The following open online resources are provided to assist students of City Vision University with their research.
- LIRN, ProQuest and Gale Libraries
- Free and Open Business Libraries
- Free Business eBooks
- Search Tools
- Writing Resources
- Grant Research
- General Research Libraries / Databases
- Theological Resources
- Online Theological Journals
- Online Nonprofit Management Journals
- City Vision’s Wiki Libraries
- Christian Ministries and Volunteer Organizations
If you have any questions about these resources or about City Vision’s library services in general, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIRN: Proquest & Gale Libraries for Business and Other Research
Proquest provides one of the most widely used for-fee subscription research libraries for university students. All City Vision students have access to the following databases.
- ProQuest Business Library
- ProQuest Core
- ProQuest EBook Central: Academic Complete
- Other Proquest Libraries
- Statistica. Provides one of the most widely used sources for statistics on the Internet.
- Gale Virtual Reference Library
To access these databases, go to https://proxy.lirn.net/CityVisionUniv .
Existing students, click here to get the username and password.
If you want to learn about how to use these databases effectively, you can watch the relevant videos from LIRN’s “Starting Your Research” playlist.
Free and Open Business Libraries
IPL2 is a consortium of universities’ library and information schools committed to online support for research and digital information management in various subject areas including business and economics. Click here to access. Note that it has been discontinued so resources may not always exist.
GlobeEthicsLib (GEL) was launched in 2008 by Globethics.net and offers free access to over 700,000 texts, documents, articles and other resources for academic study. Its focus is “Dialogue, reflection and action for responsible leadership.” 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 and register online.
- Business News
- CBS MoneyWatch
- Directory of Open Access Journals
- Comparison of Academic Resource Search Engines
- Harvard Business Review
- Ivey Business Journal
- Journal of Academic and Business Ethics
- Journal of Business and Management
- The Wall Street Journal
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.
Search Tools / Directories
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com
Creative Commons: http://search.creativecommons.org
Worldcat: http://www.worldcat.org. 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: http://www.ipl.org A curated list of sites on most topics of interest.
APA Style Guide: http://www.apastyle.org
The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL). http://owl.english.purdue.edu/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: http://www.citationmachine.net/
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.
Foundation Center: http://www.foundationcenter.org/
ChristianVolunteering Foundation Directory: http://www.christianvolunteering.org/foundationgrants.jsp
Christian Foundation Grants: http://www.christianfoundationgrants.com
National Center for Charitable Statistics: http://nccs.urban.org
General Research Libraries
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: http://www.archive.org/
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.
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 Globethics.net 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.
BibleTraining.org has free Bible lectures. Click here to access the Bibletraining.org.
Online Theological Journals
Abstracta : Linguagem, Mente e Ação (English, Portugese): http://www.abstracta.pro.br/
A.D. 2000: http://www.ad2000.com.au/
Adoremus Bulletin: http://www.adoremus.org/0905TOC.html
Advancing Women in Leadership Online Journal: http://advancingwomen.com/awl/awl_wordpress/
Adventist Today: http://www.atoday.org/article.php?id=668
Affirmation & Critique: http://www.affcrit.com/
African Arts (some recent years): http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0438
African Studies Quarterly: http://www.africa.ufl.edu/asq
Allgemeine Zeitung des Judenthums: http://www.compactmemory.de/
Alliance Life: www.alliancelife.org/archives.php
Al-Tawhid: A Quarterly Journal of Islamic Thought & Culture: http://www.al-islam.org/al-tawhid/
American Historical Review: http://www.historycooperative.org/ahrindex.html
American Jewish Archives Journal: http://americanjewisharchives.org/journal/
American Journal of Archaeology: http://www.ajaonline.org/
American Journal of Biblical Theology: http://www.biblicaltheology.com/
The American Missionary (1878- 1901): http://cdl.library.cornell.edu/moa/browse.journals/amis.html
American Monastic Newsletter: http://www.osb.org/aba/news/index.html
American Theological Inquiry: http://www.atijournal.org/
Anglican Journal: http://www.anglicanjournal.com/
Anglican Mission in the Americas: http://www.theamia.org/resources/download-docs/
Anglican Theological Review: http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3818
Animus: A Philosophical Journal for our Time: http://www.swgc.mun.ca/animus/
Annali del Dipartimento di Filosofia dell’Università di Firenze (Italian, English): http://www.fupress.com/index.asp
Annual of Urdu Studies: http://www.urdustudies.com/
