Oxford Biblical Studies Online (OBSO) provides a comprehensive resource for the study of the Bible and Biblical history. The integration of authoritative scholary texts and reference works with tools that provide eaes of research into the background, context and issues related to the Bible make OBSO an invaluable resource. Michael Coogan, Editor in Chief of OBSO provides a short introduction.
For introductory commentary and information on a specific Scripture citation, use the Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries located under Ref BS 192.2 .A1 G3 in the reference section on the first floor of Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library. These volumes on specific books of the Old and New Testament are prepared by top Catholic, Protestant and Jewish scholars. Their goal is to produce the very best of contemporary scholarship. For each Biblical book, an exact translation from the ancient language is prepared and the book is then considered in its historical, cultural and literary context.