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WorldCat.org
Use WorldCat.org to find a book in a library near you. With WorldCat.org the user may search the complete Online Computer Library Catalog (OCLC), the largest database of library catalogs in the world.

Google Book Search
"Search the full text of books to find ones that interest you, and learn where to buy or borrow them."
http://books.google.com/

Google Book Search
Book Sources, from Wikipedia
"This page allows users to search for multiple sources for a book given the 10- or 13-digit ISBN number. In Wikipedia, numbers preceded by "ISBN" link directly to this page." This is an extensive listing of links for finding books.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:BookSources/


Books in print

*Martin, Robert P., A Guide to the Puritans: A Topical and Textual Index to the Writings of the Puritans and Some of Their Successors Recently in Print (Banner of Truth, 1997), 546 pages, ISBN: 0851517137 9780851517131.
"I owe an enormous debt to the Puritans, the most prolific and accurate expounders of the biblical principles upon which the Reformation was built. Their concern for vital godliness in every area of the Christian's experience has rightly earned for them the title 'theologians of the Christian life.' Their writings are a rich banquet table loaded with solid nourishment for God's people. . . .
There are many more qualified to index the Puritans than I. Had someone more acquainted with the Puritans' works and more schooled in their history and theology undertaken this project, the end product would have been vastly superior. My primary qualification is that I have been willing to undertake the task. I will not be surprised if those who use this volume find many things which could be done better, especially in the topical index. My hope, however, is that those who find flaws will favor me with their suggestions for improvement, so that if future editions come from the press, the people of God will be served better than at present.
"In determining which writers and works to index, I have been guided and restrained by several principles. First, I have deliberately chosen a broad definition of the term Puritan. Instead of the narrow ecclesiastical sense, i.e., of referring only to those in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries who desired reformation in the national church of England, I am using the term Puritan in the broader religious sense of those advocating the experimental, Calvinistic religion which the Puritans exemplified. Moreover, I have cast my net even farther to take in those who have looked to the Puritans as their nearest theological kin; thus including such men as Archibald Alexander, Charles Hodge, B. B. Warfield, W. G. T Shedd, John Murray, and many other modern Puritans.
"Second, with reference to older writers, I have limited my efforts to recently republished works. Many valuable works, of course, have not reappeared in our day, but are available only in libraries and private collections. I have not tried to include any such items. A comprehensive index of the entire body of Puritan writings would be a wonderful resource, but it is quite beyond my ability to undertake such a project.
"Third, though I have tried to include all the older works currently available, I have indexed only a sampling of works from living writers. Some may question my choices or judge that I have overlooked important new works and authors in the Puritan mold. I sincerely regret overlooking any volume worthy of notice. My only defense is that my knowledge of living authors is much less than my awareness of the proven guides of the past. For the most part I have limited new works to those published by the Banner of Truth Trust, confident that these works have passed through a fine grid of review, and would not bear the Banner label if they were not clearly in the Puritan tradition.
"Fourth, doubtless some users of this index will be disappointed that several important precursors to the Puritans are missing. For example, except for the notice of a few well-known works, Calvin and Luther are not indexed. The same is true of Augustine. The contribution of these men to reformed and Puritan thinking cannot be overestimated. Including their works, however, was not possible, given my present constraints. I regret this greatly.
"Among nineteenth-century figures, the most prominent absence is that of C. H. Spurgeon. Spurgeon certainly is worthy of a place in this work; however, since a textual and topical index of his sermons already exists, I chose not to duplicate that work here.
"In our own century, the ministry of D. M. Lloyd-Jones has produced a large body of useful material in the Puritan tradition; however, unlike his contemporary, John Murray, no collection of Dr. Lloyd-Jones's writings is yet available. Much that Dr. Lloyd-Jones preached is now published in commentary form (e.g., his expositions of the Sermon on the Mount, Romans, Ephesians, etc.) and is not included in this index because of my decision not to index commentaries. I have indexed the Doctor's topical works that were available to me. Those wanting more information on Dr. Lloyd-Jones's writings should consult the bibliography found at the end of volume two of Iain Murray's biography [LLOYD-JONES, D. MARTYN: THE FIGHT OF FAITH, 1939-1981 -- sk].
"The Scripture Index was easy to produce. Where a specific text (or texts) of scripture served as the basis for a sermon or treatise, it is included in the Scripture Index at the appropriate place. This does not mean, however, that every work listed in the Scripture Index contains a detailed exegesis of the text to which it is attached. Often the Puritans used texts as the starting points for topical sermons or series. What follows is not so much an exposition of the text but an exposition of a theme which the text epitomizes. Such sermons do not always answer to the needs of the technical exegete, but they often serve as catalysts for doctrinal and practical observations on the text.
"A few whole commentaries are found in the Scripture Index. These are present only because they are included in an author's collected writings. Many more commentaries could have been included; however, those appearing before 1870 are catalogued already in Spurgeon's COMMENTING AND COMMENTARIES. Many fine commentaries in the Puritan tradition also have appeared since 1870; but I have made no effort to produce what would in fact have been an update of Spurgeon's work.
"The Topical Index was extremely difficult to construct. Two problems constantly intruded themselves into the process. First, when I began, no list of topics was ready at hand. My method therefore was to compile the list of topics as I went along. The end product doubtless is less accurate than if the topics had been set from the beginning. Second, Puritan sermons are not always capable of being reduced to one or two key ideas. Frequently the Puritans ranged across a wide field of related themes in a single sermon. Where this occurred, properly placing the sermon in the Topical Index was difficult. In most cases I was guided by either the author's title or his doctrine summary, i.e., a statement expressing the theme of the sermon. I have tried to exercise as much care as possible in indexing topically; however, those more familiar with individual sermons or treatises perhaps will question my decisions. Again, I hope that observations which may improve this work will be communicated to me. . . . I have included comments with some entries. It was not possible to do this for every entry. For the most part, I did this where I felt that a word was needed to clarify the emphasis of a given work. . . ." -- Robert P. Martin in the Preface, August 1996, Seattle, Washington

