NEW Historical Monographs and Periodicals collections

We have now added new direct links to a vast set of valuable full-text historical collections for the study of history and religion.

The ATLA Historical Monographs Collection : Series 1 & 2  provides religious and theological literature from the late 13th century to 1922. Series 1 includes monographs prior to the 1893 World Parliament of Religions, while Series 2 covers 1893 through 1922. This resource is vital for scholars seeking to understand religious thought and practice, particularly in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Preserved and curated by the American Theological Library Association (ATLA), this collection contains more than 29,000 titles and features over 50 languages, including German, Italian, and Spanish. Topics covered include church life, demographics, doctrinal disputes, higher criticism, Judeo-Christian religions, Non-Western religions, and social movements.

We have also purchased access to 12 collections in the American Antiquarian Society’s huge holdings in periodical literature, specifically those with a strong thematic connection to religious studies.  Periodicals are often called “the first draft of history,” and they are essential for the study of historical events as they happened and were reflected upon by people at the time.  Newspapers, scholarly journals, and other content published in America from 1742 to 1904 are included in this collection, from a wide variety of denominational and confessional backgrounds.

These new collections are searchable using the powerful and accurate EBSCO interface with which you are probably already familiar.  Please take a moment to explore these outstanding new databases!

HOW TO FIND THEM : Under the RESEARCH & RESOURCES tab on our Library’s homepage, click on ONLINE DATABASES.  Scroll down on that page under the “A” databases to find the two listings for these databases in alphabetical order.  Direct links to the individual collections are provided there.

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