Databases - Wright Library


Library Databases Overview

Wright Library purchases subscriptions to many electronic research resources, often called databases.

The Guide to Reference Resources below spotlights a few of them.

*A number of open access resources, such as the Theological Commons, are also included in both the A-Z list and Summon.

Alumni may request access to a select number of databases purchased on their behalf.

Remote guests visiting the library online are encouraged to check out these open access resources.

Shared Access

Neighboring Princeton University Library has successfully negotiated shared access to the following databases for Princeton Theological Seminary.

Log in with your Princeton Seminary email and password.

Wright Library thanks the Princeton University Library for its ongoing commitment to library collaboration and to shared access where possible.

Tips for searching

Search either Summon or the library catalog.

To search a single database, use the Databases A-Z List.

  • 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

  • Narrow your search using AND to connect separate concepts.
     barth AND dogmatics
  • Broaden your search using OR to connect similar terms.
     muslim OR moslem
  • Narrow your search using NOT to eliminate separate terms.
     barth NOT karl

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 a database.

Each database is unique and not all databases provide full-text.

Truncation: Use * to find all words that begin with the same root.
Example: theolog* finds theology, theologian, theological