Amazon.com offers the following information: books-in-print, the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) (the Amazon.com 10-digit ASIN number is usually the ISBN), publisher's annotation, reviews by Amazon.com staff, and reader's comments, other works by the same author (click on the author's name), other works purchased by individuals who bought the subject book, and so forth and so on. Also, used books may be purchased and sold at amazon.com.
The International Standard Book Number (ISBN). Books published before 1966 may not have an ISBN number unless they have been reprinted after 1966. The Amazon.com 10-digit ASIN number may be either the International Standard Book Number or the Amazon Standard Identification Number (ASIN). If the book has a 10-digit ISBN, then Amazon uses it as their ASIN number. If the book does not have a 10-digit ISBN then Amazon.com assigns a 10-digit, all-caps, alpha-numeric ASIN (a word of caution, sometimes the same edition of a book may have multiple ASIN numbers within the Amazon.com database). "The Amazon Standard Identification Number (ASIN) is a product identification number used by Amazon.com and its partners. Despite the name, it is not a 'standard' outside of Amazon.com, but is used consistently for referencing products within the Amazon network of sites. The words 'Amazon Standard' should therefore be read as 'standard internal to Amazon,' rather than 'external standard initiated by Amazon'."
http://www.amazon.com

*Bowker, R.R., Religious Books, 1876-1982 (New Providence, NJ: Bowker, R.R., 1983), ISBN: 0835216020 9780835216029 0835217396 9780835217392 0835217418 9780835217415 0835217426 9780835217422 0835217434 9780835217439.
Indexed by author and title and listed by Library of Congress Subject Headings. The author index gives the years the author lived.

*Bowker, R.R., Books in Print (New York, NY: R.R. Bowker), ISSN: 0068-0214.
Issued annually as a set of books and bi-monthly on CD-ROM. Full text of book reviews may be obtained as an option with the CD-ROM version.
The Bowker/Whitaker Global Books-in-print CD-ROM is the largest source of information on books in print. Large research libraries subscribe to this database on CD-ROM. Search here for books published abroad.
Bowker's Books-in-print
http://www.booksinprint.com/bip/

*Bowker, R.R., Forthcoming Books (New York, NY: R.R. Bowker), ISSN: 0015-8119.

Books-A-Million
Includes listings for Ingram Book Company and Word Books.
http://www.booksamillion.com/

Directories exist for books in braille, books on CD-ROM, CD-ROMs in print, books on tape, sermons on tape, free e-text, books-on-demand, giant print books, and so forth. See your Reference Librarian.

Walker and Company, a Division of Walker Publishing Co., Inc., 720 Fifth Ave., New York, NY.
Some best-selling Christian books are available in large type from Walker Company. Write for a listing of publications.
http://www.walkerbooks.com/

See also: Martin, Robert P., A Guide to the Puritans: A Topical and Textual Index to the Writings of the Puritans and Some of Their Successors Recently in Print (Banner of Truth, 1997), 546 pages, ISBN: 0851517137 9780851517131.

Related WebLinks

Reformed Publishers and Booksellers Online
http://www.lettermen2.com/refpub.html

Book sources from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"This page allows users to search for multiple sources for a book given the ISBN number. Spaces and dashes in the ISBN number do not matter. The number starts after the colon for 'ISBN-10:' and 'ISBN-13:' numbers."
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3ABookSources&isbn=

BookWeb.org
Directory of all independent bookstores with URLs and e-mail addresses.
http://www.bookweb.org/bookstores/

AquWeb's Alphabetic Directory of Publishers, Vendors and Related Links on the World Wide Web
http://www.acqweb.org/pubr.html



Out-of-print

Bear in mind that superior books often do not sell and go out-of-print. It is rewarding to search for and to find them.

WorldCat, a product of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), is the largest automated library card catalogs in the world. Large libraries subscribe to this online database. It may be used to locate libraries holding certain titles. Then Interlibrary Loans can be arranged, in most cases. Fees may be high, especially for rare books. If the book you want can not be loaned, or if the fee is high, then search for a microform copy in collections such as Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP) Database, Early English Books, 1475-1640, Early English Books, 1641-1700, Early English Books II (Wing, STC II), 1641-1700, Thomason Tracts Collection, Early English Books Tract Supplement, and so forth. Both WorldCat and the English Short Title Catalog include information on microform copies.

