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Welcome to Hamma Library!: Researching and Writing


Does HAMMA have it?

Hamma Library is a member of two state-wide library networks. Ohio Private Academic Libraries, or OPAL, has 25 member libraries, and OhioLINK, with its 121 members, is Ohio's academic library consortium.


Click on the OPAL logo to search Hamma's catalog.




Can't find what you need in OPAL? Click the OhioLINK logo to search the catalogs of all 121 OhioLINK schools.


For more detailed instructions, see our Using the Catalogs page.

You may also find these links to other catalogs and sites to be helpful.

Follow this link for a full list of databases. You'll need to sign-in with your barcode number found on your student ID. These select databases are likely the best places to start!

Book of Concord and Luther's Works (new translation by Kolb and Wengert) are both available on CD-ROM as reference materials in the library

Please find below some videos that you may find very helpful for familiarizing yourself with the ATLA Religion Database. They are short and straight forward, and you can refer back to them for help in the future.


Headings for Sacred Texts of World Religions in the ATLA Religion Database® with ATLASerials®

Searching the ATLA Religion Database® with ATLASerials® Using the Scripture Citation Index

Searching the ATLA Religion Database® with ATLASerials® Using the Scripture Tool

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These recommended texts may also be extremely helpful. These are reference materials and do not circulate. They may be used in the library. Many also have copies in the stacks that can be checked out.

Recommended Texts‚Äč:

You can find wonderful tutorials on YouTube for using databases. Search on your own, click the logo for our search, or try one of the following:

Advanced Search Techniques

Try the Scripture Citation Index

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