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**Getting Started with Library Research**

Learn how to use the GTU library, including finding books & articles & more.


We recommend starting your searches with Summon (See previous tab) as it searches books and articles. Plus you can narrow to only e-books with one click in the left column of the search results. 

However, you can still search our catalog (GRACE) separately from Summon if you prefer. 

Searching GRACE

GRACE is our library catalog. You can use GRACE to search for books, theses and dissertations, and other items in our collection. For most research, GRACE will be your starting place for requesting physical items in the library (the first step of the curbside pickup process. (Please use the databases to search for articles, more information in another tab). Use the advanced search for more options, such as searching for items in a specific language. A GRACE search box is also available on our library homepage.

GRACE basic search:

Click here for the advanced GRACE search

Tips and tricks: We have e-books in the library catalog, some like the Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception have both a print copy and an online copy. Other resources we may have online-only. You can use the advanced search to limit the material type to ebooks only, or for a quick search, we recommend Summon. 


GTU theses and dissertations

The GTU library keeps two print copies of all theses and dissertations from all member schools who require one written: one copy circulates (you can check it out) while the second copy is kept in our archives. The circulating copy is kept in the stacks on the lower level, shelved by topic, so you'll see them mixed in with books of the same topic. If you need help finding one, please let us know. You can search for these in GRACE by title, author, or keyword just like any other book. 

But wait! We have electronic copies of GTU thesis and dissertations (not all, but many of the recent ones). The link to the database can be found on our electronic resources page, or here: 

GTU ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
Search for and view full-text dissertation and theses from GTU students.