Help for MIMESIS Database
1. SOME HINTS FOR SEARCHING
1.2.1 BIBLICAL LITERATURE
1.2.3 SYSTEMATIC AND FUNDAMENTAL THEOLOGY
1.2.4 CANON LAW
1.3 SEARCH OPTIONS
1.3.1 BASIC INDEX (BI)
1.3.2 SPECIFIC SEARCH
1.3.4 SPECIAL CHARACTERS
184.108.40.206 Special characters in the ASCII-Code
220.127.116.11 Other special characters
a) Transcription of Hebrew signs
b) Greek special characters
c) Other diacritic signs
1.3.5 COMMENTS ON SPECIFIC FIELDS
18.104.22.168 PUBLICATION YEAR
1.3.6 COMBINATION OF SEARCH FIELDS
1.4 DISPLAY OF SEARCH RESULTS
1.4.1 RECORDS MATCHED
1.4.2 SHORT FORMAT/Year
1.4.6 FULL FORMAT/Author
1.5 CHARACTER SET
1.6 LIMITATION OF HITS DISPLAYED (Max. Hits)
2. FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE DATABASES
2.1 Biblical Literature Documented in Innsbruck (BILDI)
2.1.1 List of the periodicals which are completely documented
2.1.2 Search for key-words
22.214.171.124 Combination of key-words
126.96.36.199 Search for biblical passages
188.8.131.52 Alphabetical Listing of the Books of the Bible and the Apocrypha
184.108.40.206 Archaeological Sites
220.127.116.11 Spelling of Names
18.104.22.168 Search for single Hebrew, Aramaic or Greek Words
2.1.3 LIST OF SUBJECT-WORDS
22.214.171.124 Names of Personalities
126.96.36.199 Archaeological Sites
2.2 GIRARD-DOCUMENTATION, University of Innsbruck/Austria
2.2.1 Hints for subject search
2.3 DOCUMENTATION TO SYSTEMATIC AND FUNDAMENTAL THEOLOGY at the University Innsbruck/Austria
2.3.1 List of the periodicals which have been completely documented since 1994
2.4 CANON LAW
2.4.1 List of the periodicals which have been completely documented since 1995
If you can do a search only once you probably have to change the configuration of your program. If you are using NETSCAPE the parameter "Verify Documents" (in Cache and Network) must be set to "Every Time".
You can run your search for the complete database (standard
adjustment) or you may limit your search to one of the following special areas (version of May 1996):
Contains approximately 60,000 classified titles: about 30,000 of these are taken from 85 of the most relevant periodicals and from about 400 other periodicals and annuals; about 24,000 are taken from collected works and Festschriften; the remaining titles are biblical monographs.
Contains monographs, articles from collective works and articles from journals dealing with the Mimetic Theory of René Girard. It was started by the Girard-Documentation at the Institute of Dogmatics as a part of the research project "Religion - Social System - Communication/Violence - World Order" in 1991.
Contains about 3.000 monographs, articles from collective works and articles from 30 journals dealing with Systematic and Fundamental Theology. It was started by the Institute of Dogmatics and Fundamental Theology in 1994.
Contains about 2.000 monographs, articles from collective works and articles from 20 journals dealing with Canon Law. It was started by the Institute of Canonistic in 1995.
Basically there are two alternative search options: the search for the BASIC INDEX (BI) and a search for specific fields.
Using the BI, the search is done for the fields AUTHOR/EDITOR (AU/ED), TITLE (TI) AND SUBJECT (SU) at the same time. You can combine several terms by using the Boolean operators AND, OR, NOT. If there is an entry in the BI all specifications in the fields AU/ED, TI and SU will be ignored. The Basic Index search can be combined with entries in the two remaining fields, IN and PUBLICATION YEAR (for further details see "COMBINE"). The performance of this BI search is very efficient.
BARTH* NOT BARTH, KARL gives all titles with the string "BARTH" in the author-, title- or subject-fields, except those with the string "Barth, Karl".
The search JEREMIA OR JEREMIABUCH lists all titles containing the string "JEREMIA" or "Jeremiabuch" in the above mentioned fields.
By entering values in the fields PUBLICATION YEAR FROM ......... TO ...... it is possible to limit the search results.
