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Off-Campus Database Login Instructions 

NOTE: These logins are for CBS, DTS, Students, Faculty and staff only.
If you are on the CBS campus using the College’s WiFi connections or CBS LAN Cable connections, links to the databases will login automatically. If you are off the CBS campus, then you will need to have a username and password to enter any database.  These databases are only provided to CBS students, faculty and staff, Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) students, faculty and administration. For further information, come by or call the Library Circulation Desk at 832 252-4618.

CBS Library Database


Off campus use requires login 

ProQuest, Religion Database - 209 full text religious titles

ProQuest, Research Library - 4,179 full text titles - arts, business, health, medicine, history, language, literature, science, technology and social sciences

ProQuest Ebook Central (formerly Ebrary ebooks) (in English 80,000 titles and Spanish 14,600 titles) downloadable for 14 days, full-text e-books in a wide range of subject areas including: Business & economics, Computers & IT, Education, Engineering & technology, History & political science, Humanities, Interdisciplinary & area studies, Language, literature & linguistics, Law, international relations & public policy, Life sciences, Medical, Nursing & allied health, Physical sciences, Psychology & social work, Religion, philosophy & classics, Sociology & anthropology.




TexShare Databases - e-Resources - Over 60 databases provided by the Texas State Library & Archives Commission in the areas of: General Information, Genealogy and History, Science and Technology, Homework and Education, Books and Literature, Business Resources, Career Advancement, Health and Medicine, Librarian's Reference Shelf Credo – (On-campus access – No username and password is required) Credo – (Off campus access – A username and password is required)


Credo Reference - offers over 3,000,000 reference entries from all major academic subjects, serving as a starting point for your research this Includes images, audio files, videos and full text articles on any topic all with full citation. (Credo provided by TexShare)


C.B.S. Exclusive Credo Online Ready Reference Library

Over 45 exclusive Credo Full text online Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Commentaries, Guides, Handbooks, and Biblical Language Aids, on the Bible, Theology, Religion, Leadership, Counseling and Psychology. (PDF Tile List Only) Subjects Covered: Business, Finance & Economics, Health & Medicine, History, Leadership, Psychology, Religion & Theology, Social Sciences (Credo Ready Reference Library Provided by CBS).


ATLA Religion Index Database with ATLA Serials Full Text

227 full text Biblical & Theology journals. ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials combines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with ATLA's online collection of major religion and theology journals. 


Christian Periodical Index

140+ titles, Christian, Bible & Theology citations only. With coverage of journals from 1976 to the present, Christian periodical Index contains over 200,000 records and cover a broad spectrum of knowledge including science, literature, medicine, political science, music, philosophy, history, sociology, nursing and education.


Britannica Online Academic Edition
(Britannica in English only)


Enciclopedia Universal en Español
(Britannica in Spanish only)


African American Newspapers 1827 - 1998

Provides online access to approximately 270 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. This unique collection features papers from more than 35 states—including many rare and historically significant 19th century titles. It offers researchers valuable primary sources for such diverse disciplines as cultural, literary and social history; ethnic studies; and more. Users can compare and contrast African American views on practically every major theme of the American past.


African-American History Online: by Facts on File

Articles, videos, images on African-American history and culture


World Religions Online: by Facts on File

Articles, videos and images on world religion



Open Source Databases Links

A to Z Maps Online - A collection of more than 146,000 maps and supplemental materials. It combines a large database of static, animated, real-time, scientific, and antique maps in one place.

Directory of Open Access Journals - Free Full Text scientific and scholarly journals. Directory of Open Access Journals covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. They aim to cover all subjects and languages. There are now 4026 journals in the directory. Currently 1448 journals are searchable at article level. There are 271243 articles are included in the DOAJ service.

ERIC- The Education Resources Information Center is an online digital library of education research and information. ERIC provides access to education literature to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making and research. ERIC provides unlimited access to more than 1.4 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials. If possible, links to full text in Adobe PDF format are included. Within the ERIC Collection, you will find records for: journal articles, books, research syntheses, conference papers, technical reports, policy papers and other education-related materials.

FBI Freedom of Information Act Reading Room: The Vault - Access PDF files of historical FBI documents.

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy – A peer reviewed academic source for Philosophy

Medline Plus - The National Library of Medicine, brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand

Research in Ministry (RIM) - Online indexes and abstracts projects and theses from over 100 D Min and D Miss Programs.

CDRI: Digital Resources for the Study of Religion- The Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative of the American Theological Library Association and Association of Theological Schools  provides access to digital images of woodcuts, photographs, slides, papyri, coins, maps, postcards, manuscripts, lithographs, sermons, shape-note tune books and various forms of Christian art, architecture and iconography.

Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN)  - Over 10,000 theological thesis/dissertations titles representing 70 different institutions. Titles may be ordered online through our search and order system. TREN also makes available conference papers presented at annual meetings of several academic societies. You can obtain documents from TREN in three media formats: Digital, downloadable e-docs and paper copies (15 cents per page). Shipping and handling is $6.50 per shipment.

U.S. Government Official Web Portal - Access all U.S. Government documents online.