Access to electronic resources requires log in. Use your @tcmi.edu Microsoft account to access TCM electronic resources and your library account. The library account allows the user to review history, save searches, request new items for purchase and make lists for bibliographies. Log in is not required to search the catalog.

Logins and Passwords for the Resources in Student Languages are available on Moodle in the TCM Library Resources course.

To find electronic resources, limit your search (the box to the right of the search box) to “Electronic Resources” holdings only. When the desired resource is found, use the blue hyperlink “Click for online access”.

Below are additional electronic resources not found in the Library Catalog. These can be accessed in the “Key Links” area in the Catalog.

  • ProQuest eBook Religion and Philosophy Collection (except for some individual titles)
  • EBSCO eJournal databases (articles): Religion and Philosophy Collection, ATLA/ATLAS, and Christian Periodical Index
  • TREN (theses and dissertations)
  • Equalibra (Russian)
  • Theological Online Library (Russian)
  • Bulgarian Electronic Resources
  • Faclia eBooks (Romanian)

How to Find eBooks and Audiobooks

Find the desired eBook or audiobook by searching the Catalog​ by title, author, subject or series. EBooks have prefixes according to the provider or collection: EBSCO, CREDO (Credo Reference) PROQUEST (ProQuest) and WEB (Open access resources) before the call number (for example, EBSCO 220.3 T57 2006).

EBSCO eBooks and audiobooks include titles on a variety of aspects of Christian religious studies and theology. The collection consists of more than 3,000 titles.

To access EBSCO eBooks and audiobooks through the Library Catalog:

  • Use the hyperlink “Click for online access” in the record of the desired book.
  • Sign in to your @tcmi.edu Microsoft account.

To search for eBooks and audiobooks on the EBSCOhost platform:

  • Use the “EBSCOhost” button under “Key Links” in the Library Catalog.
  • Sign in to your @tcmi.edu Microsoft account.
  • Choose the desired database (eBook Collection/Audiobook Collection) and search (or search in all EBSCOhost collections).

You can read eBooks online or download for periods from 1 to 7 days.
To download an eBook to your computer or portable device, you will need the free software Adobe Digital Editions.
To download an audiobook to your portable device (Apple devices running iOS 8 and higher and Android devices running version 5 and higher), you will need the EBSCO Audiobooks App from iTunes or Google Play.

EBSCOhost eBook Tutorials:
How to Search EBSCO eBooks [1:36]
How to Read EBSCO eBooks [2:55]
How to Download EBSCO eBooks [3:18]
How to Download EBSCO Audiobooks
EBSCO Mobile App

Find more EBSCOhost tutorials.

The Credo Reference eBook Collection contains encyclopedias, subject dictionaries, biographical sources, and reference resources. TCM Library owns approximately 90 titles.

To access Credo eBooks through the Library Catalog:

  • Use the hyperlink “Click for online access” in the record of the desired book.
  • Sign in to your @tcmi.edu Microsoft account.

To search eBooks on the Credo Reference platform:

  • Use the “Credo Reference” button under “Key Links” in the Library Catalog.
  • Sign in to your @tcmi.edu Microsoft account.

ProQuest offers an eBook subscription in religion and philosophy with more than 21,000 eBooks. The subscription provides a solid base of religious content that meets the research needs of students and scholars alike.
The titles from the collection are not found in the TCM Library Catalog (except for some individual titles) and they are only available on the eBook Central platform.

To access ProQuest eBooks (individual titles) through the Library Catalog:

  • Use the hyperlink “Click for online access” in the record of the desired book.
  • Sign in to your @tcmi.edu Microsoft account.

To search for eBooks (subscription) on the ProQuest eBook Central:

  • Use the “ProQuest eBook Central” button under “Key Links” in the Library Catalog.
  • Sign in to your @tcmi.edu Microsoft account.

You can read eBooks online or download for periods varying from 14 to 21 days.
To download an eBook to your computer or portable device, you will need the free software Adobe Digital Editions.

ProQuest Tutorials:
eBook Central Overview and Searching [3:20]
How to Open ProQuest eBooks [3:34]

How to Find Resources in Student Languages

Online resources are available in Russian, Bulgarian and Romanian.