You can enter one or more search terms in each line (except Publication Year) and combine them with the Boolean operators AND, OR and NOT. All entries in the specific fields can be combined with each another in any way (for further details see "COMBINATION OF SEARCH FIELDS").
? (question mark) stands for a single sign and may be used for example for various special characters.
* (asterisk) stands for any character string.
Note: the usage of the wild card * may slow down your search significantly!
All the values of the database have been entered by using the ASCII-Code. In the English search-screen, it is not necessary to enter letters with their diacritic signs. The value "a" also searches for "ä, à, å, ä" etc., "e" for "é, è, ë" etc.
Alef = x1
Zajin = z
Chet = h1
Tet = t1
Jod = j
Ajin = x2
Qof = q
Sin = s2
Shin = s3
The basic consonants of a verb are not vocalized.
The quantity of vocals is not signified.-
Segol = æ or <ALT>145.
Äta = Ä or <ALT>142
Thäta = TH
Xi = X
Phi = PH
Chi = CH
Psi = PS
Y = Y (u after vocals); e.g. HYIOS, but: LOGOU
Omega = W
Spiritus asper = H
Other diacritic signs are signified through the combination of a letter with a number, e.g. t1 = the emphatic t-sound in the Semitic languages (in the scientific transcription "t" with a dot below the letter). The meaning of the numbers are:
1 after a consonant a dot below the letter;
2 after a consonant:
- acute above a consonant; e.g. s2 = Hebrew "sin"; or
- a dash below a consonant; e.g. h2, t2 for the transcription of the corresponding Old Egyptian consonants;
3 after a consonant:
- hook above a consonant; e.g. s3 = Hebrew "shin"
4 tilde: g4 = g with tilde above the sign;
x1 = spiritus lenis; e.g. x1ab = the transcription of the Hebrew word for "father";
x2 = spiritus asper; e.g.: x2ad = the transcription of the Hebrew preposition "until";
A search for the surname or the surname & first name is possibel. If you want to combine surname & first name type: "surname" comma "first name", for example "Smith, Pat". Some entries in our databases contain only initials of the author's / editor's first name; therefore we recommend a search like: "Smith, P*".
All title words are fully indexed, combine single terms with the above-mentioned Boolean operators.
The key-words consist of one or several terms. Personal names in the subject field have the structur "surname" comma "first name". If your search is not effective try again with the wildcard * or reformulate your search strategy. It could also be that a record contains only German subjects at the moment. We are working on the English translations. You can find hints for specific peculiarities of some subjects (as for example Bible texts) in the help texts to the single databases.
In this field you can search for:
Titles of collective works.
Titles of journals: most of the journal titles are searchable in the long form as well in the abbreviated form (according to Schwertner), some only in the long form.
All words of the IN-field are fully indexed, combine single terms with the above-mentioned Boolean operators.
You can enter a single year or any combination (from-to).
You can either combine a query of the BASIC INDEX with the fields IN and PUBLICATION YEAR or you may combine all search entries in any single field (AU/ED, TI, SU, IN, PJ) with one another. In this case choose the Boolean operators AND, OR, NOT. If the term you entered does not exist in a field, the corresponding operator will be ineffective.
At the moment you can use the following report formats:
List of records that matched your query without display. This option may be helpful to get a general idea of the effectivness of your search strategy. Afterwards you can choose a report format, if necessary widen the bracket of maximum hits displayed or modify your search strategy.
Short quotation form, location in the theological library at Innsbruck and subjects. The entries are sorted according to the year of publication.
Long quotation form for bibliographies (it conforms to the [standard adjustment] conventions of The Chicago Manual of Style). The entries are sorted according to the authors' names.
Long quotation form (Chicago Style). The entries are sorted according to the year of publication.
Long quotation form (Chicago Style) with English subjects (if already translated from German). The entries are sorted according to the authors' names.
Long quotation form (Chicago Style) with subjects, abstracts, contents, comments, and location. The entries are sorted according to the authors' names.
At the moment we can offer you two encodings:
8 Bit Latin 1 (to be used for Windows, Unix, MAC) and a
7 Bit ASCI encoding for the DOS operating system or any 7 Bit environments (in case various special characters are missing). We can offer more encodings if required.
