Locating Items, Guide & Helps

Guides & Helps

Here are some PDFs that will assist you in using databases and electronic resources -- although, for most students will need to contact the main circulation desk for URLs and passkeys to access the databases -- and some guides in finding appropriate print resources in the main campus reference room.  The guides are only that and not intended to be a comprehensive/exhaustive resource in and of themselves.  Please note that the print resources are mainly reference items and therefore do not circulate.

Databases and Electronic Resources

          Using EBSCOhost effectively
          EBSCOHost user guide
          Finding dissertations and projects in the NOBTS libraries
          Downloading documents from TREN
          Downloading documents from ProQuest

Print Reference Resources

          General Research
          Commentaries (devotional, homiletical, critical)
          N.T. & Greek resources
          O.T. & Hebrew resources
          Theological resources
          Missions resources (global and urban)
          Islamic resources
          General religious/theological encyclopedias and dictionaries

Locating items in the NOBTS main campus libraries

It is important when finding resources via the online catalog to also be aware of how to locate the physical items on the shelves. When you search for items in the online catalog there are four things to look at closely:

  1. Location - indicates which campus the item is located at.
  2. Collection - indicates which library, area or 'group' the item is in.
  3. Call Number - unique group of letters and numbers that identifies an item.
  4. Status - indicates whether the item is available (checked-in/out, missing, etc.).

          Physical location

First Floor

Second Floor

  • Book stacks : A - BT
  • Oversized Materials
  • Periodicals
  • Microforms & Microform reader
  • Course Reserves
  • Reference
  • Curriculum Lab

NOBTS LC Shelves (abbreviated schedule)

  • B - Philosophy
  • BF - Psychology (developmental)
  • BJ - Ethics
  • BL - Religion (general)
  • BM - Judaism
  • BP - Islam
  • BR - Christian History
  • BS - Biblical Studies
  • BT - Theology 
  • Book stacks : BV - Z
  • Martin Music Library
  • Closed Stacks (see circ. desk for access)
  • Media Collection (see circ. desk for access)
  • Archives & Rare collections (restricted access)

NOBTS LC Shelves (abbreviated schedule)

  • BV - Pastoral Ministries, Missions, Christian Ed.
  • BX - Denominations / Sects
  • D, E, F - History
  • G - Geography
  • H - Social Sciences
  • L - Education
  • M, ML, MT - Music
  • P - Languages
  • R - Psychology (treatment) / Medicine


The mission of New Orleans Baptist Theological
Seminary is to equip leaders to fulfill the Great
Commission and the Great Commandments through
the local church and its ministries.


Biblical Studies
Christian Education
Church and Community Ministries
Church Music Ministries
Pastoral Ministries
Theological and Historical Studies
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