*DARLING, JAMES, Cyclopaedia Bibliographica: A Library Manual of Theological and General Literature, and Guide to Books for Authors, Preachers, Students, and Literary Men. Analytical, Bibliographical, and Biographical (1854), 5245 pages. Available on the SWRB Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #12, ISBN: 0921148895 9780921148890.
"An indispensable set for authors, researchers, serious students of Scripture, librarians, ministers, collectors, rare book dealers, etc. Contains much information that is either unavailable elsewhere or would have to be gleaned from several scattered volumes. Its ten volumes total 5245 pages. A phenomenal, theological, bibliographical resource of staggering comprehensiveness. The first section of this extremely rare set is a huge bibliography, organized by authors alphabetically. Most known Biblical and theological publications, to the author's day, are listed. Includes not only English listings, but Latin, French, and German also. The second part is a topical bibliography categorizing items under the headings of Universal Knowledge, Theology (including the major commentaries, sermons, articles and studies for just about every verse in the Bible), a listing of Scripture texts (Hebrew, Greek, and Latin) and an extensive index. The Morning Post calls this massive work `the most copious, accurate, and well-arranged catalogue of works in theological and general literature which has as yet been published.' Brownson's Review noted that `for practical utility we know of none that surpasses or approaches it.' Finally Bell's Messenger states, `No clergyman or antiquarian should think it needless to possess a copy of this work. It will smooth many a day's hard toil, by diminishing the labour of research, pointing as it does, in an instant to works which it might have taken weeks, if not months, or years, to search after.' Don't miss this darling of a help, which will ease and aid all your theological studies!" -- SWRB

University of Michigan, Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP) Database Search
http://ets.umdl.umich.edu/e/eebo/

University of Michigan Digital Library
"You have reached a resource from the Early English Books Online - Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP) at the University of Michigan, a restricted database.
"EEBO-TCP is a cooperative project between the Universities of Michigan and Oxford, the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), ProQuest Information and Learning, and the international academic community.
"EEBO-TCP endeavors to create structured SGML/XML text editions for 25,000 titles from the Early English Books Online (EEBO) database published by ProQuest.
"ProQuest's EEBO database contains images of over 125,000 titles published in England between 1473 and 1700.
"Upon completion, EEBO and EEBO-TCP will provide a powerful research and instructional tool of unquestioned enduring value."
For more information about the project:
http://www.lib.umich.edu/tcp/eebo
To see if your institution is part of the project:
http://www.lib.umich.edu/tcp/eebo/proj_stat/ps_partners.html
University of Michigan Digital Library
http://ets.umdl.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?cc=eebo&page=simple&c=eebo

OCLC-RGL English Short Title Catalog (ESTC) Search
The English Short Title Catalog (ESTC), produced by the British Library, is the most comprehensive listing of literature published in the English language between 1473 and 1800. Only large research libraries, with an interest in early English literature, subscribe to this CD-ROM database. A comparison of WorldCat with ESTC shows that generally both databese include the same titles. In some cases the ESTC citations contain more information.
http://www.rlg.org/index.php

ECCO (Gale: Eighteenth Century Collection Online)
"The Eighteenth Century Collections Online is the most ambitious single digitization project ever undertaken. It delivers every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in Great Britain during the eighteenth century, along with thousands of important works from the Americas.
"Includes: 'Religion and Philosophy' -- From sermons, bibles and prayer books to moral and ethical debates and prescriptions for proper conduct."
Apparently ECCO does not, in general, include religious titles already scanned by EEBO.
http://www.gale.com/EighteenthCentury/

Related WebLinks

The Open Library
"One web page for every book, featuring 23,044,231 books, including 1,064,822 with full-text."
http://openlibrary.org/

Biblio.com
"OCLC (WorldCat.org) has successfully implemented links to Biblio.com, one of the world's largest suppliers of used, rare, and out-of-print books from the WorldCat database on the OCLC FirstSearch service.
"Once this feature is enabled through the Linking section of the FirstSearch administrative module at http://firstsearch.oclc.org/admin, WorldCat users will be able to link from the detailed record of a book searched in WorldCat to the Biblio.com Web site to purchase that item.
"Additionally, when a book is not currently available on Biblio.com, customers will be linked to library holdings in WorldCat through the Open WorldCat program that makes records of library-owned materials in WorldCat available to Web searchers.
"Biblio.com joins the booksellers Abebooks.com, Alibris, Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, and Barnes & Noble.com in partnering with OCLC to provide this service to libraries and their users."
http://biblio.com/

National union catalog, pre-1956 imprints: a cumulative author list representing Library of Congress printed cards and titles reported by other American libraries (London: Mansell, 1968-1980). 658 volumes
"This invaluable work can be extremely helpful to the scholar researching retrospective material. It is organized by author or, if there is no author by title, so there is no subject access. Each entry consists of a photocopy of the card catalog card for a book or serial. Full bibliographic information is included on this card, as is a list of libraries that hold the book. Many of the titles in this catalog can not be traced through OCLC. This makes the National Union Catalog or NUC a very important source if you are trying to locate a title published before 1956 in this country. The retrospective cumulation, often referred to simply as Mansell, includes only pre-1956 imprints, as its title suggests. "The later volumes, published from 1958-1978 in five year compilations can be more challenging to use. It is important for the user to kkep in mind that the catalog registers books as they were acquired. That is the books listed in the compilation for 1963-1967 list those titles acquired by libraries in the United States during those years, regardless of their date of publications. Since materials from this period are often not available in online catalogs this is a useful source for those seeking U.S. library holdings of specific titles . This is a main entry catalog and given that the forms of entry used for many institutions have changed over the years using this source effectively does require a knowledge of library practice."

