Research and Study Resources
Library Research Tools Tutorial Videos
The following 12 videos were recorded over three evenings in Dr. Arnold’s BC-498 Graduate Research and Writing course, in September 2017 using the Tegrity lecture capture system. As patrons, students, or faculty, if you need help with any of the tutorials please contact the library staff on email at email@example.com or call us at 602-429-4971 (Doug Olbert)/4972 (Jim Santeford).
For help with Tegrity, please see the Tegrity section at PS Online Student Support.
Library Tour (Mitch and First Things):
Library Tour (Doug and the Reference Stacks):
Library Tour (Jim and the Main Library Stacks):
Video 1: Introduction and Online Catalog
Video 2: WorldCat Worldwide Research Database
Video 3: Google Books
Video 4: Google Scholar
Video 5: Google Translate
Video 7: ATLA Religion & Serials Database
Instructional PDF: Firefox and Zotero 2017b
Video 8: Dr. Arnold's Early Library Use
Video 11: Paper Guidelines / PC & MAC Templates
Video 12: Plagiarism Discussion
Video 13: Zotero Citation/Bibliographic Tool
Biblical Studies Hyperlinks:
Includes Academic OneFile with 14,000 indexed titles (6,500 peer reviewed with Full-text). Includes JSTOR and PsycINFO. Includes General OneFile to access FODOR’S travel guides. Useful for discussing contemporary issues like Abortion and Immigration is Opposing Viewpoints with pro/con viewpoint essays and periodical articles.
(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.
“A curated academic search-engine, indexing over 4,870 free e-journals…” in Economics, Ecology, Science, Biomedical, Arts, History, Humanities and Business
Bielefeld Academic Search Engine: One of the world’s most voluminous search engines (with 3,000 sources) especially for academic open access web resources. It offers academic quality and relevance resources, Deep Web resources, precise bibliographic data, sorting options, and “refine your search result” options.
Including online works of Wayne Grudem, John Piper, F.F. Bruce, John Calvin, Charles Hodge, Jonathan Edwards, and many others.
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]
Link to over 274 million bibliographic records from 74,000 libraries for Interlibrary loan (ILL). Email firstname.lastname@example.org at Phoenix Seminary Library with bibliographic info on each item you wish an ILL on.
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.
Communicates a Christian worldview and critique of contemporary culture to encourage & help equip the church.
Full-service marketing research which provides information and analysis regarding cultural trends and the Christian church since 1984.
Viewable & printable maps.
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.
ATLA-Religion Index and ATLA-Serials, plus PsycINFO, more than 4 million records, covering theology and psychology, all databases include full-text articles. Contact Phoenix Seminary Library for the User ID and Password
Including online works of Calvin, Augustine, Spurgeon . Search by author, title or subject/language.
Columbia 6th ed. Encyclopedia, American Heritage 4th ed. Dictionary, Columbia World of Quotations, Rogets II, the New Thesaurus, World Factbook and more.
Site requires Personal library card number and password. Includes Biography in Context, “with 600,000+ biographical entries — on more than 528,000 individuals”-from website, Britannica Reference Center, and Global Issues in Context.
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.
Site provides vocabulary study tools to drill and practice the ancient languages.
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 Writings: “…is the most complete collection of Jewish documents from antiquity with translations, introductions, and links”-web site.
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.
Patrologia Latina: Edited collection of writings by the Christian Church Fathers and various secular writers, in the Latin language. The first series contained only Latin translations of the originals (81 vols., 1856-61).
Patrologia Graeca: The second series contains the Greek text with a Latin translation. An edited collection of writings by the Christian Church Fathers and various secular writers. It consists of 161 volumes produced in 1857–1866 by J. P. Migne’s Imprimerie Catholique, Paris. It includes both the Eastern Fathers and those Western authors who wrote before Latin became predominant in the Western Church in the 3rd century, e.g. the early writings collectively known as the Apostolic Fathers, such as the First and Second Epistle of Clement, the Shepherd of Hermas, Eusebius, Origen, and the Cappadocian Fathers Basil the Great, Gregory of Nazianzus, and Gregory of Nyssa.
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.