WHERE DO I START?

The Library has a wide range of resources from books, journals and theses to dictionaries, online databases and more.

To get a good understanding of your topic, you will need to use a variety of different resources. Check out below under Finding Resources tips on how to search for books, journals, conference papers etc.

FINDING RESOURCES

  • To locate material in hard copy, go to the catalogue FindIt@Flinders.
  • Type in the title for e.g. Earth, faith and mission or the author Clive Ayre
  • You can limit the search to items only available at the Adelaide Theological Library by selecting Theology on the right hand side under Library and then click Apply Filters
  • Check if the item is available and make note of the location (for e.g. Main Collection). Write down the call number to locate the item (e.g. 261.88 A984e)
  • For more information on how to search FindIt@Flinders, click here.

The ATL subscribes to two eBook collections. Books are easy to find and download for offline use.

To access electronic resources you will be required to ‘authenticate’ using

  • your ACD student number (eg ACD12345) and leave the password blank
  • or for Flinders students, your FAN and password

Journal articles are very useful if you want to access most recent and relevant material on your research topic.

  • If you have a citation click on our Journal list to see if we subscribe to it
  • If you know your search terms for e.g. “Theology” and “Barth” search FindIt@Flinders and limit your search on the right hand side to Peer-reviewed Journals and Full Text Online under Availability and click Apply Filters. Make sure the article you’re trying to access has this prompt: Access only available to Theology students and Adelaide Theological Library patrons
  • If you know your search terms you can also go straight to our theology Databases

To access journals online you will be required to ‘authenticate’ using

  • your ACD student number (eg ACD12345) and leave the password blank
  • or for Flinders students, your FAN and password

The library holds copies of higher degree theses which could be a valuable resource when you are looking for background information on a topic for your assignment.

  • Go to FindIt@Flinders; Type in the title for e.g. “Uniting church” and “thesis”
  • Select Advance Search on the right hand side
  • Select Material Type then click on Search
  • For more information on how to search for theses, click here to watch a video

Papers researchers have produced for a conference are sometimes tricky to find but worth looking for as they give good background information on a subject area of interest.

  • Go to FindIt@Flinders
  • Type in your search terms
  • Select “Conference proceedings” on the right hand side under Resource Type then click on Apply Filters
  • You could also search our Databases or Google or Trove

Still confused? To see what resources we recommend for your subject area, try our Subject Guides.

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STUDY FACILITIES IN THE LIBRARY

  • ACD wireless network is available to our students and staff
  • Study pods fitted with power points for your laptop
  • Equipment for printing, scanning and photocopying
  • Computer workstations
  • Group discussion room

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