Library GraffitiResearch in Ministry

Has someone already written my DMin thesis?  Check this index to DMin theses, produced by the American Theological Library Association.
http://rim.atla.com/star/rimonline_login.htm

Dissertations and Theses

And what about all the Drew DMin dissertations?  Many of them are fulltext online in this database.  Limit your search by Drew=School, D.Min.=Degree, to find them.
http://www.drew.edu/library/er/dissertations-and-theses

Ministry Matters

Great source of online books from the UMC on ministry, exegesis, preaching, and worship including The New Interpreter’s Bible [all 12 volumes].
http://www.ministrymatters.com.ezproxy.drew.edu/library/

Ebrary Academic Complete & Oxford Scholarship Online: Religion

No library nearby?  Or the available ones all closed?  Frustrated by all those online books Google can only partially show? Search in these 2 databases for over 75,000 fulltext online titles, many in theology and religious studies.
http://www.drew.edu/library/er/ebrary-academic-complete

http://www.drew.edu/library/er/oxford-scholarship-online-religion

Summon

This nifty search engine works like Google but pulls up only books and articles available through the Drew Library (and so under its imprimatur).  http://drew.summon.serialssolutions.com/

Chicago Manual of Style

How do I footnote an unpaged article in an online database?  The online Chicago Manual of Style tells all.  [Answer is in rule 14.17, if you can find it!]

http://www.drew.edu/library/er/chicago-manual-of-style

Other Online Reference books…

These are multiplying at an alarming rate.  See the E-Reference books list on the Library’s page, especially Encyclopedia of Religion, Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, Encyclopedia of Social Work and many others.
http://www.drew.edu/library/resourcetype/religion_theologysites

And remember the email address of your theological librarian, Ernie Rubinstein: erubinst@drew.edu

 

Warning: browsing reference books can be edifying!