Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Theses Online

Many Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Masters theses and Doctor of Ministry projects are available as PDFs through the online catalog.

To search for these theses, follow the steps below:

From the main library page or from the Doctor of Ministry Resource page search for the type of thesis or project you would like to find in the "Search the Online Catalog" search box:

For Doctor of Ministry projects originating at GCTS, type "thesis d min gordon-conwell" (including the quotation marks). For MDiv theses, type "thesis m div gordon-conwell" for MA theses, type "thesis m a gordon-conwell".

You can also narrow your search further by adding a keyword after the last quotation mark. For instance, "thesis d min gordon-conwell" preaching will search for theses dealing specifically with preaching, written by Gordon-Conwell Doctor of Ministry graduates. NOTE: The keyword 'preaching' is OUTSIDE of the quotation marks.

Then hit the "Search" button.

A list of appropriate theses will show up in the online catalog.

Some theses will prominently display a "View Online" button:

Click the "View Online" button and you will be asked to sign into the library's proxy server. (Use your GCTS username and password.)

Click the "Add this digital e-Doc to the Gordon Conwell subscription" link.

If you are not immediately taken to a page with a DOWNLOAD NOW! link, you will instead be taken to a
page that asks you to Please wait while the e-doc is being prepared for you to download... (There will be a picture of a little man running around a box.)

When the little man is finished running around the box, you will be taken to a download page.

To download the PDF, click the DOWNLOAD NOW! link.

Note: Even though a password is given (not "Password Hidden") you should not need to use a password to open the file.

If you would like to save the PDF without viewing it in your browser, right-click the DOWNLOAD NOW! link and select “Save Link As…” and save the PDF to your hard drive.

Alternate Method:

You can also search for GCTS Theses directly on the TREN website. Follow the instructions on the Finding Gordon-Conwell Theses on TREN tutorial.

If you have any questions or difficulties, please do Ask a Librarian!