The Learning Commons


Find [Resources]


There are a number of different ways you can search for materials in the Learning Commons.

Most research materials can be found under the “Find” menu above & to your left.

Below is a quick description of each sub-menu.

Search Everything

This is exactly what it sounds like. CTS subscribes to EBSCO Discovery Service, a new platform that allows users to search in one place all the content the Learning Commons either owns or subscribes to.  You can search for books, articles, streaming media and more across our catalog and all of our databases (e.g. ATLA, EBSCO, JSTOR, Project Muse, etc.). 

Find – Books at CTS

This is the Learning Commons Catalog. You can find here all of our print books, print journals, A/V material, and some of our ebooks and streaming media. You can search by title, author, or keyword.

Find – Research Guides

The research guides are a curated list of books, ebooks, journals and databases for different subject areas. The research guides are great  "starting points" if you're not familiar with the particular subject. The research guides also include a number of how-to guides (e.g. how to navigate databases such as EBSCO, ATLA, JSTOR and Project Muse).

Find—Databases A to Z

This is an alphabetical listing of all of the databases and web resources that are available in the Learning Commons. Some of these databases will require you to login if you're off-campus but several are open access and do not require a separate login.

​Find—Find a Journal

If you know which journal you're looking for, this is where you can see if it's available in the Learning Commons collection and the coverage dates.

Alternatively, you can search for what journal titles are available for any given subject. Please note that this is not where you’d search for a topic. It’s only useful if you're searching for journal titles, and not full-text articles.

Find Dissertations & Theses

A direct link to the various dissertations and theses databases available on our Databases A-Z list.

Other Borrowing Privileges

Here you'll find a listing of all the various libraries the Chicago Theological Seminary has reciprocal borrowing arrangements with.