Anpere: Anthropological Perspectives on Religion: http://www.anpere.net/
Answers in Genesis: http://www.answersingenesis.org/get-answers/daily-articles
Antiquity (Abstracts free; pay for articles): http://antiquity.ac.uk/index.html
Aposta. Revista de ciencias sociales (Spanish): http://www.apostadigital.com/
Arab Studies Quarterly: http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m2501
(some recent years)
Ariel: Israel Review of Arts and letters: http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/MFAArchive/2000_2009/20 03/5/ARIEL%20-%20The%20Israel%20Review%20of%20Arts%20and% 20Letters
ARL (Association of Research Libraries), CNI , and SPARC: http://www.arl.org
Ars Disputandi: Online journal for Philosophy of Religion (English, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian): http://www.arsdisputandi.org/
Asian Arts: http://www.asianart.com/
Asian Folklore Studies: http://www.questia.com/browselibrary/journalIssues.jsp?r=5002065857
Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies: http://www.apts.edu/ajps/
ASOR Newsletter (some issues): http://www.asor.org/pubs/news/index.html
Asterion (French): http://asterion.revues.org/
Les ateliers de l’éthique (English, French) See also Les Ateliers…: http://www.creum.umontreal.ca/spip.php?rubrique64
Australasian Journal of Logic: http://www.philosophy.unimelb.edu.au/ajl/index.html
Australian Biblical Review: http://www.fbs.org.au/abrreviews.html
Australian E-Journal of Theology: http://dlibrary.acu.edu.au/research/theology/ejournal
Axis Mundi: http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/axismundi/
(English, Hebrew) Baptist History & Heritage: http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0NXG
Bible and Interpretation: http://www.bibleinterp.com
Bible Translation Resources — United Bible Societies: http://www.ubs-translations.org
Biblica Online: http://www.bsw.org/project/biblica/
Biblical Studies on the Web: http://www.bsw.org/index?l=10
Biblical Reflections on Modern Medicine (1994- 2000): http://www.bmei.org/brmm/index.php
Biblical Theology Bulletin: http://btb.sagepub.com/
BMC International Health and Human Rights: http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcinthealthhumrights/
BMC Medical Ethics: http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcmedethics/
Books & Culture: A Christian Review: http://www.booksandculture.com/
Boston Catholic Journa:l http://www.boston-catholic-journal.com/
MHS School of Mission and Theology: http://www.mhs.no/article_533.shtml
British Archaeology: http://www.britarch.ac.uk/ba/ba.html
Bryn Mawr Classical Review: http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/bmcr/
BSW Journal (Biblical Studies on the Web): http://www.bsw.org/?l=10
Buddhazine: BuddhaNet’s Online Magazine: http://www.buddhanet.net/budzine.htm
Bulletin d’Analyse Phénoménologique (French): http://popups.ulg.ac.be/bap.htm
Bulletin for Old Testament Studies in Africa: http://www.mhs.no/article_204.shtml
Bulletin of the Boston Theological Institute: http://www.bostontheological.org/publications/
Bulletin of the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture: http://nirc.nanzan-u.ac.jp/welcome.htm
The Burning Bush (Theological Journal of the Far Eastern Bible College): http://www.febc.edu.sg/burningbush.htm
Campus Life: http://www.christianitytoday.com/teens
Canadian Jewish News: http://www.cjnews.com/
Canadian Journal of Native Studies (1981-1996): http://www.brandonu.ca/Library/CJNS/Online_Issues/o nline_issues.htm
The Canadian Journal of Orthodox Christianity: http://www.cjoc.ca/
Canadian Society of Biblical Studies Bulletin: http://www.ccsr.ca/csbs/Bulletin.html
Women of Grace: http://www.womenofgrace.com/en-us/default.aspx
Catholic League: http://www.catholicleague.org/
Catholic Culture Library (anthology): http://www.catholicculture.org/index.cfm
Catholic New Times (some recent years): http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0MKY
Catholic Southwest: A Journal of History and Culture: http://www.onr.com/user/cat/csw/index.html
The Catholic World 1865-1901: http://www.hti.umich.edu/m/moajrnl/browse.journals/c
Catoblepas : Revista crítica del present (Spanish): http://www.nodulo.org/ec/
CCAR (Central Conference of American Rabbis) Journal (selected articles): http://ccarnet.org/publications/journal/
Centro Pro Unione Bulletin: http://www.prounione.urbe.it/att-act/e_bulletin_fr.html
Chinese Theological Review: http://www.christianityinchina.org/Common/Admin/showFP_auto.jsp?Pid=7&Version=1&Charset=big5
Charisma and Christian Life: http://www.charismamag.com/
Christian Business Faculty Association Newsletter: http://www.cbfa.org/html/cbfa_newsletter.html
Christian Computing Magazine: http://cdpublishers.wix.com/ccmag
The Christian Courier: http://www.christiancourier.com/
Christian Ethics Today: http://www.christianethicstoday.com/wp/
Christian History: http://www.christianitytoday.com/ch
Church History: Studies in Christianity and Culture: http://www.churchhistory.org/
Christian Mystics: http://www.christianmystics.com/
Christian News Online: http://christiannewsonline.com/
Christian Parenting Today: http://www.kyria.com/topics/marriagefamily/parenting/
Christian Post: http://www.christianpost.com/
Christian Research Journal: http://www.equip.org/journal/
Christian Social Action: http://www.umc-gbcs.org/csamagazine/index.php
