Library and Learning Resources
Family of Faith Christian University operates a library of books and technological resources supporting its curriculum. The library is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. When needed, a student may check out a key from the librarian for evening use. Library policies are detailed in the Library Handbook and made available within Populi – under the FILES tab – in the Library Information file. Library tutorials on how to use most of our e-resources (Follett Destiny Library System, EBSCOhost, Digital Theological Library,…) are made available to students also within Populi – under the FILES tab – in the Library Information file.
Destiny Library System
- You can access the library catalog from your own computer and search for books.
- You can place books on hold for upcoming research you will be doing.
- You can check on fine amounts.
- You can check on what books you have out,
- and much more.
If you have any questions feel free to contact the librarian at 405-273-5331 ex 314 or email@example.com.
Get the Destiny Read app for your smart phone or mobile device!
Helpful Library Links
As a student, your research needs to come from accurate and reliable sources. That is why the library is pleased to offer access to academic databases through EBSCOhost. Once you are logged into EBSCO, you can search for articles, academic journals, and ebooks, print and e-mail the resources that you need, and find correct citation information for your sources.
Please choose the appropriate link for your research needs:
Graduate School Research
Profile URL: https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&custid=s6746166&groupid=main&profile=ehost
Profile URL: https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&custid=s6746166&groupid=main&profile=ehost
High School Research
Profile URL: https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=hsr
Please contact the librarian for log-in and password information.
EBSCOhost Helpful Hints:
For those who are new to EBSCOhost it is a good idea to watch some tutorials on how to get the most out of your EBSCOhost experience. Click on this link (https://support.ebsco.com/help/) and access the tutorials on the left hand side of the menu bar. Suggested viewings would be:
Introduction to EBSCOhost
If you have any questions feel free to contact the librarian at 405-273-5331 ext 314 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Links to finding libraries near you:
ACL Reciprocal Borrowing Program
The ACL Reciprocal Borrowing Program provides in-person borrowing privileges to users from other participating Christian libraries. For borrowing privileges click on the link below for an Authorization Form, complete the top half of this form and return to the librarian (email@example.com). A completed form will be returned to you as your Authorization Form to have borrowing privileges from participating Christian libraries. There is also a link below for a PDF list of libraries participating in the program.
OK SHARE Program:
OK Share is an Oklahoma program that allows university students and teachers to access resources from other colleges/universities in our state. You can look at the website below, search the library catalogs of the other colleges/universities, and find out if they have resources that you need. Then, see a library staff member to sign up for the OKShare program.
OKShare Program Libraries: https://www.okhighered.org/ocald/participating-libraries.shtml
WorldCat is a global catalog of library collections. You can search for books, music, video, articles and much more at a library near you.
You can search for popular books, music CDs and videos—all of the physical items you’re used to getting from libraries. You can also discover many new kinds of digital content, such as downloadable audiobooks. You may also find article citations with links to their full text; authoritative research materials, such as documents and photos of local or historic significance; and digital versions of rare items that aren’t available to the public. Because WorldCat libraries serve diverse communities in dozens of countries, resources are available in many languages.
OTHER RESEARCH LINKS
ADMISSIONS EXAMS FOR ENTERING UNIVERSITY:
The Consortium of Pentecostal Archives (CPA) is a collaborative effort initiated by repositories of Pentecostal archival materials to make their materials accessible online.
Scholarly Internet Archives
BIBLICAL RESOURCES ONLINE:
This guide highlights freely accessible resources relating to Biblical and Theological Studies.
Multiple languages and translations with Bible Answers, Bible Searches, Bible Tools, Bible Aids, Bible Studies, Bible Stories, Bible Devotionals, Bible Reading Plans, Bible Memorization Techniques.
Free trustworthy biblical truths and materials.
Free service for reading and researching Scripture online – all in the language and translation of your choice.
https://bibletrack.org/Bible guide with passage summary and commentary.
https://www.bibleverses.com/Making the bible accessible for the visually impaired.
All of the Derek Prince books, cds, and dvds are in the Family of Faith Christian University Library for check out. Derek Prince’s website has all the study notes for his materials under the resources tab. One can also search within his website for more teaching articles, radio podcasts, and mp3 downloads on related subjects, as well participate in daily devotionals.
Sermons, articles, books and more.
E-Sword Free Bible Software. Free downloadable software of Bibles, commentaries and dictionaries with search capabilities, creation capabilities to customize own Bible research notes. Clicking on a verse will bring up any relevant commentaries on the right. Double clicking any word will pull up relevant bible dictionary or encyclopedia entries. And all scripture references are clickable to take you immediately to the corresponding verse also keeping your study clutter-free.
