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Theology and Religious Studies: Researching a Topic

For anyone


Using journal articles

Looking for a specific article?

For tracking down a journal article quickly, please use iDiscover. Combine the author's name with a few words from the article's title, typing these search terms into the search box. If the article is available online, you should be able to get to it directly by clicking on 'Full text available'. If it isn't online, then iDiscover will tell you where copies of the print journal can be found.

At the Divinity Library, print journals are shelved in section 12 on the Mezzanine floor. If the article is in a latest issue of a journal, and DivLib has a current subscription, you will find the most recent issues opposite the Issue Desk.

Looking for articles on a topic?

Just add a few keywords to the search box on iDiscover. Be careful with your search terms, and try synonyms if you're not getting the results you hoped for.

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You can see the whole list of journals the university subscribes to on the ejournals website. Other useful ways to search for journal articles include ATLA, Google Scholar, Project Muse and JStor.

Copyright Guidance

For graduates


Training

There is plenty of training and support available for researchers at the university. These cover a variety of topics, from publishing and open access to time management and writing techniques. The following links will help you find the courses available:

We will also provide subject-specific sessions for graduate and post-graduate students based at the Faculty of Divinity. More details to follow.

Scholarly Communication

The Office of Scholarly Communication, which is based at the UL, can assist graduate researchers (as well as academic staff) with the process of researching, writing and disseminating theses. Their website has advice on managing and storing data, on tools to communicate research, on engagement and outreach, and publishing and open access.

Image credit: University of Utrecht's Innovations in Scholarly Communication

Research Data Management and Issues

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E-resource help

For the latest updates about e-resources (including institution-wide problems with access) see the e-journals@cambridge blog. For other questions about e-resources, (journals, ebooks, databases) see these Frequently Asked Questions. Please also feel free to get in touch with us.