Atriuum Catalog - Search for library books in the Ora Byram Allison Memorial Library and the Northeast Branch Library

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  • After you have signed in, click the EBSCOHost link. Once there, please follow these steps to access eBooks:  
  1. Click the phrase OFF CAMPUS.
  2. This will take you to the proxy sign in page. You will need to use your Student ID# as the username and your Sonis Pin# as the password.   
  3. Once you have signed in, click the EBSCOhost link and this will take you to the EBSCO web page.
  4. Above the search box, click the Choose Databases link.
  5. Once the link opens, select all the boxes EXCEPT the ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials box, the Academic Search Elite box, and the Christian Periodical boxes (they are journal databases). Click OK.
  6. Once you return to the search page, type your book choice into the search box OR return to the OPAC (library catalog) and continue to search for books.

EBSCO eBook App

This app allows for easy discovery and simple download capabilities from our library collection to any mobile device. 


Recently added New Titles.


ATLA Historical Monograph Collection (Both of these collections are also directly accessible through the Atriuum Catalog/OPAC database.)
Series 1 - 13th Century to 1893
Series 2 - 1894 to 1923


The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Historical Monographs Collection consists of two Series that contain more than 29,000 titles focused on religion and theology. In its entirety, the collection is estimated to contain over 10 million pages, representing a core collection for colleges and universities with programs in history, theology, religion, sociology, political science and other disciplines.

Series 1 consists of titles from the 13th Century through the 1893 World Parliament of Religions with the majority of titles from the 19th century. This is the first of two monograph series to be offered by EBSCO Publishing from the ATLA’s historical monograph archives and is a vast collection containing over 5 million pages of content. The historical time period of the collection reflects upon a time of great doctrinal, social, and organizational change.Since religion was such an integral part of the social, political and economic fabric of life during the time period of this collection, historians researching a wide range of areas, not just religion, will find invaluable material relevant to their work.

Series 2 contains hundreds of volumes describing the evangelical movement and collections of evangelical sermons including covering the debates between science and religion in the current day that has its roots in the late nineteenth century. A significant number of titles that describe the missionary activities of the period are included as well as numerous biographies of nineteenth century theologians which provide perspective on how and why these leaders were valued in the nineteenth century. It offers a unique collection of books by and about women and the church and also books about Native Americans and their religion and the view that Puritans and others held about Native Americans and their religion. Topics like Jewish laws, music, literature, and history are also well covered in the collection.


All titles can be keyword-searched and viewed through a new image viewer unique to EBSCO's historical archive databases, which provides innovative ways to research, view and manage the content.



Research in Ministry® (RIM®) indexes and abstracts projects and theses from over 100 Doctor of Ministry (DMin), Doctor of Missiology (DMiss) and Doctor of Educational Ministry (DEdMin) programs accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). RIM is a searchable database with entries for authors, titles, thesis/project advisors, schools, and ATLA subject headings. Abstracts can be searched by keyword. The database also supports Boolean and proximity searches as well as nested searches and wildcards. Links have also been added to records for schools that also participate in the Theological Research Exchange Network.


Type of records: DMin, DMiss and DEdMin abstracts

Coverage areas: all areas of pastoral theology

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The Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative (CDRI) of the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) and the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) is a repository of digital resources contributed by member libraries. The creation of CDRI was made possible by a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation; it is now an ongoing ATLA program.


Type of records: digital images of woodcuts, photographs, slides, papyri, coins, maps, postcards, manuscripts, lithographs, art and icons

Coverage areas: architecture, art, iconography; ancient Near East; manuscripts, texts, sermons; missions; world religion; and more

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