Answered By: Timothy Grasso
Last Updated: May 18, 2018     Views: 55

TREN is the Theological Research Exchange Network. This is a Christian research clearinghouse based out of Portland, OR. They digitize D.Min. projects, master's theses, conference papers, presentations, and other Christian-based academic resources. The Hubbard Library has a subscription to TREN, and the documents are available--via PDF download--to Fuller students. This is how to limit your search to TREN documents:

1. Sign into your library account and click "advanced search" (or click the advanced search button to the right of the search bar on the library homepage) 

2. In the first search bar do a keyword search for "Theological Research Exchange Network" in quotes

3. In the second search bar select "and," "keyword," and search whatever document keyword you want to find.
It should look like this:

4. Click the search button

5. Next, in the left "search tools" column, under "library," select "Fuller Libraries." You know should have access to all of the TREN titles regarding your desired keyword topic.



6. When you find a title you want to read, click the blue "view eBook" and you will be signed into the TREN website Fuller account.

7. Finally, you will need to select the title for Fuller's subscription by clicking "Add this Digital e-Doc to the Fuller Theological Seminary Subscription." Doing so will open a new page with a "Download Now!" option. Click this to download your document. See screenshot below:

 
Please Note: You may wish to use the document preview to ensure you will wish to extensively read the document, as our subscription includes a limited number of downloads.

If you would prefer, an alternate method for searching TREN is to search the site directly at http://tren.com/e-docs/search.cfm. The issue here is that you will not be logged into the Fuller seminary account, and thus cannot freely download a desired document directly. Once you find a desired title, you can copy and paste it into the library catalog and follow steps 6 and 7 above to download the title.