Intro to the Library Website
Sometime mid- to late-December the library, along with all the other libraries in our consortium, will have a new catalog. The books and results, that is the content, will be the same. What will be different is the look and feel of the catalog. In addition, there will be added value. For example, the results will include articles in our full text databases. All in a single search! The caveat (there's always a caveat!) is that EBSCO has decided not to play nice with us. Negotiations are ongoing but in the meanwhile it will be wise to still go to ATLAS the way we've always done so.
"Do-you-know-how" Library Research
You are in a seminary program! Some of you have been aware of the Holy Spirit moving you in this direction for years -- being prepared and preparing. Others of you were caught quite by surprise. Some, if not most, of you fall somewhere in the middle.
One thing I can guarantee you. Research has changed since the last time you engaged in this kind of work. If you have not done serious research in the last year, your knowledge is obsolete and what is offered here will be helpful, if not crucial, to your success in the program.
You are not paying tuition to become librarians. So, if you get "stuck," do not hesitate for one moment to call me. This is what I do and your tuition pays my salary. That means you don't ever need to be afraid or apologetic about contacting me. Research has actually shown that people are as comfortable about approaching a librarian as they are approaching a dentist or a surgeon.
My skills exist to assist you with any problem/question you may have. Don't worry. I'm not a dentist or a surgeon....
This guide is to help you get a jump on your research. Ask me questions.