“Articles, Books, and More”
Use the library’s Discovery Service to retrieve BILLIONS of journal articles, books, book chapters, entries in reference resources (etc.) from thousands of individual databases. Type in your search terms and then select “Articles, Books, and More” from the drop-down menu.
Catholic Encyclopedia (1913)
Encyclopedia Mythica – covers world mythologies, folklore, and religions.
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Credo Reference – brief entries from over 1k reference works, such as subject-specific encyclopedias and language dictionaries, covering all subject areas.
Oxford Reference – many of the 300+ reference works in this database touch on the field of religion, including the Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions, Dictionary of Hinduism, and Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible.
Britannica Academic – a general encyclopedia intended for college students.
Gale in Context: Biography – information about notable people, both contemporary and historical, from a wide range of sources, such as biographical dictionaries, magazines, newspapers, and academic journals.
Converse – to find books, both print and electronic, in Converse’s Mickel Library, go to our Discovery Service, type your terms in the search box, and select “Converse Catalog.”
PASCAL Delivers – to find books, both print and electronic, in South Carolina’s college/university libraries, go to our Discovery Service, type your terms in the search box, and select “PASCAL Delivers.” You can borrow these books by signing in and following the instructions to “Request via PASCAL Delivers.”
WorldCat – records for millions of books in thousands of libraries; most of these are “borrow-able” through our Interlibrary Loan Service.
Women Writers Online – works by women authors from the 1500s through the 1800s.
Religion and Philosophy Collection – full-text articles from more than 300 journals in these two fields.
JSTOR – non-current full-text articles in core academic journals in all subjects; Converse’s JSTOR collections focus on the humanities.
Humanities Full Text – provides full-text articles from 300-ish core journals in history, religion, philosophy, literature, theatre, and film; provides citations to articles in another 400-ish journals.
Academic Search Complete – one of the world’s largest databases of academic journals and magazines on all subjects.
Readers’ Guide Full Text Mega – indexes over 450 popular magazines and provides full-text articles from 250 of these titles.
Periodicals Available at Converse
Periodicals by Title – Key in some or all of a periodical’s title (NOT the title of the article itself) to retrieve a listing of periodicals the library owns in either electronic or print/physical format.
To request books held by South Carolina college/university libraries, please go to our Discovery Service, key in your terms and select PASCAL Delivers, click on the book you’d like to borrow, sign in, and then click on “Request via PASCAL Delivers.
To request articles and other non-book materials, as well as books NOT held by South Carolina college/university libraries, go to Interlibrary Loan and select the correct form.
Supporting Converse scholars with access to quality information resources.
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