Research in Ministry (RIM) online indexes and abstracts projects and theses from over 100 DMin, DMiss and DEdMin programs accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. RIM online is a searchable database with entries for authors, titles, thesis/project advisors, schools, and ATLA Thesaurus subject headings. Abstracts can be searched by keywords. The database also supports Boolean and proximity searches as well as nested searches and wildcards. Links have also been added to records for schools that also participate in the Theological Research Exchange Network.

RIM online supercedes Research in Ministry (RIM) previously issued in print format covering the years 1981/83-1998. The database cumulates the print version and is updated quarterly.

         Forms for submitting individual abstracts are available in several formats:

o        printable HTML form

o        printable PDF form

o        online form


RIM Online: An Index to Doctor of Ministry Project Reports Submitted by Reporting ATS Schools is edited by Justin Travis and published by the American Theological Library Association. All of the following staff members from the departments listed contribute to creating this database:

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