Access to the Catalog

Access to our Library Catalog

The public is permitted to use the Morton Library online catalog without any login. Registered users of the Morton Library may choose to login in order to gain access to their own account information and other services. For detailed instructions on the catalog login, click HERE

Off-Campus Access to our Online Databases, E-Journals, E-Books, and Video Streaming

Students, faculty and staff at UPSem or BTSR are entitled to remote access to our Library databases and other information that is restricted by site licenses. It is necessary for our campus Information Technology office to have a current network user ID and password on file for each person who wishes to use these resources remotely, from home or office. This is NOT the same user ID and password you use to login to our Morton Library catalog (see above).

For UPSem students, staff and faculty : your network login (the same one you use for our campus email system or Blackboard) should give you access to these resources. Do not use the UTSNT\ prefix; just use the personal name part of your network user ID (such as jane.doe or jdoe), and your password.

For students, staff and faculty of BTSR : your login will normally be the initial of your first name plus last name, such as jdoe; your password will be the last six digits of your Library barcode number, as shown on your access card.  If you have trouble connecting, you may need to check with our Circulation Supervisor, to make sure your current user ID and password are entered into our proxy server. Please contact Lisa Janes for further information :

Lisa Janes Circulation Supervisor 804.278.4335

For Union, PSCE or BTSR alumni : you can have access to the ATLA Religion Database and the ATLAS full-text e-journals collection.  Please see the specific information for use of our electronic resources found on our ATLAS for Alumni/ae page.

In order to find detailed instructions on the use of our primary online databases to access indexing information and full-text electronic journals, please consult our Tutorials.

Use of Building and Classrooms

Some information on the use of classrooms, group study rooms and meeting rooms in the Library building may be found in our online Manual. If you wish to reserve a room for a meeting, lecture or other event, please contact Fran Eagan for further information :

Fran Eagan Administrative Assistant to the Director 804.278.4312

Recommend New Purchases

If you would like to request that the Library purchase a specific work for our collection, we invite you to contact ourLibrary Director, Dr. Christopher Richardson, with your suggestion.  Or, fill in the Ask to Order online form.  Anything you recommend will be seriously considered.

For Patrons with Disabilities

The Library maintains a dedicated computer workstation for the use of patrons who are blind, vision-impaired or have certain learning or reading disabilities. The computer is loaded with the Kurzweil 1000 program to scan and convert printed matter to audible speech, and the ZoomText program to magnify text (including online web-based content), for the use of persons with low vision or blindness. For those with learning disabilities such as dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, dysgraphia or ESOL, the computer offers the Kurzweil 3000 program,which highlights text and provides visual and audio tracking. These highly-capable programs can be customized and modified by the user to address many different individual needs. The workstation is located in a private room that is kept locked when not in use. For access to this facility, please inquire at the Circulation Desk.

Help with Citation Styles and Academic Writing Standards

It’s essential for students at Union to do a great deal of writing and research for their coursework.  Our Library offers you nearly unlimited materials to read and use as sources.  And as soon as you begin to use these sources, you will need to keep track of where the ideas and information came from, so you can properly attribute credit to these writers and their work.  Many sites to help you do this are available online; below you will find links to a few of them.

The Duke University Library has created a helpful website explaining the mechanics of preparing term papers and other written projects. It shows you how to cite sources within your paper (in footnotes or in parenthetical citations) and how to assemble a list of all sources cited (in a bibliography). It provides examples from five different style manuals : APA, Chicago, MLA, Turabian and CSE. It covers citations for books and periodical articles in print or electronic formats.  For citing sources within your paper or preparing a bibliography, click HERE. You will also find links to other useful information about research and writing techniques and standards on those pages.

The University of Chicago maintains another convenient “Quick Guide” specifically for the Turabian style manual (an abridged version of the complete Chicago reference guide).  To reach the Turabian site, click HERE.

Also, for those occasions when you need to use the SBL Handbook style manual, Baylor University has collected some very handy links to online information about the SBL style HERE.

Cornell University offers a very concise, well-designed site explaining how to avoid plagiarism or the incorrect appropriating of published information.  Clear and direct definitions lead you step-by-step through their site, and they also provide a set of exercises or a simple self-test that you can use as a “guest.”  To reach Cornell’s plagiarism site, click HERE.

How do you evaluate a website to determine whether its content is reliable?  A vast amount of information is published online, but it’s not always easy to tell if the source is credible or not.  A useful site explaining how to do this, with many examples and illustrations, can be found HERE.

For tutoring assistance with English composition, Hebrew, or Greek in connection with your UPSem coursework, please contact Dr. John Carroll or Megan Strollo for further information.

The Lolley Center

The Lou and Randall Lolley Baptist Studies Center was opened on 30 May 2003. It is located on the third floor of the Library, in Room 302. W. Randall Lolley was president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (1974-87), then served as pastor of First Baptist Church of Raleigh, N.C. He was moderator of the North Carolina chapter of the CBF (1997-98) and is a trustee at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C. In 1994, Lolley co-authored a Smyth & Helwys book, Servant Songs: Reflections on the History and Mission of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1950-1988. Lolley serves as honorary editor of the periodical Review & Expositor. The Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond dedicated the Center in honor of the Lolleys, to provide resources for the study of Baptist history and heritage.