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The resources on this page have been collected to help you in your research of liberal religious themes. These lists are not exhaustive and are not meant to be all-inclusive. Please contact a librarian to add to the list, make a suggestion, or report a broken link.
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Journals and Databases
The Wiggin Library either subscribes to the following journals, or they are available for free online. Some titles require a login, and are marked with (PW). These titles are available only to current MLTS students and faculty, as well as alumni. These users should contact the Library Assistant to request login credentials. Titles marked with (IP) are only available online through the MLTS network, and users should contact the Library Assistant for help accessing them. Titles that are not linked are available in print form in the library; contact the Library Assistant for help accessing them.
American Memory (Library of Congress)
Christian Century (PW)
Circle Magazine: Celebrating Nature, Spirit, and Magic
Directory of Open Access Journals: A searchable directory of over 10,000 academic journals available for free
Good News: Newsletter of the Unitarian Universalist Christian FellowshipHumanistic Judaism
Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling
Parabola: Where Spiritual Traditions Meet
Transactions of the Unitarian Historical Society
Unitarian Universalist History
Canadian Unitarian Universalist Historical Society
Conrad Wright's Bibliography of UU History
Dictionary of Unitarian and Universalist Biography
Unitarian Universalist Resources
North American Unitarian, Universalist, and Unitarian Universalist Organizations
International Unitarian, Universalist, and Unitarian Universalist Organizations
Copyright, Licensing, and Fair Use Resources
These links are to databases or search engines that provide access to images, videos, and audio (recordings and/or sheet music) that can be REUSED, REVISED, REMIXED, or REDISTRIBUTED more freely than can materials limited by default copyright protection.
Not all items in these resources are available for reuse, revision, remixing, and/or distribution. You need to confirm that the materials you find are free to reuse, change, or distribute. Creative Commons is an alternative form of copyright, and does not mean that material with a CC license is public domain. It is always a good idea to provide complete and proper attribution for anything you reuse. Creative Commons has a useful guide to creating CC attributions.
Although copyright law allows for some uses of protected materials, you can’t always rely on fair use to cover reusing copyrighted material. Fair use is generally agreed to be copying protected material for a “transformative” purpose and is guided by four factors listed in Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act that serve as guidelines for fair use – Purpose, Nature, Amount, and Effect. Columbia University provides a checklist to determine if your use of copyrighted material is covered by fair use or not, and Stanford University offers examples of what constitutes fair use, as well as an overview of copyright law, fair use, and public domain. The American Library Association's Copyright Advisory Network has also made an interactive tool to help you quickly determine if a document is protected by copyright.
In cases where your use of copyright protected material is not covered by fair use, you may need to contact the copyright holder to request permission to use their copyrighted material. Columbia University has a good guide for when and how to ask for permission.
The Creative Commons search page makes it easy to find music, videos, images, and other media that is reusable under CC licenses. This is not a search engine, but facilitates use of existing search engines.
Please remember to properly attribute anything you use, even if it's in the public domain. If nothing else, it will help others find similar songs, images, or other items to use in the future!
The following libraries may be helpful resources in your research. This is not an exhaustive list, and Meadville Lombard students do not necessarily have borrowing access to the libraries listed. Meadville Lombard currently has formal borrowing agreements with ACTS libraries and with libraries marked with an asterisk (*). For information about libraries with which we have formal borrowing agreements, please read the "Using Other Libraries" section of the main Library webpage.
American Unitarian Association Collections at Andover-Harvard Theological Library
Harris Manchester College Library Archives at Oxford University (UK)
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