Library

FFCU LIBRARY

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 issued to each student at orientation. Training is offered in using computers for academic database research and in using the Destiny Library System.

Destiny Library System

What is different?

  • You can now 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.

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Helpful Library Links


EBSCOhost DATABASES:

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, print and e-mail the articles 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: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost

Undergraduate Research
Profile URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ueh

High School Research
Profile URL: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=hsr

Please contact the librarian for log-in and password information.

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: http://www.okhighered.org/ocald/participating-libraries.shtml


WORLDCAT:

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.

http://www.worldcat.org/


OTHER RESEARCH LINKS

ADMISSIONS EXAMS FOR ENTERING UNIVERSITY:

http://www.actstudent.org/

https://clep.collegeboard.org/

https://ged.com/

https://sat.collegeboard.org/home

http://www.ets.org/toefl/

BIBLICAL RESOURCES ONLINE:

http://www.bible.com/
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.

https://bible.org/
Free trustworthy biblical truths and materials.

https://www.biblegateway.com/
Free service for reading and researching Scripture online – all in the language and translation of your choice.

http://biblestudytools.com

http://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionaries/bakers-evangelical-dictionary/

http://bibletrack.org/
Bible guide with passage summary and commentary.

http://www.bibleverses.com/
Making the bible accessible for the visually impaired.

http://www.christianity.com/

http://www.derekprince.org/
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.

http://www.desiringgod.org/
Sermons, articles, books and more.

http://www.e-sword.net/
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.

http://www.faithfacts.org

http://www.godrules.net/index.php
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.

http://www.iclnet.org/
Internet Christian Library.

http://www.internationalstandardbible.com/
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (ISBE).

http://www.kerux.com/archives.asp
Search biblical expositions/sermons or reviews from 1986 to present.

http://www.new-testament-christian.com/
Search the Bible, Doctrine, Attributes of God, Christian Life, different Resources and more.

http://www.ntgateway.com/
New Testament Gateway the directory of academic internet resources on the New Testament.

http://otgateway.com/
Old Testament Gateway is a comprehensive, annotated, academic directory of internet sites on the Old Testament.

https://scholar.google.com

http://www.studylight.org/

http://unityinchrist.com/index.htm

http://www2.mf.no/bibel/vines.html
Vine’s Expository Dictionary of Bible Words.

http://virtualreligion.net/primer/
Synoptic Gospels Primer.

BUSINESS:

https://www.irs.gov
Things you need to know when starting a business.

http://shawnee.toolsforbusiness.info
Shawnee, Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce helps for starting a business.

CHURCH HISTORY:

http://www.calvin.edu/library/database/card/Calvinism Resources Database
This 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.

http://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.

E-BOOKS:

http://www.bartleby.com/
Bartleby.com Great Books Online — Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Thesaurus and hundreds more.

https://books.google.com/?hl=en
Google books has over 30 million scanned books to view in full text.

http://www.ccel.org/
Classic Christian literature.

http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page
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.

 http://www.lib-web.org
Libweb – Directory of USA Academic Libraries.

http://www.monergism.com/topics/free-ebooks
Free theological ebooks.

http://www.ntslibrary.com/theology-PDF-books.htm
Online Christian Library of Virtual Theological Resources.

http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/
The Online Books Page that includes Over 30,000 free books on the web.

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/moa/
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.

http://scholar.google.com/
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.

