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**Getting Started With Library Research**

An overview of where to start your research journey

Database options and remote access

GTU students, faculty, and staff have access to thousands of journals on theology, both online and in print. The majority of our articles are available online, but if you are a distance student and need help accessing a print-only resource, please contact us. 

Most of these resources can be accessed from the e-resources page, which is linked from the library homepage. 

Once on the Electronic Resources page, you'll see a lot of databases and two options for connecting. 

On-Campus connection: use this if you are on a wired (Ethernet) connection in the library or in one of the member schools.
Off-Campus connection: use for campus wireless connections and if you are physically off-campus. You'll need to log into the database using either your student ID number or 14-digit library barcode number. 

 

Where to start?

The database list is divided up by topic, but for most theology/religious topics we suggest starting with the ATLA Religion database. ATLA stands for American Theological Library Association, but covers international journals as well. Please see the next tab for a tutorial on the resource. 

Remember: this database contains both abstracts and full text, so be sure to check the 360 Link in case we have the full text in another database. If you don't know about the 360 Link, the tutorial will show you.