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Library Information
by Rafael Reyes III - Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 6:45 PM

Hello everyone! I hope your June and Summer terms are off to a wonderful start.  I wanted to take a moment to remind you about the services the Information Literacy Section provides you at https://libresources.nyts.edu:

Writing Resources: https://libresources.nyts.edu/writing/

Writing is a process, and we all need help as we navigate through it. We have provided several documents to help with the writing process, from pointers to academic writing, to examples of specific assignments, to formatting guides. Come here for any helps you may need.

Citation Resources: https://libresources.nyts.edu/citations/

This section provides examples that illustrate both notes (footnotes and endnotes) and bibliography style. Sample notes show full citations followed by shortened forms that would be used after the first citation. Sample bibliography entries follow the notes. For more details and many more examples, see chapters 16 and 17 of Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 8th ed. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 2013.

Library Services: https://libresources.nyts.edu/library-services/

This section provides a wide range of services and resources that allow a student to develop the necessary informational skills for a modern ministry such as: 

  • The Digital Theological Library: NYTS co-owns the Digital Theological Library, which provides 24 hours a day, 7 days a week access to over 600,000 e-books, 62,000,000 articles, access to 21,000 journals, and over 150 databases. We also provide subject guides that, as a supplement to course instruction, guides the student in their field of study. We provide instruction to usage through our Learning Management System, as well as a site for information literacy services. Please visit https://libresources.nyts.edu to access the library, receive tutorials on research, as well as writing and research help.
  • NY Public Library: In addition, NYTS students will want to make use of the NY Public Library, which provides research training for free. Students should explore what library services are available in their local area. College or community college libraries near the students are also good options. It is best to know early in the semester how much access these libraries can provide for the students.  Anyone who resides, works, goes to school, or pays taxes in New York State is eligible for a New York Public Library (NYPL) card.
  • Digital Library Training: Training on how to use the Digital Theological Library

 For more information on how to use the library systems or to have a training session on how to perform database research, feel free to contact Dr. Rafael Reyes III at rreyes@nyts.edu.