|Example Jounals Indexed
|ATLA Religion database with ATLASerials
Journal of Theological Studies
Catholic Biblical Quarterly
Journal of Early Christian Studies
|New Testament Abstracts
|Biblical Studies - New Testament
|Journal of Biblical Literature
|Old Testament Abstracts
|Biblical Studies - Old Testament
|Journal for the Study of the Old Testament
|Catholic periodical and literature index
Catholic Biblical QuarterlyCatholic Historical Review
|Religion and Philosophy Collection
Journal of Empirical Theology
|Religious and theological abstracts
Homiletic and Pastoral Review
InterpretationHarvard Theological Review
ATLA Religion is the oldest and most comprehensive continuous theological database in existence. But it doesn't index all scholarly journals in Biblical studies and religion. Nor does it provide perpetual coverage of all journals it has once picked up.
So it is good to search a range of subject related databases to ensure that you are picking up everything relevant for your research. The table above lists the top databases for Biblical Studies and Religion.
As a general rule, you should prefer scholarly journals over non-scholarly journals when you are searching for articles to support your research.
Scholarly journals use a vetting process known as "peer review" to ensure that what is published meets scholarly standards.
There are a number of features distinguishing scholarly journals from other types of serial publication. For a convenient summary, please consult the table in the following link: Difference Between Popular, Trade and Scholarly Journals.