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IWU OCLS Tutorials: Doctor of Ministry Research Project Guide


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Welcome to the Doctor of Ministry (DMIN) Research Project Guide! 


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Getting Started


The Research Paper Process: Step-by-Step

Forming a Research Question

An Open-Ended Thoughtful Question Drives Good Research

Examples of Keyword and Subject Searches

Save Yourself Time. Schedule a Research Appointment with an OCLS Librarian

Resources (Researching, Writing, and Defending Your Research Project)




Why Use Reference Books?

Reference Databases 


Religion Data & Statistics


Governmental Data

Research-Based Organizations and Think-Tanks




Why Search for Ministry Projects and Dissertations?

Ministry Project and Dissertation Databases


Citing & Grammar


Link to the OCLS APA Style Guide

Link to the OCLS Academic Writer Guide

Link to the OCLS Chicago Style Guide

Link to the OCLS Grammarly Guide


Research Help


How to contact OCLS for research help.




DMIN Advisor Resources

Books and Journal Articles



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