page tools :
email page print page small type large type

Find additional web resources

Return to the Research Help page

How do I effectively search Google, GoogleScholar, and the web?

Getting the Most Out of Your Google (PDF)

This Stitt Library presentation covers how to effectively search Google, Google Scholar, and Google Books.

Google Scholar (Google) / FullText@AustinSeminary (PDF)

Google Scholar is an open index of articles, theses, abstracts, book reviews, and court opinions from scholarly and professional sources. Much of the content in Google Scholar is available for purchase, but if you link your account to Stitt Library you can access FullText@AustinSeminary links within Google Scholar that take you directly to our subscription library content for FREE. This is not a substitute for Sophi Search! Remember that you can always find more complete results and full‐text options by searching in Sophi Search instead of Google Scholar.

**If off campus you will be prompted to login with with your seminary credentials.

Google Scholar Help Page (Google)

Google explains how to more effectively search Google Scholar in this help page.  

Google Guide: Making Searching Even Easier (Nancy Blachman)

In this interactive tutorial created by Nancy Blachman, students learn about Google's "capabilities, features, and services." 

100 Useful Tips and Tools to Research the Deep Web (Online College Blog)

Not finding what you need on Google?  Remember that no one search engine searches all of the web.  This website will give you tips and tools to research the deep web that is not available through Google. 

What is Bibleworks and how do I use it?

BibleWorks is a Bible research software package that allows you to access over 190 Bible translations, 35 original language texts and morphology databases, 29 lexical-grammatical references, and many other practical reference works. BibleWorks is available for personal purchase, or students can use the software on four of the computers in Stitt Library. Check with staff at the circulation desk with any questions.

The best tutorials are in the BibleWorks software package. They come up as an option on the first screen when you enter the program -- each one is about 2-3 minutes long and they are very helpful!

Bibleworks Homepage

This website explains what Bibleworks is and describes many of its features. 

Bibleworks Tutorial (Princeton Theological Seminary)

This tutorial from Princeton Theological Seminary discusses how to use Bibleworks Version 8.

Bibleworks User Forum

This user forum covers a variety of topics and questions related to Bibleworks.

Where can I find free e-books online?

In addition to the e-books available through Sophi Search, the EBSCO eBook Collection, and ProQuest eBook Central there are several websites that offer free access to e-books in the areas of religion and theology. Also be sure to check out Stitt Library's Theological Web Resources page for more sources. 

Christian Classics Ethereal Library

CCEL offers an "extensive collection of classic theological works from all periods of church history. 

Theological Commons (Princeton Theological Seminary)

The Theological Commons is a digital library of over 80,000 resources on theology and religion. It consists mainly of public domain books but also includes periodicals, audio recordings, and other formats.


HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.

Google Books

Search Google's index of books.  Some books only have a preview available. 

Project Gutenburg

Project Gutenburg offers over 42,000 E-book titles in a variety of formats.  Look for the book categories link at the top of the page in order to find the Religion Bookshelf

Internet Archive

"Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 342 billion archived web pages.  To search for books, click the Texts link at the top of the homepage. 

© 2018 Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
100 E. 27th Street Austin, Texas 78705
P: 512-404-4800
powered by finalsite