Search Everything to start your research and find Northern Seminary books, ebooks, and online articles.

Books are mailed to Northern Seminary students, staff, and faculty. Curbside pick-up is also available for library patrons who live in the Lisle area.

I-Share Online Catalog: If you cannot locate a book in Search Everything, then try the I-Share Online Catalog.

WordCat: If you cannot find what you are looking for in I-Share, expand your search to libraries all around the world by searching WorldCat.

  • You will need your Northern Seminary email address and password to login to WorldCat.
  • You can click on the ILL icon  to place an online request for library materials that you find in WorldCat.
  • Items with the green ACTS icon are available from one of the ACTS libraries, most of which are also part of I-Share.

If you are searching for DMin theses, there are two special databases that you will want to use:

  • Instructions for searching for DMin theses are available by clicking here.
  • Locate DMin, DMiss, and annual conference papers by searching in ATLA’s Research in Ministry (RIM) database.
  • If you find a thesis or conference paper in RIM that you want to read, see if you can download an online copy from TREN, the Theological Research Exchange Network. You will need your Northern Seminary email address and password to download TREN e-docs.

Follow the links in the menu at the top of the page to find online resources like library databases, other libraries, or other kinds of freely available Internet resources.