The library pays subscription fees for the databases below. The material in the databases is licensed, copyrighted, propriety information and access is granted only to patrons of Wallace Library. To access these databases, an ID and password must be obtained from the library.


ATLA’s religion database, located on the EBSCO platform, contains journal articles, book reviews, and essays. For more information on ATLA click here.



Gale Power Search offers access to over 45 databases, covering a variety of disciplines for education, lifelong learning, and academic research.


Christian Periodical Index

The Christian Periodical Index® (CPI®) is a comprehensive index or list of journal articles and book reviews from across the evangelical Christian perspective. It extracts these articles and reviews from more than 150 publications which cover major doctrinal positions within evangelical Christianity. It contains titles from a wide variety of disciplines that present a Christian viewpoint — science, literature, medicine, music, philosophy, history, sociology, nursing, and education.


EBSCO eBook Collection

Academic eBooks from a variety of disciplines including religion, philosophy, education, and psychology. They can be accessed 24/7 as long as they are not checked out or being viewed by another user. eBooks can be checked out for 1-3 days but a free EBSCO account is required. For more information on how to access these eBooks visit the EBSCO eBooks home page.


Encyclopedia Britannica Academic

An online version of the Encyclopedia Britannica with over 100,000 articles including photographs, videos, tables, graphs, maps, and illustrations.



Over 200 archived journals related to religious studies, archaeology, political science, economics, mathematics, literature, and philosophy.


Oxford Reference

Reference resources such as dictionaries and encyclopedias covering many academic disciplines including religion, theology, and philosophy.


ProQuest Databases

Searches 12 databases covering a variety of disciplines including religion, psychology, education, and history.



Abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books and dissertations related to behavioral science and mental health. Some citations have links to full-text.



Offered by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) as public service to patrons of academic, governmental, and public libraries in Texas, this database contains articles from popular periodicals, newspapers, and academic reference materials.


Theological Exchange Research Network (TREN)

Theological theses and dissertations representing research from different institutions.


Wallace Library Digital Archive

Archive of documents related to the history of Criswell College


Christian Classics Ethereal Library

Classic theological works in electronic format.


Open Access Digital Theological Library

Open access resources in religious studies.


Association of Religion Data Archives

Statistics and information about American religion.


Criswell College admits students who are Christians of good character, without regard or reference to race, national or ethnic origin, color, age, disability, or sex (except where regard to sex is required by the College’s religious tenets regarding gender and sexuality) to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of these classifications in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs.