The following databases and websites are good starting points for Pastoral Ministry research
ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials
ATLA is the main online resource for researching religion and theology.
OmniFile Full-Text Select
OmniFile is a social sciences and humanities database that only contains full-text articles.
Academic OneFilehas the full-text of a few million of articles from all domains of knowledge.
ArticleFirst is a search interface that can link you to the articles you need. It searches descriptions of 23 million articles from all domains of learning.
This search engine exclusively searches our collection of 70,000 eBooks.
Encyclopedia Britannica Academic Online
This general purpose encyclopedia is a great place to begin your research and obtain the background knowledge that will make your research process go quicker.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Nearly 400 specialized reference eBooks on all academic subjects to dig deeper into the background information.
The Association of Religion Data Archives - This is a repository for the quantitative and qualitative data that religion researches have collected. It is made freely available as charts, graphs, and excel data sets. The data comes from Pew, Baylor, National Study of Youth and Religion, news agencies, and more.
National Study on Youth and Religion - This is the official site for the National Study of Youth and Religion a Lilly funded study focusing entirely on the religious beliefs of American youth. They present the study findings here, but the researchers have each published articles and books on the results of the study as well. The resources links are well selected.