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Romans and Galatians

Welcome to the research guide for your course in Romans and Galatians.  The suggested databases are available linked from here and from the Electronic Resources section of the library home page.  Print resources are available in the PHC on-campus collection or by mail to distance learning members of the PHC community.  You may check the location and the availability of an item in the on-campus collection through the online catalog, Voyager.

Professional library assistance is available on campus, by phone at 540-441-8400, or by email at

On-campus resources

A number of commentaries on Romans and Galatians are on reserve at the circulation desk in the library and are available for 2 hour check out periods, in-library use only.
You can browse the resources on-campus or from the online catalog by selecting the browse by call number choice and enter the call number BS. BS 2665.3 (Romans) and BS 2685.3 (Galatians) should be helpful.  Additional items available in the collection include:

  • International Dictionary of New Testament Theology, Colin Brown, ed. - Ref BS 2397 .N48 1986
  • Theological Dicitonary of the New Testament, Kittel and Fredrich, ed. - Ref BS 2312 .K5813 1964


Internet Resources


Clarke's, Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown,  and Matthew Henry are well respected commentaries and easily available online. A number of other scholarly commentaories are available at

Christian Classics Ethereal Library offers a variety of full-text Christian classics.

Bible Gateway  provides helpful search capabilities, such as word and passage search, footnotes, and cross references in a number of English versions and several additional languages.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia  is a practical, authoritative, and complete classic reference encyclopedia explaining significant words in the Bible and Apocrypha. It gives detailed information on the language and literature of Bible lands, and the historical and religious environments of the people of the Bible in articles by nearly 200 scholars.




ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials access to articles and citations on theology and philosophy

Christian Periodical Index  indexes more than 130 Christian periodicals covering major doctrinal positions, as well as Christian perspectives on a broad range of other areas of knowledge, such as science, literature, medicine, music, philosophy, history, sociology, and education.

eBooks provides access to over 65,000 books that are viewable from your computer wherever you are. Only one person from PHC at a time can access the same book. If the book is in use, you may ask to be emailed when the book is available. Users will need to creat a free user ID and password the first time that they "check out" a book.



Selected Journals


Christian Century - Print 2000-present and online 01/06/1988-present

Commonweal - Print 2001-present and online 01/15/1988-present

Harvard Theological Review - Print 2001-present and online 01/01/2001-1 year ago

New Testament Studies - Online, 01/01/2001-1 year ago

Theological Studies - Online, 03/01/1995-present




If you want to browse the shelves, check the BS 2665 - 2685.3 section:

Search the catalog using the following Library of Congress subject headings:

Paul the apostle, Saint
Epistles of Paul -- Criticism, interpretation
Christian Doctrines
N. T.  Romans -- Commentaries
N. T. Galatians -- Commentaries




Research tips

  • Search by subject:  Once you have located a potential source in the catalog, click on the search term within the record to find other items on the same or similar subjects.
  • Once you locate a potential source, additional valuable resources may be listed in the item's bibliography..
  • If you are not able to find what you need on campus or online, you may also request an item through Interlibrary loan.  Instructions for obtaining an Interlibrary loan are available in the Library Services section of the library website.
  • Zotero is a citation management system that will help you collect and organize your resources and then seamlessly create footnotes, endnotes, in-text citations, and bibliographies.  You can download and watch online tutorials, but you may benefit from a librarian’s help in quickly learning how to use Zotero.

All citations must be in Turabian format.  Information for proper Turabian citation can be found in the library.  Additional Turabian citation help can be accessed online at OWL (Online Writing Lab). 

Created:  Thornhill, 2013. Reviewed, Dr. Darrell Cox, 2013.