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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: 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.

Recent Purchase: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

Dec 9, 2020

We are continually expanding the number of resources available to you through the library. Two of our most recent purchases are Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, which "provides a comprehensive overview of worldwide Pentecostalism from a range of disciplinary perspectives. All articles are fully text searchable and cross-referenced, with bibliographic information on scholarly work and recommendations for further reading" and World Christian Encyclopedia Online, which "which documents the changing status of World Christianity over the past 120 years from historical and social scientific perspectives."

Even if you are not authorized to access licensed content, there are many other online resources available, from the Theological Commons digital library and other digital collections to open access resources in the Databases A-Z List to web directories, Biblical studies material, religious image databases, online texts, Presbyterian Church (USA) ordination exam archives, statistical and data resources, worship and preaching resources, theses, catalogs of research libraries, and bibliographies on the Web in this list of freely available online resources.

Expanding Global Access to Theological Material

Dec 3, 2020

The Princeton Theological Seminary Library's partnership with the Internet Archive continues to expand access to theological material.

"Access is the biggest benefit. And when you have a public health crisis, the benefit is even more pronounced having these materials online..." Greg Murray, Director of Digital Initiatives, Princeton Theological Seminary Library

The recent book contributions from Claremont to IA, which will be digitized over the next two years, allow the Princeton Theological Seminary Library to further focus our efforts on in-copyright works for the IA controlled digital lending program. While we’ll continue scanning other library collections, we’re committed to enhancing digital access to current materials.

Follow the links below to learn more about the work and Princeton Seminary's partnership with the Internet Archive.

HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service

Dec 2, 2020

Princeton Theological Seminary Library is a member of HathiTrust, a digital academic library, including both public domain and in-copyright works.

For help using the HathiTrust digital library, see their help page.

You always have access to public domain items. Some in-copyright works are accessible through the HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS).

Advent and Christmas Suggested Reading

Dec 1, 2020

Enter this season of Advent with some scholarly and devotional reading.

Library services over Thanksgiving

Nov 25, 2020

There will be a pause in some library services for Thanksgiving.

There will be no curbside pickup service Thursday or Friday, November 26 and 27, and reference service will end at 1pm EST on Wednesday, November 25 and resume on Monday, November 30.

Online resources remain available, of course!

Database Trials: Bloomsbury Collections

Nov 5, 2020

Two collections in Bloomsbury's Theology and Religion Online database are available through a trial subscription which expires December 4, 2020: Library of Catholic Thought and T&T Clark Jesus Library.

Library of Catholic Thought highlights:

  • Discover The New Jerome Biblical Commentary: Second Revised Edition - A new edition of this major reference work, which is digitally exclusive to Library of Catholic Thought. This new edition also features a preface by Pope Francis.
  • Explore Handbooks of Catholic Theology - A major international textbook series under the general editorship of Christoph Cardinal Schönborn of Vienna, these five volumes cover key topics such as liturgy and church history
  • Delve into reference works, dictionaries, and sourcebooks - Seminal reference works and primary texts brought to the digital environment with updated prefaces, user guides, and specially commissioned content.
  • Read from our ebook collection - Featuring titles on Catholic theology, key thinkers, and socio-cultural concerns
  • Peruse 500 Images of Catholic artwork, manuscripts, and other artifacts

T&T Clark Jesus Library highlights:

  • Explore Major Reference Works including the 4-vol History of the Jewish People in the Age of Jesus Christ and the 3-vol Reception of Jesus in the First Three Centuries (digitally exclusive to the resource)
  • Discover Companions and Monographs spanning new research areas and key topics
  • Read Digital Exclusive Articles written specifically for the resource by an international range of leading scholars
  • Peruse 500 images sourced from the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Listen to our Audio Interviews with leading scholars in the field

Notice regarding Oxford University Press

Nov 4, 2020

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