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Update Fall 2020

Find out what's new at the Midwestern Library for Fall 2020!


Joshua is a research tool that searches both items in our catalog and articles from our databases at the same time. This tool will display results that include books, e-books, and journal articles. The Discovery Service will allow you to easily and quickly narrow down your results.


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Where do I start researching?

Decide what type of information you need, then use the links or search boxes below.

Joshua -- to search many databases at the same time for MBTS print books, e-books, journal articles, and multimedia

Databases--to search academic and research databases individually. Most but not all are included in the JOSHUA search. See A-Z Database List for more information.

Classic Catalog --to search for items owned by MBTS, such as print books, e-books, and multimedia; links to request from MOBIUS and Prospector Libraries

Refworks - to assist in creating bibliographies in Turabian style

ATLAReligion PLUS --to search for articles about specific Bible verses and  passages and topics from major academic journals in the fields of theology and religion

Books from other Libraries --to borrow print books from other libraries (not included in Joshua search)

Southern Baptist Periodical Index (SBPI)--to find citations for articles from SBC organizations, such as Lifeway, IMB, WMU, etc.

Doctoral Works -to find dissertations and theses from students at MBTS and/or other institutions