Library and Learning Resources

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 use the library after hours using their Paxton key app. Library policies are detailed in the Library Handbook and are linked on the Populi Library Links page.  Library tutorials on how to use our main library e-resources (Follett Destiny Library System, EBSCOhost, Digital Theological Library,…) are also linked on our Populi Library Links page.

Destiny Library System

Access Library Catalog

  • 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 by calling 405-695-5533 ext. 208 or via email ( and set up a zoom meeting.

Helpful Library Links

Library and Research FAQ
Library Handbook

Digital Theological Library:

The Digital Theological Library (DTL) is a world class theological library. DTL has over 600,000 ebooks, 150 databases, 22,000 journal titles, 60 million full-text, peer reviewed articles, and 100,000 musical scores.


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:

Undergraduate, Graduate, and Doctoral School Research
Profile URL:,uid&custid=s6746166&groupid=main&profile=ehost

High School Research
Profile URL:,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 ( and access the tutorials on the left hand side of the menu bar. Suggested viewings would be:

My EBSCOhost
Introduction to EBSCOhost
Basic Search
Advanced Search

If you have any questions feel free to contact the librarian via email and set up a zoom meeting

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 ( 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 OK-Share program.

OK-Share Program Libraries:


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.



Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
Internet Archives Library of controlled digital lending resources where patrons can check out resources for 1 hour at a time and recheck them for additional 1 hour intervals at a time if no one else is in line to access them.
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

Reviews and ratings of Biblical, theological, and practical Christian works.
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 service for reading and researching Scripture online – all in the language and translation of your choice. BibleProject is a nonprofit, crowdfunded organization that produces 100% free Bible videospodcastsarticlesclasses, and educational Bible resources to help make the biblical story accessible to everyone everywhere. Bible guide with passage summary and commentary. the bible accessible for the visually impaired.
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.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (ISBE).
Full-text Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words

This guide highlights freely accessible resources relating to Biblical and Theological Studies.
Free trustworthy biblical truths and materials.
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.
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.
Search biblical expositions/sermons or reviews from 1986 to present.
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.
Synoptic Gospels Primer.

Things you need to know when starting a business. 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. – 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.

Libweb – Directory of USA Academic Libraries. 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.
Christian Classic literature.
There are over 70,000 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.
Free theological ebooks.
Online Christian Library of Virtual Theological Resources.
The Online Books Page that includes Over 30,000 free books on the web.
Internet Archives Library of controlled digital lending resources where patrons can check out resources for 1 hour at a time and recheck them for additional 1 hour intervals at a time if no one else is in line to access them.
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.

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.
Open Educational Resources Commons
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.”

Over 30,000 free books on the web.

Lausanne Movement.
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.
Decision Magazine
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.
InTrust Online.
Christian music in today’s world.
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.

A scholarly, peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the Academy of Homiletics.
Search sermons by category, author, or by book of the bible.

American Jewish Historical Society.
Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals.
Journal of Creation.
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
Theological investigations of church and culture.
Journal of Christian Theological Research
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 Christian Theology and Philosophy.
Journal of Graeco-Roman Christianity and Judaism
Journal of Hebrew Scriptures
Analecta Hermeneutica.
Evangelism and Mission News.
Leadership U: ResourceBASE and Online Journal.
Religious Journals on many topics and areas: abbreviations, archaeology, other online free journals, and religions. There are hundreds to look through.
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
Protestant Reformed Theological Journal.
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.
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).
Theological Librarianship.
Trinitarian Bible Society – Quarterly Record.
The Master’s Seminary Journal.
Marriage Partnership.
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.

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.

An online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.
The Digital Theological Library (DTL) is a world class theological library. DTL has over 600,000 ebooks, 150 databases, 22,000 journal titles, 60 million full-text, peer reviewed articles, and 100,000 musical scores.

The Digital Theological Library (DTL) is a world class theological library. DTL has over 600,000 ebooks, 150 databases, 22,000 journal titles, 60 million full-text, peer reviewed articles, and 100,000 musical scores.

13,500 Christ­ian hymns, Author Bios, Composer Biographies, Hymn Histories and Gos­pel songs from ma­ny de­nom­in­a­tions.

APA Style Guidelines
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.
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!