Online Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and other overviews

Gale Virtual Reference  search for author, title subject

Oxford Reference Online  search for author, title subject

Encyclopedia of Religion, Communication, and Media  search for author,title subject (ebook)

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church  quick and advance search (ebook)

CETEDOC Library of Christian Latin Texts CD ROM (library work stations only)

Hard copy Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and other overviews

Anchor Bible dictionary BS 440 A54 1992 (PCL)

The Early Christian Book BR 67 E27 2007 (PCL)

Encyclopedia of Early Christianity BR 162.2 E53 1997 (PCL)

Encyclopedia of Religion BL 31 E46 2005 (PCL Ref)

Harper's Bible commentary BS 491.2 H37 1988 (PCL)

HarperCollins Bible Dictionary BS 440 H235 1996 (PCL)

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church BR 95 O8 1997 (PCL, FAL Ref)

Additional encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks may be found through the Library catalog using keyword searches, for example:

Early Christian Church
History Christianity
Early Christianity
Beginnings Christianity

Finding Articles On Early Christianity

Academic OneFile  search for title, author, subject

Academic Search Complete  search for title, author, subject

L’Annee Philologique  search keyword for title, author, subject in “full text”; limit to English language articles under “Other Criteria

ATLA Religion Database  search keyword for title, author, subject etc

JSTOR  general, advanced and cited searches

Old Testament Abstracts  multiple search options including language

Encyclopedia of Ancient History  search by advanced search, subject, keyword etc 

Subject Specialist

Claudia Fuentes

Classics Library - Library Specialist


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Shiela Winchester

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