Ebsco Databases. Ebsco databases can be searched concurrently.

Academic Search Complete. Provides full-text for more than 4,600 journals, including many journals in Biblical studies.

ATLA Religion Database. Contains over one million bibliographic citations to articles, essays, and book reviews. Also contains full-text access to articles.

Video tutorial on searching for articles on Bible passages in the ATLA Religion Database.

New Testament Abstracts. Includes abstracts from over 44,000 articles dating back to 1985. Many abstracts have links to full-text articles.

Old Testament Abstracts. Contains abstracts from over 450 journals related to Old Testament studies. Many abstracts have links to full-text articles.

JSTOR. A multi-subject journal archive that contains a multitude of full-text articles in biblical studies.


Commentaries are available in Reference and to check-out.

Anchor Bible. Follows the historical-critical method of interpretation, individual volumes are written by Catholic, Jewish, and Protestant scholars.

Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture. Each section contains selections from the church fathers with commentary on a passage from Scripture.

New International Greek Testament Commentary. Follows the historical-critical method of interpretation with detailed textual analysis.

Sacra Pagina. Written by a team of Catholic authors, this series provides a line-by-line commentary on the books of the New Testament.

Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture. Interprets scripture in light of the rest of the canon and the Tradition of the Church.

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias


A Dictionary of the Bible. 2009. Contains over 2,000 entries about the important places, people, themes, and doctrines of the Bible.


Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible. 2005. Introduces readers to key names, theories, and concepts in the field of biblical interpretation.  
Reference BS440 .D495 2005

Oxford Encyclopedias of the Bible

A series of encyclopedias from Oxford University Press covering important areas of Biblical studies, available in print and online.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology. 2013.
Reference DS111.A2 .O94 2013

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics. 2014.
Reference BS680.E84 .O94 2014

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Law. 2015.
Reference BM520.52 .O94 2015

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts. 2016.
Reference BS538.7 .O94 2015

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Theology. 2015.
Reference BS440 .O927 2015

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible. 2011.
Reference BS440 .O93 2011

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Gender Studies. 2014.
Reference BS680.W7 .O94 2014

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation. 2013.
Reference BS511.3 .O88 2013

Handbooks and Companions

Series developed by publishers in which individual volumes of essays by prominent scholars cover many topics in Biblical studies as well as individual books of the Bible.

Oxford Handbooks

Cambridge companions.

Blackwell Companions.