Digital Tools for Finals

Zotero

Zotero is a citation management tool. Zotero stores citations from library catalogs, research databases and websites. You can also import and export citations, create bibliographies, and insert citations into Microsoft Word. 

If you are new to Zotero, click the button below to view the guide our team has put together. It includes step-by-step instructions and images for you to follow.

For more Zotero help go to the ODL Knowledge Base or read the PDF guide below.

Grammarly

Grammarly is an online tool for highlighting any grammar and spelling issues in your written work. It is more comprehensive than Word and provides helpful information on exactly what issue is showing up in your paper and offers suggestions for how you might fix it. Grammarly also offers both a Safari and Chrome extension for your web browser, and there’s even a Word plug-in (it’s new!). It will work in the background to check your writing anywhere online and now in Word.

For help adding the Grammarly Extension to your Web Browser, see the article here.

For help adding the Grammarly Add-in to Microsoft Word,
see the article here.

Digital Library Resources

A big shoutout to Kate Skrebutenas for this resource! “Welcome to the electronic resources research guide for Princeton Theological Seminary Library! Whether you are a first year Master’s student or a sixth year PhD student, you should be able to find information you need using these resources. Below are four highlighted aggregate databases with search tips to begin your research. Below that is a quick guide to using eBooks at PTS and beyond. To the left of this box, you will find a list of the departments here at the seminary. Clicking on their names will take you to a curated list of subject specific databases to further your research.”

Click here to visit the Electronic Resource Research Guide.

Biblical Exegesis Guide

Writing an exegesis paper and don’t know where to start? Dr. Olson sent us a very helpful document that has been edited by our office to help those writing exegesis papers without access to the physical library. Click the button below to access the guide.

“These guidelines are written for students preparing an exegetical paper… Even such a paper may not include all the steps involved here. But the guidelines help to give a general sense of possible procedure and methods that may vary depending on the particular text and the setting in which exegesis is done.”

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud is a set of applications and services from Adobe Inc. that gives subscribers access to a collection of software used for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, along with a set of mobile applications and also some optional cloud services. The Creative Cloud Suite has been made accessible to students for free with their PTS emails. See the article here on how to access Adobe Creative Cloud.

For help with specific programs visit the ODL Knowledge Base.

ODL Support for Finals

If you’re looking for specific help using digital tools or if you have any questions regarding what resources are available to you, then send us an email at digital.learning@ptsem.edu.

If you are taking an exam via Blackboard and have questions or issues, email blackboard@ptsem.edu. If you’re turning papers in and have issues uploading, send an email to the same address.

Our office will continue to hold Webex Walk-in Hours through the end of finals. We are available Monday through Friday from 1-5pm. Click here to get help during these hours.