General Considerations for your Research

Print and online Bible dictionaries, commentaries, and encyclopedias published before 1965 are out of date. Please only use Bible reference resources published after 1965 (post-Vatican II). Emmanuel College library's collection of print reference books are for in-library use only and cannot be checked out.

Reference Books for Background Information

  • Eerdmans Dictionary of Early Judaism, 2010 REFERENCE BM 176.E34 2010
  • Exploring the Old Testament, 2002 REFERENCE BS1140.3 .M33 2002
  • Introduction to the Hebrew Bible, 2004 REFERENCE BS1140.3 .C65 2004

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Search for Books

  • The Library's Online Catalog will help you find print and electronic books in the Library's collection.
  • Sign into ProQuest Ebook Central using your Emmanuel username and password to take advantage of bookshelf features. You can save books to your bookshelf for quick access later.

If you are having trouble finding books, consider the following tips:

  • Create keyword search strings with "AND" and "OR"
    For example: Bible and sexuality
  • Put phrases in quotation marks
    For example "Good Samaritan"