Learning Resources

Library Online

There are many resources available online for all FFCU students:

Bookmark the library website for links to the catalog, the DTL, EBSCOhost journals and online helps
Students can also find Library information within Populi:
Look under LIBRARY – LINKS for helpful links;
Look under FILES – LIBRARY INFORMATION for tutorial
videos
The Library staff is available to provide user ID’s, passwords,
and assistance as needed:
405.273.5331, x. 314 | library@familyoffaith.edu

Digital Theological Library

GATS has invested in a subscription to the Digital Theological Library, a world class theological library. DTL has over 500,000 ebooks, 150 databases, 22,000 journal titles, 25 million full-text, peer reviewed articles, and 100,000 musical scores. You will receive access instructions during Orientation.

Search for Libraries Nearby

Students should identify libraries in their location (particularly those of faith-based institutions) which offer community cards or collection access. In Oklahoma, FFCU students are able to search and use resources from other university libraries in Oklahoma (with an OK Share card) and across the U.S. (through the ACL Reciprocal Borrowing Program). The librarian can assist you with these options.

Other Online Resources

Students are able to access a large number of full-text articles from academic journals, newspapers, and other sources through EBSCOhost. Students should contact the librarian for the EBSCOhost log-in information and access the tutorials in Populi to learn how to use these databases.

Available EBSCOhost Databases

GATS has secured several specific collections that focus on religion, ministry, and philosophy:
Religion and Philosophy Collection offers 300+ full text journals dealing with world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.
E-book collection is a growing collection of books specifically dealing with ministry and religion.
• The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Historical Monographs Collection: Series 1 presents more than 15,000 titles from 13th Century through the 1893 World Parliament of Religions, a time of great doctrinal, social, and organizational change.
American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 1 through 5 The entire AAS collection features over 7500 titles from the seventeenth through the late nineteenth century.

Other databases available through EBSCOhost include the following:
Academic Search Elite is a multi-disciplinary database with full text for over 2,100 journals.
Business Source Elite is the industry’s most used business research data-base, providing full text 1,000+ journals; coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.
Computer Source includes 300 full-text publications with the latest information and current trends in high technology.
ERIC (Education Resource Info. Center) contains educational literature and research dating back to 1966.
Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia
Health Source – Consumer Edition leads the reader to information on many health topics and access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.
Legal Information Reference Center has over 225 full-text publications and thousands of legal forms.
MasterFILE Premier offers full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals; virtually every subject area of general interest, nearly 500 reference books, over 164,400 primary source documents, an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags.
Military & Government Collection includes current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government; cover to cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals.
Newspaper Source Plus offers more than 860 full-text newspapers and over 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.
Professional Development Collection is a collection for professional educators of nearly 520 high quality education journals and over 200 educational reports.
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection is the world’s largest full text psychology database (nearly 400 journals).
Regional Business News Plus provides coverage of several hundred regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
Small Business Reference Center includes full-text periodicals, reports, sample business plans, US tax forms, videos and reference books.
Sociological Collection has over 500 full text journals regarding social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships,
community development, culture, and social structure.
TOPICsearch is a collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.
Other Databases:
o Bibliography of Native North Americans
o GreenFILE (environment)
o Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
o MEDLINE
o Databases and non-fiction collections for high school, middle school, and elementary school students.

On Campus Library Collection

The Library houses a collection of books and provides many online resources to assist students in their coursework. Students can search
the Destiny library catalog online or by the Destiny Quest Mobile App. Distance education students in the US can check out books that will be mailed for an extended period of time. International students must make special arrangements with the librarian, if needed. Students are responsible to return all books to the library. A student’s Destiny account includes the ability to make lists of books and resources, place books on hold, and reserve books. The library is open weekdays from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and the librarian is available by phone and by e-mail.