Corinthian Studies Library, Version 2.0 (RIS)

As it’s a national day of service here in the U.S.A., I’m going to release this little gift of bibliography to those of you who follow Corinthian Studies. Now I realize this isn’t quite the same as going to clean up the city park, but I always hope there’s some basic value for others in maintaining this up-to-date bibliography.

A couple of years ago, I released the first version of an RIS library file (CorinthianStudies_v.1_10-10-12)  importable to Zotero, EndNote, or RefWorks. As this page describes, that bibliography contained 1,535 items at that time. Since then, the library has grown substantially as I have added material along the way and worked systematically to add items from major collections like OCLC WorldCat. I’m grateful for willing and able students like Rachel Carey, history major at Messiah College, who has been building the collection over the last two weeks. As of this morning, the library has grown to 2,448 entries. I am planning on working with a student or two in the next couple of months to expand the collection and improve it in different ways. When / If that happens, I will release a subsequent version. In the meantime, download the new version (2.0) here: CorinthianStudies_v.2_1-16-15.ris

The new RIS includes references from:

1. ARCHAEOLOGY COLLECTIONS: All of the entries from the bibliography of Corinth XX (2003), the Isthmia Library document (no longer online), and Corinthia-related references from the forthcoming Hesperia supplement on the Isthmus of Corinth.

2. PROJECTS: The publications of the Corinth Computer Project, Eastern Korinthia Survey, OSU Excavations at Isthmia, University of Chicago Excavations at Isthmia, Saronic Harbors Archaeological Project, and Kenchreai Cemetery Project.

3. NEW TESTAMENT and RELIGION: All articles published in three recent works related to archaeology, history, religion, and the New Testament: Urban Religion in Roman Corinth (2005), Corinth in Context (2010), and Corinth in Contrast (2013), as well as relevant Corinthia bibliography in the first two of those books. Material from a number of commentaries of 1 and 2 Corinthians is also included.

4. CORINTHIAN MATTERS: All Corinthianmatters bibliography collected on the Corinthianmatters website since 2010.

5. A JSTOR search on keywords Corinth, Corinthia*, Kenchreai/Cenchreae, Lechaion/Lechaum, and Isthmia/Isthmus, from 1800-2012.

6. WORLDCAT: A WorldCat search on keywords Corinth, Corinthia*, Kenchreai/Cenchreae, Lechaion/Lechaum, and Isthmia/Isthmus for 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2014.

The best way to access the full bibliographic metadata from this library, including URL addresses, full bibliographic data, and abstracts, is to view the RIS file through a bibliographic software program like Zotero, which is free. You’ll get more search power though software, which mines fields (e.g., the abstracts) that the online version does not.

If you don’t want to download the software, you can still browse the Corinthian Studies Library at Zotero. The search capabilities of the online version are not as great since the engine only mines titles and authors and dates but it’s good for basic searching. You might want to read this page first.

Finally, for you LIST PEOPLE, we’ll be releasing some recent bibliographic material over the course of the next week. Stay tuned.

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