Due to COVID-19, the Methodist Theological School of Theology will observe modified scheduling for classes and staffing this summer. Dickhart Library is physically closed to the general public at this time. We are open virtually. Learn more about Library Services During COVID-19.
For the time being, we have not yet started up our interlibrary loan services with OPAL or OHIOLink. Currently, print lending for participating OHIOLink libraries is set to resume service on August 10th. Currently, there is some debate over whether library materials need to be quarantined for 72 hours or 96 hours, so this will also be factored into the length of time you will be waiting to pick up books that have been requested.
Cambridge CoreCambridge Core is a new platform for Cambridge University Press's academic content. It brings book and journal content together. Cambridge Core provides users with 1 million journal articles and 30,000+ books. Word of caution: Please ignore the 'Login' button in the upper right-hand corner of the Cambridge Core home page.
Environment CompleteEnvironment Complete contains more than 2.4 million records from more than 2,200 domestic and international titles dating back to 1888, including over 1,350 active core titles. The database also contains full text for more than 920 journals, including many of the most-used journals in the discipline, such as Environment (back to 1975), Ecologist, Conservation Biology, etc
Additionally, Environment Complete provides full text for more than 190 monographs, such as Encyclopedia of World Environmental History (3 volumes), Advances in Water Treatment & Environmental Management and many others
Flavius Josephus OnlineFlavius Josephus, the first-century Jewish historian, is unquestionably among the most important writers from classical antiquity. The significance of the works of Josephus as sources for our understanding of biblical history and of the political history of Palestine under Roman rule, can scarcely be overestimated. This is the first comprehensive literary-historical online commentary on the works of Flavius Josephus in English including the Greek text by Niese from the late 19th century.
Jewish Studies SourcesThis rich full-text database offers a multidisciplinary view of the study of Jewish civilization, from its historical origins to the present.
JSTORScholarly resources on JSTOR include Archival and Current Journals, Books, and Primary Sources.
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LGBTQ+ SourceLGBTQ+ Source is the definitive database for LGBTQ+ studies. It provides scholarly and popular LGBTQ+ publications in full text, plus historically important primary sources, including monographs, magazines and newspapers. It also includes a specialized LGBTQ+ thesaurus containing thousands of terms.
OhioLINKOhioLINK, the Ohio Library and Information Network and its member libraries provide access millions of print and electronic resources to Ohio students.
OhioLINK E-BooksThe Scholarly & Reference E-Book Collection contains electronic books purchased by Ohio academic libraries for use by Ohio Students.
OhioLINK EJCJournal searches by title, subject and publisher.
Open Access Digital Theological LibraryThe mission of Open Access Digital Theological Library (OADTL) is to curate high quality content in religious studies and related disciplines from publisher websites, institutional repositories, and stable public domain collections. The OADTL uses the world’s most advanced library discovery cataloging and discovery system, OCLC’s WorldShare, to make content easily discoverable and retrievable. The OADTL is staffed by professional librarians and curates content without regard for theological or confessional perspective. It is hoped that the increased access to high quality religious studies content will serve scholars and students of religion.
Religion and Philosophy CollectionTopics such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.
Research in MinistryIndexes and abstracts projects and theses from over 100 DMin, DMiss and DEdMin programs accredited by the Association of Theological Schools.
SocINDEXFull Text of sociology & sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study. In addition to full-text journals, it contains informative abstracts for core coverage journals dating as far back as 1895.
WorldCatWorldCat.org lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world.
Teaching Religion as Anit-Racism Education
“American Academy of Religion Committee on Teaching and Learning semiannually in Religious Studies News does a ‘Spotlight on Teaching’ which focuses on teaching and learning around a particular theme, concern, or setting.”