This guide contains information on accessing books, articles, videos and help to fulfill your research needs. We'll provide links to databases with descriptions of the contents and we'll provide tutorials on how to use these databases. We'll also provide ways to contact a librarian if you need assistance.
When you click on a link to a database to which we subscribe, you will be prompted to log in with your campus/email login. (see image below) Once you are logged in, you should have access to all the other library databases until you close that browser, then you will have to log in again.
Many college and university libraries will make provisions for local/guest users to borrow books, either for free or for a yearly fee. They may own some of the books you would like to use. Public libraries usually have an interlibrary loan system whereby they allow you to request a book you need. They will get it from another library and they will notify you to come pick it up when it arrives. Search the WorldCat database (search box below) to see if a library near you has the book you want. The results page will show the nearest library owning that book.
The Morgan Library is part of reciprocal borrowing programs among seminaries and Christian college and university libraries. These libraries have agreed to allow students from cooperating institutions to borrow books for free. We participate in two different programs, ATLA (American Theological Library Association) and ACL (Association of Christian Librarians). Procedures for each are slightly different. Use the links below to locate a library near you.
You will find phone numbers for each of the librarians on this page, but you can also use the Ask-A-Librarian form to ask for assistance. This email account is monitored during business hours and might be a better option in case the librarian you email is unavailable the day you send your question. In the Ask-A-Librarian form tell us where you have searched and what you need to find so that we can send you some suggestions for the best places to continue your research.