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New York Times and the Washington Post

Mar 3, 2021

Here's the scoop: Our subscription to The New York Times remains active. To pick up or renew your academic pass, follow the instructions in the guide linked below.

The Washington Post discontinued its complimentary access for students and faculty in 2018 and is instead offering a $1/month subscription students and teachers. No institutional subscription is possible.

Women's History Month: Selected Reading

Mar 1, 2021

Explore recommended titles, research databases, theses, links and more in celebration of Women's History Month.

New e-books by Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, 2021 MLK Lecturer

Feb 26, 2021

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, the Steve Charles Professor of Media, Cities, and Solutions at Temple University, will give The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture at Princeton Theological Seminary live on YouTube, Monday, March 1, 2021 at 7pm.

Find Hill's recent publications Except for Palestine : The Limits of Progressive Politics (2021), written with co-author Mitchell Plitnick, and We Still Here : Pandemic, Policing, Protest, and Possibility (2020) in Ebook Central. (Login required)

Records for these new e-books will be added to the library catalog and Summon.

Database Trial: Black Life in America, Series 1 and 2

Feb 17, 2021

Black Life in America, Series 1 and 2 (Readex/Newsbank)

The content in this database is sourced from more than 19,000 American and global news sources, including over 400 current and historical Black publications and presents the experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today.

Trial runs until March 7, 2021

Share your feedback about these trial resources with the Collection Development Librarian


Library website downtime

Feb 5, 2021

In order to complete some maintenance work, the library website, https://library.ptsem.edu, may be unavailable for 1-2 hours on Monday, February 8, 2021 beginning at 6pm EST.

While the work is in progress, please use the links below to access individual tools, or visit an archived version of the site at https://web.archive.org/web/20210120183233/https://library.ptsem.edu/.

New Faculty Book: Sunday's Sermon for Monday's World

Feb 4, 2021

Sunday's Sermon for Monday's World: preaching to shape daring witness by Prof. Sally A. Brown is available in the library collection.

Call Number: BV4211.3 .B763 2020
ISBN: 9780802871121
Publication Date: 2020-04-07

Also available as an e-book

"What can preachers do to help congregants navigate everyday life with the courage, imagination, and savvy it takes to testify in action and word to God's mercy and justice? Christianity's witness depends on credible Christian lives carried out in ordinary settings of everyday life. Sunday's Sermon for Monday's World helps preachers design sermons that equip believers to act with improvisational, creative courage in the ordinary settings of their Monday-to-Saturday lives. How can we who preach inspire the "ordinary prophets" of our time--those who, in Christ's name, will act in great or small ways as agents of redemptive interruption? Sally A. Brown, with her extensive experience both in parish ministry and training others for ministry, shares preaching strategies that equip these ordinary prophets to take daring action."

Trial access to Brill databases, February 2021

Feb 1, 2021

The Princeton Theological Seminary Library has secured trial access to the following Brill databases for the month of February:

Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek

This dictionary is the English translation of Franco Montanari’s Vocabolario della Lingua Greca. With an established reputation as the most important modern dictionary for Ancient Greek, it brings together 140,000 headwords taken from the literature, papyri, inscriptions and other sources of the archaic period up to the 6th Century CE, and occasionally beyond.

Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online

From Europe to America to the Middle East, North Africa and other non-European Jewish settlement areas the Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture covers the recent history of the Jews from 1750 until the 1950s.

Enzyklopädie jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur

Von Europa über Amerika bis zum Vorderen Orient, Nordafrika und anderen außereuropäischen jüdischen Siedlungsräumen erschließt die Enzyklopädie die neuere Geschichte der Juden von 1750 bis 1950. Die Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur Online basiert auf der gedruckten Ausgabe Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur von J.B. Metzler Verlag (2011–2015), herausgegeben von Dan Diner.

Trials run through March 1, 2021

Black History Month 2021

Feb 1, 2021

Browse a selection of books by Ruby Bridges, Austin Channing Brown, Ta-Nehisi Coates, James H. Cone, Gregory C. Ellison II, Tamura Lomax, Darnell L. Moore, Cornel West and many others* in the Black History Month curated bibliography online (link below). The call numbers of these books, the names of their authors and the subject headings found in their library catalog records are all good entry points for further research.

The curated bibliography also contains links to research databases, such as the Oxford African American Studies Center; lectures, such as the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lectures at Princeton Theological Seminary; and other suggested reading, listening and viewing.

