General Studies

Article Databases

ATLA Religion with ATLASerials

Covers Biblical studies, world religions, church history, and religious perspectives on social issues. Includes more than 1 million citations from articles, essays, and book reviews, with a growing number of multimedia citations. Full text is provided for more than 400,000 electronic articles and book reviews, from more than 230 journals.

Christian Periodical Index

Provides access to an index of English language articles and reviews from an evangelical perspective.  Includes most titles from 1976 to the present.

Religion and Philosophy Collection

Provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.

Electronic Books

Oxford Biblical Studies Online

Provides access to six Oxford editions of the Bible along with commentary, annotations from study Bibles, and reference material that can be viewed alongside primary text.

Dissertations & Theses

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses

Includes millions of searchable citations to dissertations and theses from around the world from 1861 to the present day, together with over a million full text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works.

Theological researchers should also try RIM: Research in Ministry and TREN.

Bible Versions

To look for a specific version of the Bible in print, try searching the shelf for these call numbers:

  • English Standard Version (ESV): BS 195 .E64
  • King James (Authorized): BS 185
  • Living Bible: BS 195 .L58
  • Message: BS 195 .M47
  • New American Standard: BS 195 .N35
  • New International (NIV): BS 195 .N373
  • New King James: BS 195 .N38
  • New Revised Standard: BS 191.5


Use the search box on the library homepage to search for books and eBooks. Go to the library homepage, click on the arrow next to the search box and choose “Books” and then “NU Books.”

The links below will find more specific resources for your topic.

Bible Atlases

Bible Dictionaries

Bible Encyclopedias

Bible Handbooks


Search for commentaries; guide to commentaries in the NU Library collection.

Research Help

People in the Bible

Tips and resources for finding information about biblical characters.

Word Study Instructions

A basic set of instructions for navigating the word study process. For course-specific word study instructions, check with your professor.


Bible Gateway

Searchable database of several English language translations of the Bible, along with some selected non-English translations.

Christian Classics Ethereal Library (Commentaries)

Includes a selection of English and non-English translations of the Bible, along with several commentaries in the public domain.

Digital Dead Sea Scrolls

High-resolution exhibition of selected Dead Sea Scrolls, hosted by the Israel Museum. Some of the scrolls are searchable by column, chapter, and verse, and are accompanied by an English translation tool.

Codex Sinaiticus

The Codex Sinaiticus Project is an international collaboration to reunite the entire manuscript in digital form and make it accessible to a global audience.

Polonsky Foundation Digitization Project

A collaboration between the Bodeleian and Vatican Libraries, focusing on Hebrew and Greek manuscripts along with 15th-century printed books. Manuscripts include sections from the Gutenberg Bible, a ninth-century Greek Septuagint, and other early biblical texts.

Old Testament


Hebrew Bible – MP3 recordings

New Testament


Harmony of the Gospels (Blue Letter Bible)

Lists important events from the Gospels and places them in a parallel table, showing which Gospels contain an account of the event and the passages in which it can be found.

Greek New Testament Audio Recordings
Greek-English Lexicon (Liddell, Scott, Jones)


Bible Geocoding

Maps locations in the Bible using Google Earth.