Reformation: library resources

Check out these three library links if you’re researching Martin Luther and/or the Reformation:

Martin Luther and the Reformation: Selected Resources for Research
Shortcut url: This page is intended to assist researchers interested in Luther and the Reformation, with particular attention to recent resources, in light of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. Emphasis is on online resources, but important print sources will be noted.

Selected Books About Martin Luther and the Reformation
Includes titles about the Reformation, the Counter-Reformation, Works by and about Luther, search strategies, and additional resources.

Martin Luther and Anti-Semitism
A bibliography of resources on the topic, writings by Luther, related resources at the University of Minnesota Libraries, plus Websites and Media Articles


Islamic manuscripts via HathiTrust


University of Minnesota community may access digital content in HathiTrust. University of Michigan has just announced the completion of an eight-year project to digitize Islamic manuscripts.

Read more about the project:

Access the project via HathiTrust:


Textual History of the Bible Online

The Textual History of the Bible brings together all available information regarding the textual history, textual character, translation techniques, manuscripts, and the importance of each textual witness for each book of the Hebrew Bible, including its deutero-canonical scriptures. In addition, it includes articles on the history of research, the editorial histories of the Hebrew Bible, as well as other aspects of text-critical research and its auxiliary fields, or Hilfswissenschaften, such as papyrology, codicology, and linguistics.

Textual History of the Bible Online

Trials of Muhammad Ali – research

Do you know about the Center for Research Libraries?

The University of Minnesota Libraries are among the members of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), which reports that PBS used CRL materials to produce the documentary film The Trials of Muhammad Ali. Read about this project from CRL’s site, and borrow the film from Walter SMART Commons (East Bank, University of Minnesota Twin  Cities campus). Learn more about the CRL collections and services you can use in your research!

  • Nation of Islam Paper Featured in Documentary Film
    Some of CRL’s extensive holdings in African-American newspapers were recently put to use in a documentary aired on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). The Trials of Muhammad Ali, produced by Kartemquin Films, explores the period in which the famed fighter went from heavyweight champion of the world and sports icon to a controversial and polarizing political figure. It examines one event in particular: his refusal to serve in the Vietnam War, a decision inspired by his membership in the Nation of Islam.
    Read more at the Center for Research Libraries site
  • The trials of Muhammad Ali
    Bill Siegel; Rachel Pikelny; Muhammad Ali 1942-; Aaron Wickenden; Josh Abrams; Kartemquin Films,; Projecto Willis,; Independent Television Service,; Kino Lorber, Inc.,
    New York, NY : Kino Lorber 2014
    TC Walter Sci/Eng Library Smart Learning Commons (GV1132.A44 T75 2013 )
    permalink to MNCAT record

American Missionaries in Korea exhibit

유대감 (Fellowship): Images of American Efforts to Modernize Korea
at Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central

This free exhibit features lantern slides from the early 20th century, which documented interactions between the Korean people and the American missionaries who made it their life’s work to develop communities.

See the exhibit  through Monday, Aug. 15 at Cargill Hall in Minneapolis Central Library. The gallery is on the second floor of the library and open to all during regular library hours.

The exhibit is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Libraries and the Korea Foundation in collaboration with Minneapolis Central Library. An exhibit celebration was  held Thursday, July 7, 4-6 p.m., at Minneapolis Central Library, Doty Board Room

유대감 (Fellowship) exhibit at Cargill Hall

Siege of Malta exhibit

Knights, Memory, & the Siege of 1565:

An Exhibition on the 450th Anniversary of the Great Siege of Malta (NEW)
What: Knights, Memory, and the Siege of 1565: An Exhibition on the 450th Anniversary of the Great Siege of Malta
When: June 1 through August 19, 2016
Where: Wilson Library, fourth floor, T.R. Anderson Gallery
Hours: The gallery is open during business hours at the James Ford Bell Library

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This traveling exhibition from the Malta Study Center of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library at St. John’s University commemorates the 16th-century siege of the island of Malta by the Ottoman Turks. Materials from the James Ford Bell Library and the Wilson Rare collection are included. For more information visit:–media/-the-malta-study-center-and-james-ford-bell-library-open-great-siege-of-malta-exhibition

Prof. Bernard Levinson article on Temple Scroll

Author: Bernard M. Levinson
Refining the Reconstruction of Col. 2 of the Temple Scroll (11QTa): The Turn to Digital Mapping and Historical Syntax*
Source: Dead Sea Discoveries, Volume 23, Issue 1, pages 1 – 26 Publication Year : 2016
DOI: 10.1163/15685179-12341369
ISSN: 0929-0761 E-ISSN: 1568-5179
permalink to article

Dr. Levinson Inside the entrance to Cave 11 at Qumran


Dr. Levinson examining manuscript fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls at the Israel Antiquities Authority Laboratory

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Qumran Cave 11: The unmarked cave where the fascinating manuscript of the Temple Scroll was found


An overview of the caves at Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found

Qumran Caves Overview

The International Encyclopedia of Ethics

Did you know we have this encyclopedia online?  it’s at your fingertips day and night:

The International Encyclopedia of Ethics
Contributor: Hugh LaFollette 1948-
Publisher: Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell
Date: 2013
Summary: Covers major philosophical, legal and religious traditions. Provides clear definitions and explanations of all areas of ethics including the topics, movements, arguments, and key figures in normative ethics, meta-ethics, and practical ethics. Broad topics include applied ethics, bioethics, business ethics, civil society, continental ethics, environmental ethics, feminist ethics, history of ethics, moral distinctions, moral psychology, moral responsibility, non-western ethics, personal relationships, political ethics, professional ethics, science and ethics, sexuality, social ethics, technology, value of life, and war and violence.
Source: University of Minnesota Catalog