Theological Research Librarian

Seth Allen, M.L.I.S.

Getting Started with Theological Research

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This research guide will help you to jump start your research project in theology.  On the right, you will see some reference books that provide a synopsis of major theologians and theological traditions.  

The links on the horizontal navigation bar link you to the resources themselves:
1. Library Catalog - Searches all print and electronic books, journal titles, and theses/dissertations.
2. E-Book Library - A collection of over 1,000 ebooks in theology and cognate disciplines

 3. Journal Articles - A search engine of open access (free) peer-reviewed journals in theology.
4. Theological Websites - A compilation of the best online resources for theological research, grouped by sub-topic.
5. Research Handbook - The official CGSD research handbook - covers citation style in Turabian a number of information formats.
6. How Do I? - A series of YouTube videos that will help you navigate the library catalog, library webpage, and the e-book collection.

Topic Launchers

The following books are available in the circulating collection and provide a broad survey of theological issues. They can help you find a topic for a research paper.

 A Little Exercise for Young Theologians
Helmut Thielicke
BV4022 T513
 Christian Theology
Millard J. Erickson
BT75.2 E68  
 Charts of Christian Theology and Doctrine
Wayne H. House
BT77.3 H68  
Christian Theology: An Introduction
Alister McGrath
BT65 M147 
 Christian Theology
Millard J. Erickson
BT75.2 E68 
 Across the spectrum : understanding issues in evangelical theology
Gregory Boyd
BR1640 B69