Advanced Book Exchange, abebooks.com
"This is a database consisting of used books from over 8,400 independent used book dealers (which represents over 30 million books), and is by far the largest database of used books on the internet . . . Useful site for individuals who are trying to locate hard-to-find out-of-print books, or who are simply trying to find a less expensive copy of a more commonly available book . . ." Use "the advanced search, which among a number of other options, allows the books found in a search to be placed in order by either lowest or highest price first."
http://www.abebooks.com/

Bibliomania
Bibliomania Book Searches gives links to many book-finding search engines. Links to the following:

Bibliomania Book Search
http://bibliomania.net/Search.html

ChooseBooks.com
"ChooseBooks.com is a worldwide marketplace for Used, Rare, Antiquarian and Out-of-Print Books, Autographs and Ephemera Items." Apparently they took over Zentrales Verzeichnis Antiquarischer B?cher [ZVAB])
http://www.choosebooks.com/SESSz100909867011183853112/gr2/en/index.html

Chambal.com
"At Chambal.com we compare new and used book prices across major online book sellers in real time. Other services provided by us are:
1. Rare Book Search.
2. Audio Book Search (We will be adding e-books also shortly).
3. Searching prices from e-bay.
4. Spelling suggestions to users when they key in wrong spellings.
5. Search by both UPC code (13 digit) and ISBN (10 digit).
6. Search for multiple versions / releases of same title.
http://www.chambal.com/

Alibis: Used and Rare Books
http://www.alibris.com/

Book-Academy.com
New, used, and antiquarian books in the United Kingdom.
Email: requests@book-academy.co.uk
http://book-academy.co.uk

Bibliofind.com
Bibliofind.com is a large combined listing of books for sale by antiquarian and used book dealers.
http://www.bibliofind.com

BookFinder.com
http://www.bookfinder.com/

Internet Book Information Center
http://www.internetbookinfo.com/

Independent Online Booksellers Association
See the "Book Related Sites" webpage for a wide range of useful links, including storage, care and repair of books.
http://www.ioba.org/

Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America
http://abaa.org/

JustBooks
JustBooks - the premier British internet marketplace for used, out-of-print and antiquarian books.
justbooks.co.uk.links2go.com/more/www.fpcr.org/

Master Book Vendor List, University of Indiana
http://www.indiana.edu/~libmps/order/alist.html

DealPilot.com -- Book price comparison
http://www.dealpilot.com/

ExBook Corporation: Search by ISBN
http://www.exbook.com/searchisbn.asp

Preservation Resources
http://www.oclc.org/oclc/presres/index.htm

Finding Dissertations and Theses
"The Digital Dissertations database, available to the WMU community (ProQuest), indexes Master's theses and Doctoral dissertations. A search by keyword in this database will often provide a list of database records. Each record includes the full citation, an abstract, and information about the author, and the institution where the dissertation may be available."
http://www.wmich.edu/library/guides/find/dissertations.php

ProQuest (UMI Microfilm)
"The UMI microfilm vault constitutes the largest commercially available microform collection in the world. Its 2.2 billion page images deliver 500 years of information, drawn from thousands of literary, journalistic, and scholarly works. Every year we add millions of images of contemporary information.
"Today, UMI continues to produce many products in UMI microform and print, such as research collections, newspapers, and indexes."
http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/brands/pl_umi.shtml

ProQuest Information and Learning
http://www.proquest.com/publisher/pub-history.shtml
"The services cover books from the 15th century to books as recent as last year. The books range from rare literary works, scholarly and technical research, and genealogical studies."

Amazon.com
Notice that Amazon.com also lists out-of-print books, offers a search service, and allows you to sell a used book on the same web page for the new book.
http://www.amazon.com

Early English Books Text Creation Partnership
http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/eebo/

Early English Books Online (EEBO)
http://wwwlib.umi.com/eebo/

About Early English Books Online
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/indexes/eebo.html

Early English Books Online: STC I and STC II titles in digital format
http://www.umi.com/cgi-bin/ShowItem?PID=P0086&market=cu&location=na

Early English Books Online, Yale
http://www.library.yale.edu/pubstation/databases/EEBO.html

LibraryThing
"LibraryThing is a new site for book lovers.
"It's basically two sites in one.
"LibraryThing helps you create a library-quality catalog of your books. You can do all of them or just what you're reading now.
"And because everyone catalogs online, they also catalog together. LibraryThing connects people based on the books they share."
" http://www.librarything.com/


Virtual Online Libraries

Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL)
http://www.ccel.org/

Classic Christian Books Online
"Read online for free, or download to your PDA device"
http://www.mixed-up.com/faith/online/

ClassicReader.com
"We offer a large collection of free classic books, plays, and short stories by authors such as Dickens, Austen, Shakespeare and many others. You can read, search and even add your own annotations to any of the classic books. A selection of author biographies and portraits are also made available. All functions of this site are free to use although some functions require free registration.
"Our collection of classic stories currently contains 3284 works of literature (including 1872 short stories) by 329 authors. New works are added to the collection on a regular basis, with 10 new titles added so far this month."
http://www.classicreader.com/

Project Gutenberg Online Book Catalog - Overview
A listing of works currently available as free e-text through Project Gutenberg.
http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/

Directory of Digitized Collections
http://thoth.bl.uk/

*Richardson, Cyril Charles, Early Christian Fathers, ISBN: 0684829517.
The Early Christian Fathers, 38 vols.
http://www.ccel.org/fathers2/

Early Church Fathers Collection
A 37-volume electronic collection of writings from the first 800 years of the Church)
http://www.redbay.com/newbies/mag/ecfwh.htm

Early English Books Text Creation Partnership
http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/eebo/

About Early English Books Online
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/indexes/eebo.html

Early English Books Online: STC I and STC II titles in digital format
http://www.umi.com/cgi-bin/ShowItem?PID=P0086&market=cu&location=na

