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Theology Library Guides: Home

A directory of research guides made by School of Theology Librarians for use by the BU community.


The librarians at the School of Theology Library have prepared the following research guides to highlight the major reference works, journals, literature, electronic resources, and more within given subject areas. All this is meant to assist the STH community in their research!

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List of Research Guides

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Library Workshops

The School of Theology Library hosts a weekly workshop series Wednesdays at 1pm in the Library Instruction Room (209). Our Workshops home page is here.These workshops, hosted by several of our library staff, are designed to assist our users with locating and accessing resources vital for their research, mastering use of software like Bibleworks, and properly citing sources and avoiding instances of plagiarism.

Guides, Videos, and Tutorials

Library staff is frequently creating and sharing new guides, videos, and tutorials to our website for the benefit of our users, both at the point of need and here!

Getting Started at the Theology Library
• Introduction to the Theology Library Brochure, Side 1 and Side 2
Research Guides
Guide to MyPrint
Using Databases and Finding Articles

Avoiding Plagiarism
Plagiarism and Citing Sources Brochure

Interlibrary Loan
Interlibrary Loan Handout
Requesting Resources Not at BU: Using ILLiad to Place ILL Requests
Borrow In-Person at Other Libraries in Boston

Archival Research
Records Management at Local Churches and accompanying handout.
Conducting Archival Research

Dissertation Information
Thesis Formatting Requirements
Guide for Theses and Dissertations

Non-English Resources
Multi-Lingual Glossary of Library Terms

Faculty and TF-RF Guides
Borrowing Privileges for TFs and RFs


School of Theology Librarians