By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 17th, 2016

Explicating during the last 2 weeks of term?


The Oxford Biblical Studies Online offers side-by-side commentary and Biblical text. (Does it up the database’s credibility to know it was accessed 1,200 times by last term’s 40+ Encounters students?).


To delve further into the scholarly conversation consider JSTOR and the library’s collections of academic eBooks.  More details and search strategies in the Encounters research guide (accessed 1,600 times by last term’s 40+ Encounters students).


Research questions?  Do let me know!  🙂



Home page:Oxford Biblical Studies Online.  Oxford U. Press. 16 May 2016. Web.

Encounters Research: New eCollection and Kahoots

By - Research & Instruction Librarian February 11th, 2016

Dear Encounters,


Great to see you this week and last!


I’m so glad you like the digital concordances in the new Oxford Biblical Studies Online.


And thanks for playing the Kahoots game!


Trial: Oxford Biblical Studies digital collection

By - Research & Instruction Librarian November 12th, 2015

The Encounters research guide has a new tab describing our *new* till-the-end of term trial to the Oxford Biblical Studies digital collection.


What’s in there?  Translations, commentary, concordance (& general reference articles, maps and images).


Tell me what you think?  Worth adding to the library’s digital fleet (I think so.)?


Dear Encounters,

By - Research & Instruction Librarian November 5th, 2015

Great to see you this week!


Here is the direct link to your research guide.


Thanks for the excellent analogies and helpful search suggestions.  I love Lily’s ’16 analogy comparing a concordance to the Control + F feature for the Bible.  Thanks Rita ’16 for suggesting we search JSTOR for our specific biblical passage.


Encounters Research

By - Research & Instruction Librarian April 23rd, 2015

Explicating Mark, Matthew or Job?

Consider using the digitized The New Interpreter’s Bible available from the library’s Ministry Matters collection.

(Ministry Matters is a collection of digitized Christian religious texts to support of religious researchers and practitioners.)

Use  The New Interpreter’s Bible to locate historical and social context for, and commentary on:

Statue Of St. Mark (detail Of The Hands), Torcello, Venice. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 21 Feb2014. http://quest.eb.com/images/153_2929747

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