Research - Wright Library


Research Tools

Wright Library equips students and scholars with an array of tools to support theological research. Explore those featured below or use the links in the menu.


Reference Services Special Collections & Archives Services

Browser Extensions

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Download LibKey Nomad

LibKey gets you to full text when you need it, even when you’re away from the library. Download LibKey Nomad for your browser and select Princeton Theological Seminary.

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Download Lean Library

You can use both Lean Library and LibKey Nomad extensions. Lean Library streamlines access to more content, including e-books, and has some additional features. (LibKey Nomad focuses on speeding up your access to articles.)

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LibKey Nomad and Lean Library

LibKey Nomad and Lean Library browser extensions help connect you with full text online content from anywhere.

Catalogs and Discovery

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The Wright Library Catalog, Princeton University Library Catalog and WorldCat Catalog are all great research tools. The library catalog contains physical materials, plus some e-books and e-journals.

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Summon (Discovery)

Explore topics, renew books, and save citations and searches — all in one place. Summon includes all the library catalog content, plus full-text articles, print and e-books, print and e-journals, conference proceedings, Theological Commons and other Digital Collections, theses and dissertations, video and audio recordings, images, manuscripts, maps and more.

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Library Catalog

A library catalog is a database of materials held by the library. You can use it to find books, journals, and DVDs (and some other formats) in the library’s collection. Items in the library catalog can also be found in Summon.

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My Account

Access your library account to view checkouts and due dates in the My Account area of the library catalog, in the Library Card area of Summon, or via the MyLibrary! mobile app. Opt-in to receive automated courtesy notices from Wright Library and renew checkouts via text message.

Princeton University Library Catalog

Faculty and students of Princeton Theological Seminary may borrow materials from the Princeton University Library.

WorldCat is a great resource for locating unique, trustworthy materials that you often can’t find anywhere except in a library. And by connecting thousands of libraries’ collections in one place, makes it easy for you to browse the world’s libraries from one easy search box.


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Browse many of Wright Library’s online journals and download articles with BrowZine. Use the Web version, or download the free mobile app, and select Princeton Theological Seminary as your library. Create your own bookshelf of favorite titles and catch new issues/articles as they become available with email notifications from your free BrowZine account.

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Online Journals Portal

Browse and search by title or ISSN, and search for articles by DOI or using the Citation Linker.

Periodical Reading Room Title List

Current (print) issues of selected journal titles on display and available for browsing on the First Floor. Older volumes are shelved (by call number) on the Lower Level unless otherwise indicated.

Journals at Wright Library

Wright Library’s collections include thousands of print journals and access to more than 1.8M e-journals. Authorized users have remote access to licensed online journals. BrowZine, an online journals portal, browser extensions, catalog and discovery are available to support use of these materials.

Theological Commons, Internet Archive, and HathiTrust

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Theological Commons

The Theological Commons is a digital library of over 150,000 resources on theology and religion. Developed in partnership with the Internet Archive, the Theological Commons contains books, journals, audio recordings, photographs, manuscripts, and other formats dating from 975 C.E. to the present.

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Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building and maintaining a free and openly accessible online digital library. Wright Library at Princeton Theological Seminary houses one of the Internet Archive’s regional scanning centers. The Theological Commons is the result of a long-standing partnership between Princeton Seminary and the Internet Archive.

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Wright Library is a member of HathiTrust, a digital academic library. Logging in to HathiTrust will allow you download the full text of public domain items.

Trial Database Access and Recent Additions

Wright Library is dedicated to supporting the Seminary community’s study, research, and teaching work while practicing good stewardship of Seminary resources. Your feedback about the material described below is valuable in guiding library purchasing decisions.

Trials and Recent Additions