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Library Instruction Videos

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Adventures in the Seminary Library Land*

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Dr. Karlfried Froehlich, Benjamin B. Warfield Professor of Ecclesiastical History Emeritus, offers a tribute to Princeton Theological Seminary Library in a lecture given during Theological Libraries Month, October 2013. Running time: 00:55:15

Biblical Scripture Citation Searching in Atla

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

Building the Theological Commons*

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A brief presentation about the Princeton Theological Seminary Library's flagship digital project. "[T]he Theological Commons represents a blending of the aims and methods of mass digitization with the informed curation and accurate resource description that are the hallmarks of librarianship...[working] to achieve a balance that maximizes the reach and usefulness of these digital resources for research and ministry." Running time: 00:21:00

Controlled Digital Lending

"Controlled Digital Lending is the library practice whereby a library owns a book, digitizes it, and loans either the physical book or the digital copy to one user at a time."

For an animated illustration of this practice, watch Controlled Digital Lending Explained.

Watch Controlled Digital Lending at Princeton Seminary for a short demo of borrowing digitized books.

See also: Internet Archive Partnership Expands Access

Controlled Digital Lending at Princeton Seminary*

Database Access for Princeton Seminary Alumni*

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A brief introduction to the research databases for which Princeton Theological Seminary Library has purchased alumni access

Free Preaching Resources*

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A brief introduction to the free preaching resources on the Princeton Theological Seminary Library’s website

How to Log In to HathiTrust

How and why log in to HathiTrust?, a screencast from HathiTrust for member library patrons

Library Catalog Login*

A brief demonstration of how to login to the library catalog, Sierra (WebPAC), https://catalog.ptsem.edu.

Library Catalog: Mobile Versions*

A brief demonstration about the mobile versions of the library catalog​.

Library Catalog: Saving your searches*

Library Catalog: SMS Alerts*

A brief demonstration of opting in for SMS alerts from the library catalog.

Getting Started with Summon

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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.

Summon Searching: Beyond the Basics

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A brief introduction to advanced 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.

Discovering Special Collections Using Summon

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Library Lectures on YouTube

While there is a Princeton Theological Seminary Library YouTube channel, library staff have lost the access necessary to add content to or otherwise update it.

Audio and Video Recordings in the Theological Commons

A growing number of audio and video recordings from the Princeton Theological Seminary Media Archive are available in the Theological Commons.

Princeton Seminary Multimedia Channels