The premier index in the field of religion and theology.
For pre-1985 coverage, see the print version of NTA on the index shelves in the Reference area.
The Thesaurus Linguae Graecae allows researchers to conduct word searches across virtually all surviving Greek texts from the period between Homer (8th century B.C.) and A.D. 600, and the majority of surviving works up to the fall of Byzantium in A.D. 1453.
Database of Greek inscriptions from Greece, Crete, Cyprus, Thrace, the north coast of the Black Sea, Syria, Egypt, North Africa, and Germany.
Inscriptions can be searched in Greek, or browsed by region.
Index of periodicals published by the Christian Reformed Church and its subsidiary institutions (e.g. Banner).
Index of hymn tunes from English-language hymns printed anywhere in the world before 1820.
Searchable by tune name, text contents, composer, or source.
Database of hymn texts, hymn tunes, hymn writers, and hymnals. Includes biographical information from sources such as the Psalter Hymnal Handbook and Julian's Dictionary of Hymnology.
Comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. Designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.
Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness—from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. Topics include aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children’s health, men’s & women’s health, etc.
CAMIO contains about 95,000 works of fine and decorative art dating from 3000 BCE to the present—representing premiere examples of Asian, African, Latin American and Western art. Content includes high-resolution images of photographs, paintings, sculpture, decorative and utilitarian objects, prints, drawings and watercolors, jewelry and costumes, textiles, books, installations, and architecture—plus audio-video and mixed media.
High-resolution images are available for download, and all content is rights-cleared for educational use.
Search for historical documents, personal papers and family histories held in archives throughout the world. ArchiveGrid includes nearly a million detailed descriptions of archival collections held by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives worldwide.
Business, company, and industry information and data.
Plus stock quotes, charts, historical stock prices, and financial statements.
A collection of e-books and e-audiobooks selected by the Library staff.
Search or browse the full-text of major reference works.
Includes full subject encyclopedias on African religion; American religion; American religious history; bioethics; Buddhism; counseling; drugs, alcohol and addictive behavior; Islam and the Muslim world; Judaism; marriage and family; philosophy; psychology of classroom learning; religion; religious practices; and science and religion.
Digital library of hundreds of classic Christian books selected for edification and education. Collection is fully searchable and can also be browsed by author, title, or subject. Also includes Scripture search. All texts are produced from works in the public domain.
Digital library of over 76,000 books and journals on theology and religion. Hosted by Princeton Theological Seminary.
A collection of digitized material from several large research universities.
Full view available for public domain materials, uncopyrightable works, and works where permission has been granted. Limited preview available for others.
Reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council. Topics include Behavioral and Social Sciences, Education, Health and Medicine, and Policy for Science and Technology. 3,000+ titles. Most (but not all) are free.
Collection of over 19,000 books on a multitude of subjects. The collection is strongest in literature. All texts are produced from works in the public domain.
Large collection of Edwards' works produced by the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale University. Collection is fully searchable and can also be browsed by date, theme, title, or Scripture. 1,700+ documents. Access requires registering for a free account.
Catalog of books in nearly every library in the United States and many libraries around the world.
Catalog of over 8 million dissertations and theses available in libraries around the world.
A comprehensive database of American genealogical and historical sources with coverage dating back to the 1700s—primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. The collection consists of six core data sets:
A search service designed for young learners. Content includes 85 elementary school magazines, a built-in encyclopedia and dictionary, plus educational books, newspaper articles, and thousands of photos, maps & flags.
Data sets included: Primary Search · Book Collection: Nonfiction (Elementary School Edition) · Newspaper Source. Also included for teachers: Academic Search Premier · ERIC · Professional Development Collection.
General information source for children in K through 5th grade, featuring an age-appropriate visual interface.
Contains 99 full-text magazines, over 100 books, and 3,000 searchable images.
A search service designed for students in the middle grades. Content includes more than 140 popular middle school magazines,thousands of biographies and historical essays, a built-in encyclopedia and dictionary, plus educational books, newspaper articles, and thousands of photos, maps & flags.
