Many resources in the Archives at Southeastern can be discovered using some familiar library tools, such as WorldCat, by utilizing some archives specific search parameters. Others require the use of finding aids. Some archives and library resources available through SEBTS can even be discovered and viewed online. This page will help guide you through the discovery process and provide some helpful tips for productive searches.
Rare Books in the archives holdings have been individually cataloged. You can discover these works using Go Search and Worldcat.
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Start your search by entering a keyword, title, or author and refine your results using the filtered search boxes on the left side of the page to hone in on the most pertinent resources for your topic. For more information see our GO Search Research Guide.
Most Baptist materials and church records in the archives holdings have been individually cataloged. You can discover these resources using Go Search and Worldcat.
Start your search by entering as much information as possible (multiple keywords, keyword + author, limited date range, etc.) into an advanced search. Limit your search by Collection to "Baptist Materials Room" when searching for Baptist annuals and periodicals in the archives.
This filter is helpful in setting general parameters for your search.
This filter is helpful if you want to limit your results to a particular type of original format.
This filter is particularly helpful when trying to limit a search to specific portions of SEBTS archives holdings.
This filter is particularly helpful when searching for materials from online primary source databases such as American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Historical Monograph Series I and II, Early American Imprints (Content Provider Term: ReadEx), and Early English Books Online (Content Provider Term: EEBO).
This filter is helpful if you are focusing your research on a particular original format of material.
This filter is particularly helpful if you have a specific year or date range within which you are focusing your research.
Personal papers and institutional records in the archives are described in finding aids which provide contextual information about the creation, acquisition, processing, and research guidelines for a particular collection. You can discover these resources at SEBTS by visiting our Finding Aids page.
Primary sources in subscription databases such as Early American Imprints, Early English Books Online (EEBO), and American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Historical Monographs Series I and II, can be discovered and accessed online by SEBTS students, faculty, and staff through Go Search or by visiting the website for the particular database you want to search.
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Start your search by entering a keyword, title, or author and limit your search by "Content Provider" to the following.