The libraries provide a number of ongoing services:
On site use of library resources
- If you have access to the campus, you are welcome to use our print and online resources in the library.
Access to Bethel's Digital Library
Alumni may register for a free library card with any of our libraries that will allow them to check out up to 5 books from the University or Seminary Library (some exclusions may apply). You can secure a card in the following ways:
- In person at any of our circulation desks
- Seminary alumni cards can be secured by filling out the Seminary Alumni Card Request Form.
- Additional benefits are available from the University Library with a Friends of the Library membership.
Access to RefWorks
- RefWorks is an online citation and bibliographic management tool. Your account username and password carries over from your time at Bethel. If you are asked for a group code, please contact the reference desk.
- Click on the Get Help link on any page to contact the library. Librarians are available to assist you in your use of our resources.
ATLASerials® for Alumni
- Seminary Graduates have access to the ATLASerials® for Alumni Database. Other databases are available for use on site in the libraries.
Resources Beyond Bethel
Minnesota residents: Your Minnesota public library card provides one-stop access to following statewide library services:
- Find books, CDs, DVDs, articles and more through the MnLink Gateway and have them delivered to your local library.
- Search trusted information resources in the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) to find articles and ebooks on a wide range of topics.
- Discover photos, documents and maps related to Minnesota history through Minnesota Reflections.
- Get real-time answers from a library 24/7 at AskMN.
- Use the Research Project Calculator to create timelines for homework.
Free Online Resources
- Find full-text, quality-controlled scientific and scholarly journals through the Directory of Open Access Journals.
- ERIC contains more that 1.2 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials.
- Google Scholar is a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature on a wide range of topics.
- PubMed has over 17 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals starting in the 1950s.