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New Database: Luther's Works & Sermons (online)

Luther's Works OnlineOur most recent electronic text purchase is now available online. Please explore the Past Masters collection of Luther's Works and Sermons. This 55-volume set of Luther's Works was published jointly by Fortress Press and Concordia Publishing House in 1957.

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 Bruce Eldevik explains features of this new electronic text in his October 1, 2015: Luther's works: Online! (library) Tech Talk.


New Digital Resource—The Loeb Classical Library

The Logo of the Loeb Classical Library, featuring Athena, goddess of wisdom, and Nike, goddess of victory.Digital Loeb Classical Library

The library now offers the Loeb Classical Library in digital format, accessible on and off-campus. Over 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English texts are available in a fully searchable, virtual library that includes epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, oratory; Church Fathers and much more.

Research & Resources —> Electronic Texts —> Digital Loeb Classical Library

Jennie Bartholomew explores features in the Loeb Classical Library in this October 1 Tech Talk:

Free Accordance Training Seminars

Are your Accordance (Bible software) skills rusty? Would you like to learn some helpful tips?

The friendly Accordance trainers will be in Minneapolis in January & February for two FREE training seminars, and a 4 hour workshop focusing on Greek and Hebrew.

Register by email: Please indicate which seminar or workshop you’ll attend.

Friday, January 30, 2015, 1:00–5:00pm (register by January 26)
Bethlehem College & Seminary, 720 13th Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN 55415, Room 318-322. Special Focus on Greek and Hebrew, Open to ALL.

Saturday, January 31, 2015. 9:00am–6:00pm, (register by January 26) Eden Prairie Assembly, 16591 Duck Lake Trail, Eden Prairie, MN 55346, Fellowship Hall.

Friday, February 6, 2015, 9:00am–6:00pm, (register by February 4)
Fourth Baptist Church, 900 Forestview Lane N., Plymouth, MN 55441, Room 223

The seminars are for all levels of ability and interest, whether you use Accordance for personal devotions, classwork, sermon preparation, or research. You are encouraged to bring a computer loaded with Accordance, but it is not essential, as the trainer's computer will be projected.

Be sure to complete the interactive Accordance Basics online course so you can follow the sessions. The Podcasts series Lighting the Lamp is also helpful. 

Non-users are welcome to come for the introductory session and stay as long as they want. The more advanced sessions will cover the original language features, as well as the general interface, searching capabilities, graphical resources, and much more.


Copyright Guidelines & Policy

When is it permissible to copy and distribute other people’s works?

When should I ask for permission?

Who do I ask?

These questions can be answered by the recently updated Luther Seminary Copyright Guidelines & Policy. If you plan to copy, scan, record, stream, or distribute materials created by others, using our facilities or equipment, you must know the basics of copyright. This policy applies to Luther Seminary faculty, staff, and students.

What if you think your use is a “Fair Use” but you are not sure? Is your use an “Ordinary Fair Use” or is it more complex? The Fair Use Checklist can help you figure it out. If you are still not sure, check your analysis with a member of the library staff,, before making copies or distributing materials.

Tech Talk Oct. 30 Google Hangouts • NW 232 11:30am

During this session Laurel Forsgren will explore the basics of Google Hangouts. Bring your device and learn how to:
  • Schedule a Google Hangout on your calendar and send the link to others
  • Begin an impromptu Google Hangout session and invite others
  • Use other Google Hangout features (screen share, drawing)
  • General Q & A for using/troubleshooting Hangouts
If you want to bring your device to use hangouts, please set up your device ahead of time (install plug in for browser here:  or install app on device).  If you arrive early we can help too.

If you can't join us in person please listen in via Adobe Connect. Just click on this link to attend:

Please RSVP to Jennie if you'd like pizza.

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