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Seminary Fest 2017!

Sep 14, 2017

Raffle Winners, the New York Times and the Washington Post

Thanks to everyone who visited the Library’s Seminary Fest table last week, and especially to all of you who participated in the raffle! It was great to see/meet you all.

Our five raffle winners were: Jan Ammon, Maiia Avelino, Shawn Oliver, Joaquina Perez and Alexis Silvoy. Congratulations!

If you didn’t get a chance to stop by and pick up one of the cards with info about the New York Times Academic Pass, you can find everything you need to know here:

And if you missed Kate’s message from Jeremy about the Washington Post, here it is :-)

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Academic Technology News

Aug 29, 2017

Are you as excited about the start of a new year as we are? Be sure to check out the workshops that Academic Technology Librarian, Patrick Milas, is offering this fall. He also has some very useful information up about citation management tools, Zotero and EndNote.

Research Guides (LibGuides) Upgrade

Aug 22, 2017

The online platform that hosts the A-Z list of research databases and all of the research guides got a refresh today. Take a look!

New book review: Jewish Liturgy: A Guide to Research, by Ruth Langer

Aug 16, 2017

Academic Technology Librarian Patrick Milas' book review of Ruth Langer's Jewish Liturgy : A Guide to Research was recently published by Taylor & Francis.

Milas, T. Patrick. Jewish Liturgy: A Guide to Research, by Ruth Langer, Journal of Religious and Theological Information 16(3) July 2017: 117-118.

New Books Search

Aug 11, 2017

Use the new New Books tab in the library catalog to see which titles have been added in the last week, two weeks, three weeks or four weeks. Results are sorted by call number by default but may be sorted by author or title using a drop down menu.

NEW Related articles feature

Jul 27, 2017

This week’s release of updates to the Summon search tool included several accessibility and usability improvements, but we wanted to make sure you knew about another new feature that came online earlier this summer, the bX Recommender.

The integration of the bX Recommender with Summon means that in some search results, you’ll see a "Related Articles" link. These links, and the results they return, are based on global usage data (from more than 450 institutions) and give you one more avenue for exploring and discovering library material.

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.