The library catalog is accessible to students through Nations College’s online college management system, Populi. Students, staff, and faculty may renew or place holds on books, write reviews and recommendations, see what has been checked out, and access our digital collection. In keeping with the mission of Nations College, the Library is committed to providing a strong base of information. This will further literacy skills, provide research services, as well as the professional support necessary to equip students to be thoroughly prepared and equipped servant-leaders for this generation.
OADL contains multiple open access online books, journals and databases.
DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals and articles. Easily search articles or journals by subject, title, author or keyword. Contains access to over 17,000 journals and 6 million articles.
Access to scholarly resources through Google
The ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) Institute of Education Sciences offers a limited open-access public site for research within their database.
This amazing resource allows you to search several historically Pentecostal articles, journals, minutes and magazines.
Religion Online is designed to assist teachers, scholars and general “seekers” who are interested in exploring religious issues. The aim is to develop an extensive library of resources, representing many different points of view, but all written from the perspective of sound scholarship. While the initial orientation has been to seek material written primarily from a Christian perspective, the ultimate aim is to broaden the scope to include material on all the world’s major religions.
ONLINE BOOKS AND ARTICLES
The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format.
A digital collection of research and writing produced by the faculty, staff, and students of Asbury Theological Seminary. Managed by the B.L. Fisher Library, ePlace is designed to promote the open access of material from the Wesleyan and Holiness traditions to be shared with a global audience. It also serves as a place to preserve rare and difficult to locate material, and encourage academic research and ongoing dialog between scholars in the field.
The mission of the Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL) is to build up the church by making classic Christian literature widely available and promoting its use for edification and study by interested Christians, seekers and scholars. The CCEL accomplishes this by selecting, collecting, distributing, and promoting valuable literature through the World Wide Web and other media.
DOAB is a community-driven discovery service that indexes and provides access to scholarly, peer-reviewed open access books, and helps users to find trusted open access book publishers. All DOAB services are free of charge and all data is freely available. Free access to over 46,000 academic peer-reviewed books and chapters.
A great place for Christian book reviews.
Search the latest index of the world’s books, many of which you can preview or read for free.
The Gutenberg Project provides free access to 50,000+ ebooks available for download.
HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.
The OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of humanities and social sciences. OAPEN works with publishers to build a quality controlled collection of open access books, and provides services for publishers, libraries and research funders in the areas of deposit, quality assurance, dissemination, and digital preservation.
NTSLibrary – Online Christian Library is regularly updated and is non-denominational, representing a diverse selection of theological positions. The purpose for this is to provide the reader with information on different positions which may challenge one’s thinking on an existing position. The desired result is to thereby lead, through study, to a more educated understanding.
The Wesleyan Holiness Digital Library provides free access to journal articles, essays, dissertations and thesis and other creative works.
The Theological Commons is a digital library of over 150,000 resources on theology and religion. Developed in partnership with the Internet Archive it contains books, journals, audio recordings, photographs, manuscripts, and other formats dating from 975 C.E. to the present.
This website has access to free online articles and books. When searching for a book, the website will redirect you to the login screen. From there, one can bypass the login screen by going directly to the website. There you may download and view free articles and books.
IUScholarWorks is an open access repository service provided by the IU Libraries for disseminating and preserving the intellectual output of Indiana University scholars. The repository is designed to hold and deliver scholarly materials in digital form (text, data, image, etc.) that will not change over time and that are adequately described with standard keywords and descriptors.
Asia Pacific Theological Seminary is a cooperative ministry of the Assemblies of God National Churches of Asia, Pacific Oceania, and the Assemblies of God World Missions-USA. A multi-national Board of Directors representing these various entities governs the school. The faculty and administration of APTS are also multi-national.
Seems more contemporary than academic. Articles are free and contain a wide array of viewpoints and cultural, political and religious thoughts.
WORLD offers hard-hitting, truth-telling, uniquely Christian worldview reporting that stands in stark contrast to the mainstream media in these confusing, chaotic days.
This incredibly comprehensive list of open access journals is made possible through John Jaeger and DBU Vance Memorial Library. One can search for a wide variety of journals based on specific topics as outlined in the compiled list.
