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Theological terminology

Key subject headings when searching the catalog:

Excavations (Archaeology) [add city or region if known, e.g. Palestine]
Bible--Antiquities [add refining keywords when appropriate]

Titles in Buswell's reference collection.

Finding journal articles and essays on your passage

Google Scholar

Google Scholar (GS)
Consider Google Scholar as another essential research tool. Its fundamental advantage over other databases is Google's phenomenal relevance algorithm applied across the complete full text of the sources included. Most other databases consist of only of "records" describing a book or article at various levels.

Scholar also has a "cited by" feature that is a useful indicator of how important a work is in the scholarly conversation on your topic.

Tip! Connect Google Scholar with the library's full text access and interlibrary loan services. -- See instructions.