Online students and faculty have access to the full range of
Archabbey Library resources. This includes online databases,
e-books, and online reference sources. Archabbey Library print
resources are available through "scan and deliver" service as well
as by remote delivery through mail and courier. Archabbey Library
also belongs to a number of library consortia that enable students
and faculty to borrow books directly from libraries nearer to their
Accessing Archabbey Library Resources from Off
In order to use Archabbey Library you will need to register with
the library so we can set up your library account. Once you get
your library account, you will have a unique 14 digit barcode that
is your system username. You will need to set up a system
password. This is different from your Moodle password. The
first time you try to access your library account online or to
access a resource such as a database will cause a pop-up login
window to appear. Click on the "Set/reset your password" link and
follow instructions. Here is a more complete set of instructions
for password setup: Setting up your Archabbey
Library password in WorldCat Discovery.
Online Journals and Full-Text Databases
Articles from online journals and full-text databases can be
searched and accessed either through the library catalog or through
the search interfaces provided by the databases. Most of the
articles in these sources are peer-reviewed. Archabbey Library
journal articles can be included in Google searches by using Google
Scholar. To activate links to Archabbey Library resources in Google
Scholar follow these instructions:
Archabbey Library in Google Scholar. The library catalog and
Google Scholar search resources across a broad spectrum of
resources. The search interfaces individual databases search a
narrow group of resources, but search them much more
thoroughly. Here are the library's most important databases
with links to their search interfaces:
Academic Search Premier. A multidisciplinary
database that indexes over 10,000 journals from all academic
disciplines, including more than 500 in religion and philosophy,
most of which are available full-text.
ATLA Religion Database with ALTASerials. Online
through EBSCOhost. Contains over one million bibliographic
citations to journal articles, essays in books, and book reviews in
the field of religion. Also contains some full-text access to
ATLA Catholic Periodical and Literature Index. Online
through EBSCOhost. Indexes periodicals, books, newspapers, and
papal documents dealing expressly with the practice of Catholic
faith and life. Online begins with 1981. Includes a scripture
New Testament Abstracts. Online through EBSCOhost.
Online edition begins with 1985. Sources are both journal articles
and books. Includes a scripture search function.
Old Testament Abstracts. Online
through EBSCOhost. Begins in 1978. Sources are predominantly
journal articles but also include books, essays and software.
Includes a scripture search function.
The Philosopher's Index. A current and comprehensive
bibliographic database covering scholarly research in all major
fields of philosophy. It indexes research published since
1940 including nearly 600 journals from 43 countries.
EBSCOHost Databases. Allows searching some or all of the six
preceding databases through a single search interface.
Archive of major journals in humanities and social sciences. These
collections contain a wealth of full-text articles on religion and
theology, Church history, philosophy, art, architecture, and music,
as well as classical languages and literature. Does not contain the
most recent five years of most journals.
The Philosopher's Index. A comprehensive database
covering scholarly research in all major areas of philosophy.
It indexes research published since 1940 including nearly 600
journals from 43 countries.
HeinOnline Religion and the Law. Provides online access to
journals on religion and law, canon law, publications of the
Christian Legal Society and the Canon Law Society, and many other
More than 200,000 e-books are available to Archabbey Library
patrons through EBSCOHost, Proquest/ebrary, Oxford Scholarship
Online, and other publishers. E-books can be discovered and
accessed through the library catalog. E-books will be mixed in with
other catalog search returns, or you can limit your search to
e-books using either the 'format' dropdown box on the Advanced
Search Page or by using the facet check box on the left side of the
search results pages. Most e-books can be downloaded,
"checked-out," for two weeks at a time. They can all be read
online anytime. To access e-books you will need to use your
Online Reference Resources
All of the following resources can be accessed through links
found under the Reference tab on the library's webpage.
New Catholic Encyclopedia Online. The New Catholic
Encyclopedia is accessed the Gale Virtual Reference Library. It
contains articles on all aspects of Catholic Church history,
sacraments, scripture, and theology. The Gale Virtual Reference
Library includes many more valuable reference resources as
Oxford Reference Online. Brings together language and
subject reference works from Oxford University Press into a single
cross-searchable resource. Contains multiple dictionaries and
encyclopedias on scripture, religion and theology.
Oxford Biblical Studies Online.Access to six Oxford editions of
the Bible alongside commentary, reference material, primary texts,
maps, images, and interactive timelines.
English Dictionary. Online version of the
monumental Oxford English Dictionary.
Oxford Music Online. Includes the full texts of The
New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd
Edition, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera,
and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd Edition, as
well as all subsequent updates.
Oxford Art Online. An online scholarly art encyclopedia
covering all aspects of Western and non-Western visual art. It
includes the full text of The Dictionary of Art,
containing more than 45,000 articles.
The Chicago Manual of Style Online. The online version of the
16th edition of the Chicago Manual of
Style, the standard guide for formatting most theological
Archabby Library patrons can request articles and books not
owned by Archabbey Library through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). In most
cases, books can be borrowed from another library for one month.
Books borrowed through ILL must be picked-up at Archabbey
Library. If you cannot get to Archabbey Library to pick up a
book, it would be better to request the book through your local
public library which should have an ILL service. Articles are
usually delivered electronically, so they can be delivered
You can place an ILLorder by using the "Request Item" button in
the library catalog. This button is found above the
"Library's Worldwide" holdings list in the long item record.
In EBSCO database searches you can just click on the "Request
through Interlibrary Loan" link when you find an item not owned by
Archabbey Library. You can also use the ILL form
linked on the Archabbey Library webpage.
Scan and Deliver
As a service to students, faculty, and staff who cannot get to
the library, Archabbey Library will, within the limits of copyright
law, make and send PDF files of print journal articles and book
chapters. You can use the Document
Delivery form linked on library's webpage to request
Borrowing from Other Libraries
The consortia listed below allow Archabbey Library patrons to
borrow books directly from member libraries.
PALNI (Private Academic Libraries of Indiana). Archabbey Library
patrons can borrow directly from any of the 23 PALNI member college
and university libraries with their Archabbey Library cards. The
list of PALNI member libraries can be found here.
ALI (Academic Libraries of Indiana). Archabbey Library
patrons can borrow books from any academic library in
Indiana. This includes public university libraries, such as
Indiana University, Purdue, and Indiana State and private
institutions, such as Notre Dame, University of Evansville, and
Valparaiso. To borrow from ALI institutions, other than those
in PALNI, you must request an ALI identification card from
ALTA Reciprocal Borrowing Program. This program sponsored by the
American Theological Librarian Association allows patrons of
participating libraries to borrow from a host of libraries across
the United States. To learn more about this program visit the
program homepage and
participating library map for the program.
TEAM-A. This is a consortium of five schools of theology in
northern Kentucky and southern Indiana. The members are Saint
Meinrad, Louisville Presbyterian , Southern Baptist Theological
Seminary, Ashbury, and Lexington Theological Seminary. To
borrow from member libraries, just present your Saint Meinrad
Contact Archabbey Library for Help
To get help with any library related issue you can call us
directly at 800-987-7311 or 812-357-6401. For research
assistance email Dan Kolb at email@example.com or
call at 812-357-6566. Any questions can also be submitted
through the Ask A
Librarian form linked on the library's webpage.