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Iliff Databases

Current students, faculty and staff may access our online resources using the links below. If you are off campus, you will be asked for a username and password. Use the same username and password that you use to access your Iliff Canvas account.

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Additional services and help with these resources are at the Iliff Research Center. You may address your reference and resource questions to .

ACLS Humanities eBooks

Collection of full text ebooks covering many disciplines within the humanities. Ebooks may be downloaded by members of the Iliff community without any restrictions for non-commercial purposes.

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Bloomsbury Collections, Biblical Studies

Collection of full text ebooks in biblical studies published by Bloomsbury. Ebooks may be downloaded by members of the Iliff community without any restrictions for non-commercial purposes.

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Bloomsbury Collections, Theology

Collection of full text ebooks in theology published by Bloomsbury. Ebooks may be downloaded by members of the Iliff community without any restrictions for non-commercial purposes.

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Brill Online Books and Journals

Collection of full text ebooks and journals published by Brill Academic Press. Ebooks and journal articles may be downloaded by members of the Iliff community without any restrictions for non-commercial purposes.

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Chicago Manual of Style Online

**New 17th Edition** Completely searchable citation and style guide

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Classic Sermon Index

Includes over 55,000 historic sermons indexed by primary biblical text, preacher, subject, and time period.

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Credo Ebook Collection

The Credo Ebook Collection contains hundreds of ebooks across a variety of disciplines, including religion and theology.

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Credo Reference

Credo Reference is an excellent resource for starting a research project. Credo contains over 2 million full text articles from over 700 reference books. Credo also provides links to other databases in its search results to which Iliff users have access. Finally, Credo’s “mind mapping” feature can be helpful in seeing how different topics relate to one another.

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EBL eBook Library

Collection of full text ebooks covering several subject areas including general humanities and religion. Ebooks in this collection have some restrictions including how many users can access an ebook simultaneously and how much of the ebook can be downloaded at a time. In addition, ebooks in this collection may require the use of Adobe Digital Editions, a free platform for managing ebook checkouts.

Provided by DU: When prompted for DU ID and password, use your Iliff Canvas username and password to login

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Ebrary eBooks

Collection of full text ebooks covering several subject areas including general humanities and religion. Ebooks in this collection have some restrictions including how many users can access an ebook simultaneously and how much of the ebook can be downloaded at a time. In addition, ebooks in this collection may require the use of Adobe Digital Editions, a free platform for managing ebook checkouts.

Provided by DU: When prompted for DU ID and password, use your Iliff Canvas username and password to login. Click here for help

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EBSCOHOST

Access to many general interest and specialty databases around a variety of disciplines, including:

ATLA Religion: Includes a full range of index citations to articles, essays in multi-author works, and book reviews from over 1,550 religious and theological journals, including international titles. It spans over 50 years with selected records dating back to 1818. Updated quarterly. Includes full-text articles.
Academic Search Primer: contains indexing and abstracts for over 8,450 journals, with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available.

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EBSCOHOST eBook Collection

Collection of full text ebooks from many publishers focusing on religious and theological topics. Ebooks in this collection have some restrictions including how many users can access an ebook at once and how much of the ebook can be downloaded at a time. In addition, ebooks in this collection may require the use of Adobe Digital Editions, a free platform for managing ebook checkouts.

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Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics

Over 850 entries and 400 contributing scholars: great resource for studying Hebrew linguistics, general linguistics, Biblical studies, Hebrew and Jewish literature

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Encyclopedia of Religion eBook (2nd Edition)

Searchable or browsable: Original 2,750 entries have been retained, many heavily updated, and approximately 600 entirely new articles have been added by an international team of scholars and contributors

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FirstSearch

Contains directories to library holdings worldwide, including:

WorldCat: Use to make interlibrary loan (ILL) requests for items not owned by Iliff or DU: Catalog of books, maps, musical scores, sound and video recordings, web sites, and other materials in libraries worldwide. Publication dates go back before 1000 BC. Updated daily.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

A collection of full-text, online reference materials

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Google Scholar

Open resource to use once you have searched the library resources and want to see what other scholarly (academic) materials have been published on your topic or if you are having trouble finding scholarly information on your topic: Contact support@iliff.edu or the Iliff Research Center for help

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JSTOR

Digital library of more than 1,500 academic journals, book, and primary sources.

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Ministry Matters: Reference Library

Full-text academic research and reference materials for biblical studies (e.g. The New Interpreter’s Bible and the Abingdon Old and New Testament Commentaries) as well as ministry materials like devotions, prayers and sermon starters.

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Oxford Biblical Studies Online

Provides a comprehensive resource for the study of the Bible and biblical history

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Oxford Islamic Studies Online

Features reference content and commentary by scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture: Updated regularly

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Oxford Handbooks Online, Religion

Collection of the best Handbooks in 14 subject areas within Religion

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Oxford Bibliographies Online, Biblical Studies

Includes a collection of authoritative research guides

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ProQuest

Access to a wide variety of interdisciplinary University of Denver databases, including:

  • Proquest Religion (About): For Religious studies programs and anyone researching religious issues and perspectives, theology and commentary on worldwide religions, news, and scholarly reports
  • PILOTS: Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress, produced at the headquarters of the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • ERIC: Educational Resources Information Center, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to educational-related literature
  • PsychINFO: Published by the American Psychological Associations, PsychINFO provides comprehensive indexing and abstracts of the international psychological literature from the 1800s to the present. Full Text links in PsychINFO will not work remotely for Iliff patrons. You can access the full text of items from PsychINFO at Anderson Academic Commons or you can do a full text search for related psychological resources in ProQuest Central.

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Reading Religion

An open book review website published by the American Academy of Religion (AAR). The site provides up-to-date coverage of scholarly publishing in religious studies, reviewed by scholars with special interest and/or expertise in the relevant subfields. Reviews are concise, comprehensive, and timely

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Religion Online

More than 5,700 chapters, interviews, monographs, speeches and articles by scholars in religion and theology, with biographical sketches of some authors. Searchable by author, category, or keyword.

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Religious and Theological Abstracts

Provides abstracts of articles from scholarly religious and theological journals, including English-language abstracts of articles published in Hebrew, Afrikaans, and major European languages

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Research in Ministry

Indexes DMin and DMiss projects from reporting schools of theology accredited by the ATS in the US and Canada. Indexing began in 1981. Author, title, project advisor, institution, and subject access are provided. Abstract is included when provided by the author.

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Review of Biblical Literature

Contains free online reviews of recent books in biblical studies and related fields available to SBL Members. It seeks to be comprehensive, international in scope, and timely

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Taylor & Francis eBooks

Collection of full text ebooks published by Taylor & Francis covering topics such as arts, education, health care, humanities, law, religion, politics, philosophy, and theology. Items in this collection may be used without restriction by the Iliff community for non-commercial purposes.

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