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Library patrons requiring remote access from outside the Andover Newton campus will need a username and password. To obtain this information or to report access problems, please call the Library Circulation Desk at 617-831-2415 during Library business hours.

The links below will take you to electronic reference works available to Andover Newton students, faculty, and staff. These electronic references are full-text, often versions of print editions, not citations.

Currently available e-reference works include:

Chicago Manual of Style, 15th/16th Editions (University of Chicago Press): The preferred style manual for Andover Newton students.

Encyclopedia of African-American History, 1619-1895 (Oxford University Press): Covering African American history in all areas of U.S. history and culture from 1619 to 1895, this encyclopedia is considered the the preeminent source of information on its subject. The work contains some 1,300 entries by leading scholars and experts and hundreds of biographies.

Encyclopedia of African-American History, 1896-The Present (Oxford University Press): Covering African American history in all areas of U.S. history and culture from 1896 to the present, this encyclopedia is considered the the preeminent source of information on its subject. The work contains some 1,300 entries by leading scholars and experts and hundreds of biographies.

Encyclopedia of The Books of The Bible (Oxford University Press):“Books of the Bible provides a single source for authoritative reference overviews of scholarship on some of the most important topics of study in the field of biblical studies. The Encyclopedia contains almost 120 in-depth entries, ranging in length from 500 to 10,000 words, on each of the canonical books of the Bible, major apocryphal books of the New and Old Testaments, important noncanonical texts, and thematic essays on topics such as canonicity, textual criticism, and translation. Books of the Bible has extensive cross-references to other useful points of interest within the Encyclopedia, and comprehensive lists of abbreviations. Illustrations of various types supplement the text. Bibliographies for all entries further add to its usefulness.”

The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (Oxford University Press): Described as "one of the finest scholarly reference works available for Christianity," this work, with more than 480 contributors, remains "unrivaled" as an authoritative dictionary of the Christian church, its doctrines and practices, and its most influential historical figures.

Oxford Companion to the Bible (Oxford University Press): The Oxford Companion to the Bible provides an authoritative one-volume reference to the people, places, events, books, institutions, religious belief, and secular influence of the Bible.

Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2nd ed.) (Oxford University Press): In 2,400 entries, The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion covers more than three millennia of Jewish religious thought, custom, law, and practice, from traditional approaches to Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist and post-denominational Judaism. Brief definitions and longer essays, all supplemented with bibliographies, enlighten readers about the major figures, folklore, and events in the history of Judaism throughout the world.

Oxford Dictionary of World Religions (Oxford University Press): Abridged from the acclaimed Oxford Dictionary of World Religions, this Concise version is written by an expert team of 80 international and multi-faith contributors. It contains entries on all the major and many minor religions, including Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Shinto, Sikhism, and Taoism.

Oxford Guide to People and Places of the Bible (Oxford University Press): This essential guide offers 325 articles that describe the people and places that appear in the New Testament and Old Testament of the Bible. From prophets, apostles, and groups (such as Hebrews and Angels) to kingdoms and countries, cities and mountains where Biblical events took place.

Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity (Oxford University Press): Ambitious, authoritative, and comprehensive, The Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity covers for the first time the 2000-year old story of Christianity in India and its neighbouring countries. Looking at Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, and Maldives, alongside India, as well as Myanmar, Afghanistan, and the global South Asian diaspora, the Encyclopaedia celebrates the trans-cultural, migratory, and unique nature of South Asian Christianity.