There are thousands of e-books, e-journals, and e-reference titles available to you from various sources. Many of these resources are discoverable through USearch, the library’s online catalog. Online access to these resources supports your academic and research needs and makes them available to you whether you are on or off campus.
To access these resources, you will need to log in using either your NetID and password or your Garrett email credentials and authenticate using Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). Please visit the guide for detailed access instructions as well as information on how to find and use e-resources.
Students and faculty of Garrett can access the e-books in this collection by logging in with your Garrett email credentials (not your NetID and Password). These e-books are limited to the Garrett community due to licensing restrictions. For instructions on searching for Styberg Library e-books through USearch, please see the Finding, Accessing, & Using E-Books Library Guide.
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Use the USearch discovery tool to search for e-books. To learn more about using USearch, please explore the Using USearch Library Guide.
Ministry Matters is a digital resource with online resources for seminary students and religious leaders. The online resources cover areas like Biblical studies, worship planning, preaching, Christian education, spiritual formation, and much more. Look in its Research Library for Abingdon New Testament Commentaries, Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries, The New Interpreter’s Bible One-Volume Commentary, A History of Christian Thought, John Wesley’s Sermons, and many more. Its Legacy Library contains many Biblical study tools, like commentaries and dictionaries, such as The Interpreter’s Bible, The Dictionary of Biblical Interpretation, and the Handbook of Denominations in the United States. For help using Ministry Matters, please see the Using Ministry Matters Library Guide.
This resource contains a collection of encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks in religion.
This resource contains more than 61,000 concise definitions and in-depth, specialist encyclopedic entries on the wide range of subjects within the field of religion.
This resource contains extensive entries written by well-known scholars that may help guide researchers to the most important works on many subject areas, including African American studies, Biblical studies, and various world religions studies.
This is a collection of handbooks, encyclopedias, and dictionaries written and edited by well-known scholars in many areas of religion, including religious ethics, theology, history of religion, spirituality, biblical studies, and the social sciences and religion.
In addition to the online resources available through library subscriptions, there are many collections available freely online, which can be filtered to religion or theology. For help finding Open Access e-books, please see the Finding & Accessing Online Resources: Additional Resources Library Guide.
This resource is a “growing, selective, annotated collection of web resources for the study of religion.”
Directory of Open Access Books
“DOAB is a discovery service for peer reviewed open access books and book publishers that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed books.”
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
This directory contains almost 17,500 peer-reviewed, open access journals covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, arts, and humanities.
A digital library of books produced by Google Inc. To conduct a more detailed search of this resource, use the Google Advanced Search.
This growing resource contains millions of free and borrowable books, movies, software, music, websites, and more, including many in the areas of religion and theology. For detailed instructions on using the Internet Archive and searching for e-books, see the Internet Archive Library Guide.
This resource contains open access, peer-reviewed books assembled by OAPEN (Open Access Publishing in European Networks), a not-for-profit organization based in the Netherlands.
Open Access Digital Theological Library (OADTL)
This resource contains over 190,000 e-books and thousands of journals. Its collections are global, ecumenical, and interreligious in scope and include materials in many languages.