eJournals and Dissertations

EBSCOhost -- for journal/periodic literature

EBSCOhost is the single most used digital reference resource around the world and serves as the online service for the libraries of NOBTS to access periodic literature, essays, book reviews, et al.  EBSCOhost provides access to numerous online databases which provide bibliographic information on and full-text access to periodic literature (journals).

          **  OFF-CAMPUS & WI-FI access will need a different URL as well as passkeys -- contact the library's main circulation desk with your NOBTS ID number to get them.


While we do not have institutional access to JSTOR, you may sign up for a free personal account and read up to 100 articles every 30 days. Follow the link to instructions for signging up and information about a person JSTOR account. If you exceed the number of articles or if for some reason articles are not immediately available online, you may request them through Interlibrary Loan.

ProQuest Dissertations Database

Here, students may access dissertations and theses (UMI) online and even download them if desired. 

          **  OFF-CAMPUS & WI-FI access will need passkeys -- contact the library's main circulation desk with your NOBTS ID number to get them

Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN)

TREN is a library of over 8,000 theological dissertation/thesis titles, representing research from as many as 70 institutions offering D.Min., Th.M., M.A., and other theologically related degrees. TREN also makes available papers presented at several academic society meetings. This is a bibliographic database, but items on the TREN web site are available for purchase.

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). RIM is a searchable database with entries for authors, titles, thesis/project advisors, schools, and ATLA subject headings. Abstracts can be searched by keyword.

Open Access Theses & Dissertations

Theses and dissertations, free to find, free to use ; resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 1100 colleges, universities, and research institutions. OATD currently indexes 3,138,234 theses and dissertations.


(ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Open Access)

Read the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge.


Check here for dissertations, papers, and article submitted for open access.

Dissertations Abroad

The following resources are available online to assist students in their dissertation research by accessing bibliographic databases for dissertations in other countries and finding open access dissertations:

Christian Periodical Index (CPI)

The CPI indexes a number of journals that are more professional in nature than ATLA indexes.  Available through EBSCHost.

Southern Baptist Periodical Index (SBPI)

NOTE:  This resource is only available online in the main campus library.  This index, produced by Southwest Baptist University (Bolivar, MO) indexes 80 Southern Baptist periodicals.

Open Access Digital Theological Libary

Free Religious Journals on the Web 

Directory of Open Access Journals

Free Theology Resources Online


Wabash Center

The Master's Seminary Library - Free Journal Resources


SUNCAT enables researchers, students, librarians and others to locate serials held in libraries across the UK and Europe. The catalogue contains information on both print and electronic serials, including journals, periodicals, newspapers, newsletters, magazines, annual reports and other publications of a continuing nature -- now with serials information from 103 of the most significant research libraries in UK,

Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry

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