Helpful resource that enables one to search for a wide variety of content in church history. Archived magazines available going back to 1982.
Full text access is given to back-dated editions of Christianity Today, Books & Culture, Christian History & Biography, Leadership Journal, and Regeneration Quarterly. Full text access is also given to full volume titles through LeadershipBooks, a collection of over 50 high-quality volumes from seven major Leadership book series.
Search a wide variety of Bible maps from both the Old and New Testament eras.
Readers of the Bible quickly recognize that the number of place names and locations mentioned in the text — most of them unfamiliar — is stupefying. The geographical references range eastward as far as India and westward to Spain. Between these limits, the Middle East itself contains numerous states, cities, villages, mountains, rivers … Many of the names have changed from century to century. Thus, in order to have a grasp of what is happening in a particular text, it is extremely helpful to have a set of maps, so that you can follow the narrative in your mind’s eye.
Half a world away there are millions of university students who have never heard of Jesus. That’s a problem! Join our team, live in a major Asian city, make new friends, and share the gospel with university students. Be the solution.
Free language-building app
The International Studies Association is one of the oldest interdisciplinary associations dedicated to understanding international, transnational and global affairs. Founded in 1959, its more than 7,000 members span the globe – comprising academics, practitioners, policy experts, private sector workers and independent researchers, among others. The Association has long served as a central hub for the exchange of ideas and for networking. Also for programmatic initiatives among those involved in the study, teaching and practice of International Studies.
Free language-building app
Mission Nexus engages people who serve within the Great Commission with ideas, events, and resources which propel the gospel around the world.
The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) is a nonprofit, interdenominational missions organization, that offers practical and spiritual help to persecuted Christians around the world. https://www.mnnonline.org/mission_groups/voice-of-the-martyrs-usa/
World Hope International is a Christian relief and development organization working with vulnerable and exploited communities to alleviate poverty, suffering and injustice.
Over 50 different Bible commentaries are available.
Access to six different Bible dictionaries.
Bible Hub Online Parallel Bible, search and study tools including parallel texts, cross references, Treasury of Scripture, and commentaries. This site provides quick access to topical studies, interlinear resources, sermons, Strong’s and many more resources.
Dig deep into the Word using commentaries, encyclopedias, maps/images and much more. One of our most used tools is the Lexicon search, which gives users immediate access to the original Hebrew and Greek words.
Bible Study Resources built by Bryan College.
A brief tutorial on how to use a concordance.
This link to a basic and free database installation includes the King James Version, King James Version w/ Strong’s numbers, Strong’s dictionary, and the Treasury of Scripture Knowledge cross-references.
Contains a wealth of knowledge on diverse biblical topics.
With over 5,400 answers to frequently asked Bible questions published online, approximately 80% of the questions asked already have answers available to you instantly. Several options are offered for finding the answers to your questions.
The SBL edition is available as a download.
For easy formation of footnotes and bibliographies, use eturabian. For even easier use, be sure to have the ISBN available.
You can use search operators and other punctuation to get more specific search results.
View this presentation of Turabian formatting by Luther Rice College and Seminary.
Turabian formatting helps.
Grammarly is a powerful grammar, vocabulary, and spelling checker. Be sure to download it on Chrome and choose the extension option so that all your writing (papers, emails, etc.) are seamlessly double-checked.
This website is intended to assist you in properly citing resources. According to Kate L. Turabian, it is a: “Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations,” 8th and 7th editions, a “Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association,” 6th edition and “MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers,” 7th edition. It is not intended to serve as a substitute for these manuals.
This is an unabashedly practical guide for the student fact-checker. It supplements generic information literacy with the specific web-based techniques that can get you closer to the truth on the web more quickly.
A free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.
Contains a vast dictionary of theological and biblical terms.
Barna Group provides spiritual influencers with credible knowledge and clear thinking, enabling them to navigate a complex and changing culture.
Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. They conduct public opinion polling, demographic research, content analysis and other data-driven social science research.
Curious about the religious make-up of the world? Check out the latest color-coded demographics here.
Browse by range of dating or by category: New Testament, Apocrypha, Gnostics, Church Fathers
Find access to numerous sermon audio files from a vast array of preachers.
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