search our databases for full-text articles, journal citations, and other resources. remote access is available for denver seminary students, faculty and staff.
when accessing ebsco or worldcat resources from off campus please enter your windows or densem login information in the popup login screen. click here for more detailed instructions.
*beginning march 1, 2020, the digital theological library (dtl) requires login using windows or densem login information in the login screen
for details regarding access to electronic resources from off campus, view the instructions here: guide to remote access to electronic resources. please contact the or call 303.762.6962 if you are unable to access the databases. if you are unable to access your my.densem account, contact the seminary . graduates of denver seminary should contact the reference librarian.
here's a tip for quick access to ebsco databases: denver seminary students, faculty, and staff are able to access ebsco databases and ebooks from off campus without using seminary authentication logins each time simply set up a personal account on ebsco (click here for help in setting up a personal ebsco account) and sign in at least once every 90 days while on campus or while logged in with your seminary authentication passwords. to access ebsco from off campus using your personal ebsco login, please click here.
(note: denver seminary students, faculty and staff may request articles that are not available online through interlibrary loan. please use the ill request form.)
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list of electronic databases
this is a complete list (with access links) to all of the ebscohost databases covered in our subscription (several listed individually below.) includes full database descriptions and title lists. denver seminary students, faculty and staff may request articles that are not available online through interlibrary loan. please use the ill request form.
academic search premier
designed specifically for academic institutions, academic search premier is a multi-disciplinary full text database containing full text for more than 4,600 journals, including nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. in addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals. it is accessible on the ebscohost platform.
american doctoral dissertations
american doctoral dissertations™ has been expanded to offer greater coverage of 20th century research as well as access to full text. the enhanced database includes more than 153,000 theses and dissertations in total, including 70,000 new citations for theses and dissertations from 1902 to the present. the new citations include a link to access the full text, when available, via the institutional repository where the thesis or dissertation is housed such as ohiolink, rochester institute of technology and north carolina state university. it is hosted on the ebscohost platform.
atlareligion with atlaserialsplus
atla religion database® (atla rdb®) with atlaserials® (atlas®) combines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with atla's online collection of major religion and theology journals. the atla religion database includes more than 620,000 article citations from more than 1,746 journals (575 currently indexed), more than 250,000 essay citations from over 18,000 multi-author works, more than 570,000 book review citations, and a growing number of multimedia citations. in atlaserials, full text is provided for more than 380,000 electronic articles and book reviews. atlaserials plus™ (atlas plus™) is a new offering of 450 full-text journals in many diverse areas of religion and theology, with full-text content in 16 languages from more than 33 different countries. atlas plus includes all of the titles in atla’s original full-text product, atlaserials® (atlas®) and 120+ additional full-text titles. this database is produced by the american theological library association and is accessible on the ebscohost platform.
biblical archaeology society online archive (dtl)
biblical archaeology review is the only magazine that connects the academic study of archaeology to a broad general audience eager to understand the world of the bible. covering both the old and new testaments, bar presents the latest discoveries and controversies in archaeology with breathtaking photography and informative maps and diagrams. bar’s writers are the top scholars, the leading researchers, the world-renowned experts. bar is the only nonsectarian forum for the discussion of biblical archaeology. the bas library also includes access to bible review and archaeology odyssey. it is hosted in the digital theological library. (requires library barcode to access)
Catholic Periodical & Literature Index
Beginning July 1, 2018, The Catholic Periodical & Literature Index is located within the ATLA Serials Plus Database.
chicago manual of style
the 17th edition of the chicago manual of style is now available! with state-of-the-art recommendations on editorial style and publishing practices in the digital age, the chicago manual of style is the must-have reference for everyone who works with words. to see clear examples of how to use chicago-style citations use the quick guide.
christian periodical index
produced by the association of christian librarians, cpi indexes more than 100 selected publications ranging from education and health, the social sciences and humanities. all major doctrinal positions within evangelical christianity are represented. limited to one user at a time. it is accessible on the ebscohost platform.
digital theological library (dtl)
the dtl provides access to:
15,000 high quality, current ebooks in religious studies, including major series like the icc and hermenia commentaries (search collections at thedlt.on.worldcat.org); 120 databases (see the a-z list at //libguides.thedtl.org/az.php - (several databases are listed individually below); 11,000 journal titles (20,000,000 individual articles). for more information about the digital theological library, click here
new and old testament abstracts
covering the years 1988-present, represents scholarly works and specialized studies in new testament studies. contains over 12,000 records, representing scholarly works and specialized studies, 1992 to the present. abstracts, all written in english, cover works from many different languages, including journal articles, monographs, multi-author works, and festschriften. it is accessible on the ebscohost platform.