STANDARD: 50 records
MAXIMUM: 500 records
Important hint: If the number of displayed records is equivalent to the chosen number of maximum hits, it could be that there are even more entries in the database, but they would not be displayed. We want to draw your attention to the fact that the report will not be representative in that case. We recommend that you choose the report format "records matched" in order to get an overview of the complete list of found records. Afterwards you may raise the number of maximum hits or modify your search strategy (for example you could limit the years of publication). The limitation of hits displayed is set by the database managers in order to prevent "endless" searches, it is not a restriction enforced by the gateway. Your search will be the more efficient the smaller the bracket for maximum hits is.
The computer center offers only the access to this database. Please address all questions concerning the data itself, to the database managers. We will be pleased to inform you about the possibilities the gateway to the full-text-database STAR offers you.
Ägypten und Levante
Annual of Leeds University Oriental Society (The)
Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan
Arbeitsberichte der Stiftung Vetus Latina
Archiv für Orientforschung
Australian Biblical Review
Bibel und Kirche
Biblical Archaeology Review
Biblical Theology Bulletin
Bulletin for Biblical Research
Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research
Bulletin of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies
Bulletin of the State Archives of Assyria
Catholic Biblical Quarterly
Dead Sea Discoveries
Dielheimer Blätter zum Alten Testament
Hebrew Union College Annual
Horizons in Biblical Theology
Israel Exploration Journal
Jahrbuch für Biblische Theologie
Journal for Semitics / Tydskrif vir Semitistiek
Journal for the Study of Judaism
Journal for the Study of the New Testament
Journal for the Study of the Old Testament
Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha
Journal of Biblical Literature
Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages
Journal of Semitic Studies
Mélanges de l'Université Saint-Joseph
Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Kairo
New Testament Studies
Old Testament Essays
Orientalia Lovaniensia Periodica
Palestine Exploration Quarterly
Protokolle zur Bibel
Revue d'Histoire et de Philosophie religieuse
Revue de Qumran
Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament
Sémiotique et Bible
Semitics (up to 1989)
Studien zum Neuen Testament und seiner Umwelt
Studii Biblici Franciscani Liber Annuus
Svensk Exegetisk Arsbok
Welt des Orients
Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes
Zeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft Zeitschrift des Deutschen Palästina-Vereins
Zeitschrift für die Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde
Zeitschrift für Althebraistik
Zeitschrift für die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft
Zeitschrift für die Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft
Most of the journals/periodicals have been completely catalogued within the database since 1985.
Key-words are not chosen according to general principles, they are selected from the point of view of biblical studies. A term like "Geographie" refers to "geography of ancient Israel", or "Land" refers to the biblical concept of the land.
The key-words refer to specific aspects of the articles (content, method, period, country etc.), but they are not structured hierarchically. Therefore the search may be specified by using a combination of key-words.
E.g. "1 Sam*" AND "Textkritik-AT".
The search for biblical passages consists of the abbreviation of the biblical book concerned (see Alphabetical Listing of the Books of the Bible and the Apocrypha and their abbreviations), the two-figure number of the chapter and possibly, after a comma, the two-figure number of the verse (note: use three-figure numbers in the Book of Psalms).
E.g.: "Gen 01*" or "1 Kor 15*" lists all data-sets which refer to chapter 1 of the book of Genesis or to chapter 15 of the First letter to the Corinthians and to the single verses of the respective chapter.
"Gen 28,10 - 22" lists all titles referring to chapter 22:10-22 of the Book of Genesis;
"Ps 002,07" lists all data-sets referring to Ps 2:7.
Note: enter also the empty space in front of or after the dash.
