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Trials and Pilot Projects

The library is dedicated to supporting the Seminary community's study, research, and teaching work while practicing good stewardship of Seminary resources. Toward that goal, the trials and pilot projects listed here are designed to assist in library resource appraisal and purchasing decisions.

Database Trial

Black Life in America, Series 1 and 2 (Readex/Newsbank)

Black Life in America, Series 1 and 2

The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today. The content in this database is sourced from more than 19,000 American and global news sources, including over 400 current and historical Black publications.

Trial runs until March 7, 2021

Share your feedback about these trial resources with the Collection Development Librarian


Jeremy Wallace

Collection Development Librarian

Recently Purchased

Library of Catholic Thought (Bloomsbury Publishing Plc)

The core collection introduces students to Catholic biblical interpretation, to key figures in the history of Catholic thought and to majors doctrines, themes, and events. A key element of the Library is the new fully revised third edition of the Jerome Biblical Commentary. This 2 million-word project by leading Catholic biblical scholars features a preface by Pope Francis and is digitally exclusive to the LOCT. In addition to the biblical commentaries themselves, which are linked to a digital edition of the New American Bible, topical articles cover such themes as social justice, ethics, the bible in the life of the Church and the bible in diverse contexts.


T&T Clark Jesus Library (Bloomsbury Publishing Plc)

T&T Clark Jesus Library, part of Theology and Religion Online, offers students and scholars of religion and biblical studies core resources for studying the life of Jesus and his impact in history and culture. The resource contains a brand new reference work on the Reception of Jesus in the First Three Centuries as well as topical articles commissioned exclusively for the resource, written by leading academics. An editorial board of experts led by editor-in-chief Chris Keith (St. Mary’s University Twickenham) has worked to curate the content and these experts contribute to our exclusive audio interviews on important topics and major publications.


Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online 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.

PsychiatryOnline (American Psychiatric Association Publishing)

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

Sources Chrétiennes Online (Brepols)

Critical texts and French translations that have been published in the printed "Sources Chrétiennes" series now available in a searchable database.