Theology and Religious Studies

Subscribed resources

Academic Search Complete
Academic Search Complete is a multi-disciplinary full-text database with peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887.


Biblioteca do Conhecimento Online – b-on (Online Knowledge Library) makes unlimited and permanent access available to full texts from scientific international publications from several publishers, through subscriptions negotiated on a national basis with these publishers.
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eBook Collection
Search and view the full text of eBooks.

EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS)
EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) brings together the most comprehensive collection of content—including superior indexing from top subject indexes, high-end full text and the entire library collection—all within an unparalleled full-featured, customizable discovery layer experience.

Full Text Finder
Full Text Finder delivers a predictive search experience and includes a host of features from responsive auto-complete ranked by popularity of titles, to known-item search, to full-text linking, relevance ranking, and discipline-specific browsing.

JSTOR allows access to digitized articles from a variety of scientific fields: Arts & Sciences III Collection (Language & Literature, Music, Film Studies, Folklore, Performing Arts Religion, Art & Art History, Architecture & Architectural History), Business Collection, e Mathematics & Statistics Collection.
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OpenDissertations is an open-access database built to assist researchers in locating both historic and contemporary dissertations and theses. Provide a span of time from the early 20th century to the present.


ScienceDirect is a multidisciplinary website that provide access to Elsevier publisher. Search for peer-reviewed journals, articles, books and book chapters.
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Web of Science

With the Web of Science platform, you can access an unrivalled breadth of world-class research literature linked to a rigorously selected core of journals and uniquely discover new information through meticulously captured metadata and citation connections.
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Open Access resources

A Santa Sé
The Holy See Portal.

BiBIL: Bibliographie biblique informatisée de Lausanne
BiBIL is one of the most valuable and useful online resources for biblical scholars.

Catholic Resources for Bible, Liturgy, Art, and Theology
Contains a variety of materials, mostly related to biblical and liturgical studies, intended for scholars, teachers, students, pastors, believers, seekers, and others. Many pages contain writings and photographs, some were created by students, and some are collections of links to other websites.

CESAREIA: Portal das Bibliotecas Eclesiais Portuguesas

CESAREIA allows you to search on a single platform in more than 20 bibliographic catalogs of libraries run by institutions of the Catholic Church, also provides the list of libraries that have joined the project.
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Christian Classics Ethereal Library
The mission of the Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL) is to build up the church by making classic Christian literature widely available and promoting its use for edification and study by interested Christians, seekers and scholars.

Early Christian Writings
Early Christian Writings is the most complete collection of Christian texts before the Council of Nicaea in 325 AD. The site provides translations and commentary for these sources, including the New Testament, Apocrypha, Gnostics, Church Fathers, and some non-Christian references.

Internet Christian Library
This portal contains pointers to archives related to the early church, including canonical documents, creeds, the writings of the Apostolic Fathers and other historical texts relevant to church history.

Leuven Institutional Repository and Information Archiving System
Lirias (Leuven Institutional Repository and Information Archiving System) is the institutional repository of the KU Leuven Association.

OpenEdition Books
OpenEdition Books is an open access platform for books in the humanities and social sciences.

OpenEdition Journal
OpenEdition Journals is a journals platform for the humanities and social sciences. 95% of articles are available in full-text access.

Origène : Portail des bibliothèques de l'UDESCA
Origène allows the simultaneous search in five bibliographic catalogs of Catholic university libraries, Angers, Lille, Lyon, Paris and Toulouse.

Papal Encyclicals Online
Guide to online Papal and other official documents of the Catholic Church.

PQDT (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Open)
PQDT Open provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge from several scientific areas.

Rachel: Réseau Européen des Bibliothéques Judaica et Hebraica
Rachel is one of the most important bibliographic sources in the field of Jewish culture. It contains 200 000 entries, representing the holdings of the member libraries: Library of the Alliance israélite universelle (AIU), Library of the Séminaire israélite de France (SIF) and Paris Yiddish Center-Medem Library.

RCAAP (Repositórios Científicos de Acesso Aberto de Portugal)
RCAAP portal collect, aggregate and index Open Access scientific contents from Portuguese institutional repositories.

The Scientific Electronic Library Online – SciELO is an electronic library covering a selected collection of scientific journals. The Project envisages the development of a common methodology for the preparation, storage, dissemination and evaluation of scientific literature in electronic format. The content is published Open Access.

The New Testament Gateway
The New Testament Gateway is the directory of academic resources on the New Testament. Browse or search annotated links all connected with the academic study of the New Testament and Christian Origins.

The Orion Center
The Center aims to stimulate and foster research on the Scrolls, particularly the great task of integrating the new information gained from the Scrolls into the body of knowledge about Jewish history and religion in the Second Temple period. Such integration affects the study of the Bible, Jewish literature and thought of the Second Temple Period, earliest Christianity and the New Testament, early rabbinic Judaism, and more.

Theological Studies Research Guide
Resources such as dictionaries and encyclopedias, links to websites and lists of databases relating to the theological studies.

Unione Romana Biblioteche Ecclesiastiche
Unione Romana Biblioteche Ecclesiastiche offers a list of 18 bibliographic catalogs of religious libraries.

VThK: Virtueller Katalog Theologie und Kirche
VThK can search the collections of scholarly religious libraries or theological collections in libraries of state universities or other state libraries, all in German-speaking countries.


Statistical information

Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union. Its mission is to provide high quality statistics for Europe. Eurostat offers a whole range of important and interesting data that governments, businesses, the education sector, journalists and the public can use for their work and daily life.

Instituto Nacional de Estatística (INE)
INE produce, in an independent manner, high-quality official statistical information, relevant for the society, while promoting the coordination, the analysis, the innovation and the dissemination of the national statistical activity and ensuring integrated data storage.

PORDATA collects, organizes, systematizes and disseminates data on multiple areas of society, for Portugal and its municipalities, and for the European countries. The reported statistics derive from official and certified sources, with data production skills in the respective areas.

Off-campus access

To access the subscribed resources outside the University campus it is necessary to proceed with the configuration of your equipment. More information at:

Bibliographical Reference Manager

To facilitate the management of information resources and the elaboration of bibliographic references, several solutions are available at no cost. The UCP Libraries suggest the use of Mendeley.

Off-campus access

To access the subscribed resources outside the University campus it is necessary to proceed with the configuration of your equipment. More information at:

Bibliographical Reference Manager

To facilitate the management of information resources and the elaboration of bibliographic references, several solutions are available at no cost. The UCP Libraries suggest the use of Mendeley.