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Putting Faith to Work (IN/PE709): Using Journals & Databases

This topic provides instruction in preparing an Annotated Bibliography.

Journals available from the library: a few examples. (Note: There are many more!)

(Click on the journal cover to go to its front page.)

What is a database?

What is a database?

A library database is a collection of individual items or records. They contain many types of information, including:

  • scholarly journals and their articles
  • trade journals
  • newspapers and magazines
  • eBooks
  • video clips and images

Most databases will have a mixture of:

  • full-text articles


  • lists of journal abstracts without the full text. These need further searching.

There are many different database platforms; Morling library provides access to EBSCOhost & ProQuest. The links below take you to other pages with more helpful information about them.

Journals at Morling Library: An overview

The diagram below illustrates the types of resources held in the library. There include:

  • physical books and ebooks 
  • physical reference sources and electronic reference sources.

Similarly, there are physical and online journals. 

  • Physical journals are kept in the Journal Area. Sometimes you may want an article which isn't available electronically - look in the Journal Area.
  • Online journals are mainly found in EBSCOhost & ProQuest.
  • Morling also subscribes independently to some eJournals. Sometimes an article is listed in EBSCOhost without full-text, but it might be available in full in one of these eJournals.
  • These are all explained in detail on the following pages.

( Click on the image to view its content in detail.)

Journal databases explained

Database platforms & databases explained

This diagram shows the relationship between a database platform (e.g. EBSCOhost or ProQuest), the databases they contain, and the many journals they hold. 

(Click on the image to view its content in detail.)

(Source: CSU LibGuide: Theology & Religious Studies: Journal Databases,


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