Research Tool Tutorials

  • Library Catalog Video Tutorial: A video overview of tips to accessing materials through the library catalog is embedded above with a link to the transcript provided.

  • Resources at Reu Library Video Tutorial: A video overview of key resources available to the Wartburg Theological Seminary through the Reu Memorial Library is embedded above with a link to the transcript provided.

    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).

    Citation Tools

    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