Church History I and II


Articles and Databases

ATLA Religion
Religion Database with ATLASerials 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.

Academic Search Premier
This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.


Oxford Scholarship Online - Religion
Click on the Religion link on the left side of the screen, login is the same as ATLA or Academic Search Premier
This is a collection of Ebooks published by by OUP in all areas of religion and theology. The books included cover a wide variety of topics including History and the Bible. In addition to major recent titles, the list also includes classic works of enduring influence.

In-Library Journals

Hundreds more journals are available through the above databases
There are also a variety of denominationally specific journals of theology that may be useful for denominational history located in the library, for those click "here"

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and other Reference

Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church - Online (Password Required)
In paper: LC REFERENCE REF BR95 .O8 2005

The Encyclopedia of Christianity
/ editors, Erwin Fahlbusch ... [et al.] ; translator and English-language editor, Geoffrey W. Bromiley ; statistical editor, David B. Barrett ; foreword, Jaroslav Pelikan.
LC REFERENCE REF BR95 .E8913 1999 v.1-4

The Oxford history of Christian worship / Geoffrey Wainwright, Karen B. Westerfield Tucker, editors.
LC REFERENCE REF BV15 .O95 2006

Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages / edited by André Vauchez in conjunction with Barrie Dobson and Michael Lapidge ; English translation by Adrian Walford.
LC REFERENCE REF D114 .E53 2000

The Oxford encyclopedia of the Reformation / Hans J. Hillerbrand, editor in chief Author: Hillerbrand, Hans J.
LC REFERENCE REF BR302.8 .O93 1996

Dictionary of mission : theology, history, perspectives / edited by Karl Müller ... [et al.].
LC REFERENCE REF BV2040 .L4813 1997

The encyclopedia of American religious history / Edward L. Queen II, Stephen R. Prothero, and Gardiner H. Shattuck, Jr. ; foreword by Martin E. Marty, editorial advisor.
LC REFERENCE REF BL2525 .Q44 1996

Encyclopedia of the American Religious Experience: studies of traditions and movements / Charles H. Lippy and Peter W. Williams, editors.
LC REFERENCE REF BL2525 .E53 1988 v.1-3

Melton's encyclopedia of American religions / J. Gordon Melton ; James Beverley, associate editor ; Constance Jones, assistant editor ; Pamela S. Nadell, assistant editor ; foreword by Rodney Stark. LC
REFERENCE REF BL2525 .M449 2009

A dictionary of women in church history / by Mary L. Hammack.
LC REFERENCE REF BR1713 .H33 1984

The encyclopedia of women and religion in North America / edited by Rosemary Skinner Keller and Rosemary Radford Ruether ; associate editor Marie Cantlon.
LC REFERENCE REF BL458 .E52 2006

Encyclopedia of women and world religion / edited by Serinity Young.
LC REFERENCE REF BL458 .E53 1999

Finding Books

To find books in our library, feel free to search our library catalog, found here.
The following is a list of major Library of Congress subject headings for Church History.  The terms are only examples as periods and locations can be changed as relevant. Searching in our catalog using these or similar terms or a combination of these or similar terms can yield better results.