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Print Indexes

The following indexes are received in print format and are housed in the Indexes Collection (Level 1.) They complement the online bibliographic databases.

Elenchus of Biblica

Described as the “Rolls Royce of indexes”

Elenchus of Biblica is a bibliography of literature about the Bible and related topics that covers doctoral dissertations, as well as periodical and monographic literature.

The Elenchus is published in Rome and indexes titles found in the libraries of the Pontifical Biblical Institute, the Pontifical Gregorian University and the University of Leiden.

Citations are arranged by subject -there is a site map at the beginning of each volume. For example, Isaiah is listed under VII Libri prophetici VT. Author (Auctorum), Place (Situs), Word (Voces) and Bible reference (Sacra Scriptura) indexes are located at the back of each volume.

While it is the most extensive bibliography for Biblical studies, it is usually several years behind in its coverage of literature.

International Review of Biblical Studies (Internationale Zeitschriftenschau fur Bibelwissenschaft and Grenzgebiete)

The citations are arranged by subject and include an abstract.

A guide to the subject layout is provided at the back of the volume and the numbers in the references refer to the article number and not the page number. An example of an entry is that Isaiah is listed under Propheten Jesaja. There is also an author index. A list of abbreviations of the journal titles indexed is given at the front of each volume.

Philosophers’ index

An international subject and author index to philosophical periodicals and books with some abstracts.

Searching Databases
Searching ATLA
EBL ebooks

How will I come across EBL ebooks at Moore College?

  • By searching the catalogue – the EBL ebook entry will include this:
  • ONLINE Access EBook from EBL
  • To locate all of our EBL titles, search “ebl” as a keyword within a General search.
  • A limited number of Set Readings in Myrrh have a direct link to the EBL ebook.

On the lefthand side of the next screen, there are options to “Read Online” or “Download“.  Choose the “Read Online” option.

Read Online option

  • You have ten minutes to browse the ebook without formally checking the ebook out.
  • In this Browsing option there is no provision to print or copy any part of the ebook . If you want to print or copy, you will be asked to check the book out.
  • A title may be browsed once by the same user in any 24 hour period.
  • You will be told when the ten minutes of browsing time has elapsed.
  • If you wish to keep reading, check the ebook out and continue to read online using the EBL Online Reader.
  • The loan period for online lending is one day. You may access the same title within a 24 hour period as part of the one 24 hour loan period.

Download option

  • The Download option allows the user to download the ebook to their own computer, ipad, iphone for reading offline.
  • This option provides unlimited access to a Moore College EBL ebook for a maximum of 7 days.
  • Adobe Digital Editions is required when downloading the ebook to a Windows based mobile device .
  • BlueFire Reader is required to read all EBL ebook downloads on Apple iphones and ipads and Android devices.  You will need also an Adobe login and password

Printing and copying from an EBL ebook

  • The standard amount of the EBL ebook that is allowed to be printed is 20% of the total pages of the ebook per user.  Sometimes permissions in excess of this are granted by the publisher.
  • The standard amount of the EBL ebook that is allowed to be copied or pasted is 5% of the total pages of the ebook per user.  Sometimes permissions in excess of this are granted by the publisher. The EBL reader tracks your use of printing and copying – if you attempt to exceed the printing limits you will be locked out of being able to print altogether.
Ebsco ebooks
Using Zotero

The Library encourages students to try Zotero to manage your research sources.

Zotero lets you –

  • Capture source information from web based library catalogues, ejournals and databases
  • Export that information into documents as footnotes, endnotes and bibliographies
  • It even manages to do a reasonable job of handling the Moore College bibliographic style, thanks to some brilliant work from past students!

Zotero was originally designed to work with Firefox, but now can work standalone, letting you use other browsers too!

For an introduction to using Zotero for your research, download our brief guide: Getting started with Zotero

We are working with the Zotero developers to add support for our Library into the standard Zotero distribution. For information about how to install and use Zotero go to their site:

Zotero and the Moore College Library

Saving records from the Library Catalogue – Get the Moore College Library Translator

Zotero needs a custom translator to capture information from the Library catalogue.  Once you have installed Zotero you can add the translator as follows:

  1. Open the Zotero pane and click Actions (the cog button), Preferences, Advanced
  2. Click the Show Data Directory button.  This will open your Zotero Profile folder.
  3. Open the translators folder.  Note its location!
  4. Come back to this page and save the Moore College Library Translator to the translators folder you just opened. How to save it will depend on your browser!  On a PC, using Firefox,  right click and select “Save Link As”
  5. Restart your web browser, and search the Library Catalogue to try it out.

Saving records from other Library Resources

Zotero can detect and import citations from most sources on the web. Just try it and see!  Be aware that web sites change their structures regularly, and so the site specific translators often break, and may take time to get fixed.  EBSCOHost (who provide access to ATLAS) is notorious for this.  Make sure you update your Zotero translators regularly as follows:

  1. Open the Zotero pane and click Actions (the cog button), Preferences, General
  2. Make sure “Automatically check for updated translators” is ticked.
  3. Click the Update Now button update them immediately.

Using the Moore College Bibliographic Style – Get the Moore College Citation Style

Zotero can automatically format your citations and bibliography in the Moore College Bibliographic Style, section 11 in the Student Handbook.  To do so, you need to install the style by saving it to the styles folderin your Zotero data directory.  Follow the procedure for the translator, substituing the styles folder and the style file opposite.

Please remember to proof read the output! Zotero can help you, but it won’t get it correct all the time.

Reading documents in their original languages

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