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Getting Started: Students

A guide to using the Bishop Payne Library for students.

Research Assistance

Research Consultations

Librarians are here to help you with your research at any stage of your project. They can help you find resources on your topic, develop your research question, or recommend search strategies for "hard-to-find" materials. Many members of the library staff have graduate degrees in theology or related disciplines, so they can help you as subject specialists on a variety of topics.

Ways to Book a Consultation:
Email >
Ask at the Circulation Desk > ask at the circulation desk for research help. Remember, you're never "bothering" the circulation desk staffer; they're there for you!


Research Skills

[Coming Soon]
Writing Resources >

Subject Guides

The library has created research guides for key topics within the VTS curriculum. These guides include recommended resources on the topic and pathways for further exploration using the library’s search tools.