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Search here to see if we carry it at AU Nicholson Library (in print or electronically).
1. Start your online research on the Library’s website
Find Books and eBooks
Nicholson Library’s catalog
Cambridge Collections Online
Oxford Reference Library
Access periodical databases,
including ATLA’s Religion Database,
Academic Search Premier,
2. Order a book or article through Interlibary loan. You may login and fill out a request form. Talk with a Jill Branscum, 765-641-4287, firstname.lastname@example.org. Or click the "Request Item" button when you are searching. Please keep your U.S. mail address updated, in the ILL system, if you move while you're working on your D.Min. If you need an article or book: "You need it, we'll get it!"
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Turabian Quick Guide
- Website based on Kate L. Turabian’s Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: REF LB2369 .T8 2007
- Citation generator for Turabian style, 8th edition.
SOT Guide to Turabian
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SOT D.Min. Student Handbook
Here are some examples of subject headings that can be used when searching in Anderson's library catalog. Hint: use the facets on the left hand side of the search results page to further refine results.
Church group work
Church work with ... Hispanic Americans
Reconciliation religious aspects
Reconcilication social aspects
Clergy religious life
Find projects similar to your topic, and read what other D.MIn. students have written. The bibliographies may be helpful for your literature search.
Nicholson Library Catalog
The library catalog will find Anderson print D.Min. theses and some online D.Min. projects from Asbury.
To partially limit to D.Min. projects add "D.Min" to your search, for example:
Hint: adding * to the end of a word will fill in different endings, for example:
Use only the database WorldCat, for only "books."
Proquest Dissertations & Thesis
This database includes full-text of some AU D.Min. projects, and some projects from a few other schools, both citations and full-text.
Hint:To limit to the D.Min. degree add dg(D.Min.) to your search, for example: groups and dg(D.Min.)
Duke Divinity School Dissertations
To narrow to D.Min. dissertations try adding
the words Doctor Ministry to your search, for example
Spiritual Formation Doctor Ministry
Unfortunately, I could not find a way to search Duke repository by degree for only for D.Min. theses/projects.
TREN - Theological Research Exchange Network $
D.Min. projects/disserations from many schools in North America. Available for pruchase for $5 to $15. Some previews are available for free.
Research in Ministry
Research In Ministry (RIM) indexes (citations only) D.Min. and D.Miss. projects from many accredited schools in the U.S. and Canada. Indexing began in 1981; some schools stopped contributing in the 2000s. Author, title, project advisor, institution, and subject access are provided. In addition some records have abstracts.
Projects that are not full-text may be requested on Inter-library Loan; however, D.Min. projects often will not be sent through ILL, when the owning library is concerned about losing their only copy.
RIM® Online indexes citationa of DMin and DMiss projects from reporting schools of theology accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. Indexing began in 1981. Author, title, project advisor, institution, and subject access are provided. In addition, an abstract for each project is included when one has been provided by the author.
2) educates pastors, denominational leaders, religion reporters and the general public in a better understanding of research on religion in order to help create stronger communities of faith and a more informed society.
3) assists the site's users in understanding the use of statistics and poll data, designing church web sites, on searching the web for information, and the implications of the Internet on religious life.