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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
EBSCOhost Electronic Journals Service (EJS)
-- Family Relations
-- Novum Testamentum
-- Preaching
-- Religious Education
(login/password required from Librarian)
DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals - This 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.
Ingenta Connect - large resource for scholarly publications (from Publishing Technology)
Stone-Campbell Restoration Resources - Research 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)
Encyclopedia of Religion, 2nd ed.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices

Biblical Research Resources:
All-in-One: Bible Translations
Associates for Biblical Research - Biblical archaeology
BibleGateway.com - Search for Bible texts in various languages, including 19 English versions.
Bible Survey - Bible survey course with 13 lessons
Blue Letter Bible - Bible study tools
Free Religion Journals on the Internet (.pdf)
I
nstitute of Biblical Greek - Exegetical resources
NT Gateway - New Testament resources
Online Bible Study Tools
Parallel Bible Search from Biola University
Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN)
Tyndale House Resources for Scholars
Yale Divinity Library: Bible Reference Tools Tutorial - How to use lexicons & concordances

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Research Citation Program:
Zotero - Collect, organize, cite, & share resource searches

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

Ancient Manuscripts:
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

eBooks:
Christian Classics Ethereal Library
EBSCOhost E-Books
gutenberg-e - Award-winning e-books
Religion eBooks - From 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:
Blue Skyways - Multiple resources provided by the State of Kansas
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
CIA World Fact BookInformation about countries around the world
Harvard University Library Open Collections
Kansas Library Card - Don't have a card? See Mrs. Buhler in the MCC Library.
-- EBSCOhost
-- WorldBook   
-- Audio Books
-- eBooks
Legal Forms
Nationwide Church Directory
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 ImagesDigital 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 preachedhumility 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 Libraries - from the American University Center for Social Media
Copyright and Fair Use - from the Stanford University Libraries
Copyrights and Wrongs - from the American Association of University Professors
The Copyright Crash Course - from the University of Texas at Austin
Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States - from Cornell University
Is It Protected by Copyright? - from American Library Association Office for Information Technology

A Map of Use Issues - from 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