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Research Guide Template

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Reference Sources

Journals

Databases

Books & Dissertations

Websites

Define the topic

These are starting points for research. They include short articles on many topics and are a good place to begin to understand the landscape of thinking in your area of research.

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Journals are an important part of scholarly literature. The titles listed here are the primary ones in this topic, and are interesting to browse through for ideas. To search for articles in a journal (LINK), you will want to use our online databases (LINK).

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We subscribe to a number of scholarly databases. Many contain full-text articles and other items. Some are indexes that do not offer a direct link to full-text online, but are a valuable way to find print and other materials.

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We have over 80,000 print books in the library and provide access to many thousands of e-books. In addition, we can provide InterLibrary Loan (ILL) (LINK) service for students when we do not have a particular book, but a co-operating library does.

We take care to catalog our books with descriptive terms, called subject headings, that will help you find what you need. Below are some of the most common subject headings on this topic. The links to the Seminary Library catalog subject headings will show you books that are in the stacks or available through the Seminary Library as e-books. The links to the WorldCat subject headings will show you books available in libraries around the world.

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Finding dissertations (LINK)

To search for articles, use our full-text databases and indexes (LINK).

The websites listed below have been selected as relevant and reliable sources of information and perspective.

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If you choose to do a general web search for your topic, please be thoughtful about which sources to rely on. Unlike library books, which have gone through review by a publisher and selection by librarians, or journal articles, which have been reviewed by the author’s peers, websites can be published by anyone. Things to consider as you decide whether a website is a good source:

  • Who is the author and what are their credentials?
  • When was the site created or last updated?
  • Is the website run or sponsored by an organization, and is that organization reliable?
  • Is the information on the site objective or biased? How does it compare to information from other reliable sources?
  • Who is the intended audience for the site?

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