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Antiquarian Dutch, French, and Latin titles    Room 217 in the faculty wing houses a large collection of rare books available to PRTS students, faculty, staff, and visiting researchers.  Search the collection using the attached spreadsheet, then visit room 217 for the book(s) which are housed in Dr. Neele’s seminary office.  The numbers in column A on the spreadsheet represent shelves in his office beginning at the top right-hand side as you enter and will help you find the books you are looking for since there are no call numbers on the books.  Keep the books in the library, use care with these antiquarian titles, and return them to his office the same day.  In other words, don’t keep them in your carrel overnight.  Enjoy!

William Perkins Library Catalog

PeRT (PRTS Electronic Research Tool)

Public Domain Library: A collection of digital books on our student computers in the library. Hundreds of books of theology and history have been downloaded from online public domain sources and organized by period and author. This collection is especially strong in the Puritan writers. It contains nineteenth-century reprints of the works of major Puritan authors like John Owen and John Flavel. It also includes many early editions as well, such as Samuel Bolton’s True Bounds of Christian Freedom (1656) and Jonathan Edwards’s Religious Affections (1746). But it also holds patristic, medieval, Reformation, and later texts as well. Unlike bare text files, these are digital images of published books and therefore are citable for academic research. In many cases the pdf files can also be searched for words and phrases. None of these books was downloaded from services such as EEBO requiring a license or fee. All the books in this digital library can be freely copied by students and visitors for their personal use and research.

Proquest’s Dissertations and Theses collection represents the finest North American theses.  The Humanities and Social Sciences collection in particular contains theses most applicable to the focus of PRTS.

TREN: Theological Research Exchange Network-TREN is a library of over 10,000 theological thesis/dissertation titles representing research from as many as 70 different institutions. ThM dissertations from Westminster Theological Seminary are available (for purchase) from 1984 to current. DMin projects from WTS are available from 1986 onward. TREN also makes available conference papers presented at annual meetings of several academic societies.

EthOS is the UK’s national thesis service which aims to maximize the visibility and availability of the UK’s doctoral research theses.  It currently has nearly 400,000 theses from 120 institutions many of which are freely available.

Lexicons, Encyclopedias, and Dictionaries

Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Digital Library of Abraham Kuyper
Early American Imprints
Early English Books Online
Eighteenth Century Collections Online
First Source
HathiTrust Digital Library
Internet Archive
J.I. Packer's Puritan library
Loeb Classical Library
The Net Bible
OAIster
Online Christian Library
Post-Reformation Digital Library
Project Gutenberg
Sieutel tot de Nadere Reformatie
Text Creation Partnership
Theological Commons
Westminster Assembly Project
Works of Jonathan Edwards