The Union Presbyterian Seminary Library has a large collection of digital reference sources that reside on a number of vendor platforms. Digital reference sources are accessible to all library users on campus and to active academic users off campus.
Union Presbyterian Seminary Library has been acquiring eBooks from a variety of academic publishers for several years. The eBooks reside on several vendor platforms. Since each eBook vendor is different, please visit the specific eBook platform guide as listed in the menu for more specific information regarding viewing, printing, copying and downloading instructions.
How do you find articles in periodicals, or essays within collected works, or book reviews? The best indexing tool for this information in the field of religious studies is the ATLA Religion Database (RDB). The ATLA-RDB is available to all users here inside the Library, and to authorized patrons remotely using any computer with internet access and a web browser, using the EBSCOHost interface.
In addition, ATLA-RDB provides full-text access to ATLAS Plus, an online collection of more than 500 major religion and theology journals chosen by leading religion scholars and theologians. Users are able read scanned images of the articles they select, directly through the database.
This guide of web resources should be viewed as a supplement to the library resources. Nevertheless, there are good resources online that are helpful to academic and ministry work. Most of the Bible and Reference resources listed are academic gateways that, while they may vary in scope, rigour, and currency provide extensive information by experts in the field.