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Theology Research Guide: Finding books and more

Welcome

If you have any questions about locating, evaluating, incorporating, and citing sources, please feel free to ask a librarian.

Welcome to the research guide for Theology at TLU!

1: Find background information in reference books

Reference books can provide background material and be a launching point for further research. The following titles are great starting points, but you can find many more in the library catalog advanced search with the Location limited to Reference. You can also search for e-reference items using our Gale Virtual Reference Library or Credo Reference.

2. Need books or ebooks? Search the Library Catalog

The Library Catalog is the gateway to finding books. Search the catalog for books about Christian ethicsBible commentaries, or Hinduism. More instructions on how to find a book are at this link

 

 

Advanced Search

​Blumberg Memorial Library arranges materials by the Library of Congress Classification System. Books on theology generally fall into the following call numbers:

Christianity

BR

The Bible

BS

Doctrinal Theology

BT

Practical Theology

BV

 

3. Need articles? Search the databases

Databases allow you to find scholarly articles. To see all of TLU's databases, visit the library's list of databases by Subject or by Title.

Here are a few key databases for theology:

--Using databases off-campus--

If you are using an off-campus computer, you will be prompted for your last name (Not your network username but last name only) and your 8-digit TLU number.

--Interlibrary Loan--

Need an item that our library doesn't own? No worries, you can email the title, author and date of what you need to ill@tlu.edu or fill out a form. We can get most (but not all) articles within 2 days and many books within 4-8 days. 

For more information, visit our interlibrary loan page.

--Finding a particular journal--

To see if a journal or magazine is available, either online or in print, look in the Publications by Title list.

--Evaluate and cite sources--

Ask a Librarian

Reference desk

TLU librarians offer in-depth research help.

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Ask a Question: The system will prompt you to send a text or an email, or a live chat if a librarian is available. 

Visit

During library open hours, ask at the main desk for help finding what you need or help setting up an appointment with a librarian. 

Email

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