Research in Ministry

Has someone already written my DMin thesis?  Check this index to DMin theses, produced by the American Theological Library Association.

Dissertations and Theses

And what about all the Drew DMin dissertations?  Many of them are fulltext online in this database.  Limit your search by Drew=School, D.Min.=Degree, to find them.

Hartford Institute for Religion Research

Need to know the percentage of women clergy in the church?  Check here for facts, statistics, sociological research and the online Encyclopedia of Religion and Society.


What’s the Epistle for this week?  And which year of the Revised Common Lectionary cycle is it, anyway?  Check here for exegetical inspiration, from webmistress J. Woodard.

Oxford Scholarship Online: Religion

No library nearby?  Or the available ones all closed?  Frustrated by all those online books Google can only partially show? Search here in hundreds of excellent religion titles, fulltext online, by the estimable Oxford University Press.

Chicago Manual of Style

How do I footnote an unpaged article in an online database?  The online Chicago Manual of Style tells all.  [Answer is in rule 17.181, if you can find it!]

Other Online Reference books…

These are multiplying at an alarming rate.  See the Title list on the Library’s page, especially Encyclopedia of Religion, Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, Encyclopedia of Social Work and many others.

Drew Library Orientation for DMin Students: Online Guide

Warning: browsing reference books can be mesmerizing!