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New Library Databases, Indie Author Day, and More!

New Library Databases, Indie Author Day, and More!

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New EBSCO Library Databases from ODL Digital Prairie. 

Now when you click on "ATLA and EBSCO Databases" from the Find Books, Articles, and More page, you may notice some different icons on the landing page and in our "EBSCOhost Web -- All Databases" listing.

New databases of interest include "Poetry & Short Story Reference Center" and "Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center" -- as well as others. There are videos and guides on how to search within EBSCO databases in the Resources for Success course in Moodle.  

It's Theological Libraries Month 

Mark your calendars!  In celebration of  #TLM2017, the library will be serving snacks to keep your #CreativeCollab juices flowing from October 23rd - 31st (as long as supplies last). 

Enter to win a copy of In Case of Katrina by Dr. Ellen Blue by showing us your book spine poetry and allowing us to take a picture to publish in our weekly Moodle posts and social media. What is book spine poetry? Create a poem using the titles of books printed on their spines. 

tlm spine poetry

Emailed entries also allowed. One entry per person -- open to students, faculty, and staff. 






Double your chances by going to all Library staff offices starting next week to "trick-or-treat" for bookmarks. Collect all 4 for an extra entry into In Case of Katrina. Winners will be announced and contacted on Oct 31st. 


Indie Author Day is Saturday, Oct 14th 

indiebooksbeseenIndie Author Day is an annual celebration of independently published and self-published authors. Above are just a few indie titles available for checkout in the Phillips Library. 

The library is open this Saturday -- a great time to come by and check out an indie book! 

Learn more about how self-publishing is adding diversity to the publishing industry by seeing this list of further reading. 

The Library is Open this Saturday from 10-2pm

Our library hours can be found here. Note our extended hours for the concentrated course week. 

Journal Update From Serials Librarian Katherine Casey

Recent issues of a couple of our journal titles offer reflection and perspective on social justice matters our country is facing right now. Here are a couple that might be of interest.

One of the great features of Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology, is that each issue explores a single theme, or book of the Bible. The October issue is titled “Race and Racism,” and one of the contributors is Kelly Brown Douglas, author of Stand your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God, currently on the reading list for Drs. Bessler and Morice-Brubaker’s Conversation Matters class. Douglas’s article in this issue is titled, “Stop the Violence: Breaking the Cycle of Anti-Black Violence.” This journal is published quarterly by Union Presbyterian Seminary. Our hard copy holdings go back to the beginning of publication in 1947, and full text is available online 1947 to the present.

Also in this issue is an article by Miguel A. De La Torre, titled, “A Colonized Christmas Story,” as well as a transcript of a Union Presbyterian Seminary forum on race and racism, held in April of 2016.

The Summer 2017 issue of The Anglican Theological Review contains an article titled, “To Serve and Protect: The Police, Race, and the Episcopal Church in the Black Lives Matter Era,” by Gayle Fisher-Stewart. Fisher-Stewart is an Episcopal priest and founder of the Center for the Study of Faith in Justice at Calvary, Calvary Church, Washington D.C. She brings insight to the complex issues of race and law enforcement, as she is also a retired law enforcement officer, having served with the Metropolitan Police Department, Washington D.C.

The Anglican Theological Review is available in hard copy beginning in 1950. Full text access is available online all the way back to the beginning of publication in 1918.

Just a reminder—current journals are available for one-week checkout, and bound journals can be checked out for two weeks. Let me know if I can help you find anything!

eBook of the Week 

Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love by Elizabeth A. Johnson

 “For millennia plant and animal species have received little sustained attention as subjects of Christian theology and ethics in their own right. Focused on the human dilemma of sin and redemptive grace, theology has considered the doctrine of creation to be mainly an overture to the main drama of human being's relationship to God. What value does the natural world have within the framework of religious belief? The crisis of biodiversity in our day, when species are going extinct at more than 1,000 times the natural rate, renders this question acutely important. Standard perspectives need to be realigned; theology needs to look out of the window, so to speak as well as in the mirror. Ask the Beasts: Darwin and the God of Love leads to the conclusion that love of the natural world is an intrinsic element of faith in God and that far from being an add-on, ecological care is at the centre of moral life.”

Read now.



Citation Help Online 

Having trouble forming a citation? Be sure to check the Phillips Style Guide as well as the other helpful links on this page. The library also maintains a subscription for you to CMS Online from that page, where you can search your citation issue to find relevant examples.