Library Resources

The Digital Theological Library (DTL) is a co-owned, born‐digital library of electronic books, journals, and other resources. This new resource will provide virtual access to a significantly larger library, plus digital copies and upgraded volumes of many volumes currently located in our libraries. DTL academic content includes over 620,000 eBooks, over 160 databases, over 35,000 journal titles, and over 11,000 hours of counseling & psychology eVideos.
This database includes more than 570,000 article citations from 1,677 journals (546 currently indexed), more than 237,000 essay citations from over 16,800 multi-author works, more than 525,000 book review citations, and a growing number of multimedia citations.
Covering all areas of philosophy, the index includes 540,000 journal articles and book citations.  It is “the world’s most current and comprehensive bibliography of scholarly research in philosophy.”  More than 1600 journals are indexed of which 700 are currently indexed back to 1940.  Some full-text articles are included.
“Cambridge University Library contains evidence of some of the greatest ideas and discoveries over two millennia. We want to make our collections accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world with an internet connection and a thirst for knowledge.” —Anne Jarvis, University Librarian The Foundations of Faith Collections and the Foundations of Science Collections are of relevance to our curriculum.
A digital library of hundreds of classic Christian books selected for edification and education.
The Education Resources Information Center provides unlimited access to more than 1.4 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials, with hundreds of new records added multiple times per week. If possible, links to full text in Adobe PDF format are included.
Search the latest index of the world’s books. Find millions of great books you can preview or read for free.
Open Access Digital Theological Library (OADTL) is an online repository of “high-quality content in religious studies and related disciplines from publisher websites, institutional repositories, scholarly societies, archives, and stable public domain collections.”
the Post-Reformation Digital Library (PRDL) is a select database of digital books relating to the development of theology and philosophy during the Reformation and Post-Reformation/Early Modern Era (late 15th-18th c.). Late medieval and patristic works printed and referenced in the early modern era are also included.
Research in Ministry® (RIM®) indexes and abstracts projects and theses from over 100 Doctor of Ministry (DMin), Doctor of Missiology (DMiss) and Doctor of Educational Ministry (DEdMin) programs accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).
The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy organizes scholars from around the world in philosophy and related disciplines to create and maintain an up-to-date reference work.
The Theological Commons is a digital library of over 150,000 resources on theology and religion. Developed in partnership with the Internet Archive, it contains books, journals, audio recordings, photographs, manuscripts, and other formats dating from 975 C.E. to the present.
The Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN) is a library of over 19,998 theological thesis/dissertation titles representing research from as many as 132 different institutions.
The world’s largest library network allows you to locate materials near you wherever you are.
CTLC offers borrowing privileges to current students from member libraries throughout the Carolinas.  Your SES ID card is required.
JURN is a  search tool to find free academic articles and books. JURN utilizes the Google search engine but focuses your query through a hand-crafted and curated index.
BASE is one of the world’s most voluminous search engines especially for academic web resources. BASE provides more than 240 million documents from more than 8,000 content providers. You can access the full texts of about 60% of the indexed documents for free (Open Access). BASE is operated by Bielefeld University Library.
PhilPapers is a comprehensive index and bibliography of philosophy maintained by a community of philosophers. PhilPapers hosts the largest open-access archive in philosophy, containing 2,710,424 entries categorized in 5,845 categories.

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