Search across the print and online collections for books, chapters, articles, journals and lots more.
Use these links for some sample searches on the catalogue which use the following search terms:
Look at the Refine by limits.
Note how you can refine your search results by language and other limits
Have a think about other topics/themes that you want to explore and run some searches for those.
You will be able to try all sorts of different keywords as you learn more about the works of the early church fathers as you move through your module.
A range of different titles are flagged here.
There are many more available to you, so do use Library Search to discover lots more content. Click on the book covers for access / location.
Check your module readings in ELE for recommended titles
You can search the internet to find relevant books.
The Hathi Trust holds many relevant digitised texts.
Take a look and search for works by some of the Fathers you are interested in. For example:
To support your studies for this module you will want to look at primary texts and secondary sources such as journal commentaries, research monographs and/or reference works.
You can find all these materials using Library Search. Some materials are available in the original language, and others in English translation.
Also take a look at the Writings of the Fathers tab where the primary source maerials are highlighted for ease of reference. Sometimes it can be difficult to locate the primary sources amongst works of commentary when searching for relevant materials.
As well as topic searching, you will find it useful to search and view catalogue results for the Church Fathers you are studying. Just enter their name into the Library Search box.
Try some searching of your own using some of the key authors for your module. You'll find a quick list below
Both services are search engines which crawl the web for materials.
The focus of the Books service is book materials and dissertations. Copyright free material will be available to view in full, other titles will be available in bibliographic format only with some limited search functionality.
The focus of the Scholar service is journal articles and you will be linked to publisher sites and open access materials. You can configure the Scholar settings so that you are linked through to the full text of journal titles that are accessible to you through the University. You can discover some book series titles, particularly annual volume series titles
Take a look at the Making the most of Google Scholar guide for guidance on adjusting the settings of this search engine. By adjusting your settings you will give yourself the best chance of finding full text materials when searching on Google Scholar.
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