-text only limit (and not all databases provide full-text articles).

Additional search strategies:

Use * to find all words that begin with the same root: theolog* finds theology, theologian, theological


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