Category Archives: Research

Open Access Week 2020

October 19–26 2020 is the tenth annual international Open Access Week, when scholars around the world celebrate resources that are open to everyone and advocate for more scholarship to be made freely available.  For many of us, this week passes without great fanfare. We may have heard the term “Open Access,” but it’s rarely at […]

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Weekly Webinars Available on Demand!

Every semester, Pitts Theology Library hosts a series of workshops to augment, support, and enhance student learning at Candler School of Theology. Pitts Weekly Workshops will help learners become efficient researchers, prolific writers, and well-prepared students. Weekly workshops cover everything from starting graduate research to worship planning. On-demand access to the first two Fall 2020 […]

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New Acquisition: The Earliest Italian Rejection of Martin Luther

Pitts’ Richard C. Kessler Reformation Collection recently acquired an early Italian response to Martin Luther’s reforms, the only copy known to exist outside of Europe. The work, published in 1532 as Jesus Maria. Opera Utilissima vulgare co[n]tra le p[er]nitiosissime heresie Lutherane per li simplici, was written by Giovanni Pili da Fano (1469-1539), and it is […]

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Recommended Reading from Dr. Nichole Phillips

This week marks the 57th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, and today the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s delivery of his “I Have a Dream” speech. In commemoration of this important day in history, Dr. Nichole R. Phillips, Associate Professor in the Practice of Sociology of Religion and Culture and Director […]

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Using the Library from a Distance: Pitts Services, Research, and Resources during COVID-19

Today Pitts is excited to welcome Emory students, faculty, and staff back to the library with new policies and procedures in place to adhere to university–wide health guidelines. Find all the information you’ll need about new protocol at pitts.emory.edu/policies, and learn how to take advantage of the library’s resources from a safe distance distance with […]

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Tips and Tricks for Online Resources

As students and faculty adapt to online and distance learning, chances are you’ll have to access a digital resource or two during the fall semester. Find some helpful tips and tricks below for a quick guide to using ebooks, databases, online periodicals, and more!   Skip the Searching with Libguides! Find vetted, reputable resources in […]

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Fall 2020 Policy Updates: Pitts Theology Library

Will the premier theological library in North America be open this Fall? Absolutely, and in several ways. First, of course, the library is always open to all patrons through its online research guides, reference support over email and live chat at pitts.emory.edu/ask, and the thousands of electronic resources available through the Pitts website. But this […]

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Pitts Scholars Projects: Religion & Psychology Research Guide by Shelby Hal

Pitts continues to highlight projects completed by the 2019–20 Pitts Scholars cohort in the areas of research, pedagogy, and community engagement. The Pitts Library Scholar program offers exceptional doctoral and masters students the opportunity to participate in the discussions that guide the future of the library, and this year marked the third iteration of the […]

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Pitts Scholars Projects: ‘Ethics & Health Libguide’ by Seulbin Lee

Despite interruptions to the academic year, the 2019–20 Pitts Scholars cohort continued to explore library projects in the areas of research, pedagogy, and community engagement. The Pitts Library Scholar program offers exceptional doctoral and masters students the opportunity to participate in the discussions that guide the future of the library, and this year marked the third […]

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Richard C. Kessler Reformation Collection Research Fellows, 2020-2021

Pitts Theology Library is excited to announce the second cohort of Richard C. Kessler Reformation Collection Research Fellows. These three scholars were selected from a competitive pool of applicants and will conduct year-long research projects on items in the Kessler Collection, producing essays and curating digital exhibitions. Alyssa Lehr Evans is a doctoral candidate in […]

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