The library resources and services WI offers to its faculty and students are professional academic resources, appropriate to conduct graduate level research in a wide variety of fields.
As an affiliate of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU), Wilmette Institute faculty and students have access to the entire Flora Lamson Hewlett Library together with its branch library at San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, physical and electronic. The GTU library has subscriptions to important journal repositories like JSTOR and SAGE as well as to ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global. The GTU library also offers a large selection of religious academic resources. Through the GTU library, WI faculty and students can access a full range of library services like SUMMON search, interlibrary loans, library workshops and orientations, and library guides and tutorials.
Library Orientation for Online Students and Faculty (Video, 38 mins)
Open Access Library Resources
In addition, WI provides tutorials to faculty and students to open access library resources like Project MUSE, Directory of Open Access Journals, and JURN.
Project MUSE provides free online access to open access books, journals, and digital humanities content from renowned university presses, academic societies, and independent non-profit publishers. As an open access hosting platform, Project MUSE ensures this scholarly material is highly visible, discoverable, and widely shared. Wilmette Institute invites the students and faculty to freely access thousands of open access books and journals covering an array of academic disciplines like religion, history, literature, philosophy, and more. This freely available content supports graduate-level research in the liberal arts and theological studies.
DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)
The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) indexes thousands of high-quality, peer-reviewed academic journals that are freely available online worldwide. DOAJ opens doors to reputable open access journals spanning disciplines and regions. Wilmette Institute users can discover relevant scholarly articles through this comprehensive discovery tool. Contact a librarian for help accessing open access journals on DOAJ.
JURN is a specialized search engine that indexes open access academic literature. It enables users to easily find free, full-text scholarly articles, books, and content from open access sources. JURN searches through a carefully curated index of relevant materials, while utilizing Google’s powerful search capabilities. At Wilmette Institute, students and faculty can use JURN to quickly discover freely available publications to support their research.
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last updated: 10/2/23