Guide to major print indexes of theological material

The following indexes are received in print format and are housed in the Indexes Collection (Level 1.) They complement the online bibliographic databases.

Elenchus of Biblica

Described as the "Rolls Royce of indexes"

Elenchus of Biblica is a bibliography of literature about the Bible and related topics that covers doctoral dissertations, as well as periodical and monographic literature.

The Elenchus is published in Rome and indexes titles found in the libraries of the Pontifical Biblical Institute, the Pontifical Gregorian University and the University of Leiden.

Citations are arranged by subject -there is a site map at the beginning of each volume. For example, Isaiah is listed under VII Libri prophetici VT. Author (Auctorum), Place (Situs), Word (Voces) and Bible reference (Sacra Scriptura) indexes are located at the back of each volume.

While it is the most extensive bibliography for Biblical studies, it is usually several years behind in its coverage of literature.

International Review of Biblical Studies (Internationale Zeitschriftenschau fur Bibelwissenschaft and Grenzgebiete)

The citations are arranged by subject and include an abstract.

A guide to the subject layout is provided at the back of the volume and the numbers in the references refer to the article number and not the page number. An example of an entry is that Isaiah is listed under Propheten Jesaja. There is also an author index. A list of abbreviations of the journal titles indexed is given at the front of each volume.

Philosophers’ index

An international subject and author index to philosophical periodicals and books with some abstracts.