Meadville Lombard’s library services include access to thousands of journals and other periodicals online in addition to the Wiggin Library’s print periodicals and other print periodicals available through interlibrary loan.

American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Religion Database

The ATLA Religion Database an extensive index of journal articles, book reviews, and essays from thousands of full-text religion and theology journals. Containing over 2 million article citations, it is one of the largest collections of religion scholarship available to researchers. 

JSTOR- Religion and Theology

The JSTOR Religion and Theology Collection provides access to our students academic journals covering the history and philosophy of religion. To access JSTOR, current students can email the library to receive their login information. 

Through the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) and EBSCO, the AAS Historical Periodicals Collection provides digital access to U.S. periodicals published between 1684 and 1912. This collection contains thousands of magazines and journals documenting life in the United States, including specialized collections focused on business, culture, gender, race, and religion.

EBSCOHost Full Text Journals

EBSCOHost gives you access to a large number of databases. The most useful ones are ATLASerials and Academic Search Complete. Academic Search Complete is a scholarly, multi-disciplinary database with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. For more information on the strengths of these databases, contact a librarian.

OCLC FirstSearch

FirstSearch, a product from OCLC (Online Ccmputer Library Center), allows you to look for books, articles, and more with a single search. FirstSearch results come from 13 databases including ArticleFirst, ERIC, WorldCat, and WorldCat Dissertations. For more information on the strengths of these databases, contact a librarian.

Additional Recommended Periodicals and Other Electronic Resources

* must be accessed on campus from the Meadville Lombard network

** password required - contact librarian

Print Resources

The Wiggin Library subscribes to several Unitarian Universalist and liberal religion-focused journals in print. These journals are available to use on site in the library or individual articles can be scanned and emailed as PDFs on request.

Interlibrary Loan for Articles

If you can’t find a journal article that you need for your research, email the library with the following information:

  • Your name and Meadville Lombard email address
  • Journal title, volume, and issue number
  • Article title, author, and page range
  • Date needed