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Online Research Tools

Online Research Tools:
Some databases may require username and password available from the MCC librarians.


Databases:
EBSCOhost
— Academic Search Premier
–ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials
–Christian Periodical Index
–Religion and Philosophy Collection
–a variety of databases on psychology, literature, and miscellaneous topics
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EBSCOhost Electronic Journals Service (EJS)
— Family Relations
— Novum Testamentum
— Preaching
— Religious Education
(login/password required from Librarian)
DOAJ: Directory of Open Access JournalsThis service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.
ERIC -Education Resources Information Center
First Search – Searches databases on business, medical, education, miscellaneous topics.
Post-Reformation Digital Library – database of digital books relating to the development of theology and philosophy
Stone-Campbell Restoration ResourcesResearch Tools (including full-text articles) for the study of the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement

Dictionaries:
Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology
Dictionary of American Hymnology
Merriam-Webster’s Online Visual Dictionary

Encyclopedias:
Encyclopedia Britannica Online (on-campus access only)
Encyclopaedia Judaica
Encyclopedia of Religion, 2nd ed.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices

Biblical Research Resources:
ACL Virtual Library Biblical Research
All-in-One: Bible Translations
Associates for Biblical ResearchBiblical archaeology
BibleGateway.com – Search for Bible texts in various languages, including 19 English versions.
Bible SurveyBible survey course with 13 lessons
Blue Letter BibleBible study tools
Christian History Institute Magazine 
Classic Christian Library – PDF copies of older commentaries
Free Religion Journals on the Internet (.pdf)
“Google of the Bible” – Links to the Bible, biblical commentaries, scholarly articles, and religious lessons
Guide to Academic Search – a short guide to various free search-engines and tools.
Institute of Biblical Greek – Exegetical resources
NT Gateway – New Testament resources
Online Bible Study Tools
Open Access Journals
Parallel Bible Search from Biola University
Resources for New Testament Exegesis (Roy C. Ciampa, Ph.D., Godon-Conwell)

Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN)Tyndale House Resources for Scholars

Ancient Manuscripts:
Book of Kells
British Library Greek Manuscripts
Codex SinaiticusDigital format
Digital Dead Sea Scrolls
Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library
Gezer Excavation Project
Center for the Study of New Testament
Manuscripts

Sefaria – Translation of ancient Jewish manuscripts, including the Talmud and Midrash

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Research Citation Programs:
Purdue Owl – help citing with APA, MLA, & Chicago Manual of Style
Zotero – Collect, organize, cite, & share resource searches

How to search the Invisible Web – Find things on the web that Google cannot find.

eBooks:
ACL Virtual Library Free Bible Commentaries
ACL Virtual Library Free Ebooks
Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Gutenberg-eAward-winning e-books
Religion eBooksFrom Thomson-Gale

Ministry Resources:
Dictionary of American Hymnology
Life and Leadership
YouthWorker Journal

Other Libraries:
Kansas State University Libraries
Manhattan Public Library
University of Kansas Libraries
Library of Congress

Miscellaneous Resources:
State of Kansas LibraryMultiple resources provided by the State of Kansas
American Heritage Magazine Archive
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
CDRI – Digital Resources for the Study of Religion
CIA World Fact Book – Information about countries around the world
Free Legal Advice – sponsored by the American Bar Association
Harvard University Library Open Collections
Internet Archive – non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, and more.
Kansas Government Information (KGI) Online Library
Kansas Library CardDon’t have a card? See Mrs. Buhler in the MCC Library.
— EBSCOhost
— WorldBook
— Audio Books
— eBooks
Kansas Directory – contact information for state of Kansas officials

Legal Forms
MedicalMissions – Links to resources for medical missions
MisLinks – Links to resources on missions
Neuvoo – Search for jobs.
Hymn Tune Index
Nationwide Church Directory
Online College Resources in Kansas
Universal Classoffers over 500 online courses in more than 30 areas of study.
U.S. Goverment Documents
World Digital Library Treasures from cultural institutions from around the world
World Wide Web Virtual Library – Gateway to a group of links provided by mostly colleges and universities.
Yale Digital Images – Digital images of objects in Yale’s many collections freely available online

A History of Christianity, The First 3000 Years
Presented by Diarmaid MacCulloch, The BBC series, A History Of Christianity will reveal the
true origins of Christianity. Intelligent, thought-provoking and magisterial in its scope the series
will reveal how a small Jewish sect that preached humility became the biggest religion
in the world. Access only available to on-campus students.

Episode 1: The First Christianity
Episode 2: Catholicism, The Unpredictable Rise of Rome
Episode 3: Orthodoxy, From Empire to Empire
Episode 4: Reformation – The Individual Before God
Episode 5: Protestantism – The Evangelical Explosion
Episode 6: God in the Dock

Copyright and Fair-Use Guides on the Web
A selection of free online advice for academics
Compiled by Ben Wieder

Code of Best Practices for Academic and Research Librariesfrom the American University Center for Social Media
Copyright and Fair Usefrom the Stanford University Libraries
The Copyright Crash Coursefrom the University of Texas at Austin
Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United Statesfrom Cornell University
Is It Protected by Copyright?from American Library Association Office for Information Technology
A Map of Use Issuesfrom the University of Minnesota
Tales From the Public Domain: Bound By Law? – A comic book from public domain scholars at the Duke University Law School