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Getting Started: Doctoral Students

A guide to library services for students in the VTS Doctoral programs.

VTS Theses

The Library maintains print copies of all doctoral theses in the open stacks. (Please note: during the 2020-21 Academic Year, many of these theses are in inaccessible storage during the library renovation) You may locate these by limiting your VTS Catalog search by "Thesis" as shown in the picture below:


A portion of theses are also available electronically (dependent upon author permission):

Research in Ministry (RIM)

The Bishop Payne Library subscribes to the Research in Ministry database of doctoral theses abstracts from around the world. The database is abstracts only, not full-text, but it's a great place to search to discover other theses.