The abbreviations follow the system of the Einheitsübersetzung der Heiligen Schrift:
Acts of the Apostles = Apg
Amos = Am
Baruch = Bar
Chronicles, First = 1 Chr
Chronicles, Second = 2 Chr
Colossians = Kol
Corinthians, First = 1 Kor
Corinthians, Second = 2 Kor
Daniel = Dan
Deuteronomy = Dtn
Ecclesiastes = Koh
Ecclesiasticus (Sirach) = Sir
Ephesians = Eph
Esther = Est
Exodus = Ex
Ezekiel = Ez
Ezra = Esr
Galatians = Gal
Genesis = Gen
Habakkuk = Hab
Haggai = Hag
Hebrews = Hebr
Hosea = Hos
Isaiah = Jes
James = Jak
Jeremiah = Jer
Job = Ijob
Joel = Joel
John = Joh
John, First = 1 Joh
John, Second = 2 Joh
John, Third = 3 Joh
Jonah = Jon
Joshua = Jos
Jude = Jud
Judges = Ri
Judith = Jdt
Kings, First = 1 Kön
Kings, Second = 2 Kön
Lamentations = Klgl
Leviticus = Lev
Luke = Lk
Maccabees, First = 1 Makk
Maccabees, Second = 2 Makk
Malachi = Mal
Mark = Mk
Matthew = Mt
Micah = Mi
Nahum = Nah
Nehemiah = Neh
Numbers = Num
Obadiah = Obd
Peter, First = 1 Petr
Peter, Second = 2 Petr
Philemon = Phlm
Philippians = Phil
Proverbs = Spr
Psalms = Ps
Revelation = Offb
Romans = Röm
Ruth = Rut
Samuel, First = 1 Sam
Samuel, Second = 2 Sam
Sirach (Ecclesiasticus) = Sir
Song of Songs = Hld
Thessalonians, First = 1 Thes
Thessalonians, Second = 2 Thes
Timothy, First = 1 Tim
Timothy, Second = 2 Tim
Titus = Tit
Tobit = Tob
Wisdom of Solomon = Weish
Zechariah = Sach
Zephaniah = Zef
Azariah, Prayer of = Dan 03,24 - 50
Daniel, Bel, and Snake = Dan 14
Daniel and Susanna = Dan 13
Esdras, First = 3 Esr
Esdras, Second = 4 Esr
Esther, Rest of = Est 01,01a - 01r
Jeremiah, Letter of = Bar 06
Song of the Three = Dan 03,51-90
Spelling of archaeological sites:
Single archaeological sites of Palestine and Syria are spelled according to the BIBLISCH-HISTORISCHES HANDWÖRTERBUCH, Vol.IV, GÖTTINGEN 1980. Archaeological sites of Mesopotamia are spelled according to "HROUDA, B.: VORDERASIEN I (HANDBUCH DER
ARCHÄOLOGIE) 1971", of Egypt according to "BRUNNER -
TRAUT, E.: ÄGYPTEN, 4th ed. 1982", of Asia Minor "HELL, V. u. H.: TÜRKEI II, 1981".
Some more recent excavations, which are not listed in these reference works, will be spelled according to the ARCHIV FÜR ORIENTFORSCHUNG or to its transcription system.
Searching within the BASIC INDEX (or within the title-field) furthermore allows a search for other conventional spellings as well.
The names of important persons are recorded according to the following scheme: surname, first name (fully spelled) middle name (abbreviated) and the extension "&EP". We suggest that, in your search, you specify only the surname and maybe the first letters of the first name followed by a wild-card.
E.g. "Dibelius*" or ", Gunkel, H*".
BILDI is not a lexicographic documentation of the bilbical languages. If an article centers on the philological aspect of a Hebrew, Aramaic or Greek word, this word is listed as a key-word with the extension &HL (Hebrew lemma), &AL (Aramaic lemma) or &GL (Greek lemma). You can find the transcription of the Hebrew or Greek alphabet in the paragraph SPECIAL CHARACTERS. Note that Hebrew verb roots are spelled without vowels; nouns and particles are spelled with an approximate vocalisation.
E.g.: brk&HL or brk*; s1edaqah&HL or s1edaqa*; AGAPÄ&GL or AGAPÄ* (the last entry will also list the lemma AGAPÄTOS).
Dr. Josef Oesch, Institut für Alttestamentliche Bibelwissenschaft, Karl-Rahner-Platz 3, A-6020 INNSBRUCK.
Dr. Konrad Huber, Institut für Neutestamentliche Bibelwissenschaft,
This database contains monographs, articles from collective works and articles from journals dealing with the Mimetic Theory of René Girard. It was started by the Girard-Documentation Center at the School of Theology in Innsbruck as a part of the interdisciplinary research project "Religion - Social System - Communication/Violence - World Order" in November 1991. One of the main aims of this Center is to have an overview of the Bibliography of Literature on the Mimetic Theory and to integrate the bibliographical references into the comprehensive Documentation of Theological and Interdisciplinary Literature of the School of Theology at the University of Innsbruck.
Note: Some records contain only German subject words at the moment, but we are working on English translations. All records have a subject entry "Girard, Rene&category". If you want to run a search without any specification, use the wildcard * this way: "Girard, Rene*" or "Girard, R*". Otherwise choose one of the following categories for specification:
I. Works by René Girard:
1. Books: "Girard, Rene&pmo"
2. Contributions to Collective Works: "Girard, Rene&psa"
3. Articles: "Girard, Rene&pza"
II. Literature on the Mimetic Theory of René Girard:
1. Books concerning the entire work of René Girard: "Girard, Rene&gb"
2) Articles concerning the entire work of René Girard: "Girard, Rene&ga"
3) Interviews with René Girard: "Girard Rene&gi"
4) Reviews of single works by René Girard: "Girard, Rene&rz" 5) Books with references to René Girard: "Girard, Rene&hb"
6) Articles with references to René Girard: "Girard, Rene&ha"
7) Books applying the mimetic theory: "Girard, Rene&ab"
8) Articles applying the mimetic theory: "Girard, Rene&aa"
9) Literature not classified: "Girard, Rene&xx"
We endeavour to keep our Bibliography thoroughly up-to-date. In some cases it is not easy to receive texts in the original, and a quotation from second, sometimes unreliable sources is only a compromise. We would be glad if you could send us copies of your articles or of articles which you don't find in our bibliography; copies of abstracts of books dealing with the mimetic theory, their title pages and tables of contents would also be helpful. Furthermore we are working on abstracts and subject-entries in English, therefore we invite you to send us short abstracts of your books and articles as well as a proposal of suitable subjects. Whenever you find any mistakes in our records or you are missing some bibliographical references, please let us know.
To all those who want to have a complete print-out of the Bibliography of Literature on the Mimetic Theory we can offer a copy published by the Institut of Dogmatics in 1994 (price: $10 + mailing). Furthermore we want to draw your attention to our journals COV&R: Bulletin of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion (published in Innsbruck) and Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture (published in Greenville, North Carolina). The Bibliography of Literature on the Mimetic Theory is regularly published in the Bulletin; moreover, you will find articles and abstracts of past COV&R conferences, announcements of future events as well as articles and reviews dealing with the mimetic theory of René Girard in both journals. If you want to have further information or if you want to order either the Bibliography or one of the journals, send an E-mail or a letter to me.
Dietmar Regensburger, Girard-Documentation, Institut of Dogmatics, University of Innsbruck, Universitätsstr. 4, A-6020 Innsbruck / Austria. E-Mail: Dietmar.Regensburger@uibk.ac.at
Contagion: Journal of Mimesis, Violence, and Culture
COV&R: The Bulletin of the Colloquium on Violence & Religion Dialog der Religionen
Evangelische Theologie, Beihefte
Journal of Philosophy of Religion
The Journal of Theological Studies
Kerygma und Dogma
Literature and Theology
Münchner Theologische Zeitschrift
Religious Studies Review
Theologische Quartalschrift Tübingen
Trierer Theologische Zeitschrift
Zeitschrift für katholische Theologie
Zeitschrift für systematische Theologie
Zeitschrift für Theologie und Kirche
Zeitschrift für Religions- und Geistesgeschichte
Silvia Hell, Institut für Dogmatische und Ökumenische Theologie, Universität Innsbruck, Universitätsstr. 4, A-6020 Innsbruck / Austria.
At the moment (April 1996) this database contains about 2.000 monographs and articles from collective works and from journals dealing with canon law. It was started by the Institute of Canon Law in June 1995. We increase our database by about 50 titles a week.
Archiv für katholisches Kirchenrecht
Bulletin of medieval canon law
Commentarium pro religiosis et missionariis
De processibus matrimonialibus
Ephemerides iuris canonici
Il diritto ecclesiastico italiano
Österreichisches Archiv für Kirchenrecht
Periodica de re canonica
Revista española de derecho canonico
Revue de droit canonique
Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung. Germanistische Abteilung
Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung. Kanonistische Abteilung
Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung. Romanistische Abteilung
Zeitschrift für evangelisches Kirchenrecht
Konrad Breitsching, Institut für Kirchenrecht, Universität Innsbruck, Karl-Rahner-Platz 3/II, AT-6020 Innsbruck / Austria E-Mail: Konrad.Breitsching@uibk.ac.at