Research at Pilgrim
“Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.”
Zora Neale Hurston
Research, discovery, collaborative work, and the creation of new knowledge is the very heart of academic work. It is also something that we do on a daily basis. There are many opportunities to engage in research at every stage of a course of study.
- As a Postgraduate Elective, there is a 12000-word Research Essay
- The Master of Theology (Research) by “major thesis” requires submission for examination of a thesis of 40,000 words, or by “minor thesis” requires completion of two postgraduate coursework units and submission for examination of a thesis of 25,000 words.
- The PhD and ThD require the submission of a thesis of not more than 100,000 words.
For further information regarding research at Pilgrim, contact the coordinator of research.
The Dalton McCaughey Library
The ‘DML’ houses the most significant theological collection in Oceania and is your first stop for any research. Search the library catalogue or peruse the range of online resources it has available.
The Library Hub
The ‘Library Hub’ is a list of research databases available to student and faculty of the University of Divinity and its associated colleges. Logon using your University of Divinity username and password and select a database. This contains many very good resources, but a good beginning point is: EBSCOhost, JSTOR, and ProQuest
EndNote is now available to all staff and currently enrolled students of the University of Divinity.
EndNote is a reference management software tool, used to manage bibliographies and references when writing essays and articles. EndNote can help you:
- Collect and organise references to resources, such as books and journal articles.
- Add citations to your documents, and
- Create bibliographies that use standard citation styles.
EndNote’s Cite While You Write feature links references to a Microsoft Word document and automatically generates a reference list/bibliography.
The latest version of EndNote X9 has just been released and both Windows and MAC versions are available. An updated EndNote Access form is available via the Academic Resources button on the Library Hub. Several EndNote training guides and videos are also available via the Academic Resources page.
All new forms should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org Staff/students will then receive instructions on how to download the EndNote file.
Please note: If you have previously submitted a form and installed an earlier version of EndNote, the latest version is now available for you to access in the ARK delivery unit. It is recommended that you backup all data before installing the new version. The latest version of EndNote includes enhanced styles for Chicago and Turabian.