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Theology: Key Databases

Introduction to indexes and databases

Databases are searchable collections of data or information - Google is one kind of database.  In the academic world databases focus on particular types of information (journal articles, books etc.).  Academic databases also tend to specialize on a particular subject area.  ATLA is the key database for Theology and therefore focuses quite narrowly on this area - if you are interested in exploring topics more broadly it will be worth considering other databases.

The amount of full-text available will vary from index to index.  Often a Connect button will be available and this will either link through to full-text or enable you to search QCat for the book or article.  Please note that the Connect button does not guarantee that full-text is available.