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Guide to Theology and Philosophy: Books, E-books and Reference

Our guide to Theology - helping you make the most of the library

Finding books and e-books

Your first stop to find books and e-books is our library catalogue.

The catalogue will tell you:

  • whether we have an e-book or a print book
  • where you can find a print book on our shelves using the shelfmark
  • how many copies we have and - if they’re out on loan - when they’re due back

To only see e-books in your search results, choose ‘Refine your search options’ (may display as + on some devices) then choose ‘Internet’ under ‘Library Location’.

When you’re connecting to an e-book you may need to log into OpenAthens before you can open it.

Using reference sources

Encyclopaedias, dictionaries, handbooks and other reference sources can help you find your way into your assignment reading or research. They're also great if you need a quick definition or an overview of a subject.

Printed reference sources

Many of these sources are in our Reference section on level 1 of the library.

Online reference sources

Links and search boxes for our key online reference sources are available below. If you are not on campus, you may need to sign in to OpenAthens to use these resources.

Shelf locations for Theology and Philosophy

Philosophy (general) 100s
Religion and Theology (general)  200s
Ethics (moral philosophy) 170s
Modern Western philosophy 190s
Holy Bible (general, including translations, commentaries) 220
Old Testament 221
New Testament 225
Christian Theology 230s
God (Christianity) 231
Christology 232
Christian Ethics (moral theology) 241
Social theology and relations between religions 261
Ecclesiology (Church organisaion) 262
Church history 270
Roman Catholic Church 282
World religion (excluding Christianity) 290s
Buddhism 294.3
Hinduism 294.5
Sikhism 294.6
Judaism 296
Islam 297
Religious Education (primary) 372.84
Religious Education (secondary) 375.2

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