Tutorials - Wright Library


Tutorials and Support

Related Seminary Support

The Digital Learning Lab and IT Help Desk are also available in the building.

  • IT Help Desk (help.desk@ptsem.edu, 609-497-7812)
  • Office of Digital Learning, Digital Learning Lab

Digital Learning Lab

Library Tutorials

Self-service features

Brief demonstrations of special features in the Wright Library library catalog and discovery for doing research and managing your library account

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Self-Service Features in Summon

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A brief demonstration of how to log in to the library catalog, Sierra (WebPAC)

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Opt-in to get text messages (SMS alerts) about your Wright Library checkouts and renew checked out items via text

More library catalog and discovery screencasts

A brief introduction to basic searching in Summon, a library search engine that includes records for books, articles, conference proceedings, theses and dissertations, videos, music, images, manuscripts, maps, and more.

A brief introduction to advanced searching in Summon

Another example of the Advanced Search option in Summon

A brief demonstration about the mobile versions of the library catalog

A brief demonstration of how to save a search (Preferred Searches) in the library catalog

Princeton Seminary Alumni

We are pleased to support your lifelong learning with access to one of the widest and most extensive selections of licensed resources available to alumni from any theological institution.

An overview of the resources and services available to Princeton Seminary alumni from Wright Library

A brief introduction to the research databases for which Wright Library has purchased alumni access

Database tutorials and other screencasts

A demonstration of how to add Wright Library to your Google Scholar Settings (No sound in this video)

To add Wright Library to your Google Scholar searches:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Click Library Links
  3. Search for Princeton Theological
  4. Check the box (to the left of Princeton Theological Seminary – Access @ Wright Library)
  5. Click Save

How to use key features of Atla Religion Database with AtlaSerials PLUS, the premier database for theology and religious studies

A brief demonstration of ways to search for specific Scripture passages in Atla Religion Database with AtlaSerials PLUS

This tutorial is also available in FrenchGermanItalianKorean, and Spanish from Atla.

Through its digitization partnership with Internet Archive, Wright Library has digitized books for online access that previously could only be checked out in person. These books can be borrowed digitally by one person at a time, for a limited time period.

A demonstration of tools for exploring the Earl Palmer Collection in the Theological Commons digital library representing decades of Rev. Palmer’s ministry.

A brief introduction to the free preaching resources on the Wright Library website

A screencast from HathiTrust for member library patrons; more about HathiTrust at Wright Library

This video demonstrates how to search Religion Database. Although this database is not as extensive as Atla Religion Database with AtlaSerials PLUS, it does contain some journals not available in Atla.