General Collection

The General Collection contains most of the print monographs owned by the library.  The primary goal of the collection is to support the curriculum of the University.  Each branch library has a General Collection.

Selection is primarily the responsibility of the librarians. Any member of the administration, faculty, staff, student body, or other users, may request or suggest that material be added to the collection by submitting it to the library or through the religion approval plan.  Items requested though Interlibrary Loan that meet collection development criteria for the General Collection will be considered for automatic purchase at the discretion of ILL staff.

Guidelines

Subject Criteria

A-AZ: General Works [AE, 11/18]

B-BD, BH-BJ: Philosophy, Logic and Ethics [?, ?]

BF: Psychology [AE, 11/18]

BL, BP, BQ: Religions, Islam, Buddhism [AE, 11/18]

BM: Judaism [AE, 11/18]

BR-BX: Christianity, the Bible, and Theology [AE, 11/18]

General Collection [BETA]

The General Collection consists of important classic and contemporary books. Books purchased for the general collection should be recognized as significant either through editorial recommendation or award selection.

Books are purchased in the following broad subject areas