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Reference Services                                                                                                                                          

GETS Library provides reference services including inquiries about searches on books, periodicals, multimedia materials, etc. The librarianalso Information services and usage assistance on research databases and e-resources.

Library Collection & Facilities                                                                                                                       

GETS Library provides open-shelved display for its general and special collections, references, and periodicals, allowing readers to freely choose and read in the library. The Library also provides personal research areas, a group discussion room and a multimedia room for patrons to use.

Research Guide                                                                                                                                              

Selecting Your Topic
  • Select a research area/subject
  • Establish research topics
  • List important concepts based on research topics
  • List related Chinese and English vocabulary, i.e. keyword(s), based on important concepts
Understanding Keywords & Developing Search Strategies
  • Use dictionaries, encyclopedias and other reference tools to look up the definitions of keywords, and their related Chinese/English synonyms
  • Use all the keywords for searching and use Boolean logic (AND/OR/NOT) to formulate search strategies to facilitate the search for reference documents such as books, journal articles, dissertations, etc. on the subject.
Finding Books
  • Search in Koha, GETS Library's online catalog, by entering keywords to query and borrow them (for on-campus students only)
  • Search in WorldCat or other bibliographic websites from public or academic libraries of universities or research institutes by entering keywords to query  
Finding Articles
  • In Chinese: Go to the websites such as Chinese Christians Periodical Index compiled by Alliance Bible Seminary (Hong Kong) or ATLAS PLUS by Ebscohost, etc.and enter the keywords to search,
  • In English: Log in with your patron's account and password through Ebscohost, then type in the keywords to search in its online databases to get the full-text journal articles.
Finding Other Types of Material
  • Theses & Dissertations
    • Chinese: Use the Chinese theses/dissertation databases suggested under the side menu of "Library Catalog -Theses & Dissertations" on the GETS Library webpage or the webpages regarding to theses & dissertations from other Chinese seminaries around the world.
    • English: Use the dissertation databases from Ebsco or ProQest, etc.
  • Statistical Materials
Citation Help
  • Citation Style
    • Chicago/Turabian   suitable for religious and humanity   (GETS uses Turabian style)
    • SBL   suitable   for biblical research  and  Near East and ancient  Christianity research
    • APA     for  psychological research
    • MLA    for other general subjects

You can be charged with plagiarism if you:

  • Copy, quote, paraphrase or summarize any source without adequate documentation.
  • Ask someone to write a paper for you.
  • Purchase a paper by mail or email.
  • Submit someone's unpublished work in your name

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