The following lessons will guide you through tutorials, assignments, and quizzes to help build an understanding of the value and use of library resources and services.   

If you have any questions at any time, please use the library contact form

Lesson 1: Introduction to the Gordon-Conwell Library

In this lesson you will become familiar with the Charlotte campus library and library website. 
 
  1. View the video: Virtual Tour of the Harold Lindsell Library in Charlotte

  2. Watch the Library Orientation Videos located on the library homepage

  3. Starting with the library homepage, view each page to familiarize yourself with all the library resources and services. 

  4. Take the Website Orientation Quiz to test your understanding of the library.

Lesson 2: Finding Books in the Library

In this lesson you will learn how to locate books in the library and libraries around the world. 


Important Note: As of February 1, 2013 a revised Library Fine Policy went into effect for the seminary. Everyone wishing to borrow from the library must review the policy and complete the acknowledgement form. This is also a necessary step prior to completing a portion of this assignment. 

  1. Go to the tutorials page on the library website and click on the “How to Search for Books” link.

  2. Under “Online Catalog” view the web tutorials for the LS2 Catalog and Classic Catalog. 

  3. Under “WorldCat.org” view all three tutorial formats: PDF, web, and video. In the web tutorial, view instructions only on the following sections: your account, searching, search results, find a copy, and reference. 

  4. Now you get the chance to practice what you've learned.

    First, download the Finding Books Assignment Answer sheet.

    Second, access the Catalog Assignments webpage. Follow the assignment instructions then answer the questions on the answer sheet.

    Finally, test your answers using the Books Answer Key.

Lesson 3: Finding Articles

In this lesson you will learn how to locate journal articles through three highly recommended database services. 

  1. Go to the tutorials page on the library website and click on the "How to Search for Journals & Periodicals" link.

  2. Under “EBSCOhost Databases” read the Web Guides on searching, viewing results, saving results, and using delivery options. Under Video Guides, watch videos on searching, viewing results, and using your EBSCOhost account. 

  3. Under “JSTOR” view the tutorial video on "Advanced Searching on JSTOR"

  4. Under “Proquest Religion” view web tutorials on basic and advanced searching, viewing basic results, viewing documents, and using My Research. Then view the video tutorial.  

  5. Now you get the chance to practice what you've learned.

    First, download the Finding Articles Assignment Answer sheet.

    Second, access the Database Assignments webpage. Follow the assignment instructions then answer the questions on the answer sheet.

    Finally, test your answers using the Databases Answer Key.

Lesson 4: Finding Journals By Title

In this lesson you will learn how to locate print and online journals by title. 
  1. Go to the tutorials page on the library website and click on the "How to Search for Journals & Periodicals" link. 
  2. Under “Journal Title Search (Print Edition)” view the PDF tutorial.
  3. Under “Journal Title Search (Online Edition)” view the web and video tutorials.
  4. Now you get the chance to practice what you've learned.

    First, download the Finding Journals Assignment Answer sheet.

    Second, access the Journal Title Assignments webpage. Follow the assignment instructions then answer the questions on the answer sheet.

    Finally, test your answers using the Finding Journals Answer Key.

Lesson 5: Seeking Help with Research

In this lesson you will learn how to request research assistance on the Gordon-Conwell library website.
1.    Go to the Library Services Page.
2.    Under “Contact Us” familiarize yourself with the form. The form is available for research help, problems with accessing a database, requesting books, and holds, and suggesting new resources.
3.    Reference services are available for help with research. The Reference Librarian can recommend resources, help with citations, review assignments, and send scanned materials. Under “Reference Services” contact information and reference guides are available.
4.    Books can be mailed or placed on hold. Read the instructions for both.
5.    Take the Seeking Help Quiz.