*Authors and editors include (among others):

  • Albert J. Raboteau
  • Angelique Harris
  • Anthony B. Bradley
  • Austin Channing Brown
  • Betty Livingston Adams
  • Brenda Salter McNeil
  • Brian K. Blount
  • Bruce D. Haynes
  • Cain Hope Felder
  • Carla Jones
  • Cassandra Jackson
  • Cecelia Barr
  • Chad Williams
  • Chanequa Walker-Barnes
  • Charlene A. Carruthers
  • Charles M. Payne
  • Charlotte McSwine-Harris
  • Clarice J. Martin
  • Claudette Copeland
  • Clayborne Carson
  • Cleophus J. LaRue
  • Coretta Scott King
  • Cornel West
  • Courtney Pace
  • Dale P. Andrews
  • Danjuma G. Gibson
  • Darnell L. Moore
  • David Walker
  • Deborah Blanks
  • Deborah Gray White
  • Delores Carpenter
  • Derrick A. Bell
  • Desmond Tutu
  • Dorothy Porter
  • Eboni Marshall Turman
  • Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.
  • Efrem Smith
  • Emerson B. Powery
  • Frantz Fanon
  • Frederick Douglass
  • Gregory C. Ellison, II
  • Harriet Jacobs
  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  • Howard Thurman
  • James Baldwin
  • James H. Cone
  • James Weldon Johnson
  • Jarena Lee
  • Jennifer T. Kaalund
  • Jesmyn Ward
  • Johari Jabir
  • John H. McClendon
  • John Lewis
  • Josef Sorett
  • Juan Williams
  • Judith Weisenfeld
  • Karen D. Crozier
  • Kathryn Watterson
  • Keisha N. Blain
  • Kenyatta R. Gilbert
  • Khristi Lauren Adams
  • Kidada E. Williams
  • Lisa M. Bowens
  • Malcolm X
  • Manning Marable
  • Margaret Busby
  • Margarita Simon Guillory
  • Maria Thomas
  • Marisa J. Fuentes
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Michael Eric Dyson
  • Monica M. White
  • Natasha Sistrunk Robinson
  • Nyasha Junior
  • Octavia E. Butler
  • Phillis Wheatley
  • Piper Kendrix Williams
  • Quinton H. Dixie
  • Resmaa Menakem
  • Richard J. Douglass-Chin
  • Richard S. Newman
  • Rima Vesely-Flad
  • Robert A. Wortham
  • Shamoon Zamir
  • Stephanie J. Shaw
  • Stephen C. Ferguson
  • Tamura Lomax
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Toni Morrison
  • Vincent W Lloyd
  • W. E. B. Du Bois
  • Wallace D. Best
  • Walter Earl Fluker
  • Whitney Battle-Baptiste
  • Willie James Jennings
  • Winnifred Brown-Glaude
  • Yolanda N. Pierce
  • Zora Neale Hurston

New purchases: Bloomsbury e-books and collections

Jan 27, 2021

In an effort to continue expansion of the Library’s electronic offerings, the Library has purchased the Bloomsbury Publishing titles noted below.

Through the Theology and Religion Online Database, the current PTS community and alumni can now access the two most recent modules available: the T&T Clark Jesus Library and the Library of Catholic Thought (in addition to the T&T Clark Theology Library purchased previously). More information on this database can be found here: https://www.bloomsbury.com/dr/digital-resources/products/theology-religion-online/. The e-book titles will appear in the Library catalog, and researchers can also access the modules directly in the Library’s Databases (A-Z) list: Theology & Religion Online.

Additionally, the Library is offering unlimited electronic access to 473 titles already owned in print. These collections are available to the current PTS community and alumni. Titles will be discoverable through the Library catalog or directly in the Library’s Databases (A-Z) list: Bloomsbury Academic E-Books.

  • Biblical Studies 2014
  • Biblical Studies 2017
  • Biblical Studies 2018
  • Biblical Studies 2019
  • Biblical Studies 2020
  • Biblical Studies Supplement
  • Theology 2013
  • Theology 2014
  • Theology 2017
  • Theology 2018
  • Theology 2019
  • Theology 2020
  • Theology Supplement
  • Rowan Williams and Herbert McCabe Theology

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jan 15, 2021

Explore selected reading, local events and past lectures honoring the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.