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Searching for Dissertations at TIU

Overview of distance student services

The library provides access to thousands of online resources for distance students:

  • Search and read the full-text of ebooks.
  • Consult online reference books, including Bible dictionaries, commentaries, lexicons and atlases.
  • Search in over 60 different subject databases for journal articles on your topic.
  • Use online media, including audiobooks, streaming videos and music.

The library will also provide access to printed books and journals

  • You can request scans of journal article and sections of books from Trinity's library and libraries around the world. This means you can access nearly any journal article you need.
  • Use local theological libraries that participate in Atla reciprocal borrowing.
  • If you are unable to access a print book at a nearby library, the Rolfing library will mail you a book.


Qualitative Research Books

The following books are commonly used for writing chapter 3 in EDS dissertations and proposals. They are on reserve at the front desk in the library and can be checked out for 21 days.

Bogdan, Robert, and Sari Knopp Biklen. 2007. Qualitative Research for Education : An Introduction to Theories and Methods. 5th ed. Boston: Pearson. Call#: LB1028 .B56 2007. Call#: H62 .P3218 2015
Corbin, Juliet M., and Anselm Strauss. 2015. Basics of Qualitative Research : Techniques and Procedures for Developing Grounded Theory4th ed. Los Angeles: Sage. Call#: HA29 .C7724 2015
Creswell, John W, and J. David Creswell. 2019. Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Call#: H62 .C6963
Merriam, Sharan B., and Elizabeth J. Tisdell. 2016. Qualitative Research: A Guide to Design and Implementation. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Call #: LB1028 .M396 2016
Patton, Michael Quinn. 2015. Qualitative Research & Evaluation Methods : Integrating Theory and Practice. 4th ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Saldaña, Johnny. 2016. The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers. 3rd ed. Los Angeles: Sage. Call#: H62 .S343 2016
Seidman, Irving. 2019. Interviewing as Qualitative Research: A Guide for Researchers in Education and the Social Sciences. New York: Teachers College. Call#: H61.28 .S45