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SYI Library Orientation: eBooks

Twentieth Century Religious Thought

Twentieth Century Religious Thought is a database that collects searchable electronic versions of some of the most influential religious texts of the twentieth century.  This is a collection curated by distinguished theologians and scholars, and it represents a variety of religious beliefs and perspectives.

eBooks

Recently, Barbour Library has begun to increase the number of eBooks in its collection. Most eBooks are available through the library's catalog, and the following steps will teach you how to search for them. There are also some eBooks we have available only through databases. See the eBooks LibGuide for more in-depth instruction on utilizing the full range of available eBooks.

At this time, Barbour Library doesn't offer eBooks for checkout or download but for online reading purposes only. Some vendors allow portions of an eBook to be saved or printed but it varies by publisher.

How to find eBooks

Online Catalog - Advanced Search

1. Go to the library's catalog and click on the Advanced Search link, located next to the search button 

2. Enter in your search term(s)

3. Check the box next to Ebooks under the "Limits" section

4. Click the Advanced Search button

5. To view the full text, click the View Electronic Resource link on the results page

  • You can also click on the title to view more details. To get to the full text from this display, scroll towards the button and find the View Electronic resource link. 

Online Catalog - Library Search

1. Go to the library's catalog 

2. Enter your search term(s) into the box and click the Search button

3. On the results list, on the right had side under the "Material Type" facet, check the box next to Electronic Book

4. Click the Include button

5. To view the full text, click the View Electronic Resource link on the results page

  • You can also click on the title to view more details. To get to the full text from this display, scroll towards the button and find the View Electronic resource link. 

Online Catalog - Database Search

1. Go to the library's catalog

2. Enter your search term(s) into the box

3. Select the Database Search from the first drop down menu

  • OR select the Database Search tab once your results display

4. Click the Search button

5. If you have a limited view of your results page, please Log In to get a complete view of your results list. 

6. To view the full text, click on the "Full Text" or "EDS Full Text" buttons. 

  • If you are off-campus, you may be asked to login using remote access. 

 

Finding eBooks in Databases

You can directly access the majority of the library's eBooks through the catalog including eBooks from the following vendors: EBSCO, Project MUSE, JSTOR, Brill, Liverpool, and Oxford. There are a few eBook collections that aren't available in the library's catalog, including Early English Books Online (EEBO).

User Services Librarian

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Tisha Woo
Contact:
Clifford E. Barbour Library
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
616 N. Highland Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
412-924-1356

Research and Instruction Librarian

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Mark Russell
Contact:
Barbour Library
PTS
616 N. Highland Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
(412) 924-1393