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Mes de la Herencia Hispania / Hispanic Heritage Month

Sep 25, 2020

Explore La Colección Latinoamericana / The Latin America Collection in the Theological Commons and more September 15-October 15 in celebration of Mes de la Herencia Hispania / Hispanic Heritage Month. Visit the link below for more information.

We're here to help

Sep 8, 2020

The building may be closed, but we're still here for you.

Did you know? E-books and e-journals are available in the library catalog, https://catalog.ptsem.edu.

What is a library catalog?

Even more electronic resources (i.e.Theological Commons collections, articles, reviews - plus e-books and e-journals) are discoverable in Summon, https://ptsem.summon.serialssolutions.com.

What is Summon?


Reference

Reference Service continues to be available during the closure:

E-mail reference form is available 24/7. Response time may vary, but expect to receive one within 12 hours Monday-Friday. https://ptsem.formstack.com/forms/reference_librarian_contact_form

Circulation

During the closure, you can e-mail libcirc@ptsem.edu with any questions about borrowing.

The Library bookdrop (to the left of the exterior doors) is open, and books may be returned there at any time. Thank you!

Discovery & Web Services

Have question about the library website, catalog (WebPAC), discovery service (Summon), research guides (LibGuides) or how to access a particular resource? Ask the Discovery & Web Services Librarian, https://ptsem.formstack.com/forms/discovery_and_web_services_librarian_contact_form


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COVID-19

Aug 17, 2020

The Princeton Theological Seminary Library building will remain closed to patrons through the fall semester.

The latest campus information is available on the Seminary’s Alerts page. You may also find the library's FAQ page helpful.

During the closure, you can e-mail libcirc@ptsem.edu with any questions about borrowing.

The Library bookdrop (to the left of the exterior doors) is open, and books may be returned there at any time. Thank you!

Recently purchased online resources

Aug 10, 2020

PsychiatryOnline, "the platform for all American Psychiatric Association Publishing journals, DSM-5®, and bestselling textbooks, as well as APA Practice Guidelines, and continuing medical education," is the most-recently purchased database.

Other recent additions include Sources Chrétiennes Online (Brepols) and Theology & Religion Online (Bloomsbury Publishing Plc).

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Non-Violence Workshop, 1962

Aug 7, 2020

For this #DigitalFridays spotlight comes a series of public lectures given in 1962 at Princeton Theological Seminary as part of a non-violence workshop.

  • Non-Violence as a Means of Ending Racial Segregation
  • A Dilemma in the Non-Violent Movement
  • Non-Violence and National Defense
  • The Theological and Philosophical Basis of Non-Violence

These recordings, from the Princeton Theological Seminary Media Archive, may be found in the Theological Commons digital library at the link below, as well as in the Research Guides and Summon.

Speakers include:

  • James Farmer
  • Bradford Lyttle
  • William Stuart Nelson
  • James Peck
  • Glenn E. Smiley

Three of the four lectures have searchable transcripts in addition to the audio recording.

Library Catalog Migration Project

Jun 16, 2020

The library is in the process of migrating its library catalog from Ex Libris Voyager (in use since 1999) to Ex Libris/Innovative Sierra.

We will continue to deliver essential library services with this new catalog, and look forward to providing you with some important new features.

Celebrate Pride Month

Jun 1, 2020

Explore select reading, including e-books, about gender, identity, queer theology and more for LGBTQ+ Pride Month from the Princeton Theological Seminary Library's collection.

Let us know if you have suggestions of titles to add to this list and/or the library's collection!

New Faculty Book: ​Delighted

May 19, 2020

Delighted: what teenagers are teaching the church about joy by Prof. Kenda Creasy Dean, Wesley W. Ellis, Justin Forbes, and Abigail Visco Rusert is now available to authorized users in e-book form.

Call Number: Online
eISBN: 9781467458313
Publication Date: 2020-04-28

"Delighted is the first book to emerge from the Yale Center for Faith and Culture's Adolescent Faith and Flourishing project, offering a sustained reflection on joy's practical importance for youth ministry. With reflection questions offered at the end of each chapter, Delighted is easy for youth ministers, volunteers, and pastors to pick up and use immediately--tapping into young people's instinctive desire for joy for the entire church, as well as for ministry with teenagers."

New Faculty Book: ​Philippians

May 18, 2020

Prof. George Hunsinger's new book, Philippians (Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible), is now available to authorized users in e-book form.

Call Number: Online
eISBN: 9781493420001
Publication Date: 2020-03-17

"In this volume, a leading theologian known for his expertise on Barth offers a theological reading of Philippians. George Hunsinger draws on patristic and medieval theology and on Calvin, Edwards, Barth, and Torrance as he explores what the biblical text means for ecclesial interpretation today."

Lean Library

May 4, 2020

Encounter and access the same scholarly material purchased for you by the Princeton Theological Seminary Library in new and more convenient ways with Lean Library's browser extension.