Library Resources

The Nelson Memorial Library at SAGU has excellent resources both in print and online. This webpage is a quick guide to some of the eBook and online resources that are most useful to our majors. While anyone can view the following links, all of them will require to you to login with your current Lionmail credentials in order to read the resources themselves.

Bible & Theology LibGuide

LibGuides are popular content management systems that libraries use to curate resources that are specific to various disciplines. The SAGU Library has an excellent LibGuide for the Bible & Theology Department.

eBook Bible Dictionaries

The BibTheo LibGuide has a separate page for eBook Bible Dictionaries and other reference material, including all eight volumes of the IVP “Black Cover” Bible Dictionary series.

eBook Commentaries

The BibTheo LibGuide has a separate page for eBook Commentaries. We have the full set of the New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT) & New International Commentary on the Old Testament (NICOT), the New American Commentary OT & NT volumes (NAC), and the Tyndale New Testament Commentaries (TNTC) & Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries (TOTC). We also have eBook access to individual volumes in series such as the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (BECNT), Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (ZECNT), Pillar, Anchor, and the Revised Expositor’s Bible Commentary (REBC), among others.

ATLA Database (for Journal Articles)

The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) database is the recommended database for finding journal articles in the areas of Biblical and Theological Studies. To get to the ALTA Database from the library homepage, go to –> Database A-Z List –> ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials. If an article is not available online or it is not from a journal to which we subscribe, click the “ILL” button and the library will see about getting a copy of the article to you.

Course Reserves (Online Reserve Shelves)

There is a university tradition of faculty members setting aside physical books on a physical shelf in the school library so that students in their classes can have easier access to course-specific reference material. Nelson Memorial Library carries on that tradition in the physical building, but it has also made space for digital reserve shelves for online access to faculty-selected, course-specific material. These are called “Course Reserves” and can be accessed at!dashboard –> Course Reserves –> Faculty Member Name.!dashboard

Online Bibles

There are many sites for access to Bibles online. The following sites interact with the original languages or otherwise allow you do some basic and intermediate word search functions.

  1. by Tyndale House. The SBLGNT and WHNU (Westcott & Hort with Nestle-Aland 27 & UBS 4 variants) are the two interactive GNT texts that you would want to use for translation. The Greek Lexicon feature of the site relies on William Mounce’s Teknia Greek Dictionary for the basic glosses and intermediate definitions, and on the full, 9th edition of Liddel, Scott, and Jones (LSJ) for the advanced lexical entries.
  2. Bible Web App by John Dyer.
  3. by
  4. The Scholarly Bible Portal of the German Bible Society. The publisher of the gold-standard original-language Biblical texts has made the most current editions of following texts available for view online: NA28 (NT), UBS 5 (NT), BHS (OT), Rahlfs/Hanhart LXX (OT), and Weber/Gryson Latin Vulgate. The ESV, NETBible, KJV, and Luther’s Revised 1984 German translation are also available. There is no oline interactivity with these texts, and the critical apparatuses are also lacking, but if you want to read the most current editions of the Bible in the original languages, this is your best online option.

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