Finding Articles and Books

See the library's page of Key E-Resources on Hebrew Bible-Old Testament and New Testament and Early Christianity for suggested online article databases. Note: In the ATLA Religion Database, Old Testament Abstracts, and New Testament Abstracts, click the "Scriptures" button and type in the book and chapter number to locate articles by text, for example, "Luke 10." Choose entries that appear in the list by clicking the boxes on the left and then click on the "Search" button. For more information about the ATLA Religion Database, see our guide to the the ATLA Religion Database.

Search HOLLIS for commentaries and other works on specific biblical books and passages. For greater precision, use the Advanced Search.  Change "any field" to "subject contains" and formulate your search like these examples: "bible job";  "bible romans."

Also consider using:

  • Elenchus of Biblica (Print Only)  Elenchus was an annual bibliography covering all areas of biblical research. The last volume published was nr. 27(2011). It is the most comprehensive work in its field, covering books, reviews, and articles on the Hebrew Bible, New Testament, intertestamental Judaism, the early patristic period, biblical theology, archaeology, and other related topics. It has an annual subject index, author index, lists of texts, and indexes of Hebrew and Greek words. It is usually three to five years behind the current year. 
  • International Review of Biblical Studies (Print Only).  Covers publications from 1952 to 2010.   Not as comprehensive as Elenchus, it includes abstracts in German, French, or English of each item indexed and has an arrangement that is easier to use.  It covers articles in over 400 periodicals, plus Festschriften, reports, and book reviews. There is a classified subject arrangement; the table of contents is at the end of each volume. . It was originally titled Internationale Zeitschriftenschau für Bibelwissenschaft und Grenzgebiete (Print Only).  The last volume published was nr.56 (2009-2010)
  • Bibliographies for Biblical Research (Print Only) compiled by Watson E. Mills [Old Testament series; New Testament seriesSupplemental series]. Most of the volumes in the older series have three parts: scriptural citations, subject citations, and commentaries. The listings are not comprehensive but do usually include significant works up to the time of the compilation. The newer series updated periodical literature only.