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The Booher Library supports Seminary of the Southwest students, faculty and staff by providing access to electronic resources for research. These resources require a username and password for off campus access. Please contact a librarian for assistance.


Students/Faculty/Staff

Discovery Tools

Seeker
Seeker is the Booher Library’s EBSCO Discovery Service. It is a one stop searchbox that provides access to all the available resources in the Booher Library. This not only includes print books, journals, and audio-visual materials, but also all our available electronic journals, ebooks, and databases. Seeker also includes Research Starters, an encyclopedic entry into many popular subjects to provide you the background you may need to get started on your next research topic.

Publication Finder
Publication Finder is a comprehensive listing of every online journal title available through our subscription Databases and the cataloged print journals available in the Booher Library.

LibGuides
Libguides are librarian generated web pages created to help our community find information about resources, perform various tasks, and do research.


A-Z Resources

American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection
EBSCO partners with American Antiquarian Society (AAS), the premier library documenting the life of America’s people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction, to provide digital access to the most comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912.

AAS Historical Periodicals: Series 1 (1684-1820)
AAS Historical Periodicals: Series 2 (1821-1837)
AAS Historical Periodicals: Series 3 (1838-1852)

AAS Historical Periodicals: Series 4 (1853-1865)
AAS Historical Periodicals: Series 5 (1866-1912)

ATLASerials PLUS and EBSCO Databases
This is a large set of databases covering several subject areas on the EBSCO platform. It includes ATLAS (American Theological Library Association Serials) – an online full-text collection of major religion and theology journals, and many of the databases we receive through TexShare (see the link below).

ATLA Scripture Search
Scripture Search (ATLA Hierarchical Scripture Authority) is the database that provides the user with the ability to search scriptural passages by book, chapter, and verse. These searches result in resources specifically focusing on the passage being searched in the form of books, journal articles, and essays.

Cambridge Histories Online
The Cambridge Histories series include more than 300 volumes, grouped into topics to search and browse through an array of historical subject areas.

Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. Online, The Chronicle is published every weekday and is the top destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academe. The Chronicle’s website features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; an archive of previously published content; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more.

EBSCO eBooks
We provide access to over 23,000 ebooks through EBSCO. This is a collection that we are actively growing. Look for some enjoyable fiction to read or a scholarly book to support your next paper.

Healing the Healers video series
Healing the Healers is a new media resource intended to support clergy, laity, social workers, first responders and other faith leaders facing community-level trauma. In the first five parts of an ongoing video series, Rev. Matthew Crebbin begins an important conversation with colleagues in which they acknowledge the unique stress they face in the aftermath of community trauma.

JSTOR Religion & Theology Collection
The JSTOR Religion & Theology Collection covers the history and philosophy of religious thought spanning traditions, periods, and critical approaches. The collection contains more than 80 titles, drawn exclusively from existing JSTOR Arts & Sciences collections. It supports religious studies research as well as scholarship in archaeology, literature, philosophy, and more.

Mango Languages
Mango Languages is an easy way to learn languages online. Mango Languages is a well developed system, calling on the necessities of language learning to aid you in your quest to become a fluent speaker. With Mango, you’ll learn vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture all in one integrated experience. There’s a lot under the hood, but it’s deliciously simple on the surface.

Medline Full-Text
This database provides full-text for many of the most-used biomedical and health journals indexed in MEDLINE. Many journals are available with no embargo, allowing doctors, nurses, health professionals and researchers access to the information as soon as it is published. It contains full text for more than 1,400 journals with coverage dating back to 1949.

The New York Times
The New York Times is a Pulitzer Prize winning, American newspaper. It has worldwide readership and the largest combined print and digital circulation of any daily newspaper. Now members of the SSW community can have complete access to the paper and all its digital content through the NYTimes.com Site Licence. The Site License allows each SSW member to create a personal subscription to the NYTimes.com website with access anywhere, anytime. Visit the library’s NYTimes LibGuide for more information on how to sign up.

OverDrive
OverDrive is the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide. Dedicated to creating “a world enlightened by reading” by delivering the industry’s largest catalog of ebooks, audiobooks and other digital media to a growing network of more than 43,000 libraries and schools in 75 countries.

OverDrive App – provides accessibility options for visually impaired readers as well as support for streaming video and a multilingual user experience.
Libby App – to discover and enjoy ebooks and audiobooks from your library. Warm, personal and easy to use, Libby was designed to get people reading as quickly as possible.

Oxford English Dictionary
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world. As a historical dictionary, the OED is very different from Dictionaries of current English, in which the focus is on present-day meanings. You’ll still find present-day meanings in the OED, but you’ll also find the history of individual words, and of the language—traced through 3 million quotations, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to film scripts and cookery books.

Oxford Handbooks Online – Religion
Oxford Handbooks Online – Psychology
In Oxford Handbooks Online, the world’s leading scholars write review essays that evaluate the current thinking in a field of study and suggest its future direction. Guided tour and live demonstrations.

Oxford Reference Online – eBooks
Created from Oxford’s award-winning print scholarly reference sets, these e-reference resources are fully searchable with remote access available anytime, anywhere.

Oxford Scholarship Online
An online library offering access to thousands of academic works from the celebrated scholarly list of Oxford University Press. OSO covers subjects across the humanities, social sciences, sciences, medicine, and law.

PsycArticles
PsycArticles is a robust database offering complete access to the full text of more than 100 landmark journals in behavioral science and related fields ranging from education, to nursing, to business, to neuroscience.

PsycTests
PsycTests provides ready-to-use research instruments, including a wide range of reliable measures never made commercially available. This extensive coverage makes APA PsycTests an ideal starting point for researchers initiating new research projects. All of the measurement tools included in APA PsycTests are compiled through a systematic review of peer-reviewed journals published by APA, Hogrefe Publishing Group and other large publishers.

PsycBooks
Updated monthly, PsycBooks is an extensive collection of peer-reviewed books that provides students, researchers, and educators access to high-quality publications in psychology and related fields. PsycBooks includes the newest scholarly and professional books published by APA including reference works from the APA Handbooks in Psychology® Series that delve deep into specific subfields within psychology.
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E-Resources Requiring Additional Authentication

The following resources require a username and password for access rather than the usual OpenAthens credentials. The required credentials for each resource can be found on the Seminary’s E-Resources Information.

Austin American Statesman
The Austin American-Statesman began daily publication as a morning paper in 1873. Today it is the major daily newspaper for Austin, the capital city of Texas.

Image: Art, Faith, Religion
Image was founded in 1989 to demonstrate the continued vitality and diversity of contemporary art and literature that engage with the religious traditions of western culture. Now it is one of the leading literary journals published in English.

The Living Church
This The Living Church Magazine is the product of The Living Church Foundation. The Foundation is governed by members of the Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion. The Magazine has been in production since 1878, providing “the catholic and evangelical faith of the one Church and to hasten the visible unity of all Christians”.

Sojourners Magazine
Sojourners is an independent, award-winning print and online magazine of faith, culture, and politics. Their mission is to inspire hope and action by articulating the biblical call to racial and social justice, life and peace, and environmental stewardship.

TexShare databases
We are afforded a large collection of databases by being a participating member of TexShare, a consortium of libraries administered by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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Theological Degrees

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