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Library news for graduating students

Apr 26, 2017

To all graduating students: All borrowed library material, regardless of the stamped due date, must be returned and all library records must be cleared by noon on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

Even though your books may be stamped with a different date, the earlier you return them, the easier it will be for us to clear your records. A list of students with outstanding fines and/or fees for lost books will be sent to the Bursar’s Office at noon on Thursday, May 11. Please bear in mind that you are required to have a clean slate at Firestone Library as well.

To assist you in identifying those materials which you have charged out and any fines that must be paid, we suggest that you check your library record via the library catalog as soon as possible. You may also ask for a printout of charged items at the Service Desk.

Stand while you study

Apr 25, 2017

Tired of sitting? Check out the new standing desk in the library. It's currently on the Concourse near the Ready Reference bookcase.

Adjust the height by tapping the arrows on the surface of the desk.

Diverse Voices

Apr 10, 2017

"Diversity: Every voice can be heard in the silent pages of the books. Men, women, children, Black, White. Right here I can hear everyone & it's transformative." -- Comment left on the #LibraryImpact poster during Theological Libraries Month 2016

Throughout the year, we'll be highlighting some of the many diverse voices that can be "heard" in the Princeton Theological Seminary Library collection.

Past Masters Commons and other new subscriptions

Apr 9, 2017

Three new e-journal subscriptions and two new databases have been added recently. In addition to Luther's Works (The Works of Martin Luther), there is now access to the following: (Login required from off-campus)

New E-Journals

Past Masters Commons

Past Masters Commons, InteLex Corporation's new offering in its Past Masters series, includes historically important texts and translations. Most collections will be offered in XML format. The first collections in the Commons series are Francisco Suarez's massive Disputationes Metaphysicae, The Complete Works of Montesquieu (English translation), and Enneads by Plotinus (English translation, searchable image format).

Past Masters, Past Masters Commons and other databases beginning with "P"

Shared Access

The Princeton University Library has successfully negotiated shared access for the Seminary community to another database: Twentieth Century Religious Thought, Volume II: Islam.

graphic for Past Masters Commons (InteLex)

Women in Ministry at Princeton Seminary

Mar 31, 2017

The Women in Ministry Room, located on the third floor of the library, honors women associated with Princeton Theological Seminary in varied capacities as alumnae, faculty, administrators, trustees.

Recently Purchased: Luther's Works (The Works of Martin Luther)

Mar 29, 2017

Following a trial period, the Library has been able to purchase a subscription to "The Works of Martin Luther," an online version of Luther's Works produced by Intelex Past Masters. We were also able to work with Intelex to acquire alumni/ae access.

This is the electronic version of the red, hardcover print version of Luther's Works (Volumes 1-55) shelved in the Reference Collection.

"The 55-volume set of Luther’s Works, a monumental translation project published jointly by Fortress Press and Concordia Publishing House in 1957, is singular in its value to church historians, Luther scholars, and Christians. The Works of Martin Luther will provide the reader with a Luther resource unrivaled in accessibility and convenience. Luther’s Works in digital format is indispensable for studies of Luther and invaluable to theologians. As with all Past Masters titles, The Works of Martin Luther titles reproduce definitive print editions in highest quality electronic form. All of the print apparatus is included and is fully searchable. Full-text searching may be made within any single volume, across an entire collection, or across all titles."

Ithaka S+R study produces national and local reports

Mar 9, 2017

Last year, the Princeton Theological Seminary Library joined Ithaka S+R in its new study on the research needs of scholars in religion and theology: Research Support Services Project on Religious Studies. Alongside many similarities between national and local findings, a notable difference was the high value placed on browsing physical collections for serendipitous discovery at Princeton Seminary.

Follow the link below to learn more.

Database Trial: Sacramentum Mundi Online

Mar 6, 2017

Sacramentum Mundi Online is the online edition of the famous six volume English reference work in Catholic Theology, edited (in 1968-1970) by Karl Rahner, one of the main Catholic theologians of the 20th century. Sacramentum Mundi: An Encyclopedia of Theology was originally published by Herder Verlag, and is now available online at Brill.

Trial runs through April 3, 2017

The print version of this work can be found in the Reference Collection (REF 2) on the Lower Level of the library.

Women's History Month: Selected Reading

Mar 1, 2017

Revival of the Dutch Cataloging Project

Feb 27, 2017

Cataloging of the Puchinger Collection – primarily Dutch language material – has resumed with the aid of the Digital Collections team’s beautifully designed inventory of the material.

The Princeton Theological Seminary Library has one of the most extensive collections of materials by and about Abraham Kuyper and nineteenth and twentieth century Dutch Protestantism in North America. In addition to the works of Kuyper himself, there is a wealth of material by other leaders of Dutch thought from this period, including the writings of the poet and historian Isaac da Costa, of the political thinker and royal archivist Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer, and of the systematic theologians and church leaders Herman Bavinck and Klaas Schilder.