Eighteenth Century Collection Online (EECO)
"Brief description: Full-text searchable facsimile page displays of approximately 150,000 books published in Britain and its colonies during the 18th century."
Language: English, French
Coverage: 1701-1800
"The final collection will match the resources of all but ten libraries in the world in holdings of 18th-century printed books . . . The Eighteenth Century Collection will create oases of research in scholarly deserts and bring instant relief to harassed teachers trying to construct courses around slim library resources . . ." -- Microform Review
http://www.galegroup.com/

The Online Books Page of the University of Pennsylvania
http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/

Electronic Text Center -- University of Virginia
http://www.lib.virginia.edu/etext/ETC.html

University of Virginia (UVA) Library Texts in the Digital Collections Repository
Search for digital text available in UVA collection.
http://www.lib.virginia.edu/digital/collections/text/

Encyclopedia Britannica
http://www.britannica.com



Online Libraries

Speer Library, Princeton Theological Seminary
http://library1.ptsem.edu/

New College Edinburg Library -- Edinburgh University Library
http://www.lib.ed.ac.uk/

University of London, Dr. William's Library
http://www.ull.ac.uk/ull/

Bodleian Library, Oxford
http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/

The British Library Search
http://www.bl.uk/

Yale Divinity Library, Eureka
http://www.library.yale.edu/pubstation/databases/eureka.html

Harvard University, Houghton Library
http://hcl.harvard.edu/houghton/

Religious Libraries With Web-interface Catalogs
http://www.lights.com/webcats/libtypes/R.html

Christian College WebSites
http://www.iclnet.org/pub/resources/christian-resources.html#contents

Christian Online Libraries
http://www.iclnet.org/pub/resources/christian-opac.txt

Library of Congress Catalogs
The Library of Congress now has a web interface catalog accessible 24 hours a day. While it does not contain as many citations as WorldCat and ESTC, it does offer resourses not found elsewhere.
http://lcweb.loc.gov/catalog/online.html

Library of Congress Gateway to Other Libraries
http://www.loc.gov/z3950/

LibDex
http://www.libdex.com/

Online Library Catalogs With World Wide Web Interfaces
http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/staff/morgan/alcuin/wwwed-catalogs.html

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
http://www.huntington.org/LibraryDiv/LibraryHome.html

Union Theological Seminary, New York, Burke Library
http://www.uts.columbia.edu/lib/burke.html

Folger Shakespeare Library, Hamnet catalog
http://shakespeare.folger.edu/

LibDex
http://www.libdex.com/

Hamnet: Folger Library Catalog
http://shakespeare.folger.edu/

LibraryThing
"LibraryThing is a new site for book lovers.
"It's basically two sites in one.
"LibraryThing helps you create a library-quality catalog of your books. You can do all of them or just what you're reading now.
"And because everyone catalogs online, they also catalog together. LibraryThing connects people based on the books they share."
" http://www.librarything.com/



Books-on-Demand and Print-on-Demand

OCLC Preservation Services Centers
http://www.oclc.org/preservation

Books on Demand Online Catalog
http://wwwlib.umi.com/bod/search/basic

ProQuest, Digital Vault
http://www.umi.com/cgi-bin/ShowItem?PID=P0100&market=cu&location=na

Early English Books Online: STC I and STC II titles in digital format (EEBO)
http://www.umi.com/cgi-bin/ShowItem?PID=P0086&market=cu&location=na

Kessinger Publishing, LLC -- Rare Reprints
"Kessinger Publishing utilizes advanced technology to publish and preserve thousands of rare, scarce, and out-of-print books.
"We search worldwide for hard-to-find books and publish them in affordable editions. Once we place a title into print, it stays in print.
"Located near Glacier National Park in Montana, Kessinger Publishing is dedicated toward publishing and digitally preserving important literature for future generations.
"We kindly invite you to view our vast collection of literature."
http://www.kessinger.net/

Eerdman's Books on Demand
http://www.eerdmans.com/BOD.htm

Still Waters Revival Books
http://www.puritan-books.com/

Lightning Source - The Digital Content Connection
http://www.lightningprint.com/

Bibliogbazzar
"At BiblioBazaar, we aim to make available thousands of titles quickly and affordably to you, dear reader. Interested in rediscovering a long-lost author from your childhood, or finding a reprint of a book that was part of your parents' library? Or are you looking for a hard copy of a recent government report? Chances are pretty good we'll have it.
"If we don't, please don't hesitate to contact us with a request. Also, keep checking our site! Our catalog grows by about 100 titles a week.
"Email us and we'll keep you updated on new additions to the catalog. If you're interested in a particular genre or language, please mention that in your mail."
E-mail: Information at BiblioBazaar
http://www.bibliobazaar.com/

Books-On-Demand
http://www.books-on-demand.com/

Sprout Books-On-Demand
http://www.sproutinfo.com/default.asp



Microfiche Vendors

ProQuest (UMI Microfilm)
"The UMI microfilm vault constitutes the largest commercially available microform collection in the world. Its 2.2 billion page images deliver 500 years of information, drawn from thousands of literary, journalistic, and scholarly works. Every year we add millions of images of contemporary information.
"Today, UMI continues to produce many products in UMI microform and print, such as research collections, newspapers, and indexes."
http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/brands/pl_umi.shtml

Gale Group (microforms)
Gale Research handles the microfilm of the former Research Publications.
http://www.galegroup.com/

LOC Searching for Microforms
http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/microform/searching.html

