Your research for this course will take you in a few different directions, depending on the text you're studying. In addition to the suggestions on this page, be sure to visit the Biblical Studies tab (above). While many biblical studies resources focus primarily on canonical texts, several also include noncanonical texts.
Tracking down hard copies of sources is often a complex process, for a variety of reasons. There are also a variety of ways to track down the paper copy of an article or book, depending on how you first locate the citation. Use the Tracking Down Materials tab (above) for tips and instruction.
While the resources on this page are geared specifically to your research paper, you may also want to consult the library research guide for Religion. You are also more than welcome to email me at any time with research questions - my contact information is below my picture. Finally, you can chat with me or any librarian during Reference Desk hours.
The most appropriate database for your research is the ATLA Religion database (linked below, along with a few others that might be useful). Note that in addition to keyword searching, you can click on Scriptures (on the search bar at the very top of the screen) and then click on biblical books and specific chapters to find relevant articles.
For help finding the full text of articles, consult the Tracking Down Materials tab above (or email Julie).
In addition to the many reference works listed under the Biblical Studies tab, here are a few others that will be useful:
The Gustavus library contains a number of excellent books on your topics. There are several ways you can find books, in addition to doing a keyword search in the catalog.
The Library of Congress Classification System, which we use to shelve books in our library, arranges books according to topic. Here are the most relevant call number areas related to your topics. You can go to the shelves and browse to find related materials.
BS: Biblical Studies, with books relating to Genesis starting at BS1225 and continuing sequentially to the end of the BS section
BT: Doctrinal Theology, see especially Eschtology in BT819-BT891
Our new library catalog makes it easy to find and request books at other libraries. It's automatically searching both our books and books at other libraries. When you find books that aren't at Gustavus, click the title; you'll be taken to the full record. From here, look for the option to request the book from another library.
Log on with you Gustavus user name & password and follow the prompts to complete the request. More information can be found on the Tracking Down Materials tab above or on the Interlibrary Loan page. If you get stuck, please email me.
Librarians are here to help!