Research & Study Resources

Library Research Tools Seminar on Tegrity:


A Lecture Capture session (updated Dec. 2013): For help in using 1) the Library Online Catalog (OPALS), 2) ATLA Religion Database (PDF Access), AZ Academic Resources (PDF access), 3) WorldCat Resources (for Interlibrary Loan materials retrieved from other libraries), 4) Google Books for digital previews of material helpful for research and 5) Zotero, for automated bibliographic support to produce footnotes and bibliographies easily.


Biblical Studies Hyperlinks:


AZ Library Academic Resources

MasterFILE™ Premier contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags.

Bible Concordance

(Blue Letter Bible) Search the Bible in the KJV, NKJV, NASB and other versions and see biblical passages in the original Greek or Hebrew language with their respective Lexicon translations. Both the KJV and NASB versions are tied to Strong’s numbering system.

Crosswalk’s complete biblical ref. tools

Including commentaries, interlinear Bible, concordances, lexicons, sermon helps etc.

Threshold Online Books

Including online works of Wayne Grudem, John Piper, F.F. Bruce, John Calvin, Charles Hodge, Jonathan Edwards, and many others.

The Bible Tool

Free, evolving open source tool for exploring the Bible and related texts online. Created by CrossWire Bible Society, the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Bible Society as the first in a number of coming Bible engagement tools using an XML standard called OSIS , they provide power searching capabilities to help one engage the Bible at a deeper level.  Includes Parallel viewing of the 1769 KJV with Strongs; 1550/1894 Textus Receptus ; Tregelles Critical Greek NT & NASB.  Old Testament Parallel viewing includes KJV; Westminster Leningrad Codex; NASB and Morphologically Tagged Rahlfs’ Septuagent.  A NT search can also show the available digitized textual evidence currently available. [Troy Griffitts, a Phoenix Seminary 2008 Graduate, is assisting in The Bible Tool's development while a resident in Germany]

WorldCat worldwide research database

Link to over 274 million bibliographic records from 74,000 libraries for Interlibrary loan (ILL). Email at Phoenix Seminary Library with bibliographic info on each item you wish an ILL on.

Worldwide library links

Religion Online Link to more than 6,000 scholarly articles and chapters.  Includes Old and New Testament, Theology, Ethics History, and Sociology of religion, Communication and Cultural Studies, Pastorial Care, Counseling, Homiletics, Worship, Missions and Religious Education.

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations: The NDLTD has enourmously contributed to the increased availabilty of student research because of its huge digital repository. 75 institutions worldwide participate in this scholarly endeavor which supplies researchers freely with thousands of full-text theses and dissertations.

Chuck Colson’s Daily Breakpoint Commentary Communicates a Christian worldview and critique of contemporary culture to encourage & help equip the church.

Barna Research Group, Ltd.

Full-service marketing research which provides information and analysis regarding cultural trends and the Christian church since 1984.

Middle Eastern Historical Maps

Viewable & printable maps.

Creeds of Christendom

Authoritative formulas of religious beliefs produced by the Christian Church over the centuries such as the Apostle’s Creed or Nicene Creed. Includes historical overview.

EBSCO HOST ATLA-Religion Index and ATLA-Serials full-text databases available to Phoenix Seminary students and separate databases available to counseling students enrolled in the joint program with Ottawa University.  Contact Phoenix Seminary Library for the User ID and Password.

Christian Classics Ethereal Library

Including online works of Calvin, Augustine, Spurgeon . Search by author, title or subject/language.

Bartleby reference tools

Columbia 6th ed. Encyclopedia, American Heritage 4th ed. Dictionary, Columbia World of Quotations, Rogets II, the New Thesaurus, World Factbook and more.

Maricopa County Online Resources

Site requires Library card number and Password.  See circulation desk if you do not have an account. Includes the EBSCO HOST Academic Search Complete–a scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 7,100 full-text periodicals, including more that 6,100 peer-reviewed journals.  Also included on the site is Newspaper Source Plus.

ATLA Digital Resources

Site provides access to digital images of woodcuts, photographs, sides, papyri, coins, maps, postcards, manuscripts, lithographs, sermons, shape-note tune books, and various forms of Christian art, architecture, and iconography.

Biblical Hebrew and Greek study aids

Site provides vocabulary study tools to drill and practice the ancient languages.

Biblical Hebrew and Greek Paradigms Quiz

Animated Hebrew

Biblical Studies:

All-in-One Biblical Resources Search: “… site allows users to perform keyword and advanced searches of over 25 online Bible versions and religious studies resources”–web site.

New Testament Gateway: “…the award winning web directory of internet resources on the New Testament, currently being updated daily.  Browse or search annotated links on everything from the Greek New Testament to Jesus in Film”–web site.

Biblical Studies: “…provides detailed bibilographies on each book of the Bible, as well as on hermeneutics, archaeology, criticism, language, etc.-in short almost everything connected with the Bible and its study”–web site.  [click topics at left--look for blue/green globe icons and pdf file links]

Theological Studies: “…[provides] material on a range of theologies and theologians, as well as specific doctrines such as the trinity…practical theology [for] areas as polictics and ethics”–web site.  [click topics at left--look for blue/green globe icons and pdf file links]

Internet Archive: “…library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form…you will find searchable books in the public domain.  Many of these are biblical, theological and historical…”–web site. [Click the Texts Browse at right--enter keywords in the search block and click "Go"]

Doorway Papers: “The Arthur Custance web site presents a unique melding of scientific thought, Biblical interpretation and sanctified reasoning”–web site.

Theological Journals Search: “Search over 340 religion journals related to Scripture studies, systematic theology, pastoral and practical ministries and related disciplines…”–web site.

Ancient Near East Resources:

ETANA Electronic Tools and Ancient Near East Archives: “ETANA is a cooperative venture of a consortium of scholarly societies and universities to develop and mainitain a comprehensive Internet site for the study of the ancient Near East …”–web site.

Early Jewish Literature–Links to primary sources: A host of links relating to early Jewish primary source literature like Josephus’ works, Philo’s works, English translations of Targums etc.

Bible Translation: Resource for several textual criticism issues.  Includes a table of textual witnesses and branches of N.T. witnesses that contain links to manuscript fragment pictures.

Church History:

Early Christian Writings: “…the most complete collection of documents from the first two centuries with translations and commentary.  Includes the New Testament, Apocrapha, Gnostics, and Church Fathers”–web site.

Early Church: “…early church history until the (sic) rise of the medieval Papacy (c. 600 AD)”–web site. [click topics at left--look for blue/green globe icons and pdf file links]

Medieval Church: “…covers church history from the rise of the Papacy to the time of the Reformation”–web site. [click topics at left--look for blue/green globe icons and pdf file links]

Making of America: “…a library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction…strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, sciences and technology…”–web site.

World Religions & Evangelism/Missions:

Internet Sacred Text Archive: “…A freely available non-profit archive of electronic texts about religion, mythology, legends and folklore, and occult and esoteric topics.”

Africa Focus Sights and Sounds of a Continent: “…brings together…two categories of primary and secondary resources: research and teaching materials collected by University of Wisconsin faculty and staff…collection contains more than 3000 slides, 500 photographs, 50 hours of sound from 45 different countries…”–web site.

Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization: “…provides a place for strategic theological discussion on the major issues affecting the Body of Christ and global evangelization…[includes] debate and discussion issues ranging from ministering to specific ethnic groups to evangelism and social responsibility”–web site.