An Electronic Library Resource for Astrologers: Speakers, Researchers and Writers

The Marion D. March Electronic Research Library, through Kepler College, offers all serious astrologers and students the opportunity to share this invaluable resource of academically respected primary source material as a foundational basis for lectures, articles and books. You can gain access either as enrolling as a student at Kepler or through our agreement with ISAR.  Enrollment in the library provides you with thousands of articles and books through Early English Books Online and materials that can be downloaded. In addition, students will have access to the growing catalog of materials from the Alexandria iBase Project.

The M.D.M. Electronic Library includes literally thousands of books, in English or English translation, from ancient times to the 20th century across many world cultures through Early English Books Online (EEBO).

Students, researchers and bibliophiles can save thousands of dollars in books that may be enjoyed in the convenience of electronic format at home, and at any time. The selections for reading or research ranges from Ptolemy to Shakespeare, Erasmus to Evangeline Adams, Greek Mythology to World Literature, and many early astrological authors such as William Lilly, John Gadbury, John Partridge, Richard Saunders and William Ramesey. Like any large college library, EEBO alone contains thousands of fiction and non-fiction titles in books, plays, essays, speeches, poems and epics covering a wide range of topics and academic fields. Whether for reading enjoyment or for background information to support research for lecture presentations or print publications, EEBO is a formidable resource.

EEBO includes complete primary source material written in or translated to English from ancient times through the nineteenth century. Aside from all of the “Great Books” of the world, this massive collection, too numerous to list, includes all published translations of ancient and medieval astrology works as well a comprehensive list of world literature. If you are researching background for an article or presentation, even in one-term, you could save or print the necessary background material from appropriate and authoritative resources. Since greater professionalism in our field is encouraged, what better way to boost knowledge and add credible support to your presentations, articles and books?

In addition there are hundreds of out-of-copy books available to download and links to other resources around the web.

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Throughout the astrology community there is increasing awareness of the importance of referencing our sources for material so others may reliably and intelligently build upon or challenge our assumptions. Now organizations and schools are encouraging more professionalism in preparation for lectures, workshops books and articles. Availing ourselves of appropriate historical and academic support to reference our astrological presentations will go far toward the enhanced professionalism and respect for our discipline to which we all aspire. Since the 1980’s, through the work of Lois Rodden, we have learned to document the sources and quality of our birth data. Now we must give equal diligence to providing full background information and references for our lectures and published works. The Marion D. March Electronic Library serves that need well.