University Press of America (BBM UPA)
also known as "Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group" and "National Book Network"
http://www.univpress.com
University Press of America
15200 NBN Way
P.O. Box 191
Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214-0191
Tel: 800-462-6420

Norman Ross Publishing Inc., (BBM ROSS)
http://www.nross.com
Norman Ross Publishing Inc.
330 W. 58th Street
New York, NY 10019
Tel: 800-648-8850, 212-765-8200
Fax: 212-765-2393
E-mail: Norman Ross Publishing



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Preservation Resources
http://www.oclc.org/oclc/presres/index.htm



SOURCES OF ANTIQUARIAN AND USED BOOKS

This listing of sources of antiquarian and used books, in its original form, is courtesy of the Westminster Theological Seminary Bookstore.
Undoubably most of the independent booksellers listed below are now selling books in online bookshops that are searched by ioba.org, Abebooks.com, Amazon.com, Bibliomania.com, Addall.com, ChooseBooks.com, Chambal.comal, ibris.com, BookWeb.org, Book-Academy.com, Bibliofind.com, BookFinder.com, and so forth.
The Archives Bookshop (A), 1387 East Washington, Pasadena, CA 91104
http://www.archivesbookshop.com/

Baker Book House
Baker Book House (U), 2668 East Paris Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.
http://www.bakerbooks.com/

Barbour and Company, James D. Walthour, P.O. Box 110, Greensberg, PA 15601.

BiblicalBooks.com
Buy and sell used and antequarian books.
http://www.biblicaltheology.org/booklist.htm

Book-Academy.com
New, used, and antiquarian books in the United Kingdom. requests@book-academy.com
http://www.book-academy.com/

Book Look, 51 Maple Avenue, Awrwick, NY 10990.

Credo Books, 1540 Pinnacle East Drive SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
Email:

Dart Publications, P.O. Box 322, Dowagiac, MI 49047.

Direct Textbook
Buy and sell new and used books.
http://www.directtextbook.com/

Ex Libris Theological Books (U,A), 1022 College Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187.

Humber Books (A), 688 Beverly Road, Hull, North Humberside, ENGLAND HU6 7JH.

JustBooks
JustBooks - the premier British internet marketplace for used, out-of-print and antiquarian books.
justbooks.co.uk.links2go.com/more/www.fpcr.org/

Kregel Books and Resources
"As of March 1, 2002, a total of 163,589 titles of the over 200,000 books available from Kregel Used Books are listed in the on-line electronic catalog of used religious and out-of-print books. Books continue to turn over daily with approximately 2,000 volumes added monthly to the expanding catalog."
http://kregel.gospelcom.net/

David C. Lachman: Antiquarian Theological Books
David C. Lachman (A,U), 127 Woodland Road, Wyncote, PA 19095.
http://www.davidclachman.com/

Patrick Leahy (A), 5 Wildwood Drive, East Haven, CT 06512.

LibraryThing
"LibraryThing is a new site for book lovers.
"It's basically two sites in one.
"LibraryThing helps you create a library-quality catalog of your books. You can do all of them or just what you're reading now.
"And because everyone catalogs online, they also catalog together. LibraryThing connects people based on the books they share."
" http://www.librarything.com/

Noah's Ark Book Attic
http://www.noahsarkbookattic.com/

Reformation Books: New and Used Books
http://www.reformationbooks.com/

Reformation Bookstore
http://www.reformationbookstore.com/

Reformation Heritage Books
http://www.heritagebooks.org/

Reformed Publishers and Booksellers Online
http://www.lettermen2.com/refpub.html

Peter Reynolds Bookseller
http://www.peterreynoldsbooks.com/

Richard Owen Roberts, P.O. Box 21, Wheaton, IL 60189.

Rudd's Outlet, 838 East Maint Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060.

Steven's Book Shop, P.O. Box 1977, Wake Forest, NC 27580.

Wurth Books
Email; spwurth@stny.rr.com Phone: 1-607-240-8767

See also: "Out-of-Print" for used book dealers now online.



Related WebLinks

Reformed Publishers and Booksellers Online
http://www.lettermen2.com/refpub.html

Early English Books Text Creation Partnership
http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/eebo/

About Early English Books Online
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/indexes/eebo.html

Early English Books Online, Yale
http://www.library.yale.edu/pubstation/databases/EEBO.html

Early English Books Online: STC I and STC II titles in digital format
http://www.umi.com/cgi-bin/ShowItem?PID=P0086&market=cu&location=na

Eighteenth Century Collection Online (EECO)
"Brief description: Full-text searchable facsimile page displays of approximately 150,000 books published in Britain and its colonies during the 18th century."
Language: English, French
Coverage: 1701-1800
"The final collection will match the resources of all but ten libraries in the world in holdings of 18th-century printed books . . . The Eighteenth Century Collection will create oases of research in scholarly deserts and bring instant relief to harassed teachers trying to construct courses around slim library resources . . ." -- Microform Review
http://www.galegroup.com/



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Google Language Tools
Free website translation. This service may be used to translate English text of Reformed works to a foreign language and visa versa.
http://www.google.com/language_tools?hl=en

SDL International
Free website translation. This service may be used to translate English text of Reformed works to a foreign language and visa versa.
http://www.freetranslation.com/web.htm

Translate an English website in Urdu (Pakistan)
http://www.paktranslations.com/


Finding foreign language translations of English text of Reformed works

Numerous foreign language translations may exist for some Christian classics and some Christian best-sellers.

