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Research Help

Our tutorials and research aids are organized into seven sections that follow the steps in the research process. You can work your way through all seven steps, or pop in at the step that you need help with right now. Each step is divided into subsections to walk you through the process and help you find the information you need. Below the seven research steps, you can find quick-links to some of our most popular tutorials and handouts. As always, you can contact us any time at libraryiq@austinseminary.edu with any questions.

  1. Identify and develop your topic
  2. Find background information
  3. Use the library catalog to find books and other resources
  4. Use databases to find articles, book chapters, and other resources
  5. Find additional web resources
  6. Evaluate what you find
  7. Cite and use what you find


How-to Quick Links

Sophi Search

Off-site access

e-books

Library Catalog

ATLA Religion Database

Other helpful guides



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