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Library & Resources

April Library News

Date: 4/2/2014 - 10/22/2015

The library will be closed Wednesday, March 5 (will open from 4pm to 10pm) in order for the staff to participate in the CTS COMMUNITY DAY OF LEARNING, REFLECTION, AND ACTION.


The John Bulow Campbell Library presents a new exhibit

The Texts of Christianity:  featuring Christian texts from around the world

Included in the display are: a Cherokee Bible, a Chinese New Testament (1913), a facsimile of the Codex Sinaiticus , and a facsimile of the Gutenberg Bible.  More...


Email Notices 

The JBCL will be sending out courtesy and overdue notices via email tomorrow for the first time. They are addressed to official CTS email addresses. If you have any issues, please notify us!



Library & Resources

Date: 2/7/2014

The CTS faculty recently approved the adoption of the 8th edition of Kate Turabian’s A Manual for Writers as the official style guide for Columbia Seminary.  The 8th edition of Turabian offers changes that include:

  • Updated coverage on finding and using digital sources (including Twitter, Kindle editions, blogs, and more)
  • Alignment with the most recent Chicago Manual of Style, the sixteenth edition
  • Revised guidelines—vetted by dissertation officials nationwide—for formatting research papers, theses, and dissertations and preparing them for submission
  • An updated discipline-specific bibliography, organized by subject area, that lists current sources for research and style issues

Library Spotlight

Date: 4/2/2014 - 2/28/2015

Library Spotlight for April!

Religious & Theological Abstracts (R&TA) is a database that provides objective summaries of articles appearing in scholarly journals in the fields of Religion and Theology. The results of a search done in R&TA will rarely be identical to the results of the same search done in the ATLA Religion Database. Use both databases to get the best coverage.

  • Currently abstracts more than 400 journals, with summaries produced by a team of scholars from around the world.
  • Coverage includes journals relating to Christianity, Judaism, and other world religions.
  • English language abstracts are provided for articles in French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Afrikaans, Hebrew, Italian, and Spanish.
  • Years of coverage: 1948 to the present.

Access to R&TA is available from the Database Index page.


JBC Library Adds Twentieth-Century Religious Thought to Online Collections

Twentieth Century Religious Thought is a multivolume, cross-searchable online collection of works related to key worldwide religious thinkers, from the early 1900s until the turn of the 21st century. Included in the collection are:

  • A significant collection of the works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

  • A selection of the papers of Reinhold Niebuhr.

  • English-language editions of key authors such as Hans Urs von Baltasar, Rudolf Bultmann, James Cone, Gustavo Gutiérrez, Adolf von Harnack, Henri de Lubac, Wolfhart Pannenberg, Rosemary Radford Ruether, Dorothee Sölle, and Ernst Troeltsch.

Access the database via the CTS alphabetical listing of databases:


The John Bulow Campbell Library presents a new exhibit


Included in the display are: a Cherokee Bible, a Chinese New Testament (1913), a facsimile of the Codex Sinaiticus, and a facsimile of the Gutenberg Bible.  More...