Search by "author name" in the WorldCat (OCLC) database to find foreign language translations and formats.

World's top 10 Languages
Rank Language Number of Worldwide Speakers
10. French 129 million
9. Malay-Indonesian 159 million
8. Portuguese 191 million
7. Bengali 211 million
6. Arabic 246 million
5. Russian 277 million
4. Spanish 392 million
3. Hindustani 497 million
2. English 508 million
1. Mandarin Chinese 1 billion plus

Wycliffe Bible Translators
Probably the premier source of foreign language translations of the English Bible.
http://www.wycliffe.org/

Reformation Translation Fellowship (Chinese translations of Reformed Works)
"During the past forty years writings by John Calvin, J.I. Packer, Loraine Boettner, Herman Bavnick, J.G. Vos, Charles Spurgeon, E.J. Young, A.W. Pink, Louis Berkhof, J. Gresham Machen, B.B. Warfield, John R.W. Stott, R.B. Kuiper, O.T. Allis, D.M. Lloyd-Jones, Charles Hodge, John Bunyan, and many others have been translated into Chinese. Books published recently by the RTF are CALLED TO THE MINISTRY by Edmond Clowney, THE HOLY SPIRIT by John Owen (the abridgement by R. J. K. Law), and EVERY THOUGHT CAPTIVE by Richard Pratt."
http://www.crts.edu/TRTF.pdf
Reformation Translation Fellowship, Australia
"RTF Australia is one part of an international fellowship which seeks to promote the Christian Gospel through the distribution of Reformed theological literature in the Chinese languages."
http://www.rtfa.com.au/

China Reformation Publishers (China Christian Books)
Lists Reformed works translated into Chinese. Most are available on the web.
http://www.chinachristianbooks.org/

Presbiterianos Reformados (Spanish translations of Reformed and Covenanter works.
"?Aqu? se encuentra el ?nico lugar en la red d?nde se ofrece los Est?ndares originales de Westminster en completo y sin alguna enmienda!
"Las metas de este sitio son tres.
"Primero, para proclamar el evangelio a todo el mundo, para que el mundo sepa que solamente hay salvaci?n en Cristo y no en otro u otra cosa. El ser humano es corrupto y peca constantemente, el ?nico que puede librarnos de tal corrupci?n que trae la condenaci?n eterna es Jesucristo el Hijo de Dios, nuestro Rey y Se?or. ?Entre los cuales tambi?n todos nosotros vivimos en otro tiempo en los deseos de nuestra carne, haciendo la voluntad de la carne y de los pensamientos, y ?ramos por naturaleza hijos de ira, lo mismo que los dem?s?aun estando nosotros muertos en pecados, nos dio vida juntamente con Cristo?Porque por gracia sois salvos por medio de la fe; y esto no de vosotros, pues es don de Dios; no por obras, para que nadie se glor?e?. Efesios 2:3, 5, 8-9.
"Segundo, para establecer y edificar el pueblo y la Iglesia de Cristo, de lengua espa?ola, en la fe verdadera encontrada en la doctrina calvinista, la expresi?n doctrinal del protestantismo m?s pura y fiel a la Palabra de Dios. Tambi?n para buscar la unidad que existe en el amor establecido en la Verdad de la Palabra de Dios con nuestros hermanos en Cristo. No simplemente en amor, pero tambi?n en la Verdad. Unidos en una sola doctrina (como Dios ha mandado), en una sola forma de adoraci?n hacia Dios (como Dios ha mandado), en una sola forma de gobierno-eclesi?stica (como Dios ha mandado) y en una sola forma de disciplina (como Dios ha mandado). ?No traspases los linderos antiguos que pusieron tus padres?. Proverbios 22:28. ?As? dijo Jehov?: Paraos en los caminos, y mirad, y preguntad por las sendas antiguas, cu?l sea el buen camino, y andad por ?l, y hallar?is descanso para vuestra alma?. Jerem?as 6:16
"Tercero, para llamar a nuestros hermanos protestantes, especialmente los que son presbiterianos y reformados, que regresen a la fe verdadera del protestantismo y que dejen por un lado las doctrinas que han adoptado de la Iglesia de Roma. Muchos protestantes han olvidado la doctrina que Dios dio a su Iglesia por medio de Su ministros que levant? en los siglos 16 y 17, tal como Juan Calvino, Juan Knox y los te?logos/ministros de la Asamblea de Westminster (del siglo 17) y la Iglesia de Escocia. La mayor?a de presbiterianos y calvinistas de hoy dicen que siguen la doctrina de Calvino, de Knox y de los ministros de la Asamblea de Westminster cuando la realidad es diferente, esto se debe a la ignorancia de los escritos de estos ministros y por la corrupci?n doctrinal que ha entrado a la Iglesia de Cristo en varios niveles. ?Pero en aquello a que hemos llegado, sigamos una misma regla, sintamos una misma cosa. Hermanos, sed imitadores de m?, y mirad a los que as? se conducen seg?n el ejemplo que ten?is en nosotros?. Filipenses 3:16-17 ??Andar?n dos juntos, si no estuvieren de acuerdo??. Am?s 3:3
"Nuestra oraci?n es que su visita sea de mucho ?nimo y edificaci?n. Le invitamos a escribirnos para cualquier pregunta o comentario. Al navegar en nuestro sitio, encontrar? sermones de pastores presbiterianos pactantes que hallar? de mucha inspiraci?n. O tal vez nuestro patrimonio doctrinal b?blico le sea de gran inter?s. Si desea m?s informaci?n de nuestra iglesia y doctrina b?blica, comun?quese con nosotros y le responderemos con mucho gusto."
http://www.presbiterianoreformado.org/

