Should we Expand Our Library’s Religious Content with the new EBSCO eBooks Religion Collection? Help us decide.
Click after the colon to access the collection: EBSCO eBooks Religion Collection
Publisher”s descriptions: “This unique collection features more than 4,100 titles from over 150 trusted publishers covering a broad range of religious subjects including philosophy, ethics, history of religions, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, religious texts, and more. This dynamic compilation of texts exploring religious beliefs, faith, cultural systems and world views provides a key resource to meet the content needs of students and scholars in their research.”
“Titles are available from a variety of distinguished academic, university and religious publishers, Oxford University Press, University of California Press, Brill Academic Press, De Gruyter, InterVarsity Press, Harvard University Press, Society of Biblical Literature, State University of New York Press, Peter Lang, and The Jewish Publication Society.”
“Select titles include:
•Francis of Assisi: A New Biography
•Wrestling with God: Jewish Theological Responses During and After the Holocaust
•From Jeremiad to Jihad: Religion, Violence, and America
•The Bible and Asia: From the Pre-Christian Era to the Postcolonial Age”
“All titles are available with unlimited user access, and titles are regularly added to the collection at no additional cost.”
We are interested in your comments about the strengths and weaknesses of this collection. What courses you might use it in? Does it include too many items that don’t apply to UST’s curricula? Does subscribing to a full collection like this work for you, or do you prefer that we purchase theology eBooks title by title in support of the curricula?
Please leave comments for Curt Le May, from Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library, who is moderating this trial.
Please be aware that the trial ends on March 31, 2014.
Note: If you have trouble downloading or reading EBSCO eBooks – try these help guides:
From EBSCO website: EBSCO’s Online Guide
From UST Libraries website: EBOOK LibGuide