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How do I get help with my topic and finding/evaluating sources?

Send an email to Carolyn Johnson at and list 3 times (Central Time) when you are available to meet. 

Carolyn will email you a zoom link.

If a Zoom appointment isn't convenient, Carolyn can help with research through email.

How do I access the Digital Theological Library (DTL)?

  1. Log into your myCBTS account on Central Seminary's website.
  2. Select the Digital Theological Library and wait a few seconds. Click "Go to DTL A-Z Databases"

Research Databases successful login page

How do I get to the ATLA Religion Database?

To get to the ATLA database, click here.

How can I download an EBSCOhost EPUB book to read when I am offline?

EPUB ebooks from EBSCO databases can be downloaded to your device by saving the material as a PDF document, either by chapter or the whole book.

1) chapter method:

Start by click on the "EPUB Full Text" link to view the ebook contents.


Navigate the table of contents panel on the left and expand sections until you are viewing the desired chapter or sub-chapter.


Once the desired content is displaying in the reading panel (the main section in the middle of the screen), click on the "Save Pages" button located near the top.


Click on the option to save "This Section," and finish by clicking on the "Save PDF" button.


2) whole book method (You must have a MyEBSCOhost account so if you don't have one, create one using Sign In (top right) when using an EBSCOhost database). 

Keep in mind that there are a limited number of users allowed per whole book borrowing and downloading, so the chapter save option is preferred so all users can get the material they need.

  • Click the Full Download link for the eBook you would like to download.
  • If you are not logged into your personal My EBSCOhost folder, you are prompted to do so.
  • Select a Borrow duration from the drop-down menu. [ If multiple formats are available (PDF or EPUB), select the desired format ]
  • Click the Full Download button.

When is the library open?

Library hours are Monday through Thursday, 9AM - 3:30PM, Central Time.

Central Standard Time (In use from the 1st Sunday in November at 2AM until the 2nd Sunday in March at 2AM).
Central Daylight Saving Time (in use 2nd Sunday of March to 1st Sunday in November, switching at 2 AM).