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Remote Access: Library Account & Databases: Remote Access - Databases

See what's checked out on your account, access the library's online resources off campus, and more.

Remote Access: Journal Article Databases

Authentication for remote/off-campus access to article databases requires:

  ▪ Your last name.

  ▪ Your PTS Barbour Library barcode number found on the back of your ID card or library card. (See example of authentication screen below)

  ▪ A valid PTS record in the library's patron database.  (DMin students may have to revalidate their records with the Circulation Desk each year)

For more information, call the Circulation Desk at 412-924-1354 or from a campus extension, 1354.


Journal Article Databases

When you need to search for journal articles or other information, go to the Articles and Databases section of the library website. Journal article databases range from ATLA Religion Database (a database indexing religious periodicals) to JSTOR (indexing more general periodicals). Other databases, such as the the Digital Karl Barth Library, provide primary sources and/or reference materials. Click on a link for a database, and then log in to search (see instructions above).

NOTE: Alumni/ae have access to ATLA Religion only.

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Troubleshooting Database Issues

     Though some articles are available online, full text, not all are.  Watch for messages like:

  • Notes:  PTS owns this title. Check CALVIN for location.

           This means that the library has a hard copy of the periodical and you may get it by physically coming to the library.

  • Notes:  ILL for items not held by PTS

           The PTS library does not own this article in print or digitally.