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International Critical Commentary

Jul 8, 2017

The Princeton Theological Seminary Library recently purchased online access to a curated selection of the International Critical Commentary series titles.

From the publisher: "For over 100 years, the International Critical Commentary series has held a special place among works on the Bible. It has brought together all the relevant aids to exegesis – linguistic and textual no less than archaeological, historical, literary and theological – with a level of comprehension and quality of scholarship unmatched by any other series. Contributors have been invited for their scholarly distinction rather than adherence to any one school of thought. This collection is a curated selection of 59 titles from throughout the series' history, including both long-unavailable titles and newly-published research."

New Brill Databases

Jun 28, 2017

The Princeton Theological Seminary Library recently purchased the following databases:

  • New Pauly Online
  • Textual History of the Bible Online
  • World Council of Churches Online: World War II Era Records

Searchable, synchronized audio transcripts

Jun 7, 2017

There are now keyword searchable, synchronized audio transcripts available for over 2,100 of the audio recordings in the Theological Commons.

Here are just a few examples:

two graphics from the Theological Commons user interface: one representing audio content, and the other representing transcript availability

Disability and Inclusion: Selections from the collection and beyond

Jun 6, 2017

As we move into summer, the Library continues to highlight some of the collection's diverse voices with a selection of books and other resources relating to disability and inclusion. Check out works by Jean Varnier, John Swinton and many others.

Many thanks to Susan Britt (Head of Circulation Services) and Joel Estes (PTS alumnus, and Associate Director of Web Communications) for their contributions to this list, and special thanks to Susan for the beautiful displays on the Concourse of the Library.

Twentieth Century Religious Thought Library

May 30, 2017

With the recent purchase of Twentieth Century Religious Thought, Volume 3: Judaism from Alexander Street Press, the Library now provides access to all three modules of the Twentieth Century Religious Thought Library.

Both current Princeton Theological Seminary students, faculty and staff, and PTS alumni with activated network IDs may access the Twentieth Century Religious Thought Library (links below).

graphic for Twentieth Century Religious Thought Library and Twentieth Century Religious Thought, Volume 3: Judaism

Library privileges for alumni

May 26, 2017

The Princeton Theological Seminary Library offers access to select research databases and lifetime borrowing privileges to all graduates of Princeton Theological Seminary. Enjoy!

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)