Fall 2023 Announcements

Welcome to a new academic year at CTS!

To our new and returning students, please take the time to review the Getting Started Guide for help navigating the Learning Commons. Quick highlights include the following:

Evening Hours

Members of the CTS community can schedule a reference appointment on Monday nights OR make use of the virtual drop-in hours via Zoom on Thursday evenings.

Online Library Workshops

Streamline your research process and register for any of the various online research workshops in the Learning Commons.

Newly Added Databases

The Learning Commons now has access to the following databases to help guide your research.  Off-campus users will be required to authenticate using their CTS email username and password.

Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries

Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries span over 89 volumes and is one of the most trusted and long-running scholarly commentaries series for Biblical Studies scholars. The series draws from the wisdom and resources of Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish scholars from around the world.

The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary is a six-volume dictionary of the Bible offering the most up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of biblical subjects and topics.
The LGBTQ+ Rights collection charts the gay rights movement in America, showing the civil rights codified into law in the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as the inequalities that still exist today. All titles in this collection have been assigned one or more title-level subjects relating to their scope, and are further divided into six subcollections, whose areas of focus constitute Marriage and Family, Employment Discrimination, Military Service, AIDS and Health Care, and Public Spaces and Accommodations. A separate subcollection, Historical Attitudes and Analysis, presents books, pamphlets, reports, and more that some researchers may find offensive: viewpoints expressed in these items range from the cause of homosexuality and its alleged cures to the “problems” LGBT persons create in society.

The Index Islamicus database indexes literature on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world. It is produced by  the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Records included in the database cover almost 100 years of publications on the world of Islam.

Twentieth Century Religious Thought: Volume II, Islam focuses on modern Islamic theology and tradition and details Islam’s evolution from the late 19th century by examining printed works and rare documents by Muslim writers, both non-Western and Western voices.
Twentieth Century Religious Thought: Volume III, Judaism focuses on modern Jewish theology and philosophy and details of Judaism’s evolution from the late 19th century by examining printed works and rare documents.
Twentieth Century Religious Thought: Volume IV, Eastern Religions

Twentieth Century Religious Thought: Volume IV, Eastern Religions focuses on the various facets of Eastern Religion spanning over 200 years.