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

  • Alumni/ae Resources from the Library
    Click the link above to go to the PTS Alumni/ae 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 (including Ministry Matters) purchased by the Library 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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  • Past Masters Commons
    Includes historically important texts and translations which have been newly edited for accuracy as well as modern scholarship.
  • American Religion: Denominational Newspapers  
    Contains more than 320 rare newspapers from over 30 states published between 1799 and 1900. It supports research of early American history, religious history, ethnic studies, abolitionism, Civil War, and gender studies.
  • Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library Non-Biblical Texts
    A comprehensive tool for the study of the non-biblical texts from the Judean Desert (the "Dead Sea Scrolls"). You can find high resolution images of the Non-Biblical Dead Sea Scroll fragments and all the texts, in the original languages and in translation, mainly reproducing the editions from the prestigious Discoveries in the Judaean Desert Series, often updated, with morphological analysis and search programs. You will be able to search content using a sophisticated inventory, and examine finer details of the original texts through search options and zoom possibilities for the images. Never before has such comprehensive information been available in one place.
  • Flavius Josephus Online
    Flavius Josephus, the first-century Jewish historian, is unquestionably among the most important writers from classical antiquity. The significance of the works of Josephus as sources for our understanding of biblical history and of the political history of Palestine under Roman rule, can scarcely be overestimated. This is the first comprehensive literary-historical online commentary on the works of Flavius Josephus in English including the Greek text by Niese from the late 19th century.
  • Hermeneia: A Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible
    The Hermeneia commentary series seeks to offer authoritative interpretation of the earliest texts of the biblical books and other literature closely related to the Bible. Hermeneia is designed for the serious student of the Bible. It makes full use of ancient Semitic and classical languages; at the same time, English translations of all comparative materials—Greek, Latin, Canaanite, or Akkadian—are supplied alongside the citation of the source in its original language. The aim is to provide the scholar with full critical discussion of each problem of interpretation and with the primary data upon which the discussion is based. Download/print chapters and search within the books.
    Expanded access to JSTOR - 313 new journal titles
  • 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.
  • Patrologia Orientalis Database  
    A collection of patristic texts from the Christian East, including works, recorded in non-Latin languages, that come from geographical, cultural, or religious contexts somehow linked to Rome or the Eastern Roman Empire.
  • Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law  
    This HeinOnline collection brings together a multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery.
  • Twentieth Century Religious Thought: Volume II, Islam  
    Focuses on modern Islamic theology and tradition and details Islam’s evolution from the late 19th century by examining printed works and rare documents by Muslim writers, both non-Western and Western voices.
    It includes an international selection of English-language editions of key thinkers such as Sadiq Jalal Al-Azm, Khaled Abou el Fadl, Fethullah Gülen, Sayyid Ahmad Khan, Said Nursî, Tariq Ramadan, Abdolkarim Soroush, Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, and Amina Wadud; writings in Arabic by Muhammad Abduh and in French by Abdou Filali-Ansary, and a selection of more contextual monographs. Future releases will introduce more works by significant thinkers and archival content.

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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