The following 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 this video on How to Use Your LIRN Library.
Free Management Library
– Collection of articles, templates, and other resources on leadership, HR, management, and organizational development.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Candid (formerly Foundation Center): https://candid.org/?fcref=lr
City Vision University Foundation Directory: https://library.cityvision.edu/grants/by-type
National Center for Charitable Statistics: http://nccs.urban.org
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. You may be able to get full free online access from your local library, if you have a library card.
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.
Refseek Encyclopedia Directory
– A directory of online encyclopedias.
Bible Hub is an free online Bible study suite, featuring topical study tools, comparison of the Greek and Hebrew text of the Bible to translations, plus concordances, commentaries, dictionaries, sermons, and devotionals.
GlobeTheoLib 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.
CARM Dictionary of Theology: This free access online dictionary is a reference tool provided by the Christian Apologetics & Research Ministry. New entries are regularly added. This online website 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 site.
Note that these are from diverse religious perspectives, not only an evangelical Christian perspective. They are provided for scholarship and reference, not as an endorsement from City Vision of all their contents.
Abstracta : Linguagem, Mente e Ação (English, Portugese): http://www.abstracta.pro.br/
Advancing Women in Leadership Online Journal: https://awl-ojs-tamu.tdl.org/awl/index.php/awl
Affirmation & Critique: http://www.affcrit.com/
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 Journal of Archaeology: http://www.ajaonline.org/
American Journal of Biblical Theology: http://www.biblicaltheology.com/
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/
Anpere: Anthropological Perspectives on Religion: http://www.anpere.net/
Answers in Genesis: http://www.answersingenesis.org/get-answers/daily-articles
Aposta. Revista de ciencias sociales (Spanish): http://www.apostadigital.com/
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 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/
Australian Biblical Review: http://www.fbs.org.au/abrreviews.html
Axis Mundi: http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/axismundi/
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 Journal http://www.boston-catholic-journal.com/
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 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
Canadian Jewish News: http://www.cjnews.com/
The Canadian Journal of Orthodox Christianity: http://www.cjoc.ca/
Women of Grace: http://www.womenofgrace.com/en-us/default.aspx
Catoblepas : Revista crítica del present (Spanish): http://www.nodulo.org/ec/
Centro Pro Unione Bulletin: http://www.prounione.urbe.it/att-act/e_bulletin_fr.html
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 Parenting Today: http://www.kyria.com/topics/marriagefamily/parenting/
Christian Post: http://www.christianpost.com/
Christian Research Journal: http://www.equip.org/journal/
Christianity Today: http://www.christianitytoday.com/ctmag/
Focus on the Family: http:/www.focusonthefamily.com/
Common Ground Journal: http://www.commongroundjournal.org/
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: https://webarchive.nla.gov.au/tep/20423
Conflict and Health: http://www.conflictandhealth.com/
Contemporary Aesthetics: http://www.contempaesthetics.org/
Contra Mundum – A Reformed, Calvinistic journal: http://www.contra-mundum.org/
Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy: http://www.cosmosandhistory.org/index.php/journal
Covenant Theological Seminary Resources: https://resources.covenantseminary.edu/
Crisis Magazine: http://www.crisismagazine.com/i
Crossings: Electronic Journal of Art and Technology: http://crossings.tcd.ie/
Currículo sem Fronteiras (Curriculum without Borders (Portuguese): http://www.curriculosemfronteiras.org/
Cyberjournal for Pentecostal – Charismatic Research: http://www.pctii.org/cyberj/
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/
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/
Disputatio (English, Portugese): http://disputatio.com/
E-Journal Philosophie der Psychologie (German, English): http://www.jp.philo.at/
East Asian Pastoral Review: http://eapi.admu.edu.ph/content/east-asian-pastoral-review
East-West Church & Ministry Report: http://www.eastwestreport.org/
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/
EnlightenNext Magazine: http://www.enlightennext.org/magazine/current/
EspacesTemps.net ( French, English, Spanish, German, Italian): http://www.espacestemps.net/