Answered By: Harold Henkel
Last Updated: Mar 18, 2020     Views: 2611

We recommend checking Summon for commentaries. Summon is the default search bar in the center of the Library homepage:

As an example: You can search for: Bible. -- Corinthians, 2nd -- Commentaries.  This is the subject format used in the catalog system

If you only want e-book commentaries, select "Full Text Online" and "book/ebook" from the left-side panel.

NOTE: Many publishers have not yet made their commentaries available digitally. Many of the most highly recommended commentaries are not available as e-books. However, you can request that relevant pages be scanned from print commentaries and made available as a PDF through our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service.

We have a brief tutorial on how to place an ILL request here:

You would want to use the book chapter option

Distance students can make Interlibrary Loan requests for commentaries available for checkout in Regent Library's general collection. Students may request that physical books are shipped to them free of charge (though they are responsible to pay return shipping or bring them to campus) or they may request a book chapter. Through a book chapter request, you may have pages of a book scanned and made available to you as a PDF. This process usually has minimal turnaround time and is available at no cost to you. Learn more about Interlibrary Loan here.

We also recommend that distance students search for other nearby libraries that have commentaries available--universities and seminaries are your best bets. As distance students, you can take advantage of our library card reimbursement to help with the cost of accessing local materials.


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