February 25, 2009

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online is fully searchable database of comprehensive bilingual dictionaries. Offering millions of words, phrases, and translations, in French, German, Spanish and Italian

June 23, 2008

U.S. Religious Landscape Survey

Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life has made Part II of the U.S. Religious Landscape Survey available on its site. Both the site and the survey will be added to MNCAT with links.

May 14, 2008

Oxford Islamic Studies Online now available

Oxford Islamic Studies Online is now listed in MNCAT
{Access for the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities only.}

MNCAT record

"A growing collection of content, including more than 3,000 reference articles and chapters by leading scholars and specialists in their fields, and much more. Qur'anic studies resources, including two Oxford World's Classics translations of the Qur'an, linked to the first online version of A Concordance of the Qur'an by Hanna Kassis. Primary source documents with editorial introductions. Timelines covering major events in the Islamic world and corresponding events in general world history for context. Images provide useful visual perspectives on Islam. Users can refine the rich array of content to search and browse by era, topic, and geographic region, filter to view a specific type of content, and make use of a variety of search forms to set criteria for locating biographical entries, bibliographic references, primary sources, terms in the Qur'an and Concordance, and much more."/ "Oxford Islamic Studies Online includes regularly updated features and a program designed to add a substantial amount of new content to the site."/ Editor-in-chief, John L. Esposito./
Here is a source list for Oxford Islamic Studies Online:

Reference Sources (title and ISBN)
[Oxford] Encyclopedia of the Islamic World (2008) 9780195305135
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World 9780195148039
The Islamic World: Past and Present 9780195165203
The Oxford History of Islam 9780195107999
The Oxford Dictionary of Islam 9780195125597
What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam 9780195157130
Concordance of the Qur’an (Hanna Kassis) 9780520043275
The Koran Interpreted (A.J. Arberry) 9780192835017
The Qur’an (Abdel S.Haleem) 9780192831934

Primary Source Documents (title and ISBN)
Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives 9780195174311
Modernist Islam: 1840-1940: A Sourcebook 9780195154689
Liberal Islam: A Sourcebook 9780195116229

January 4, 2007

Encyclopaedia Judaica is online!

Encyclopaedia Judaica is online - linked from MNCAT or go directly to

The print edition has arrived and is being processed for Wilson Reference.
Wilson Library Reference Quarto DS102.8 .E496 2007 Non-Circulating

Note that the new print edition is a quarto, and the old one is folio. The new edition is shelved with the regular sized books in the first floor Reference room of Wilson Library.

December 11, 2006

Acta Sanctorum

The full-text database of the Acta Sanctorum has arrived!

The Acta Sanctorum Database is an electronic version of the complete printed text of Acta sanctorum quotquot toto orbe coluntur (Antwerp; Brussels: Société des Bollandistes, 1863- (68 vols.) and found in Wilson Library Annex Folio 270 Ac8). The Database contains the entire Acta Sanctorum, including all prefatory material, original texts, critical apparatus and indices. Bibliotheca Hagiographica Latina reference numbers are also included.


Affiliated users can find Acta Sanctorum through its direct link at or on the A-Z list on the Indexes and Databases. Non-affiliated users can access the database at the University Libraries on the Twin Cities campus.

New JSTOR Journals

The following titles have been added to the JSTOR collection of electronic journals:

Anatolian Studies (Arts & Sciences Complement)
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 52, 1951-2002
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara
ISSN: 0066-1546

The Athenian Agora (Arts & Sciences Complement)
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 31, 1953-1998
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: American School of Classical Studies at Athens
ISSN: 1558-8610

You can access these new JSTOR journals through the Electronic Journals directory on the Libraries web site, JSTOR, or the CitationLinker.

October 23, 2006

JSTOR collection updates: Classical Quarterly; Journal of Law and Religion

These titles have been updated with previously missing issues no longer missing include:

The Classical Quarterly (Arts & Sciences II Collection)
New Content: Vol. 21 (Issue 1), 1927
Publisher: Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Classical Association
ISSN: 0009-8388

Journal of Law and Religion (Arts & Sciences IV Collection)
New Content: Vol. 14 (Issue 2), 1999-2000
Publisher: Journal of Law and Religion, Inc.
ISSN: 0748-0814

complete news release for all subject areas, see below:

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September 28, 2006

ATLA maintenance notice

ATLA (American Theological Library Association) plans to perform routine maintenance on ATLA systems (article database) on the first Monday of each month beginning at 5:30 p.m. starting in October 2006. Although we do not expect this regular maintenance work to interrupt access, it is possible you may encounter a brief interruption of service between 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. (CST) this coming Monday, October 2nd. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

September 21, 2006

Acta Sanctorum Are Coming!

The Libraries are arranging to purchase the electronic Acta Sanctorum (Acts of the Saints), the encyclopedic hagiography published by the Societé des Bollandistes from 1643 to 1940.

This work is a core resource for research into church history, Medieval Europe, art history, religion and theology. The electronic version is fully searchable and allows researchers to create their own text collections based upon their individual interests.

We'll keep you informed about the arrival of the electronic Acta Sanctorum.

POxy (Oxyrhynchus Online)

As reported in the September/October 2006 issue of Archaeology,
POxy (Oxyrhynchus Online) offers an indexed online database of 50,000 papyri fragments rescued from an ancient garbage dump in the Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus. Previously illegible texts are revealed using multispectural imagining techniques.
Visit the site and view images of the papyri at

JSTOR adds Review of Religious Research

JSTOR has added this title:

Review of Religious Research (Arts & Sciences Complement)
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 45 (Issue 2), 1959-2003
Moving Wall: 2 years
Publisher: Religious Research Association, Inc.
ISSN: 0034-673x