General Chaplaincy

General Chaplaincy

Databases (Find Articles and Reports)

ATLA Research in Ministry (RIM) Abstract only.

Research in Ministry is a thesis and dissertation abstract database. Users can search graduate works related to ministry, theology and religion.

Ethics Unwrapped

"...with more than 130 award-winning videos and 80 case studies."

Google Scholar @ UWest Select items at the resource for UWest patrons only. Mixed abstract and full-text.

Use the power of Google to search for books, articles, and online resources. Access via UWest to incorporate our full text database resources.

👩‍🏫 Accessing library resources with Google Scholar: PDF, Video.

HeinOnline Social Justice Suite For current UWest patrons only.

Specializing in the analysis of laws related to social justice topics such as

  • Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture and Law,
  • Gun Regulation and Legislation in America,
  • Civil Rights and Social Justice,
  • Open Society Justice Initiative,
  • LGBTQ+ Rights.
Index Theologicus Mixed abstract and full-text.

"...a comprehensive bibliography for theology and religious studies. It is now possible to search not only for articles, but also for monographs, databases and relevant Internet links."

ProQuest APA PsycTests For current UWest patrons only. Mixed abstract and full-text.

Psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments. Including measurements on PTSD.

💁🏼 Watch this short APA video tutorial.

ProQuest PsycARTICLES For current UWest patrons only.

This database offers full-text articles from over 50 journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association and Hogrefe & Huber. The database includes all material from the print journals.

ProQuest Religion For current UWest patrons only. Mixed abstract and full-text.

This database provides a wide range of primarily full-text, international periodicals for diverse religious and spiritual studies, covering formal theological studies of major religions, as well as the most recent trends and scholarly thought. Included are titles from religious publishing bodies and nondenominational organizations. The resource reflects a wide spectrum of religious belief systems and supports the global study of religion.

SafetyLit Abstract only.

"SafetyLit provides abstracts of reports from researchers who work in the more than 30 distinct professional disciplines relevant to preventing and researching unintentional injuries, violence, and self-harm."

Social Care Online Mixed abstract and full-text. Individual registration required.

The UK's largest database of information and research on all aspects of social care and social work. Updated daily resources include legislation, government documents, practice and guidance, systematic reviews, research briefings, reports, journal articles and websites.
Some 'free' (filter on left hand side after search) full text access is available with individual account registration.

Professional Organizations

Association of Professional Chaplains

"Our more than 5,000 member chaplains and affiliates are involved in chaplaincy care of all persons, respecting their diverse cultures, identities, abilities and beliefs."

The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education

"...a multicultural, multifaith organization devoted to providing education and improving the quality of ministry and pastoral care offered by spiritual caregivers of all faiths."

Related Books

English Buddhist Canon

BDK Tripitaka Translation Series

Full text downloads of the BDK Tripitaka Translation Series. Click on a title and scroll down for the blue PDF download button.

Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai (BDK) Daizokyo Text Database

This database enables searching of keywords through the text of the BDK Tripitaka Translation Series

Reference (Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Bibliographies)

Digital Dictionary of Buddhism Select items at the resource for UWest patrons only.

A compilation of Buddhist terms, texts, temple, schools, persons, etc. found in Buddhist canonical sources with indices to other major Buddhist dictionaries. Unlimited search available via link above.

  • Non-UWest patrons can login with "guest" (limited to 10 searches per day)
  • Android app: DDB Access (unlimited search does not work off campus, use 'guest' to make up to 10 searches)
Encyclopedia of Religion For current UWest patrons only.

This is the online version of the second edition of this highly regarded encyclopedia (physical version also available: Comes with searchable full text entries, with information intended to reflect both changes in academia and in the world since 1987. Includes almost all of the 2,750 original entries -- many heavily updated -- as well as approximately 600 entirely new articles.

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

A scholarly and refereed encyclopedia hosted by The University of Tennessee at Martin.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

A scholarly and refereed encyclopedia hosted by Stanford University.

Related Periodicals (Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers)