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This article describes the creation of a web-based database that indexes less well-known periodical titles of importance to scholars in the Christian Reformed Church, and generally not covered by other indexing services. The author explains how the data from the index, originally stored in a card catalog, was moved online to a text-based system, and eventually into its present form in a web-based system. Highlighting some of the challenges that were overcome in creating this resource, brief details are provided on how the data is stored and retrieved in the web environment, on how the data are searched and presented to the researcher, and on the methods used to keep the database current.


This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Religious and Theological Information, 5(3/4): 119-134. Journal of Religious and Theological Information is available online at: