Graduate Theological Union

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Guides and Tutorials

Contact a librarian for help:
Phone: 510-649-2501
Or visit us!

NEW: Pilot program: online virtual reference appointments. We can meet with you online, by appointment. No software installation is necessary, you will need a headphone or speakers and will be able to meet with the librarian in your browser window. Please use this form to set an appointment.

Savvy Researcher Series Video Tutorials

Using WorldCat

Getting started with Article Research: ATLA religion database


Text-based Guides

  • Finding books through GRACE
    Graduate-level research  requires more than basic searching.  Learn how to use GRACE, the GTU library’s online catalog, to find books and other resources.  You can create your own account.
  • How to Use the ATLA/JSTOR Databases
    Getting full use of our online journal databases requires patience and skill.   Learn how to access and deliver full-text articles using ATLA/JSTOR.
  • 360 Search / 360 Link / e-Journal Portal
    360 Search is a broad-based federated search engine, to be used in the later stages of your search for articles.  360 Link takes you to multiple databases to find your full-text article.  The e-journal portal page tells you whether we have a particular journal in our databases and provides you with a link to get there.
  • How to conduct a good search
    Conducting a good search is often challenging.  This page offers suggestions for how you might go about finding the books and journal articles you need.


Workshops and Orientations

With just a small investment of time, you too can become a super user! Each semester the library offers workshops on a variety of basic and special topics. 

You've missed our orientations and workshops for Fall 2015. Don't worry! One-on-one help is available at the reference desk and we are happy to give you an overview of what you missed.