Charles H. Spurgeon en Espan?l
"El viejo evangelio para el nuevo siglo."
http://www.spurgeon.com.mx/

Biblioteca de Inglesia Reformada
Online text of Reformed works in Spanish: Catechisms and confessions, The spanish bible, Churches, pastors, ministers, students and other resources, Reformed works (by title), over 1000, For more books, articles and other resources, Some libraries that we recommend, Links and resources in various languages and dialects, and so forth, and so on.
http://www.iglesiareformada.com/Biblioteca.html

Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL)
Besides containing many Christian Classics that have been translated into English, this database also contains "texts in six foreign languages, with most being in Latin or Russian. There is a particularly good collection of materials on the Russian Orthodox Church."
The reader could use free online translating software listed above to translated portions of these e-texts.
http://www.ccel.org/

Logos Bible Software en Espan?l
"If you know someone who would like to study the Bible in Spanish with a large library of Spanish resources, either in a bilingual collection or an exclusively Spanish library, let them know that they can access the exact same software that you use in their own language. All the menu items, help files, tools, and interface features are in Spanish along with several large libraries of Spanish resources to choose from." -- Publisher's Annotation
http://www.logos.com/es

Logos Bible Software in Many Other Languages
"Logos Bible Software is also available in: Afrikaans, Basque, Catalan, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English (Australia), English (Canada), English (United Kingdom), English (New Zealand), English (South Africa), French, German, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish.
If you would like to check out any of these alternate language interfaces go to:
http://www.logos.com/support/lbs/languages

Reformation Christian Ministries Bookstore
They list foreign language translations of Reformed titles.
http://www.refcm.org/bookstore/foreign.html

Dutch Reformed Translation Society
Pieter Vander Meyden, President
Dutch Reformed Translation Society
946 Ball Avenue, NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Dutch Reformed Translation Society Books at Solid Ground Books
http://www.solid-ground-books.com/books_ClassicsOfReformedSpirituality.asp
Dutch Reformed Translation Society Books at Go Dutch! Christian Books (English translations of Dutch works)
http://www.godutch.com/store/index.php?cid=1

Search by "Author Name" in the National Union Catalog pre-1956 imprints. Translations should have an entry there. This resource is not available in electronic format. Print copies may be found in a major university library, or in a large public library.

Some countries have published a National Directory which lists literature translated from, or into, that country's language. Search under the subject heading National Directories.

Index Translationum
"The Index Translationum is a list of books translated in the world, i.e. an international bibliography of translations [it does not appear to be exhaustive and we are unable to find most Christian Classics and Reformed titles -- sk]. The Index Translationum was created in 1932. It celebrates this year its 75th anniversary.
"The database contains cumulative bibliographical information on books translated and published in about one hundred of the UNESCO Member States since 1979 . . . in all disciplines: literature, social and human sciences, natural and exact sciences, art, history, and so forth. It is planned to update the work every four months. . . .
"By publishing this list, to serve as a reference work, UNESCO provides the general public with an irreplaceable tool for making bibliographical inventories of translations on a worldwide scale. . . .
"The online edition of the Index Translationum contains some 1,600,000 references (from 1979 to now) on all subjects.
http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=7810&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=-473.html
Index Translationum -- Bibliographic Search
http://databases.unesco.org/xtrans/xtra-form.shtml

Related WebLinks

Young's Literal Translation
Includes biographical information.
http://www.bible-researcher.com/young.html

How to Find a Book
http://www.lettermen2.com/findbook.html

Reformed Publishers and Booksellers Online
http://www.lettermen2.com/refpub.html

Books Considered to be Among the ten Greatest in the English Language
http://www.lettermen2.com/tengreat.html

Christian Classics: A Short Title Listing
http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr3ch.html#ccastl

Chapter 5: "Reference Works"
Within this chapter see topical listings for: "Bibliography of Bibliography," "CD-ROM Libraries," "Online Digital Libraries," and so forth and so on.
http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr5ch.html

Chapter 3: "Special Listings"
Within this chapter see topical listings for: Works of Jay Adams, The Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation, Expository Bible Commentaries, Guides to Commentaries, Christian Classics, A Short Title Listing, Soli Deo Gloria Facsimile Reprints, Online E-text by Author, The Complete Works of Various Authors, Works by and About the Pilgrims, Puritanism: Works by and About Puritans, Puritan Paperback Series From Banner of Truth, Works of John Calvin, Works of Gordon Haddon Clark, Works of John Knox, Works of Martin Luther, Works of William Perkins, Works of George Gillespie, Works of Samuel Rutherford, Works of the Reformed Presbytery, Works of C.H. Spurgeon, Works of William Shakespeare, Resources in Christian Counseling Series," and so forth and so on.
http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr3ch.html

LibraryThing
"LibraryThing helps you create a library-quality catalog of your books. You can do all of them or just what you're reading now.
"And because everyone catalogs online, they also catalog together. LibraryThing connects people based on the books they share."
http://www.librarything.com/

Add Language Translation to your Website - Tutorial
http://labnol.blogspot.com/2005/11/add-language-translation-to-website.html

English to Hindi Translation
http://www.translatorscafe.com/cafe/PopSearch/English-to-Hindi-translation/

The Statue of Liberty at Sunset (color image)
http://www.lettermen2.com/sliberty.html

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