Christian Veterinary Journal: http://www.christianvetmission.org/
Christianity Today: http://www.christianitytoday.com/ctmag/
Church & Society in Asia Today: http://www.ttc.edu.sg/csca/CS/CS.htm#Anchor-200-33035
Church & State (some recent years): http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3944
Church History: Studies in: http://www.churchhistory.org/church-history-journal/
Churchman (some articles): www.churchsociety.org/churchman/index.htm
Cinta de Moebio: revista electronica de pistemologia de ciencias sociales (Spanish): http://www.facso.uchile.cl/
Focus on the Family: http:/www.focusonthefamily.com/
LC Journal of Theology: http://clclutheran.org/library/jt_arch.html
Colloquia Maruliana (Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Latin, Spanish): http://hrcak.srce.hr/index.php?show=casopis&id_casopi s=43
Common Ground Journal: http://www.commongroundjournal.org/
Commonweal (some recent years): http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1252
Communique: An Online Literary and Arts Journal: http://www.communiquejournal.org/archives.html
CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture: A WWWeb Journal: http://clcwebjournal.lib.purdue.edu/
Compass: A Jesuit Journal: http://gvanv.com/compass/comphome.html
Concordia Journal: http://www.csl.edu/resources/publications/concordia-journal/
Concordia Theological Quarterly: http://www.ctsfw.edu/ctq/
Concrescence: The Australasian Journal for Process Thought: http://concrescence.org/
Conflict and Health: http://www.conflictandhealth.com/
Contemporary Aesthetics: http://www.contempaesthetics.org/
Contra Mundum – A Reformed, Calvinistic journal: http://www.contra-mundum.org/
Conservative Online: http://www.conservativeonline.org/journals.html
Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy: http://www.cosmosandhistory.org/index.php/journal
Covenant Theological Seminary Resources: http://www.resourcesforlifeonline.com
Creator (Music): www.creatormagazine.com/
CRSQ: Creation Research Society Quarterly: http://www.creationresearch.org/crsq/articles_chron.htm
Credenda Agenda: http://www.credenda.org/back_issues.php
Crisis Magazine: http://www.crisismagazine.com/
Cross Currents : The Journal of the Association for Religion and Intellectual Life: http://www.aril.org/ http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m2096
Crossings: Electronic Journal of Art and Technology: http://crossings.tcd.ie/
Cultura : International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology ( English, French, Italian, German): http://www.international-journal-of-axiology.net/
Cultural Analysis: http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~caforum/
Currents in Theology and Mission (some recent years): http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0MDO
Currículo sem Fronteiras (Curriculum without Borders (Portuguese): http://www.curriculosemfronteiras.org/
Cyberjournal for Pentecostal – Charismatic Research: http://www.pctii.org/cyberj/
Daena: International Journal of Good Conscience (Spanish): http://www.daenajournal.org/
Decision Magazine: http://www.billygraham.org/dmag_current.asp
Denver Journal – An Online Review of Current Biblical and Theological Studies: http://www.denverseminary.edu/dj/index.php
Denver Seminary Magazine: http://www.denverseminary.edu/magazine/
Der Jude: http://www.compactmemory.de/
Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal: http://www.dbts.edu/journals/index.asp#table
Diametros : An Online Journal of Philosophy (Polish, English): http://www.diametros.iphils.uj.edu.pl/?l=1
Die Freistatt: http://www.compactmemory.de/
Die Welt: http://www.compactmemory.de/
DIOTIME (French): http://www.educ-revues.fr/diotime/
Direction: A Mennonite Brethren Forum: http://www.directionjournal.org/
Discipleship Journal: www.navpress.com/DJ
DISKUS: Journal of British Association for the Study of Religions: http://www.basr.ac.uk/diskus/
Disputatio (English, Portugese): http://disputatio.com/
E-Journal Philosophie der Psychologie (German, English): http://www.jp.philo.at/
E-topia (Portugese): http://ler.letras.up.pt/site/default.aspx?qry=id05id164& sum=sim
East Asian Pastoral Review: http://eapi.admu.edu.ph/content/east-asian-pastoral-review
East-West Church & Ministry Report: http://www.eastwestreport.org/
Ecumenical News International: http://www.eni.ch/
Ecumenical Review: http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m2065/
Electronic Journal of Analytic Philosophy: http://ejap.louisiana.edu/archives.html
Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organization Studies: http://ejbo.jyu.fi/
Electronic Journal of Folklore: http://www.folklore.ee/folklore/
Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education: http://www.eastern.edu/publications/emme/
Encounter: Journal for Pentecostal Ministry: http://www.agts.edu/encounter/index.htm
Encounters Mission Journal: http://www.redcliffe.org/SpecialistCentres/EncountersMissionJournal
EnlightenNext Magazine: http://www.enlightennext.org/magazine/current/
Enrahonar : Quaderns de Filosofia (Spanish, English, French, Catalan): http://ddd.uab.cat/record/17
Environmental Archaeology: http://www.envarch.net/publications/envarch/index.html
EspacesTemps.net ( French, English, Spanish, German, Italian): http://www.espacestemps.net/
eSpirita (See also Spirita): http://www.spirita.de/