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Online Research Tools:
Some databases may require username and password available from the MCC librarians.


Databases:
EBSCOhost 
-- Academic Search Premier
--ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials
--Christian Periodical Index
--Religion and Philosophy Collection
--a variety of databases on psychology, literature, and miscellaneous topics
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EBSCOhost Electronic Journals Service (EJS)
-- Family Relations
-- Novum Testamentum
-- Preaching
-- Religious Education
(login/password required from Librarian)
DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals - This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.
ERIC -Education Resources Information Center
First Search - Searches databases on business, medical, education, miscellaneous topics.
Post-Reformation Digital Library - database of digital books relating to the development of theology and philosophy
Stone-Campbell Restoration Resources - Research Tools (including full-text articles) for the study of the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement

Dictionaries:
Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology
Dictionary of American Hymnology
Merriam-Webster's Online Visual Dictionary

Encyclopedias:
Encyclopedia Britannica Online (on-campus access only)
Encyclopaedia Judaica
Encyclopedia of Religion, 2nd ed.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices

Biblical Research Resources:
ACL Virtual Library Biblical Research
All-in-One: Bible Translations
Associates for Biblical Research - Biblical archaeology
BibleGateway.com - Search for Bible texts in various languages, including 19 English versions.
Bible Survey - Bible survey course with 13 lessons
Blue Letter Bible - Bible study tools
Christian History Institute Magazine 
Classic Christian Library - PDF copies of older commentaries
Free Religion Journals on the Internet (.pdf)
"Google of the Bible" - Links to the Bible, biblical commentaries, scholarly articles, and religious lessons
Guide to Academic Search - a short guide to various free search-engines and tools.
Institute of Biblical Greek - Exegetical resources
NT Gateway - New Testament resources
Online Bible Study Tools
Open Access Journals
Parallel Bible Search from Biola University
Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN)
Tyndale House Resources for Scholars

Ancient Manuscripts:
Book of Kells
British Library Greek Manuscripts
Codex Sinaiticus - Digital format
Digital Dead Sea Scrolls
Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library
Gezer Excavation Project
Center for the Study of New Testament
     Manuscripts

Sefaria - Translation of ancient Jewish manuscripts, including the Talmud and Midrash
 

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Research Citation Programs:
Purdue Owl - help citing with APA, MLA, & Chicago Manual of Style
Zotero - Collect, organize, cite, & share resource searches

How to search the Invisible Web - Find things on the web that Google cannot find.

eBooks:
ACL Virtual Library Free Bible Commentaries
ACL Virtual Library Free Ebooks
Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Gutenberg-e - Award-winning e-books
Religion eBooks - From Thomson-Gale

Ministry Resources:
Dictionary of American Hymnology
Life and Leadership
YouthWorker Journal

Other Libraries:
Kansas State University Libraries
Manhattan Public Library
University of Kansas Libraries
Library of Congress

Miscellaneous Resources:
State of Kansas Library - Multiple resources provided by the State of Kansas
American Heritage Magazine Archive
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
CDRI - Digital Resources for the Study of Religion
CIA World Fact BookInformation about countries around the world
Free Legal Advice - sponsored by the American Bar Association
Harvard University Library Open Collections
Internet Archive - non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, and more.
Kansas Government Information (KGI) Online Library
Kansas Library Card - Don't have a card? See Mrs. Buhler in the MCC Library.
-- EBSCOhost
-- WorldBook
-- Audio Books
-- eBooks
Kansas Directory - contact information for state of Kansas officials

Legal Forms
MedicalMissions - Links to resources for medical missions
MisLinks - Links to resources on missions
Neuvoo - Search for jobs.
Hymn Tune Index
Nationwide Church Directory
Online College Resources in Kansas
Universal Class - offers over 500 online courses in more than 30 areas of study. 
U.S. Goverment Documents
World Digital Library - Treasures from cultural institutions from around the world
World Wide Web Virtual Library - Gateway to a group of links provided by mostly colleges and universities.
Yale Digital ImagesDigital images of objects in Yale's many collections freely available online

A History of Christianity, The First 3000 Years
Presented by Diarmaid MacCulloch, The BBC series, A History Of Christianity will reveal the
true origins of Christianity. Intelligent, thought-provoking and magisterial in its scope the series
will reveal how a small Jewish sect that preachedhumility became the biggest religion
in the world. Access only available to on-campus students.

Episode 1: The First Christianity
Episode 2: Catholicism, The Unpredictable Rise of Rome
Episode 3: Orthodoxy, From Empire to Empire
Episode 4: Reformation - The Individual Before God
Episode 5: Protestantism - The Evangelical Explosion
Episode 6: God in the Dock

Copyright and Fair-Use Guides on the Web
A selection of free online advice for academics
Compiled by Ben Wieder

Code of Best Practices for Academic and Research Libraries - from the American University Center for Social Media
Copyright and Fair Use - from the Stanford University Libraries
The Copyright Crash Course - from the University of Texas at Austin
Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States - from Cornell University
Is It Protected by Copyright? - from American Library Association Office for Information Technology
A Map of Use Issues - from the University of Minnesota
Tales From the Public Domain: Bound By Law? - A comic book from public domain scholars at the Duke University Law School