EDUCATION:

http://childrensministry.com/
Sunday School lessons and teaching tips.

http://col-ed.org/
Teaching helps for education majors.

http://www.discoveryeducation.com/
High quality, dynamic, digital content to accelerate student achievement in school.

http://www.eduref.org/
Educator’s reference desk.

http://eric.ed.gov/
ERIC indexes a wide variety journal sources.

http://www.funbrain.com/
Fun online educational tools for teachers.

http://ok.gov/sde/oklahoma-c3-priority-academic-student-skills
Oklahoma Priority Academic Student Skills.

http://proteacher.com/
A professional community and web directory for elementary school teachers in grades PreK-8.

http://www.sitesforteachers.com
Hundreds of educational websites rated by popularity.

http://www.starfall.com/
Fun educational online tools for teachers.

http://www.storylineonline.net/
Free online kids story books read by their others.

http://www.teachertube.com/
YouTube for educators.

https://www.teachervision.com/
Teacher time saving tools:
22,000 classroom-ready educational resource pages.

www.youthworker.com
Provides free Christian youth ministry resources including group games and activities, lessons, bible study materials, and more.

GOVERNMENT

http://aclj.org/
American Center for Law and Justice.

http://ouramericanvalues.org/
Pro-life, Traditional Marriage, and Pro-Israel.

INTERNET PUBLIC LIBRARY:

http://www.ipl.org/div/aon/browse
Created by librarians, this page provides access to Internet ebook sources on many subjects.

http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/
Over 30,000 free books on the web.

MISSIONS / NATIONS

http://www.lausanne.org
Lausanne Movement.

http://www.worldcat.org/title/lausanne-occasional-papers/oclc/5298804
Lausanne Occasional Papers.

http://www.loc.gov/collections/country-studies/about-this-collection/
Library of Congress Country Studies.

http://www.missionfrontiers.org
Mission Frontiers magazine.

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/
Culture, countries, and science.

http://www.operationworld.org/
Operation World Online.

http://www.uscwm.org/
U.S. Center for World Missions.

www.persecution.com
Voice of the Martyrs.

  PERIODICALS ONLINE:

http://www.acl.org/index.cfm/publications/Christian-periodical-index/
Christian Periodicals Index has full text christian periodicals that can be accessed online compliments of the Association of Christian Librarians.

https://answersingenesis.org/answers/
Journal of Creation.

http://billygraham.org/decision-magazine/
Decision Magazine

www.charismamag.com
Provides news, analysis, prophetic commentary and teachings for charismatic and Pentecostal Christians.

 www.christianitytoday.com
Provides thoughtful, biblical perspectives on theology, church, ministry, and culture on the official site of Christianity Today Magazine.

http://creation.com/
Creation Ministries International: periodicals and journals.

http://creatormagazine.com/

www.elijahlist.com/index.php
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.

www.icr.org/
Institute Creation Research.

http://www.intrust.org/Magazine/Issues
InTrust Online.

www.relevantmagazine.com/culture/music
Christian music in today’s world.

http://www.touchusa.org/Articles/articles.html
Cell Church Periodical.

www.worldmag.com
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

http://www.preaching.com/sermons/
Search sermons by category, author, or by book of the bible.

http://www.homiletic.org/
A scholarly, peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the Academy of Homiletics.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES JOURNALS:

https://www.agts.edu/encounter/index.htm
Encounter: Journal for Pentecostal Ministry

http://ajhs.org/publications
American Jewish Historical Society
.

https://answersingenesis.org/answers/
Journal of Creation.

http://www.atthispoint.net/home
Theological investigations of church and culture.

http://bibleinterp.com/
Bible and Interpretation.

http://biblicaltheology.com/research.html
American Journal of Biblical Theology.

http://biu.ac.il/JS/JSIJ/about.htm
Jewish Studies. An internet journal, JSIJ
.

http://bmei.org/jbem/index.php
Journal of Biblical Ethics in Medicine.

http://www.bsw.org/
Biblical Exegesis on the Web.

http://cbmw.org/journal/
Journal for Biblical Manhood and Womenhood.

http://www.christiancentury.org/
Journal for critically thinking and living faithful.

https://www.christiancourier.com/
Journal for “What does the Bible say about…?”.

http://www.christianethicstoday.com/wp/
Christian Ethics Today

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ch/
Christian History Journal.

