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WorldCat is now WorldCat Discovery, with a much more intuitive, user-friendly ( think Amazon.com) interface, through which you can search the holdings of thousands of libraries around the world and place interlibrary loans. Before placing an interlibrary loan request, however, please check the holdings of the I-Share libraries first through the catalog. If a requested item is held by an I-Share library, we'll notify you that you can place the request yourself through the catalog.

Beginning this month, JKM users now enjoy access to EBSCO's Academic Search Complete, compliments of our membership in the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries of Illinois (CARLI, the same folks who bring us I-Share). ASC is considered the largest academic database available with the most full-text journals and depth of coverage, with over 13,780 indexed and abstracted journals, 9,000 full-text journals (7,850 of them peer-reviewed). ASC is accessed the same way as the other EBSCO databases with which you may be familiar, including ATLA Religion Database, Old and New Testament Abstracts, and Academic Search Premier (for more information, click the 'Databases' tab above).

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.