Research Tool Tutorials
ATLA: ATLASerials PLUS has over 450 full-text journals in many diverse areas of religion and theology, with full-text content in 16 languages from more than 33 different countries. ATLAS PLUS includes all of the titles in ATLASerials and 130+ additional full-text titles.
Digital Theological Library: As a co-owning institution in the Digital Theological Library (DTL), Wartburg Theological Seminary’s community has access to an extensive collection of books, articles, and other resources.
- Digital Theological Library: Though accessible through the library’s catalog, the Digital Theological Library’s resources are also available through their website, including databases such as the Loeb Classical Library, Biblical Archaeology Society, JSTOR, PROQUEST Research Library, Oxford African American Studies Center, Naxos Music Library, as well as some of our current e-journal subscriptions.
- DTL Subject Guides: Highlights of some selected electronic resources on a variety of topics.
- DTL Tutorials: A page full of tutorials provided from the Digital Theological Library via video and text (for videos, scroll down on the page once you have clicked the link).
Zotero: (You will need to download an extension for your web browser available on the Zotero website)
- Zotero Tutorial Video: A tutorial provided by Reu Memorial Library staff with tips and tricks for how to use Zotero is embedded above with a link to the transcript provided.
- Zotero Homepage: Zotero is a free, simple tool to help collect, organize, cite, and share research.
- Zotero’s Quick Start Guide: Brief tutorial on how to get started with the Zotero browser extension and software.
- Zotero Tutorials from Idaho State: Idaho State University has several brief, easy-to-follow tutorials that cover all types of topics related to Zotero and citation in general.
- Zotero 5 Online Workshop: A 48-minute Zotero workshop, presented by Beth Kumar at UC Berkeley’s Graduate Theological Union (GTU) library. Although the examples are specific to GTU’s resources, the instructions can be easily applied to the resources available to the WTS campus through the Reu Memorial Library. The tutorial will walk you through everything you need to know about Zotero to get started.
Essay Writing and Turabian Style Tutorials
Essential Writing Concerns: Videos Selected by Writing Center staff covering basic writing needs of Wartburg students
- Four Steps to a Great Essay: Whether working on a thesis statement or fine-tuning the rest of your essay, these are some great tips to use.
- Purdue OWL: Thesis Statements: This video helps you consider the form and function of thesis statements and gives you tips for writing statements that are specific to your text’s rhetorical situation.
- Chicago Manual Style (CMS) Formatting: Excellent video tutorial on the Chicago Manual of Style (Turabian) Formatting.
- Completed Paper Formatted in Chicago Manual of Style: This cool video will take you through all the picky aspects of CMS and how to get your paper to conform. This is good for those who do navigate the tool bar all that well.
- How to Write a Good Argumentative Essay: Logical Structure: This might be a place to begin because the video shows the structure of an augmentative essay using pictures. It shows you the basic format for this type of essay.