The RTS Libraries provide access to the following subscription databases to currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff. For a description of each database, please go here. For a helpful list of free online databases, visit the Research Tools page.
LOGIN: When you are required to login to access these databases, your login credentials are the same as your Self-Service user id and password. The one exception is remote access to the Psychology and Behavioral Science Collection and PsycArticles databases (see below.)
MAC STUDENTS: The Psychology and Behavioral Science Collection and PsycArticles databases require a separate set of login credentials to access remotely. If you are a Jackson MAC student, please call 601-923-1618 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for those credentials. If you are an Orlando MAC student, please contact email@example.com for those credentials.
RTS ALUMNI: If you are an RTS Alumni you have access to the ATLA/S for Alumni database. To receive instructions for accessing this database, please contact the campus library where you graduated.
Most of the below databases are accessed through the EBSCOHost platform. Help using EBSCOHost may be found here. Libguides are available for help using the ATLA series of databases, and for accessing EBSCO e-books.
Please contact the library staff at your campus library if you need assistance accessing or using these databases.
RTS Library Catalog
EBSCO E-Book Collection
ProQuest Religion & Philosophy E-Book Collection
Digital Loeb Classical Library
Digital Karl Barth Library
Thesaurus Linguae Graecae
Trismegistos / Leuven Database of Ancient Books
* Only accessible to currently enrolled Jackson and Orlando MAC students.
The ATLA Religion Databases are an essential tool for research in theology, biblical studies, and church history. It is the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion. The more than 1,315,000 records in the ATLA Religion Database include journal articles, essays from multi-author works, and book reviews. Over 1,500 journal titles are currently indexed. ATLA/S is a full-text online collection of major religion and theology journals selected by leading religion scholars and theologians. Users can read articles or research the history of a topic from 1949 to the present. Currently, researchers are able to use ATLA Serials as a search tool to retrieve images of the pages in more than fifty different journals, which includes more than 100,000 entries (including articles and book reviews). RTS graduates are also eligible for the ATLA/S for ALUM program and must contact their library for alumni login details. Help using EBSCOHost may be found here. For help using the ATLA series of databases, please see this helpful Libguide.
Old Testament Abstracts Online is a product of a partnership between ATLA and the Catholic Biblical Association. The database features indexing and abstracts for journal articles, monographs, multi-author works, and software related to Old Testament studies. Topics covered include antiquities, archaeology, biblical theology, philology and much more. New Testament Abstracts is a product of a partnership between ATLA and the Weston Jesuit School of Theology. The database contains more than 33,000 article abstracts, 1,200 review abstracts, 12,600 book abstracts, and 50 software abstracts. Article coverage in the database dates back to 1985. Help using EBSCOHost may be found here.
Currently, the RTS libraries have added over 1,400 e-books to the library catalog. All of the e-books available through EBSCO will also appear in the RTS Library Catalog. Titles can be read online or checked out to be read offline. A quick e-book user guide is available. Help using EBSCOHost may be found here. You may also refer to this libguide on accessing EBSCO e-books.
ProQuest offers the largest high-quality, aggregated e-book subscription in religion and philosophy with more than 16,000 carefully curated e-books with anytime, anywhere access. Spanning topics such as philosophy, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, criticism and interpretation of The Bible, and religious history, beliefs, ethics, culture, politics, and more, the subscription provides a solid base of religious content that meets the research needs of students and scholars alike. Titles can be read online or checked out to be read offline. Help using ProQuest may be found here.
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (Orlando and Jackson MAC students)
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection is a full-text database for psychologists, counselors, researchers and students. It provides hundreds of full-text psychology journals, including many indexed in PsycINFO. It offers particularly strong coverage in child and adolescent psychology and counseling.
- More than 480 full-text journals and
- More than 300 full-text journals with citations in PsycINFO.
When you are off-campus, the EBSCOhost platform that includes the Psychology and Behavioral Science Collection requires a separate set of login credentials that you will enter at the EBSCOHost login screen. For Jackson students, please send a request with your name and student id to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the current login id and password. For Orlando students, please send a request to email@example.com to receive your login credentials.
APA PsycArticles (Orlando and Jackson MAC students)
The premier database of full text peer-reviewed articles published by APA and affiliated journals.
With current journal coverage and historical content dating back more than a century, this esteemed collection provides access to the full spectrum of research in the field and is an indispensable resource for researchers, practitioners, students, and educators.
When you are off-campus, the EBSCOhost platform that includes the APA PsycArticles requires a separate set of login credentials that you will enter at the EBSCOHost login screen. For Jackson students, please send a request with your name and student id to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the current login id and password. For Orlando students, please send a request to email@example.com to receive your login credentials.
The Digital Loeb Classical Library is designed to make Classical Greek and Latin literature accessible to the broadest range of readers. It presents an interconnected, fully searchable, 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— with up-to-date texts and accurate English translations. More than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts are available. Help using the Loeb Classical Library may be found here.
The Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG®) is a Special Research Program at the University of California, Irvine. Since its inception, the project has collected and digitized most texts written in Greek from Homer (8 c. B.C.) to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453. Its goal is to create a comprehensive digital library of Greek literature from antiquity to the present era. The Online TLG contains more than 110 million words from over 10,000 works associated with 4,000 authors and is constantly updated and improved with new features and texts.
To access the database, click on the link above. If prompted, enter your self-service username and password. You will need to register a new account once at the TLG website. You will then receive an email from TLG with a link to confirm registration.
The LDAB database attempts to collect the basic information on all ancient literary texts, as opposed to documents, not only in Latin and Greek, but in all ancient languages. Cuneiform is not yet covered, nor are the Egyptian Books of the Dead. At present, it includes 16982 items, dating from the fourth century B.C. to A.D. 800 and incorporating authors from Homer (8th cent. B.C.) to Romanus Melodus and Gregorius the Great (6th cent. A.D.), including 3671 texts of which the author is unknown.
The current release features Barth’s magnum opus, Die kirchliche Dogmatik, in its entirety. Also featured are the first 36 volumes of Barth’s Gesamtausgabe, which includes hundreds of letters, sermons, lectures, conversations, and academic writings. These volumes are supplemented by seven additional German works that have not yet been published as part of the Gesamtausgabe and English translations of twelve important texts by Barth. New content will be added on a quarterly basis. Help using the Digital Karl Barth Library may be found here.
This offers limited access to the ATLA/S database for those who have graduated from an RTS degree program. You must contact the campus from which you graduated to obtain the login & password information.