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RLST 1201: Hebrew Bible/Old Testament / RLST 2210: A Feminist, Gender, and Queer Reading of the Hebrew Bible (Langton): Reliable Resources

How to Find Reliable Books

Keep in mind that for your particular course(s), your professor would like you to stick to using books published at a University press or approved press ONLY. This means that the books will have gone through a rigorous editing process that includes peer review.

Not sure how to figure out where a book was published? If you have the book in your hands, it should be somewhere on the cover or in the first few pages of the book, usually with the copyright info. If you're looking at a book on the Library website, look in the "Details" section and you'll see a line titled "Publisher."

Below is a list of publishers/book presses approved by Dr. Langton (if your book's publisher is not on this list, but IS a university press, ask your professor if you can use it!):

  • Bloomsbury
  • T&T Clark
  • Routledge
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Sheffield or Sheffield Phoenix
  • Brill/Leiden
  • DeGruyter
  • Eerdmans 
  • Mohr Siebeck
  • Zondervan (maybe)
  • Westminster John Knox
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Oxford University Press (OUP)
  • Chicago Press
  • Yale Press
  • Duke Press
  • Penn State Press
  • Minnesota Press
  • Fortress Press

Find Books, eBooks, and Movies

Can't find the book or article you want? Try Interlibrary Loan (ILL)! We also have an ILL FAQ for more info!