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Homiletics: Finding Books

This guide, designed to support the 'Introduction to Homiletics' class, provides links to library materials and homiletical resources.

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Google Books

Google Books can be helpful in full text searching through parts of books. 

Google Book Search

Search for Books

Search our local catalog here.

Maly Library Catalog:  

Or, click on the advanced search link below to expand your search to other OPAL libraries.

Expand your search using the OhioLINK catalog.

OhioLINK Catalog: 

Finding Books

Tip: When running searches in catalogs and databases, start with keyword searches. When you find an item of interest, check its subject headings. Searching by subject heading will help you focus your research. Below are some commonly used subject headings for exegesis and preaching.  Note: the catalog is not case sensitive and you do not need to use any punctuation.

baptism sermons bible old testament
homiletical use
bible commentaries Catholic Church sermons  
bible criticism, interpretation, etc Catholic preaching  
bible homiletical use funeral sermons  
bible new testament commentaries lay preaching  
bible new testament criticism,
interpretation, etc
lectionary preaching  
bible new testament homiletical use lectionary preaching
Catholic Church
bible old testament commentaries preaching  

bible old testament criticism, interpretation, etc

public worship Catholic Church

public worship Catholic Church planning

public worship


sermons, American

wedding sermons


Browse these call numbers for preaching resources.  Sermons on a specific subject are with that subject, e.g. God's Providence in 231.5.

Through Maly Library, faculty and students have access to a wide variety of databases, which can be accessed in the library or remotely. Library staff members are happy to assist you in selecting and using databases for your research.

Your Librarian

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Connie Song
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