SPU Primo: Search the SPU Library and Beyond
The Writing Center
is now on the main floor of the Ames Library in Room 103 and helps SPU undergrads at any stage of writing a paper. Whether you have a complete draft or nothing at all, the Writing Center can teach you strategies for coming up with ideas, organizing them, and refining them. No appointment necessary, Writing Center hours start October 2nd!
Our Popular Fiction Collection, displayed in the Reading Room on the main floor, contains approximately 90 titles that have been individually selected to provide for your "fun" reading needs. Stop in and pick one out!
Come and view our Special Collections exhibit for 2016-2017, "The SPU Quasquicentennial 1891-2016". The exhibit contains books, photographs, maps, and other materials related to the 125-year-history of SPU. You will find it on the second floor, in the display case on the south wall. See librarian Steve Perisho's annotated guide for further details about each item on display.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther, ed. Derek R. Nelson and Paul R. Hinlicky
(eBook, available to read online)
This is, understandably, the year for Luther dictionaries and encyclopedias. The Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions, ed. Wengert, is on order, and the Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation, ed. Lamport, under consideration. But The Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther, ed. Nelson and Hinlicky, is available now for consultation. Though an important Luther-Lexikon appeared in 2014, these are the first multi-authored such works of reference in English since 1965. The 125 entries in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther are authored by Reformation-studies specialists from around the world, so their bibliographies are happily multi-lingual. The editors tend to subsume narrower topics under broader themes. Thus there is no entry on "Ein Feste Burg", but only the "Music, Poetry, and Hymns" sector of the two-part entry on the "Arts." "Intentionally forward-looking in approach," the Encyclopedia concentrates on the importance of established knowledge for the future of Luther studies.