Redeemer Seminary Library

LIBRARY RESOURCES

The Redeemer Seminary library now contains over 16,000 volumes and subscriptions to over 50 periodicals. The Redeemer Seminary library catalog is available online through the link below.

Redeemer Seminary Library Catalog Online

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials

ATLA Religion Database™ with ATLASerials™ combines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with ATLA’s online collection of major religion and theology journals. The ATLA Religion Database™ with ATLASerials™ includes more than 555,000 article citations from more than 1,656 journals (518 currently indexed), more than 232,000 essay citations from over 16,700 multi-author works, more than 511,000 book review citations, and a growing number of multimedia citations.

Coverage in this database begins in 1949, although indexing for some journal titles extends back into the nineteenth century. Full text is provided for more than 266,000 electronic articles and book reviews, from more than 130 journals selected by leading religion scholars in the United States. This database is produced by the American Theological Library Association.

On-Campus Access for Students and Staff Click Here (link works only on campus)

Off-Campus Access for Students and Staff Click Here (contact the librarian for information)

RESEARCH RECOMMENDATIONS

BIBLES ONLINE

BibleGateway.com
A searchable online Bible in over 100 versions and 50 languages.

Olive Tree Bible Software Search the Bible Online
Online Bibles in many versions and languages, including Hebrew and Greek font display.

BOOKS AND DATABASES ONLINE

Calvinism Resources Database
This database provides access to articles, essays, and lectures dealing with John Calvin and Calvinism from the 16th century to the present.

Christian Classics Ethereal Library
A digital library of hundreds of classic Christian books selected for edification and education.

Google Books

Google Scholar
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Google Scholar helps you identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly research.

PCA Historical Center
The Historical Center of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) is a ministry of the PCA Stated Clerk’s Office with the mission of documenting the story of the conservative Presbyterian movement of the 20th & 21st centuries. The PCA Historical Center currently hold the records of six conservative Presbyterian denominations, as well as manuscript collections for over 100 individuals connected with these Churches, documents concerning the histories of about seven hundred Presbyterian congregations, and a modest research library of over 5,000 volumes focused on American Presbyterianism.

Perseus Digital Library
This is one of the best academic resources available on the Internet. It is a major collection of electronic resources relating to the ancient world, comprising scholarly essays, maps, more than 15,000 images, original language texts, translations, and philological tools. The works of more than 40 authors are provided, including Aeschylus, Aristophanes, Aristotle, Cicero, Homer, Horace, Livy, Ovid, Plato, Plutarch, Sophocles, Thucydides, Vergil, and Xenophon. As an example of how this resource could be used, one can have the Greek text of a dialogue by Plato in one browser pane, and the English translation in another. The Greek text will have underlined words; when a word is clicked on, a box will pop up giving possible translations, grammatical information, and frequency statistics, with a link to even more information from the Liddell-Scott-Jones Lexicon.

Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks.

Post-Reformation Digital Library
A collection of resources relating to the development of theology during the Post-Reformation/early modern era (ca. 16th-18th c.), hosted by the H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies of Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary. The Post-Reformation Digital Library (PRDL) is a select bibliography focusing on primary source documents on early modern theology and philosophy, spanning publicly-accessible collections from major research libraries, independent scholarly initiatives, and corporate documentation projects.

Wabash Center Internet Guide to Religion
A selective, annotated guide to a wide variety of electronic resources of interest to those who are involved in the study and practice of religion: syllabi, electronic texts, electronic journals, web sites, bibliographies, liturgies, reference resources, software, etc.

BIBLIOGRAPHIC TOOLS AND PAPER FORMATTING

Fonts for Hebrew and Greek
The Society of Biblical Literature has collaborated with many organizations and individuals to develop fonts for biblical scholars.

Turabian Quick Guide
A manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations.

Zotero Bibliographic Citiation Browser Extension
Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources.

COMPUTER FACILITIES ON CAMPUS

The student computer lab offers PC and MacIntosh computers, each loaded with software for biblical and theological studies, word processing, and Internet access. Software programs for biblical and theological studies include: BibleWorks, BibleWindows, Accordance, Greek Tutor, Hebrew Tutor, Master Christian Library, Theological Journal Library, Van Til CDROM, John Calvin Collection CDROM, and E. J. Brill’s Dead Sea Scrolls database of texts and images.

AREA LIBRARIES

Redeemer Seminary is a member of the Southwest Area Theologicial Library Association. In addition to the Redeemer library, students may access the extensive resources of major public, academic, and theological libraries in the region.

The Dallas Public Library provides access to resources beyond the bounds of theological library collections, and through the TexShare program, permits students to access and borrow from academic libraries throughout the DFW area and throughout Texas. Students should obtain a borrower’s card from the Dallas Public Library and also a TexShare card, which are both free for residents of Dallas. Students living in other cities may also obtain a TexShare card through their local public library. The Dallas Public Library provides access for Dallas Public Library cardholders to many online research databases through the TexShare program.

TexShare, a statewide consortium of academic libraries, public libraries, and libraries of clinical medicine administered by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, employs traditional and innovative strategies to resource sharing. Texshare is founded on the belief of Texas State officials and librarians that citizen health and well being is furthered by efficient information exchange in all communities and institutions where quality teaching, research excellence, and lifelong learning are valued. TexShare maximizes the effectiveness of library expenditures by enabling libraries to:
share staff expertise.
share library resources in print and electronic formats, including books, journals, technical reports, and databases.
pursue joint purchasing agreements for information services.
encourage cooperative development and deployment of information resources and technologies.
TexShare programs contribute to the intellectual productivity of Texans at the participating institutions by emphasizing access to rather than ownership of documents and other information sources.

Criswell College
Students may use a TexShare card.

Dallas Baptist University
Students may use a TexShare card.

Dallas Theological Seminary Turpin Library
Students should contact the Redeemer librarian about arranging borrowing privileges. Alternatively, students may use a TexShare card.

Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics
Students may obtain a SWATLA borrower’s card from the Redeemer librarian.
Alternatively, students may use a TexShare card.

Southern Methodist University Bridwell Library at the Perkins School of Theology.
Students may obtain a SWATLA borrower’s card from the Redeemer librarian.

Southern Methodist University Fondren Library
Students may use a TexShare card.

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Roberts Library
Students may obtain a SWATLA borrower’s card from the Redeemer librarian.
Alternatively, students may use a TexShare card.

Southwest Area Theological Library Association Libraries in the Region
Access and borrowing privileges vary. Consult the Redeemer librarian for information.

Texas Woman’s University
Circulation policy

University of Dallas
Circulation Policy Students may use a TexShare card.

University of North Texas
Circulation policy

University of Texas at Arlington
UT Arlington Library Cards Policy Students may use a TexShare card.

University of Texas at Dallas
Checkout policies for visitors Students may use a TexShare card.