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How Do I Find Dissertations, Doctoral Projects, and Theses?

A guide to assist you in locating and accessing dissertations and theses through the Jessie C. Eury Library.

RIM, short for Research in Ministry, indexes only Doctorate of Ministry and Doctorate of Missiology projects from over 50 schools accredited by the Association of Theological Schools which is one of the accrediting bodies for the Seminary.  As only Doctoral projects are included, DMin students are encouraged to search here before searching TREN. 

Search RIM

RIM offers both Basic and Advanced search options. 

RIM Home Screen

Enter the keyword or words in the search box and hit enter. 

Advanced Search

Click Advanced Search

Advanced Search Options

Note: Searches may also be limited by date range.

Working with RIM Search Results

RIM Search Results

RIM Full Item Record

Obtaining RIM Items

Some items found in RIM are available in LCU Discovery. 

Items not available in LCU Discovery may be available for download in TREN.

Items not available in TREN may be requested via Interlibrary Loan.