Religion

Subject Librarian
email Gerald Burke

emailgburke@albany.edu
phone(518) 442-3592
location_onUniversity Library: LI-305

Key Databases

Religion & Philosophy Collection

Containing nearly 300 full-text journal s, this database covers topics such as world religious, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.

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Coverage:
varies with individual titles
Updated:
Continuously
Fulltext:
yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Academic Search Complete

Scholarly, multidisciplinary database. Includes more than 7,000 full-text periodicals(6,000+ are peer reviewed) in the social sciences, humanities, and science and technology.

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Coverage:
Many from 1990, some indexed as early as 1887
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Biblical Archaeology Society (BAS) Library

Archives of editorial contents of selected journals and books published by the Biblical Archaeology Society, including all artwork.

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Coverage:
1975 +
Updated:
Varies with the publication
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Humanities Source

Humanities Source provides full text plus abstracts and bibliographic indexing for the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities. Includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, book reviews, reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, and much more. Humanities Source is a valuable collection for students, researchers, and educators interested in all aspects of the humanities. Full text for over 1,520 journals.

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Coverage:
1907 - Present
Updated:
continually
Fulltext:
Yes, selected.
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
WorldCat Classic

Collection of all the FirstSearch databases subscribed to by the University Libraries including ArticleFirst, PapersFirst, ProceedingsFirst, World Almanac, WorldCat, and some subject databases.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Digital Dictionary of Buddhism

A compilation of Chinese ideograph-based terms, texts, temple, schools, persons, etc. found in Buddhist canonical sources.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Atla Historical Monographs Collection: Series 1 & 2

The ATLA Historical Monographs Collection includes two series that provide access to more than 29,000 titles focused on religion and theology. The majority of content dates from the 19th and early 20th centuries, a time of great doctrinal, social and organizational upheaval in American culture, making this collection an invaluable resource for scholars seeking to understand not only religious thought during this time period, but the general social, political and economic transformation of the country as well.

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Coverage:
13th Century through 1922
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users

Other Databases

American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection (Series 1-5 via EBSCO)

Provides digital access to a comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912. Subjects include: culture and the arts and literature, music, religion, women's studies, history, science, and more. For a more comprehensive access to the AAS historical periodicals, the vendor GALE provides access to additional titles and has added an additional volume (volume 6): https://library.albany.edu/dbfinder/resource.php?id=4288

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Coverage:
17th - 20th Centuries
Updated:
no updates, static archives
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection (Series 1-6 via Gale)

This collection brings the Series 1-5 previously distributed by EBSCO more firmly into the 20th century with titles running up to 1923. Going beyond the short date range in the earlier series, it includes the entirety of publishing history in the Colonies and subsequent United States. It extends or fills gaps in issues for approximately 45 titles previously digitized in Series 1-5 and adds more than 150 new periodical titles recently acquired by the AAS.

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Coverage:
18th-20th Century
Updated:
Static Archives
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Kanopy

Kanopy is a streaming video service that offers over 26,000 films from over 800 leading producers such as Criterion Collection, New Day Films, The Great Courses, PBS, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber and First Run Features.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
Continuously
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users