Browse in the BV5-530 call number area (4th floor) to find books on Worship (public and private):
|BV30-135||Times and seasons (the church year)|
|BV150-168||Christian symbols and symbolism|
|BV169-199||Liturgy and ritual|
Subject headings are often a more accurate and comprehensive way of searching for a topic than keyword searching. Subject headings can be found on the left-hand column of search results in the catalog, or at the end of a book's catalog entry.
Here are some sample subject searches:
Try general searches like "church music, worship, music in churches" and also try searching by denomination or place ("church music, Lutheran Church" or "worship, Germany"), by musical style ("gospel music, contemporary Christian music"), and by liturgy or time of year("Epiphany music, Easter music")
To browse the shelves for books about hymns and also for actual hymns, look for these call number sections:
BV301-BV590 (4th floor main collection and 4th floor MRC) - Hymnology
M2115-M2146 (5th floor main collection and 4th floor MRC) - Hymnals and Hymn Collections
By denomination (U.S.):
|M2124.D7||Dutch Reformed (Ref. Church in America)|
|M2124.G3||German Reformed (Ref. Church in the U.S.)|
|M2132.A-Z||Multi and non-denominational hymnals (U.S.) by language, A-Z|
Even if Hekman Library doesn't own a particular book or article that you need, you can borrow or get a copy from another library through our MeL and ILL sharing services. Just use the links below to search outside of Hekman's holdings and make requests - if you have any questions or problems, the librarians are always available to help!