We're happy to announce the addition of the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Abstracting & Indexing: Humanities and Social Sciences Collection to the list of databases to which JKM provides access, in addition to the Oxford encyclopedia of Bible and theology (e-version). PQDT is the most comprehensive database of dissertations completed at U.S. universities. Abstracting and indexing is provided for each entry, as well as access to the full-text of the first 20-30 pages of the dissertation.

We're happy to announce that the library's new repository website is up and running. This website will serve as a full-text, searchable database of LSTC and McCormick D.Min. and ACTS D.Min. in Preaching project-theses/professional papers (currently most of what is available are project-theses completed as part of the ACTS D.Min. in Preaching program). To access the project-theses, you must first register your email address and create a password:

  • click on the Register link in the upper-right hand corner
  • provide your email address
  • input and confirm your password, and,
  • provide your institutional affiliation.

You'll receive an email confirming your application. After approval of your application by the administrator, you'll receive an email notifying you that access is now available. Log in using your email address and password that you've created, and search the database by keyword, author, title, subject, date, degree-granting institution, and download in pdf format those documents that are of interest to you.

About the library
About the library

The JKM Library serves the students, faculty and staff of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and McCormick Theological Seminary. The JKM in our name was — from 1975 to 2004 — an initialism for Jesuit-Krauss-McCormick: Jesuit from the Jesuit School of Theology, which closed in 1981; Krauss from the Krauss Library, the original name of the merged collection when LSTC moved to Hyde Park in 1967; and McCormick for McCormick Theological Seminary, which joined the Jesuits and LSTC in the Hyde Park neighborhood in 1975). In 2004, in an agreement worked out with the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus, the name Jesuit was dropped, and we became officially known as the JKM Library.