Search Christian Bible Teaching, Comprehensive Author list, various Bible translations, Greek & Hebrew Word Studies, Church History, Commentaries, Theology, Bible Dictionary, Sermons, Devotions, Christian Philosophy, Creeds, Audio material and more.
NEW ADVENT CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA. This is one of the best, free resources available for this class. It contains the Catholic Encyclopedia, the Church Fathers (their life and writings), Summa Theologiae, Catholic Library, and much more. Why a Catholic encyclopedia? The entire church was Catholic until the Reformation.
Internet Christian Library.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (ISBE).
Search biblical expositions/sermons or reviews from 1986 to present.
Full-text Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words
Synoptic Gospels Primer.
Things you need to know when starting a business.
https://okcommerce.gov/business/startup/Oklahoma Department of Commerce helps for starting a business.
The Calvinism Resources Database provides bibliographic information for articles, essays, and lectures produced from the 16th century to the present which deal with John Calvin and 16th century Calvinism.
https://www.prdl.org/ – Post-Reformation Digital Library
A select database of digital books relating to the development of theology and philosophy during the Reformation and Post-Reformation/Early Modern Era (late 15th-18th c.). Late medieval and patriotic works printed and referenced in the early modern era are also included.
Bartleby.com Great Books Online — Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Thesaurus and hundreds more.
Google books has over 30 million scanned books to view in full text.
Faithlife / Logos Bible has 8,000 classic works from seminary libraries all in e-book form.
Classic Christian literature.
There are over 25,000 free books in the Project Gutenberg Online Book Catalog. A grand total of over 100,000 titles are available at Project Gutenberg Partners. Classic texts in literature, philosophy, science, and history. Foreign-language works are mostly presented in English translation. Includes works divided chronologically into the Classical Age (e.g., Homer; Sophocles; Confucius); the Dark Age (e.g., Beowulf; Omar Khayyam); the Renaissance (e.g., Dante; Machiavelli; Chaucer; Cervantes; Galileo); the Age of Enlightenment (e.g., Descartes; Milton; Moliere; Leibniz; Rousseau); Revolution and Romanticism (e.g., Paine; Austen; Shelley; Malthus; Schopenhauer); Realism, Naturalism, Symbolism (e.g., Balzac; Pushkin; the Brontes; Melville; Twain; Emerson; Thoreau); and the Age of Uncertainty (e.g., Marx; Darwin; Shaw; Proust; Joyce; Woolf; Keynes). Includes special collections of classic works in travel and exploration, Australian exploration, gastronomy/cookery, the Gothic novel, the Greek dramatists, crime and mystery, and Russian literature.
250+ eBooks on faith and much more
Libweb – Directory of USA Academic Libraries.
Free theological ebooks.
Online Christian Library of Virtual Theological Resources.
The Online Books Page that includes Over 30,000 free books on the web.
MOA is a digital library with e-books and journals with the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology.
Google Scholar index includes most peer-reviewed online journals of Europe and America’s largest scholarly publishers, plus scholarly books and other non-peer reviewed journals.
The Open Access Digital Theological Library (OADTL) has gleaned high quality content from hundreds of publisher sites, institutional repositories, museums, scholarly societies and public domain collections. The OADTL currently contains about 100,000 OA ebooks and several hundred thousand articles in religious studies.
Sunday School lessons and teaching tips.
High quality, dynamic, digital content to accelerate student achievement in school.
Educator’s reference desk.
ERIC indexes a wide variety of journal sources.
Fun online educational tools for teachers.
Oklahoma Priority Academic Student Skills.
A professional community and web directory for elementary school teachers in grades PreK-8.
Hundreds of educational websites rated by popularity.
Fun educational online tools for teachers.
Free online kids story books read by their others.
YouTube for educators.
Teacher time-saving tools: 22,000 classroom-ready educational resource pages.
Provides free Christian youth ministry resources including group games and activities, lessons, bible study materials, and more.
American Center for Law and Justice.
Pro-life, Traditional Marriage, and Pro-Israel.
“The ORU Holy Spirit Research Center is working to make significant works pertaining to the Holy Spirit available to the global Spirit-empowered movement. Our digitization efforts are currently focused on public domain items from the Pentecostal and proto-Pentecostal movements. Placing these treasures of the movement on the Digital Showcase ensures their availability to the whole world and preserves them for future generations.”
INTERNET PUBLIC LIBRARY:
Over 30,000 free books on the web.
MISSIONS / NATIONS:
Lausanne Occasional Papers.
Library of Congress Country Studies.
Mission Frontiers magazine.
Culture, countries, and science.
Operation World Online.
U.S. Center for World Missions.
Voice of the Martyrs.