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/
Christianity Today: Theology, Church. Culture

http://www.christianitytoday.com/le/
Leadership: A Practical Journal for Religious Leaders.

http://www.christianpost.com/

https://creationresearch.org/
Creation Research Society Quarterly

https://cse.google.com/
Google Theological Journal Search.

http://ebooks.library.cornell.edu/m/moa/browse.html
Making of America: journals compiled in ebooks.

http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/scjr
Studies in Jewish – Christian Relations.

https://globalengage.org/
Review of faith and international affairs.

http://globalmissiology.org/

http://humanities.tau.ac.il/zionism_eng/index.php/journals/articles
Journal of Israeli History: Studies in Zionism and S
tatehood.

http://jgrchj.net/
Journal of Graeco-Roman Judaism and Christianity.

http://jhsonline.org/
Journal of Hebrew Sc
riptures

http://journals.library.mun.ca/ojs/index.php/analecta/issue/current
Analecta Hermeneutica.

http://leaderu.com/menus/issues.html
Leadership U: ResourceBASE
and Online Journal.

http://www2.luthersem.edu/ctrf/JCTR/default.htm
Journal for Christian Theological Research.

http://www.lausanneworldpulse.com/
Evange
lism and Mission News.

http://maajournal.com/
Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry.

http://majalla.org/
Studies in Islam and the Middle East.

http://mcmaster.ca/mjtm/
McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry.

http://www.missionfrontiers.org/
Mission Strategy Bulletin.

http://network.asa3.org/?page=PSCF
Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith.

http://pctii.org/cybertab.html
Cyberjournal for Pentecostal-Charismatic Research

http://people.ucalgary.ca/~lipton/journals.html
Religious Journals on many topics and areas: abbreviations, archaeology, other online free journals, and religions.  There are hundreds to look through.

http://www.prca.org/prtj/index.html
Protestant Reformed Theological Journal.

http://quodlibet.net/
Journal of Christian Theology and Philos
ophy.

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/moa/
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.

http://www.reformation21.org/articles.php
Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals.

http://regent.edu/acad/global/publications/jbpl/
Journal of Biblical
Perspectives in Leadership.

http://religjournal.com/
Interdisciplinary journal of research on religion.

http://www.sbts.edu/resources/publications/journal-of-theology/
Southern Baptist Journal of Theology.

https://sites.google.com/site/biblicalweblinks/online-journals
Tyndale House Biblical Weblinks: online journals (over 1700 titles).

http://www.tbsbibles.org/quarterly-record
 Trinitarian Bible Society – Quarterly Record.

https://theolib.atla.com/theolib/
Theological Librarianship.

http://www.tms.edu/msj/
The Master’s Seminary Journal.

http://www.todayschristianwoman.com/topics/
Marriage Partnership.

http://www.touchusa.org/Articles/articles.html
Cell Church journal: used to be a periodical.

http://wheaton.edu/CACE
Center for Applied Christian Ethics.

STUDY SHORTCUTS:

http://virtualreligion.net/vri/
Virtual Religion Index is a tool for students with little time. It analyzes & highlights important content of religion-related websites to speed research.

THEOLOGICAL STUDIES  JOURNALS:

https://cse.google.com/cse/home
Theological Studies search engine.

https://doaj.org/
An online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

WORSHIP STUDIES:

http://cyberhymnal.org/
10,000 Christ­ian hymns, Author Bios, Composer Biographies, Hymn Histories and Gos­pel songs from ma­ny de­nom­in­a­tions.

WRITING RESEARCH PAPERS AND CITATION GUIDES:

http://www.bibme.org/
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.

https://owl.english.purdue.edu
APA Style Guide.

http://www.press.uchicago.edu/books/turabian/turabian_citationguide.html
Turabian Quick Guide.

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html
Chicago Manual of Style Quick Guide.

http://www.ottobib.com
This time saving web app automatically transforms ISBN numbers into bibliographies. Current style options include MLA, Chicago/Turabian, APA and Wikipedia.


REMEMBER:
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!