About Library Databases
Search one or more databases to find journal articles and other e-resources. This resource
is restricted to current PTS faculty, staff and students. Users working
off-campus (outside the PTS network) will be prompted to authenticate via the proxy
Looking for a book? Search the online catalog to find books, print journals
and other physical library holdings.
To search a single database (recommended), use the A-Z Resource List.
To search across multiple databases, use the check box to the left
of the database name to select those you wish to explore.
For advanced searching, it is advisable to search appropriate databases,
separately, in their "native interface." To search a single database, use the A-Z Resource List.
More Search Tips
Searching a specific database
To search a single database, use the A-Z Resource List.
Searching specific fields:
- All: Searches all the fields available
- Keyword: All Fields (the default)
- Title: Searches the title field
- Author: Searches the author field
- Abstract: Searches the abstract field
- Subject: Searches the subject field
- Use AND to connect separate concepts. AND will narrow a
Example: barth AND dogmatics
- Use OR to connect similar terms. OR will broaden your search.
muslim OR moslem
- Use NOT to eliminate separate terms. NOT will narrow your
Example: barth NOT karl
Searching exact phrases:
There is no perfect method for searching for exact phrases in Serials Solutions since
databases may perform exact phrase searching differently. Using "quotation marks" around
your search term may be effective in some searches. For advanced searching, it is
recommended that you use the "native interface" of the database.
Searching for full text only:
Each database is unique. If the "native interface" provides a "Full Text Only" limit
Serials Solutions can interpret, then the search of that database will offer full-text
articles. Some databases do not offer a full-text only limit (and not all databases
provide full-text articles).
Additional search strategies:
Use * to find all words that begin with the same root: theolog* finds theology,