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The WCC Library offers various online resources in the field of religious studies and ecumenical theology:Logo ATLASerials-Eresources

- ATLA Religion database with ATLASerials (via EBSCOhost)

- Religion and Philisophy collection (via EBSCOhost)

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Some outstanding journals, which are not covered by ATLA and EBSCO databases, GlobeTheoLib, nor by the University of Geneva, are licensed individually (see E-journals)

These (commercial) resources are normally restricted exclusively to enrolled students of the Ecumenical Institute and WCC staff members.

However through GlobeTheoLib,Logo GlobeTheoLib-Eresources the WCC jointly with Globethics.net make freely available thousands of full text documents originating from the various Christian World Communions, including a growing number of resources with commercial content, e.g. reference works and journals in theology and ecumenism. GlobeTheoLib also depends on the support of many other contributing institutions, including the LWF, WCRC, and the Anglican Communion.

The WCC Library also offers "walk-in" access to the electronic resources of the University of Geneva to the students and faculty of the Ecumenical Institute, through a VPN connection.

Databases

Databases, ATLA Religion Database, EBSCO Religion & Philosophy collection, Index theologicus, Globethics.net, Doctoral disserations and theses, Rero Doc, World Christian database
Reference and Full-text databases

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials

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This database combines the premier indexing from ATLA Religion Database with access to ATLA's online full-text collection of major religion and theology journals.

Produced by the American Theological Library Association (ATLA), coverage in this database begins in 1908, with indexing for some journal titles extending back into the nineteenth century. Full text is provided for articles and reviews from more than 230 journals selected by leading religion scholars.

Content Includes: Over 632,100 article citations, 260,200 essay citations, 575,400 book review citations, Full text for more than 442,300 articles & reviews.

EBSCO Religion & Philosophy Collection logo RPC ebsco-databases This resource provides a comprehensive full-text source of content related to disciplines of religion and philosophy, covering topics such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies and more.

Content includes hundreds of peer-reviewed magazines and journals with coverage spanning over 100 years. (More information...). 

Index theologicus (University Library of Tübingen)

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Online database since 2006, the Index theologicus (IxTheo) covers published literature from journals and Festschriften in Theology and Religious Studies from the entire world. It is based on the literature collected at the Tübingen University Library in theology and religious studies, as part of its mandate and with support from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). The collection consists of ca. 2000 currently published periodicals, including numerous Festschriften and congress publications, 75 % originating from non-German countries. The University Library of Tübingen is also represented in the international Consortium of GlobeTheoLib, and hence cooperates closely with the Globethics.net/WCC sponsored digital library on theology and ecumenism.

 

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Globethics.net is a worldwide ethics network based in Geneva, with an international Board of Foundation made up of eminent persons. It provides an electronic platform for ethical reflection and action. Its central instrument is the internet site www.globethics.net

The Globethics.net Libraries are digital libraries that offer registered users electronic access free-of-charge to thousands of full-text documents on ethics and related disciplines. Participants also have the possibility to submit their own documents to the libraries.

ATLA Religion Database (incl. ATLASerials) and EBSCO Religion & Philosophy Collection can be cross-searched simultaneously via Ebscohost [restricted WCCNetwork]

Theses and dissertations

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RERO DOC is the digital library of RERO, the Library Network of Western Switzerland, containing scientific publications of its member institutions, e.g. doctoral dissertations, master theses, research papers, as well as digitized historical collections originating from the member institutions. It serves as an open repository for the scientific research community of Universities and partner institutions of the network, also for WCC executive staff and the Ecumenical Institute at Bossey, faculty and students alike. See the =>WCC collection on Rero Doc.

Doctoral Dissertations on Mission (produced by the International Bulletin of Missionary Research in collaboration with Yale Divinity Library, and the support of Overseas Ministries Study Center OMSC, New Haven, Connecticut.)

This database incorporates compilations of missions-related dissertations published in the July 1983, July 1993, and July 2003 issues of the International Bulletin of Missionary Research, and has been expanded in its scope. First, it includes English-language doctoral dissertations without regard to country of origin. Second, rather than focusing narrowly on missions, it also includes dissertations dealing with Christianity outside the West.Updates to the database have increased the number of titles to over 6,250 as of May 2014.

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)

The Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) is an international organization dedicated to promoting the adoption, creation, use, dissemination, and preservation of electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs). It supports electronic publishing and open access to scholarship in order to enhance the sharing of knowledge worldwide.

Open Access Theses and Dissertations (OATD)

OATD.org aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 1000 colleges, universities, and research institutions. OATD currently indexes 2,201,884 theses and dissertations.

Others

World Christian Database [restricted WCCNetwork]

The World Christian Database (WCD), produced by the Center for the Study of Global Christianity, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, includes detailed information on 9,000 Christian denominations and on religions in every country of the world. Extensive data are available on 234 countries and 13,000 ethnolinguistic peoples, as well as on 5,000 cities and 3,000 provinces.

E-journals

E-journals, EBSCOhost, Elektronische Zeitschriften Datenbank EZB, Directory of open access journals DOAJ, GlobeTheoLib, WCC journals
Journals published by the WCC
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Journals subscribed by the WCC Library
Online access available from the WCC computer network
Ecclesial Practices International Journal of Public Theology
Ecclesiology Interreligious Insight
Exchange: Journal of Contemporary Christianities in Context Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations
Horizons in Biblical Theology Journal of Modern Jewish Studies
International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church Journal of Reformed Theology
International Journal of Asian Christianity
Journals subscribed by the WCC Library through the EBSCO Databases

In addition, most of the journals in the field of Religion and Theology can be searched online through the ATLA Religion Database and the and Religion & Philosophy collection on the EBSCOhost platform (online access available from the WCC computer network).

See list of available titles

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In case you don't find a particular title on EBSCOhost, please check the Elektronische Zeitschriften Datenbank EZB (Electronic Journals Library), the University of Geneva Library, or GlobeTheoLib and the Directory of Open Access Journals DOAJ.

E-books

WCC ebooks collection, ebrary, GlobeTheoLib reference books, WCC publications, Bibliographies

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WCC has licensed with ebrary, the ProQuest's e-book business, a significant and constantly growing e-books collection of currently more than 9500 academic titles in religion and theology, which can be browsed within WCC Network.

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GlobeTheoLib

GlobeTheoLib also offers access to a huge range of encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies and handbooks from various publishers, provided by Oxford University Press, e.g. Oxford Handbook on religious studies, and Credo Reference, including the Macmillan Dictionary of the Bible and other reference articles on religion.

WCC publications

-WCC Annual review 2013

Bibliographies on ecumenism and others

-Core bibliography on ecumenism and World Christianity (compiled by WCC/ETE, 03.08.2010)

University of Geneva (UniGE)

University of Geneva electronic resources, University of Geneva Library

 

The students of the Ecumenical Institute of Bossey can access the electronic resources of the University of Geneva from one of the work stations in the Library computer room. Please ask the librarian.

Among these resources you can find databases, journals, reference works, dictionaries, encyclopedias, e-books, etc. across all disciplines, including the University's institutional repository, called "Archive ouverte", with doctoral theses, and publications of the UniGE academic community.


For further information: see website Geneva University Library

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Core bibliography ecumenism 2010

Core bibliography ecumenism 2008

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