Catalog & Electronic Resources

Library Catalog
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Virginia Theological Seminary Library

Online databases are available to registered students and faculty through Electronic Resources (see links below, on this page).

If you need assistance in obtaining materials via interlibrary loan, please contact Karen Madigan, Public Services Librarian (contact information in the sidebar to the right).

Electronic Resources
The following search services are available to VTS faculty, staff and currently registered students with a valid library card.

OCLC WorldCat, Ebsco Theology - Religion and Psychology, Catholic Periodical Index, New Testament Abstracts, Old Testament Abstracts, ProQuest Religion, Oxford Bibliographies (Biblical Studies), Oxford English Dictionary, Digital Karl Barth, Oxford Music Online, African American Studies Center, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Refworks, Chicago Manual of Style and the Encyclopaedia Britannica Online are now available through the Bishop Payne Library Catalog Electronic Resources page.

Research in Ministry (RIM) is freely available.

RIM (Research in Ministry) Online RIM® Online is a freely available database that indexes DMin and DMiss projects from reporting schools of theology accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. Indexing began in 1981. Author, title, project advisor, institution, and subject access are provided. In addition, an abstract for each project is included when one has been provided by the author. Remote access is available to all.
Contact Us
For assistance with reference queries and help finding information, contact Karen Madigan, Public Services Librarian, at the library at 703-461-1733 or

For technical assistance with the library catalog, contact Cindy Harper at the library at 703-461-1794 or
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