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Baptist Seminary of Kentucky: Library Resources: Handbooks and Companions

This LibGuide will acclimate seminary students to the Georgetown College library resources and services available as they complete their Masters degree.


Handbooks and companions are anthologies of articles that summarize the history and current state of research in academic fields and sub-disciplines. The articles are written by top scholars to provide "quick and dirty" introductions to learners, as well as comprehensive bibliographies to aid in further research. Unlike encyclopedias and dictionaries, these works offer longer articles (often 20-25 pages) and are arranged thematically. 

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Recommended Handbooks & Companions

This is not an exhaustive list of religion-related Reference and circulating materials, but some of the best LRC holdings for theological and pastoral research projects.

Click the links to the library records to view a full table of contents for each title.

When you pick your topic, be sure to search the library catalog for "handbooks," "companions," "dictionaries," and "encyclopedias" for that particular subdiscipline, era, topic and person.