New Ministry Matters database to replace iPreach!

MinistryMattersMinistry Matters  formerly known as  IPreach, was recently launched by the United Methodist Publishing House, to replace iPreach.
The newly revamped database provides full text access to Biblical reference works, commentaries, and lectionary tools. Commentary series include: The New Interpreter’s Bible, Interpretation Commentaries, Abingdon Old Testament and New Testament, and many more.  Ministry Matters describes itself as a “community of resources for church leaders.”

Please note the database is listed on Fuller Library’s databases page, and Fuller Seminary users will need to sign in with their Portico accounts as usual. A “Purchased” sign should accompany any individual titles from the collection, once you are authenticated. For more information you can take view their short tutorial.  Also, faculty and student interested in submitting articles (750-1500 words) about subjects relevant to church leaders: preaching, teaching, worship planning, leadership, outreach may submit by email to

New E-Book Collections in a new discovery and delivery interface from EBSCO!

We are pleased to announce that the library recently added 700 eBooks to its growing electronic books collection.

You can now search most of our e-Books in a new interface powered by EBSCO Host. Search the entire E-Book collection to read or to download the online content (check-out).

Just a reminder that you can now use the interfaces’ permalink feature to create direct links (including RSS) to keywords or subject-level titles searches.  See the result set of Religion-Biblical Studies-Old Testament search.

Interpretation Commentaries and iPreach alert!

Unfortunately, Westminster/John Knox Press made the decision to withdraw the electronic versions of Interpretation Commentaries series out of the IPreach database.  We no longer have online access to these 35 commentaries, although IPreach still lists the titles as current content. Meanwhile, in consultation with some faculty members, the library is trying to replace this online series with similar content.  Your suggestions are welcome. Other eBook Bible commentaries can be found in our local library catalog, by searching for the specific subject and commentary keyword (i.e. Galatians commentar*) and selecting the limit eBooks.

ProQuest Digital Dissertations and Theses: Full Text

We are happy to introduce to you our newest subscription database, the Digital Dissertations and Theses Full-Text. The database provides access to more than 1.2 million full-text theses and dissertations available for download in PDF format, together with 2.7 million searchable citations to theses from around the world from 1861 to the present. Most of these theses were written to fulfill doctoral degrees. The database offers full-text for most of the theses added from 1997 onwards and some retrospective full-text coverage for older theses. Approximately 70,000 new full-text theses are added to the database each year. Provided by Proquest formerly known as UMI (University Microfilm Inc.)

ATLA’s Historical Monographs Collection-Series 2

We are happy to announce the purchase of the second series of ATLA’s Historical Monographs Collection. The database consists of nearly 15,000 titles published from 1894 through 1923. It presents a comprehensive picture of religion in America at the turn of the century. Subjects addressed include the conflict between religion and science, the growing interest in Eastern religions and other world religions, and significant shifts in the religious identification of Americans. Beginning with July 1st, direct links to the individual e-books will also be available in our local online catalog , as well as WorldCatLocal, our new discovery and delivery interface.

ATLA’s Historical Monographs Collection-Series 1

The library recently purchased Series 1 of ATLA’ s Historical Monographs Collection. The database provides more than 15,000 e-Books from 1800 through the 1893 World Parliament of Religions, and some earlier publications. It includes many volumes documenting the recovery of languages used during the biblical era and provides an in-depth view of the way that interest in, and knowledge of, biblical languages emerged during the nineteenth century, an important foundation for today’s study and understanding of biblical languages. It also contains titles in Aramaic, Arabic, Greek, Hebrew and Syriac.  Beginning with July 1st, direct links to the individual e-books will also be available in our local online catalog , as well as WorldCatLocal, our new discovery and delivery interface.