Christian Periodicals Index has full-text Christian periodicals that can be accessed online compliments of the Association of Christian Librarians.
Journal of Creation.
Provides news, analysis, prophetic commentary and teachings for charismatic and Pentecostal Christians.
Provides thoughtful, biblical perspectives on theology, church, ministry, and culture on the official site of Christianity Today Magazine.
Creation Ministries International: periodicals and journals.
THE ELIJAH LIST is called to transmit around the world, in agreement with Holy Scripture, fresh daily prophetic”manna” from the Lord, regarding the days in which we live.
Institute Creation Research.
Christian music in today’s world.
Cell Church Periodical.
WORLD magazine offers hard-hitting, truth-telling, uniquely Christian worldview reporting that stands in stark contrast to the mainstream media in these confusing, chaotic days.
PREACHING / HOMILETICS:
Search sermons by category, author, or by book of the bible.
A scholarly, peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the Academy of Homiletics.
RELIGIOUS STUDIES JOURNALS:
American Jewish Historical Society.
Journal of Creation.
Theological investigations of church and culture.
Bible and Interpretation.
American Journal of Biblical Theology.
Jewish Studies. An internet journal, JSIJ.
Journal of Biblical Ethics in Medicine.
Biblical Exegesis on the Web.
Journal for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.
Journal for critically thinking and living faithful.
Journal for “What does the Bible say about…?”.
Christian Ethics Today
Christian History Journal.
Christianity Today: Theology, Church. Culture
Leadership: A Practical Journal for Religious Leaders.
Creation Research Society Quarterly
Google Theological Journal Search.
Making of America: journals compiled in ebooks.
Studies in Jewish – Christian Relations.
Review of faith and international affairs.
Journal of Israeli History: Studies in Zionism and Statehood.
Journal of Graeco-Roman Judaism and Christianity.
Journal of Hebrew Scriptures
Leadership U: ResourceBASE and Online Journal.
Journal of Christian Theological Research
Evangelism and Mission News.
Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry.
Studies in Islam and the Middle East.
McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry.
Mission Strategy Bulletin.
Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith.
Cyberjournal for Pentecostal-Charismatic Research
Religious Journals on many topics and areas: abbreviations, archaeology, other online free journals, and religions. There are hundreds to look through.
Protestant Reformed Theological Journal.
Journal of Christian Theology and Philosophy.
MOA is a digital library with journals and e-books with the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology.
Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals.
Journal of Biblical Perspectives in Leadership.
Interdisciplinary journal of research on religion.
Southern Baptist Journal of Theology.
Tyndale House Biblical Weblinks: online journals (over 1700 titles).
Trinitarian Bible Society – Quarterly Record.
The Master’s Seminary Journal.
Cell Church journal: used to be a periodical.
Center for Applied Christian Ethics.
Virtual Religion Index is a tool for students with little time. It analyzes & highlights important content of religion-related websites to speed research.
THESES and DISSERTATIONS:
Advanced research and scholarship. Theses and dissertations, free to find, free to use.
You can quickly and easily locate dissertations and theses relevant to your discipline, and view the complete text in PDF format.
THEOLOGICAL STUDIES JOURNALS:
Theological Studies search engine.
An online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.
13,500 Christian hymns, Author Bios, Composer Biographies, Hymn Histories and Gospel songs from many denominations.
WRITING RESEARCH PAPERS AND CITATION GUIDES:
One of the most useful bibliography tools on the web, BibMe is the place to go to create your works cited page. This app lets users search for books, magazines, newspapers, web articles, journals and films and download bibliographies in MLA, APA, Chicago or Turabian formats. It also is a tool to create your title page.
APA, MLA, and Chicago Style Guide.
Turabian Quick Guide. This site opens to the Citation Quick Guide. You can click on the Tips Sheets, all the way to the left on the opened webpage, for specific guidelines in writing format.
Chicago Manual of Style Quick Guide.
Citing is more than just reference list formatting. There’s a whole set of rules involved with how to structure your paper and the cover sheet, about how to cover an in-text citation, and many more. We created our online citation generator so you can avoid the hassle of writing citations manually.
This time-saving web app automatically transforms ISBN numbers into bibliographies. Current style options include MLA, Chicago/Turabian, APA, and Wikipedia.
Whether you’re using APA, MLA, CMS or some other major citation style, this Ultimate Citation Resource Guide has you covered via 40 links to style guides, FAQs, tutorials, quizzes, sample papers, and tools to make your citation and research processes more streamlined.
Turabian Quick Guide
Turabian Tips Sheet
There are too many helps on the internet for finding resources to list right here. If you need additional help, please ask your instructor OR the librarian!