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Christian Spirituality

A overview of library resources for the study of Christian Spirituality

Library Services During the Pandemic

Tips for Starting Your Research

Start your research early. Allow more time than you did in previous semesters to access and request materials for your projects and papers. 

Start with what's available electronically through the GTU. Some GTU member schools have access to their parent institution's library in addition to the GTU library. Find out more here.

Take advantage of any additional electronic resources you have available through other libraries, including local public libraries.

Leverage your web searching via open access resources or by using Google Scholar. 

If a resource is only available in print, getting a small section of a larger work (like a book chapter or journal article) may be quicker than getting the whole book or resource. 

  • If it's available (i.e. not in off-site storage) at the GTU or SFTS libraries AND you only need a small portion of the resource, submit a scanning request. Allow 3 business days for your request to be processed & completed. 
  • If it's available and you need around half or more of the resource (i.e. a book), follow the instructions for curbside pick-up
  • If it's not available at the GTU or SFTS libraries, submit an interlibrary loan request
  • You may also want to check Amazon or Google to see you can get the information you need from the preview features.