1. Learn on Your Own
2. Ask A Librarian / Chat with a Librarian
3. Research Consultations
4. Orientation, Workshops, and Classes
Each of these is further described below.
Orientation, Classes and Courses
Orientations: Library orientations are offered to new students and new faculty. Request an orientation (form forthcoming).
Classes are available on the following topics: Searching in APA-PyschInfo | ATLA Scripture Hierarchy Record and Searching | Ebooks | Ejournals | Morgan-Discovery | Intro to With Much Love: E.M. White Library Portal | Literature Review / Literature Searching | Zotero, Personal Research Assistant | How to Cite
Calendar of Library Classes for Fall 2020 is available here. Request a class (form forthcoming).
Courses: Research Methods and Practices, SM 2003 course (3 credit units) - Spring 2020
Browse the course Information Research Toolbox that was created for Spring 2020 students; it may be helpful to students in the MAR program who are writing research papers and need detailed descriptions of research databases. Course is generally offered in Spring in even years. MAR degree requirement.
Portal - With Much Love,
our new library website is the new front door to the library. COVID-19 is an opportunity to re-imagine and re-create the website in support of the Seminary's online learning and mission. The library portal-website-blog is the virtual front door to the library. Library services, research databases, ebook collections that are remotely accessible are all included and described.
Research Guides / Bibliographies
- Digital Resources Guide provides an excellent introduction to the library's research databases.
- Copyright and Fair Use Guides: We are currently working on updating the How to Cite Guide. The library does not decide or enforce compliance with copyright. We have made available the LPTS Copyright Law and Course Reserves to help faculty, students and employees understand their copyright responsibilities.
- Fake News: We highly recommend Credo InfoLit section on Evaluating Information (remote access login required) but for those who prefer a book, we recommend the open access Mike Caulfield's Web Literacy for Student Fact Checkers... and other people who care about facts.
Videos - Subscribe to the library's YouTube channel to learn from videos created by the library team.
Social Media - Follow us on Facebook @lptslibrary and @inforesearch and Twitter @lptslibrary to stay informed and keep on learning! We started exploring library instruction via FB, in Spring semester, and are beginning to use Twitter. We welcome your participation and feedback.
Videos from EBSCO (one of our major database provider):