Data sets included: Middle Search Plus · Book Collection: Nonfiction (Middle School Edition) · Newspaper Source · Science Reference Center. Also included for teachers: Academic Search Premier · ERIC ·Professional Development Collection.
A search service designed for high school students. Content includes nearly 500 popular high school magazines, 85,670 biographies, 107,000 primary source documents, 360 reference books, plus educational books, newspaper articles, and thousands of photos, maps & flags.
Data sets included: MAS Ultra—School Edition · Book Collection: Nonfiction (High School Edition) · Newspaper Source · Science Reference Center. Also included for teachers: Academic Search Premier · ERIC · Professional Development Collection.
Over 300 online practice tests and test preparation ebooks for SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, Advanced Placement, civil service, military, real estate, law enforcement, citizenship, TOEFL, ESL, basic skills for elementary, middle, and high school, and much more. Materials available for all ages—elementary through adult—and each practice test provides instant scoring and customized feedback.
Free registration with the Learning Express site is required to access the practice tests.
The Review of Biblical Literature, founded by the Society of Biblical Literature, presents reviews of books in biblical studies and related fields.
Contains over 4,100 full-text reviews.
An online scholarly review resource, religion is just one part of this review collection. The reviews archive is separated into annual volumes. You can browse through the volumes or use the search feature to assist in finding reviews.
An archive from 1990 to present of book reviews for classical resources. The site also can be searched across the years by keyword. Religion is just part of this collection of reviews.
Provides an archive of reviews from 1993 to present in the field of Medieval Studies.
This style guide is based on Kate Turabian's A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (7th ed.) and is used for most papers at Covenant Theological Seminary.
This style guide is based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.) and is used for papers written for Counseling classes.
This guide has been prepared by the library staff as a quick reference tool that highlights a selection of important commentaries on each book of the Bible.
This guide walks you through how to find journal articles that have been written about a given portion of Scripture.
Prior to his arrival at Covenant in 1991, Jim had, since 1974, directed the Biblical Theological Seminary Library. His three graduate degrees are from Philadelphia area schools. In 1975 he was ordained and married Denise Marchand. Their son, Kent, now married, was born in 1979. Since 1975, Jim has been involved part time in chaplaincy, first with the military, then with the police. He also has served on several library association boards. Milestones of his time at Covenant include worldwide library integration, tripling the building's size, and fast access to vast digital and physical resources. Library Staff members are paramount to the Library's success, and Jim's gratitude for them is keen!
Steve (MDiv ‘04) began working in the library after graduating from Covenant. As an alumnus, he draws upon his Covenant experience to help current students with their own research, whether through individualized assistance or in-class tutorials. In addition, as a trained librarian, he manages electronic materials and works to ensure the quality of the library’s services. Steve brings to Covenant a passion for applying technology to research and education. When he’s not working, you can often find him walking his neighborhood with his wife, Dorothy, and black lab, Luke.
Chris began working at Covenant in 2010. He spends most of his time at the front desk of the Library assisting students, the Covenant community, and the general public with the various tools and services that the Library offers. Chris uses his professional training to help students at the beginning, middle, and end of their research. When he is away from the Library front desk, Chris is often playing board games or spending time with his wife.
Denise came to Covenant in 1991, having previously been a seminary cataloger in Pennsylvania. She is responsible for the records in the online library catalog and oversees serials, acquisitions, and interlibrary loan. She is passionate about collaboration. When Denise creates a new record, she inputs it into a worldwide database. She actively collaborates with MOBIUS catalogers, seminary catalogers through ATLA, and various Library of Congress initiatives. Denise graduated from Cornell University, majoring in anthropology, and studied at Biblical Seminary. She enjoys crossword puzzles and reading mysteries and history. Denise and her husband, Jim, have a married son, Kent.
Brady (MATS ’04) focuses her library energies on providing students with resources, both in the acquisition of new materials and interlibrary loan services. In addition, she serves as director of the Scribe Writing Center, which offers writing tutorials and instruction to student writers. Brady enjoys reading widely and crafting, and invites you to stop by the Library for a book recommendation and to cuddle her crocheted X-Wing.