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American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Historical Monographs Collections - Demonstration Searches

The following are demonstration searches for the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Historical Monographs Collections:

Searching ATLA Historical Monographs Collection: Series 1

  • mission
    • Refine your results by clicking to active the Image Quick View box on the left hand side and update your search.
    • Notice the Image Quick-View for result number 10
    • Click on the EBSCO Full-Text Viewer link for result number 10
    • Click on the image icon in the key of the Document Map, and notice the effect. Scroll through the book. Several of great images.
    • Open the Illustrations pane, use that for navigation too.
  • Protestantism (with results that reveal marginalia)
    • Click on the 1st result
    • Navigate to page 23 & 24 of the text. On the two pages you find several examples of “marginalia,” or reader comments on the pages. One quickly realizes that this is a Protestant reader taking issue with the critique of Protestantism by the Catholic author. Marginalia is very valuable to historians for what is reveals about readers of the text.
  • book of Daniel
    • click on the 7th result
    • Notice in the Document Map an example where we’ve marked a page as unscannable or missing. Click to that page, change to 2 page view, and go back and forth over these few pages, noticing our page number methodology. We have found and noted a missing page, either in the original text or in the microfilming.
  • priere
    • notice the French titles (priere is French for prayer)
    • Choose any title to view French text
  • Christianity in china
    • Click on the fifth result. Notice the images at the back of the book are ads for other books by the publisher

 

Searching ATLA Historical Monographs Collection: Series 2

  • China and the West
    • Scroll down the results list to the title “CHINA LOOKING WEST”.
    • Notice the Image Quick View for several images in the book.
    • Click on the image icon in the key of the Document Map, and notice the effect. Scroll through the book. Several of great images.
    • Open the Illustrations pane, use that for navigation too.
  • Catholic Reformation
    • Scroll down to the title “THE RENAISSANCE, THE PROTESTANT REVOLUTION AND THE CATHOLIC REFORMATION IN CONTINENTAL EUROPE
    • Notice that what we usually understand as the Protestant Reformation is referred to as a “Revolution.” Use of such terminology indicates Catholic authorship and/or someone interested in promoting a revisionist version of the standard historical understanding.
  • Darwinism
    • Scroll down to and click on the title “DANIEL VS. DARWINISM”.
    • Notice immediately that we are introduced with the theme of religion vs. science, a prominent topic in the ALTA Historical Monographs: Series 2
    • Click on the EBSCO Full-Text Viewer link from the result list to browse the table of contents, where it is revealed that the author is engaging various secular philosophies in addition to science.
  • priere
    • notice the French titles (priere is French for prayer)
    • Choose any title to view French text
  • Nestorian
    • Scroll down to and click on the title “Nestorian Monument in China, The
    • Notice the diverse, interdisciplinary nature of the book dealing with religious history, China, Christian heresies, the development of early Christianity, and a renewed interest in the Far East and Eastern religions in late nineteenth century America.

 

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