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Library Support Group (Populi)

Academic Success

APA Style

APA Manual LibGuide (Columbia College)

APA Tutorial (University of Arizona)

Academic Writing Tips

Citation Service - KnightCite by Calvin College

Skills You Need - generic study skills advice

Music & Worship

Worship Leader (subscription)

Beyond Sunday Worship (blog)

Church Soundcheck resources on how to get the best possible technical and church sound results using the gear you have to work with (Curt Taipale).

Youth Ministry

Download Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry Unleashed

Helping Youth Keep the Faith (Marv Penner)

Hemorrhaging Faith

Renegotiating Faith

Clergy Families (Report)

Lifeway Research (Young Adults)

CPYU (youth culture)

Fuller Youth Institute turns academic research into practical resources to help leaders and parents unlock the potential of today’s young people and unleash them to change the world

Biblical Studies

Biblical & Theological Studies LibGuide (ACL) full of useful resources

Bible Hub: wikipedia for bible study, you can start here but don't stay here for your serious research.

Logos Web App

The Bible Project free animated videos that explore the books and themes of the Bible

Best Commentaries

Biblical Studies (free open access journals): high quality theological material freely available, providing Bible teachers and pastors with the resources they need to spread the Gospel in their countries.

Open Access Digital Theological Library: high-quality content in religious studies and related disciplines from publisher websites, institutional repositories, scholarly societies, archives, and stable public domain collections curated by professional librarians.

ACL Virtual Theological Library: contains bibliographic records to open access theological resources organized by format including ebooks, bible commentaries, journals, & research websites

Pastoral Studies

Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (Website)

The Gospel Coalition (TGC) (free)

Christianity Today (website) - CT Journal's archives are limited to subscribers but there are physical issues in the Library as well.

Pastoral Care & Counselling

Stephen Ministries: equipping God's people for ministry


Psychology:

Science Direct –The most comprehensive scientific research tool on the web. Filter your search for Open Access (Free) articles.

PLoS ONE: Open Access peer-reviewed journal on several secular topics such as science, interpersonal communication, psychology, and more.

PubMed: National Library of Medicine (government website) contains a large database for journals and articles about public medicine. Filter for open access to find free articles.

PsychNet: Database by American Psychological Association. Limit to full text or send the citation to request an interlibrary loan.

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Current Cultural Issues

The Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender is a collaboration of Christian pastors, leaders and theologians who aspire to be the Church's most trusted source of theologically sound teaching and practical guidance on questions related to sexuality and gender.

Theology of Work is an annotated bibliography of resources that demonstrate the impact faith has within the context of day-to-day work. Material is also included that can motivate and equip others to fulfill their God-given purpose within their work circumstances.

Even More Research Tools

Science Direct –The most comprehensive scientific research tool on the web. Filter your search for Open Access (Free) articles.

BASE (Bielefeld Academic Search Engines) – BASE is one of the world’s most voluminous search engines especially for academic open access web resources. It offers academic quality and relevance resources, Deep Web resources, precise bibliographic data, sorting options, and “refine your search result” options.

Disciplinary Repositories - a list of open access institutional repositories organized by subject, see Psychology & Philosophy.

JSTOR - online academic resource with ebooks and journals available without the need for a login.

JURN Search – “A curated academic search-engine, indexing over 4,400 free ejournals in the arts & humanities.” It accepts google.com search limiters including placing quotation marks around phrases.

Theological Journals Search through Google.

Summit Pacific College Library Web Resource Directory of unrestricted sites organized by subject and grouping.

Free Religion & Theology Digital Library (ATLA) brings together digital collections of scholarly, historical, and cultural significance that are relevant to the study, teaching, and learning of religion and theology.

PLoS ONE: Open Access peer-reviewed journal on several secular topics such as science, interpersonal communication, psychology, and more.

PubMed: National Library of Medicine (government website) contains a large database for journals and articles about public medicine. Filter for open access to find free articles.

Paperity: multidisciplinary aggregator of Open Access journals and papers. Connecting authors with readers, boosting dissemination of new discoveries, consolidating academia around open literature. Easy and unconstrained access to thousands of journals from hundreds of disciplines, in one central location