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Jessie Ball duPont Library

Sewanee School of Theology Library Guide

Gathering of information especially for the students at the School of Theology


Dear Patrons,

Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency, all the access, instruction, and reference functions for the SoT Library are now moved online. Please email me with any question and I will get back to you as soon as I am able to.

Thank you for your understanding,



Most of the library resources for the School of Theology are housed on the third floor of the Jessie Ball duPont Library.  The entire Theology collection including Theology Reference, Theology Periodicals (current and bound), Diocesan Journals, as well as the general collection for Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, World Religions are all located on the third floor.  There are also 16 computers, a photocopier, and numerous study tables and carrels.  The Urban T. Holmes reading area is furnished with comfortable leather overstuffed furniture.  Most importantly, the third floor is the "quiet" study floor in the library, and there are a couple of group-study rooms available for Theology students.

Romulus' Theology Reference Corner



e-Resources – New Access


Feasting on the Word Companions

Feasting on the Word Lenten Companion: A Thematic Resource for Preaching and Worship

Feasting on the Word Advent Companion: A Thematic Resource for Preaching and Worship

Feasting on the Word Worship Companion: Liturgies for Year A, Volume 2: Trinity Sunday Through Reign of Christ

Feasting on the Word Worship Companion: Liturgies for Year B, Volume 1

Feasting on the Word Worship Companion: Liturgies for Year B, Volume 2

Feasting on the Word: Children's Sermons for Year A


These EBSCO trials (available until June 1st) will give us expanded access to ebooks and articles.


Academic Ebook Collection -- This multidisciplinary collection includes thousands of e-books covering a large selection of academic subjects and features e-books from leading publishes and university presses.  It is a subscription collection. The title list that they sent to me has 201,528 titles.

There is no separate link to this collection. The titles have been added to our EBSCOhost Ebook Collection. They are showing up in TIGERSEARCH.


Academic Search Ultimate – This is EBSCO’s main interdisciplinary periodical database. It includes:                     

9,283 active full-text journals and magazines

8,453 active, full-text, peer-reviewed journals

6,410 active, full-text, peer-reviewed journals with no embargo

5,307 active full-text journals indexed in Web of Science or Scopus


The direct link to this database is:,uid&custid=s9007859&groupid=main&profile=ehost&defaultdb=asn

NOTE: These articles have already been incorporated into EBSCO discovery (TigerSearch and Publication Finder). There will be a delay before all of the new journals show up in Browzine. By limiting your searches to full text only resources, you will have instant access to materials available online. Hopefully, this will be a helpful tip during these extraordinary times.



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Beginning this semester, the Library is implementing a new system to provide access to electronic resources. The new system is called OpenAthens, and will use single sign-on authentication. Some of the benefits of OpenAthens are a more secure and reliable experience and no more "proxy error" access issues. All library patrons must log in to access online resources regardless of whether they are on or off-campus. The login credentials are the same as the ones you use for Banner and campus email. (Tip: leave off from your username; your password is the Banner password) 

More information is available on this web page: 


Close-Reading Library Workshop on Alasdair MacIntyre's After Virtue (9/18-11/20 on Fridays from 1:00-2:00 pm in the Hamilton Hall Reading Room)


New Library Databases: 

- TLG (Thesaurus Lingue Greacae) -

- Proquest's Thesis & Dissertation

- Dead Sea Scrolls


Completed Summer Projects:

- Current Theology Periodicals: consolidation and rearrangement by LoC classification system

- Dewey 100 & 200 books: re-classified by Library of Congress (LoC) classification system

Library Hours - Spring Semester 2020

Limited public hours due to COVID-19 epidemic (as of March 16, 2020)  


Mondays-Fridays:  8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturdays & Sundays:  closed


Third floor map

Other Helpful Skills

Polish some of the research skills that will be necessary for research, writing, and presentation across multiple academic disciplines.