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REL 306, REL 307 : Finding Books

Library Catalogs

Tips for Searching

Circulating books on Biblical topics

These are located on the lower level of the library, and have call numbers of 220-229. Use I-Share to find books and/or videos about your topic. 

To find Scripture criticism or commentary try Subject searches like these: 

  • Bible Genesis
  • Bible Philippians commentaries
  • Bible Corinthians 1st criticism interpretation
  • Bible dictionaries
  • Bible Apocrypha

To find information on people and ideas, try Subject searches such as these:  

  • Paul, the apostle, saint
  • Law and gospel
  • Grace(theology)

Biblical Commentaries

The library has many volumes of several Biblical commentary series. To see all volumes of a particular series, go to I-Share and search for any of the following as a Title:

  • Word Biblical Commentary
  • Bible English. Anchor Bible
  • Hermeneia
  • Interpretation

Here are several reference sources that may be helpful in studying Scripture:

  • New Interpreter's Bible (12 vols.) R 220.7 N532 1994 (includes a volume on the Apocryphal books)
  • Oxford Bible Commentary R 220.7 O98
  • New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology and Exegesis (5 vols.) R 221.3 N532
  • New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology (4 vols.) R 225.3 N532
  • Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament (1974-present) R 221.3 B751t

Expanding Your Search

If you do not find what you need at Elmhurst, click All I-Share Libraries to expand your search to 80 academic/research libraries in Illinois. Items that are not available at Elmhurst but appear in the catalog may be requested directly in I-Share. Please ask a librarian if you need assistance.

Religious Studies