Quick Start for New Students

If you are a new student, this is the place to begin.

Registration and Passwords

Welcome to DTS! The library is here to help you with your research needs. New students are automatically registered to use the library two weeks before their first semester begins. The library home page https://library.dts.edu/ has a searchbox for the most commonly used databases. It also has a dropdown list of all databases. For descriptions of all databases see https://library.dts.edu/guide-topic. When you select a database, you will be prompted to sign-in to your Microsoft account using your firstnameLastname@dallasseminary.edu credentials. Those credentials also enable students within the U.S. to renew books and place holds in WorldCat. However, at any campus, you need your DTS photo ID card or a photo ID such as a driver's license to borrow books. Dallas campus students can ask the library about yet another password you can use for the wireless network.

Orientation, Instruction and Help

The library offers orientation the first few days of the fall and spring semesters on the Dallas campus. This covers library services and a brief hands-on introduction to searching databases. You will also learn how to renew books and place holds in WorldCat. See the key databases page for a description of the dozen most important databases, and the database tutorials for instruction about using the main search engines. RS5101, DM7102, and BS8104 include some formal instruction about how to do library research.