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Distance Students: Books and E-Books

A guide to help distance students with their research needs.

E-Book Databases

ATLA Historical Monographs Collection:  The ATLA Historical Monographs Collection provides access to more than 29,000 titles focused on religion and theology dating from the 13th century through 1922.

E-Books from EBSCO: Access e-books on religion, history, literature, and science.

Proquest:  Access abstracts for dissertations and theses from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and Europe.  Many works have a full pdf copy ready to be downloaded.

Early American Imprints:  Access monographs, pamphlets, broadsides, government documents and ephemera for research in American history and culture throughout 1621-1860.

Early English Books Online (EEBO): Contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and British North America as well as works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700.

Loeb Classical Library:  Access works from the ancient Greek and Roman worlds with both the original language and the English translation alongside each other.

For a full list of our databases (Journals and Ebooks) click here.

We Can Email It To You

Watch the video below to learn how to request the sections of books the SEBTS library owns be scanned and emailed to you in a PDF version. This includes commentaries and dictionaries/encyclopedias, for which we simply need the range of verses or the name of the entry you are requesting (the rest of the method given below is the same). For any source that is requested we can only scan within copyright limits: generally, 10% of the whole or up to 50 pages of a work is permissible for reproduction in this way.

We Can Send It To You

Click here to learn about acquiring items by mail.

ILL Books

SEBTS Inter-Library Loan (ILL) will mail books to distance students as long as the book is in an acceptable condition and has not been restricted to in-library use by the lending library. If the item fails to meet these criteria, then the ILL staff will notify the student. 

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Need help?

Visit our FAQ page for an answer to any question you have. If you still cannot find an answer, the Reference Assistant is the point person for distance students at the library and would be happy to assist you. The Reference Assistant can be reached by email at: