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The following open online resources are provided to assist students of City Vision University with their research.

If you have any questions about these resources or about City Vision's library services in general, email librarian [at] cityvision [dot] edu.

City Vision's Wiki Libraries

Search Tools / Directories

  • Google Scholar:

  • Creative Commons:

  • Worldcat:

    Worldcat, from OCLC, is the world's largest database of library catalogs. It is useful for finding out details about books, including where they are available, and can provide you with the proper citation formats for them.

  • The Internet Public Library:

    A curated list of sites on most topics of interest.

Writing Resources

  • APA Style Guide:   

  • The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL).

    The Purdue OWL is one of the best resources on academic writing. It contains extensive information on citing sources, grammar, and academic writing style. Highly recommended.

  • Citation Machine:

    The Citation Machine is a web service that can generate citations for various sources in academic citation formats such as MLA and APA. It is especially useful for automatically generating citations for Web pages.

Grant Research

Christian Ministries and Volunteer Organizations

Business Libraries

Free Business eBooks

  • Free Business eBooks: A collection of eBooks available for online reading or downloading in pdf format. A Top 10 listing is provided regularly. Click here to access.

  • Be a Leader for God's Sake: Winston, B. (2002) Be a Leader for God’s Sake-- From Values to Behaviors. A revision of the 1997 edition of ‘Be a Manager for God’s Sake’. Virginia Beach, VA: Regent University School of Business Press. Click here to access this eBook.

  • Clark, S.C. (2007). Redeeming Money: A Conversation. Click here to access this eBook.

General Research Libraries

  • JSTOR.

    JSTOR is a repository of academic journals. It has a free option where individuals are given access to all of its holdings, but limits the number of articles one can read.

  • Open Access Journals:

  • The Internet Archive:

    Not only does the Internet Archive have a vast archive of Web pages, it contains a great deal of free content, including public domain material, like books from Project Gutenberg.













Additionally, note that many public libraries provide access to academic databases, such as JSTOR and EBSCO, to any patrons who have a library card.













Theological Resources

  • Bible Hub is an online Bible study suite,  featuring topical, Greek, and Hebrew study tools, plus concordances, commentaries, dictionaries, sermons, and devotionals. Click here to access.

  • GlobeTheoLib (GTL) was launched in 2011 by and offers free access to over 200,000 texts, documents, articles and other resources for academic study. Its focus is “intercultural theology and ecumenism, including contextual theologies, world mission and missiology, gender and theology, interreligious dialogue, theological education, and World Christianity.” Once registered (registration is free), access is given to not only full text documents, but also journals, reference books and eBooks. Click here to access the GTL and register online.

  • Dictionary of Theology: This free access online dictionary is a reference tool provided by the Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry. New entries are regularly added. Click here to access this online website that is freely available for reading of the Bible and also researching Scripture.

  • This Online Christian Library of Theological resources is provided through the Christian Online Referral Services Library Project of Northwestern Theological Seminary and Northwestern Christian University. Open access is provided to research tools, reference books, religious resources and periodicals, world newspapers and other access points, many in full text or PDF format.
    Click here to access this online website that is freely available for reading of the Bible and also researching Scripture.

  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: This is an open-access database, maintained by Stanford University, which contains hundreds of articles on philosophical theory, biographies of key philosophers, and topics in philosophy.
    Click here to access the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

  • Christian Classics Ethereal Library: Click here to access this collection of classic Christian writings that are in the public domain.

  • Christian Periodical Index This is a list of full text periodicals that are available from Publishers’ websites. Click here to access the CPI.

  • Christian Standard Subject Index, 1967-1993
    This index provides information on articles published in the Christian Standard by author, title, and subject. It was compiled by the staff of the Jessie C. Eury Library of Lincoln Christian College and edited by Nancy J. Olson and covers the years 1967 through 1993.
    Click here to access the CSSI.

  • The Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN) has a collection of 10,000 plus theses and dissertations, and also conference papers, which can be searched and ordered online in one of three formats – downloadable edocs; paper copies; or microfiche.
    Click here to access the TREN.

  • has free Bible lectures. Click here to access the

Online Theological Journals

Online Nonprofit Management Journals