contains over 12,000 records, representing scholarly works and specialized studies, 1992 to the present. abstracts, all written in english, cover works from many different languages, including journal articles, monographs, multi-author works, and festschriften. it is accessible on the ebscohost platform.
open access digital theological library (dtl)
the mission of the open access digital theological library (oadtl) is to make all open access content in religious studies and related fields discoverable to everyone, everywhere in the world through a single search experience for free forever.
as the initial phase of this mission, the open access digital theological library (oadtl) has gleaned high quality content from hundreds of publisher sites, institutional repositories, museums, scholarly societies and public domain collections. the oadtl currently contains about 100,000 oa ebooks and several hundred thousand articles in religious studies. highlights from the collections contain published books from brill, de gruyter, the society of biblical literature and the university of chicago among others. the collections also contain thousands of ph.d. and d.min. dissertations. the collections are growing quickly. the oadtl offers both simple and advanced searching for content. all content is fully cataloged by professional librarians.
the sponsors of the oadtl are: claremont school of theology, denver seminary, evangelical seminary, gordon-conwell seminary, hartford seminary, international baptist theological study centre (amsterdam), lexington seminary and singapore bible college.
philpapers is a comprehensive index of philosophy books and articles. philpapers offers unique features such as real-time indexing of pre-prints, fine-grained classification by topic, email alerts, reading lists, advanced search functionality, and discussion forums. . it also hosts the largest open access archive in philosophy. our index currently contains 2,359,470 entries categorized in 5,395 categories. it is hosted in the digital theological library. (requires library barcode to access). see also proquest philosophy collection
proquest dissertations and theses global - (dtl)
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) Global is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, offering millions of works from thousands of universities. Each year hundreds of thousands of works are added. Full-text coverage spans from 1743 to the present, with citation coverage dating back to 1637.
proquest one academic - (dtl)
ProQuest One Academic combines all four of ProQuest’s multidisciplinary products on the ProQuest platform (ProQuest Central, ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global, Academic Complete, and Academic Video Online)
psycarticles, from the american psychological association (apa), is a definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. the database contains more than 134,000 articles from 63 journals - 50 published by the apa and its imprint, the educational publishing foundation (epf) - and 13 from allied organizations. it includes all journal articles, book reviews, letters to the editor, and errata from each journal. coverage spans 1894 to present; nearly all apa journals go back to volume 1, issue 1. it is accessible on the proquest platform. it is hosted in the digital theological library. (requires library barcode to access)
psycinfo , from the american psychological association (apa), contains nearly 2.4 million citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in psychology and related disciplines, dating as far back as the 1800s. 98 percent of the covered material is peer-reviewed. journal coverage, which spans 1887 to present, includes international material selected from more than 2,200 periodicals in more than 27 languages. it is accessible on the proquest platform. it is hosted in the digital theological library. (requires library barcode to access.)
psychotherapy.net videos (dtl)
a collection of videos covering a wide variety of tools and techniques from a broad selection of psychotherapeutic approaches. it is hosted in the digital theological library. (requires library barcode to access)
Religious & Theological Abstracts (DTL)
contains abstracts and citations of articles appearing in periodical literature in the fields of religion and theology covering over 400 journals. it is hosted in the digital theological library. (requires library barcode to access.)
research in ministry
rim indexes doctor of ministry projects from reporting schools of theology accredited by the association of theological schools in the united states and canada. indexing began in 1981.
tren (theological research exchange network
tren (theological research exchange network)
denver seminary's m.a. theses and d.min. projects are indexed by (and available for purchase from) tren. the theological research exchange network (tren) is a library of over 20,000 theological thesis/dissertation titles representing research from more than 135 different institutions. titles may be ordered online through their search and order system. tren also makes available conference papers from major scholarly societies such as the evangelical theological society. the library has contracted with tren to obtain a limited number of tren pdf documents each year. if you are a faculty member or a student at denver seminary, please contact the reference librarian at or 303.762.6961 to see if we can obtain documents for you at no cost. doctor of ministry students have authorized access and should check their moodle accounts for instructions.
books and other materials in libraries worldwide. (firstsearch oclc platform).