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The Library is Open this Saturday & Other Library News!

The Library is Open this Saturday & Other Library News!

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The library is open this Saturday, Sept. 23rd, from 10-2. Other Saturdays we're open will be Oct. 14 and Nov. 4 and 11. Check other library hours here


If you were unable to attend the Wikipedia Workshop on Tuesday, a link to a re-recording of the session is below. The slides used can be found here. The session was titled "Using Wikipedia for Research: Social Justice and Credibility in Context." PRO TIP: Make sure you view the video on YouTube (right click the video to copy the url) so you can see the video information for the external links mentioned in the recording. 


Journal Update From Serials Librarian Katherine Casey

Looking for sermon ideas? There are lots of journal resources in the library.

We have current subscriptions to several excellent titles, and a variety of ways to access them. Current hard copy subscriptions can be found in the Current Journals area of the library. Some back issues are available in hard copy, and some can be accessed online.

Call to Worship: Liturgy, Music, Preaching, and the Arts is published by the Office of Theology and Worship of the Presbyterian Church (USA). It is indexed in ATLA Religion Database but unfortunately not available in full-text online, but can be obtained through interlibrary loan. The library has the last couple of years in hard copy, as well as annually published Lectionary Aids. This month’s issue contains an article titled “The Art of Worship Planning,” by Ashley Goff that you might find interesting.

Another great title is Journal for Preachers, published quarterly in time for Advent, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost. It is indexed in ATLA Religion Database, and full text is available online. The library has hard copies available back to 1983, if you are interested in browsing some back issues. Walter Brueggemann is one of the editors.

We also subscribe to Preaching: The Professional Journal for Ministry Leaders, published quarterly. In addition to being a great general resource for new and experienced preachers, the journal website has a section on sermon ideas and illustrations, as well as a job search section, with a number of denominations represented.

The Hymn: A Journal of Congregational Song is a peer reviewed journal of practical and scholarly articles on hymnology, and it is indexed on ATLA Religion Database. It is published quarterly, and features columns on hymn interpretation and performance, as well as book reviews. The current issue has a great article in the Hymn Interpretation section titled, “Psalms for Singing, Sighing, Ranting, Raving.”

We have back issues of a number of titles related to preaching and worship that we no longer subscribe to, or are no longer in print.  Some of these titles are listed below, and can be found in the bound journals section of the library.

Awaken: The Art of Imaginative Preaching

Behold: Arts for the Church Year

Lectionary Homiletics

Lectern Resource

Pulpit Resource Classic

Study Tip: Use Text-to-Speech Readers 

There are free text-to-speech readers online that might help you when studying. Watch the how-to video below to learn how they work and how to make it work for you.