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Thesis Binding Request

You may wish to have personal copies of your thesis and the library can help you create a professional quality and durable hardcover bound volume. 

Download the Binding Order & Payment form below, fill it out, and return as directed on the form.  Any questions regarding binding may be directed to Karen Baughman ( or Room 109 in the Library's Technical Services office).


Writing and Citation Tools

RefWorks is an online tool that allows you to store information about sources in your own personal database. You can use it to automatically create bibliographies in whatever citation style you need.


Religious Statistics & Social Science Research Aids

    Statistics of denominations and religions around the world.
  • The Association of Religion Data (ARD) Archives
    Over 650 data files, graphs and maps spanning decades that show adherence, church membership and religious beliefs for denominations and religious groups nationally as well as internationally.
  • Hartford Institute for Religion Research
    Reports, research and statistics on U.S. religion and congregations.
  • Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
    Examines a wide range of current issues and American society, and explores the role that religion has in world affairs. Contains survey results, demographic analyses and social science research.
  • 2010 U.S. Religion Census
    Religious congregations and membership studies from the 2010 census showing church membership by county and denomination as well as other statistics and analytical reports on special groups.



Borrowing or Lending Issues:

            Ellen Little, Circulation Supervisor

    Tel: 412-924-1355


Interlibrary Loan and Reference:

             Alyson Pope, ILL / Reference 

     Tel: 412-924-1356



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Thesis/Dissertation Research Databases

  • ATLAS (ATLA Religion Database + ATLASerials)
    The premier theological database with index and full-text of journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion.
    JSTOR is a digital library that contains full-text journal articles, conference proceedings, primary source materials, and ebooks from a variety of disciplines.
  • RIM (Research in Ministry)
    Research in Ministry® (RIM®) indexes and abstracts projects and theses from over 100 Doctor of Ministry (DMin), Doctor of Missiology (DMiss) and Doctor of Educational Ministry (DEdMin) programs accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).
  • Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN)
    The Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN) is a library of over 20,004 theological thesis/dissertation titles representing research from as many as 132 different institutions. Titles may be ordered online through our search and order system, or try ordering through interlibrary loan.
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Theology Research Resources

General Research Databases

  • Credo Reference
    Database containing informational pages for a variety of topics, including an A-Z list for religion, and full-text ebooks published by Blackwell, Routledge, Pearson, and others.
  • Oxford Biblical Studies Online
    Comprehensive database for Bible and biblical history, cotaining Oxford published encyclopedias, handbooks, commentaries, bibles, reference books, atlases/maps, images, timelines, and other materials.

Other Online Resources

  • Digital Collections (Princeton Seminary)
    A major archive that provides full-text access to older books, Abraham Kuyper works and bibliography, and Princeton Seminary journals from 1825 forward including Studies in Reformed Theology and History.
  • Directory of History Dissertations
    Contains history dissertations both completed and in progress. Limit by year, institution, graduate advisor, keyword, and author's last name.
  • Doctoral Dissertations on Mission since 1900
    Database pulls information from the International Bulletin of Missionary Research, and has expanded to include dissertations that discuss Christianity outside of the West in addition to those that discuss missions.
  • Open Thesis
    Free repository of theses, dissertations, and other academic documents, coupled with powerful search, organization, and collaboration tools.
  • Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion
    An excellent selective, annotated guide to internet resources in theology and religion, including syllabi, electronic texts, electronic journals, web sites, bibliographies, liturgies, reference resources, and software.

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