Subject librarian

Every spring semester there is a tutorial on information literacy for Theology and Religious Studies students.

Spring Semester 2020 Monday, 10.15-12.00 weekly

Training room, University Main Library

Information literacy for Theology and Religious Studies students (3KP)Susanne Schaub Renaux, Benedikt VögeliNo. 27052-01

Freely accessible databases

DBIS Datenbank-Infosystem: Theologie und Religionswissenschaft (in German)

Freely accessible electronic journals and books

EZB Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek
Subject area: Theology and Religious Studies

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)
Subject area: Religion and Theology

OAPEN Library
a central repository for hosting and disseminating OA books

Alphabetical List of Open Access Journals in Ancient Studies
AWOL - The ancient world online

Selected links (A-Z)

4 Enoch
The online encyclopedia of Second Temple Judaism and christian origins

atla - Websites on Religion
a selective, annotated collection of web resources for the study of religion

Aufsatzdokumentation zur Geschichte des Pietismus & Sonderdrucksammlung
In the "Aufsatzdokumentation zur Geschichte des Pietismus" essays and book reviews on the history of Pietism are recorded and indexed by subject (in German)
The academic Bible portal of the German Bible Society
Also includes the Bible lexicon WiBiLex

BIBIL (Bibliographie Biblique Informatisée de Lausanne)
Biblical Bibliography of Lausanne (BiBIL)

Online index of biblical references found in Jewish and Christian literature of Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages - porté par l'Institut des Sources Chrétiennes

The Catholic encyclopedia

Codex Iuris Canonici online

Codex Sinaiticus

Information Religion (INFOREL)
Information about religions and religious groups (in German)

Jewish Encyclopedia
contains the complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia, which was originally published between 1901-1906

Orion Dead Sea Scrolls Bibliography

OTTC: Old Testament Textual Criticism
Online digital manuscripts and editions

The Review of Biblical Literature (RBL)
The RBL database, published by the Society of Biblical Literature, offers reviews of over 3,000 titles in all areas of biblical studies
Bibliographies on Semitic Languages, Bible and related subjects by Victor Golinets

Society of Biblical Literature

Theological literature documentation of the University of Innsbruck (in German)

VthK - Virtueller Katalog Theologie und Kirche
Records of 3 million media from ecclesiastical special libraries in Germany and Austria

University Library holdings

Primary literature

  • Citable primary texts from all periods of theological history in the original languages, complete when possible
  • Selected citable primary texts translated into German, English, French or Italian
  • Audiobooks: selection of readings and lectures by important theological authors

Secondary literature

  • General and specialist dictionaries and lexicons on religious studies and its subdisciplines
  • Specialised bibliographies
  • Introductions and general works on theology and its subdisciplines
  • General scholarly literature on biblical studies, church and theological history (with special attention to Protestantism), systematic and practical theology in the generally available languages (German, French, English and Italian)
  • Selected literature on non-European Christianity
  • Selected specialist research literature on individual theological topics
  • Scholarly journals in consultation with the Faculty of Theology
  • Selected electronic journals and databases (primary texts, bibliographies, reference works) available in the university’s computer network
  • Selection of devotional literature, and only if there is scholarly interest
  • No literature on Christian counselling
  • No contemporary religious experience reports

Historical collections

  • Comprehensive holdings since the time of early book printing