Theological Online Library is a combined source of materials in Russian for theological education and service. The library contains theological, educational, and scientific literature and materials.
The titles from the collection are not found in the TCM Library Catalog.

To access Theological Online Library library:

Equalibra is a digital library for Christians. It consists of over 1000 eBooks in Russian, Ukrainian and English.
The titles from the collection are not found in the TCM Library Catalog.

To access Equalibra:

  • Sign in using the login and password provided by the TCM library. See Logins and Passwords (access through Moodle).

Bulgarian Electronic Resources (under Resources in Student Languages) consist of Christian Electronic Library and Veren eBooks and can be found in the “Open Access Resources” section under “Resources in Student Languages”.
The titles from the collections are not found in the TCM Library Catalog.

Faclia eBook Collection consists of 170 eBooks and is constantly being developed. It includes books on Christian theology, Bible commentaries, homiletics, church history, Christian ethics, evangelism and discipleship, biblical counselling, etc.
The number of accounts for TCM is limited.
The titles from the collections are not found in the TCM Library Catalog.

To access Faclia eBooks:

How to Find eJournals and Journal Articles

Articles can not be searched for in the TCM Library Catalog. They are individually indexed in electronic databases and can be searched for by search terms on the respective platforms. Some collections have the full text of the articles. Those that do not are called “index databases”. You can print, download or email journal articles to yourself.

If you find an article you need, but cannot get the full text from the index, you can request the article by sending an email to [email protected] or filling out the contact form.

RPC provides an in-depth collection of resources covering topics such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, etc. RPC includes more than 200 full-text journals and magazines. Full-text coverage dates back to 1911.

To search for articles in the RPC on the EBSCOhost platform:

  • Use the “Religion and Philosophy Collection” button under “Key Links” in the Library Catalog.
  • Sign in to your @tcmi.edu Microsoft account.
  • Choose the desired database (Religion and Philosophy Collection) and search (or search in all EBSCO collections).

EBSCOhost eJournal Tutorials:
Reading an Article on EBSCOhost [2:08]
Citing Articles on EBSCOhost [1:52]

Find more EBSCOhost tutorials.

ATLA/ATLAS combines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with ATLA’s online collection of major religion and theology journals. ATLA/ATLAS consists of full-text content from more than 380 journals. Coverage is from 1949.

To search for articles in the ATLA/ATLAS on the EBSCOhost platform:

  • Use the “ATLA/ATLAS” button under “Key Links” in the Library Catalog.
  • Sign in to your @tcmi.edu Microsoft account.
  • Choose the desired database (Atla Religion Database with AtlaSerials) and search (or search in all EBSCO collections).

CPI is a comprehensive index to journal articles and book reviews from across the evangelical Christian perspective. It indexes more than 180 publications.

To search for articles in the CPI on the EBSCOhost platform:

  • Use the “Christian Periodical Index” button under “Key Links” in the Library Catalog.
  • Sign in to your @tcmi.edu Microsoft account.
  • Choose the desired database (Christian Periodical Index) and search (or search in all EBSCO collections).

TJL provides full text access to 39 different theological journals representing a variety of theological viewpoints.

To search for articles in the TJL collection:

  • Use the “Theological Journal Library” button under “Key Links” in the Library Catalog.
  • Sign in to your @tcmi.edu Microsoft account.

East-West Church & Ministry Report (EWCMR)
The East-West Church and Ministry Report serves as a clearinghouse for balanced, objective reporting on Christianity and Western ministry in the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe to serve both church and academia.

To access EWCMR through the Library Catalog:

  • Use the hyperlink “Click for online access” in the journal record.
  • Sign in to your @tcmi.edu Microsoft account.

How to Find Theses and Dissertations

Theses and dissertations are very valuable resources for scholarly researchers. Even if a thesis or dissertation does not exactly match your topic, it can be helpful in your future research efforts.

TREN is a library of over 17,000 theological thesis/dissertation titles representing research from more than 135 different institutions. TREN makes available conference papers presented at annual meetings of several academic societies.
TCM Library subscribes to TREN and can obtain a limited number of pdf documents each year.

To download a thesis/dissertation:

  • Use the “TREN” button under “Key Links” in the Library Catalog.
  • Sign in to your @tcmi.edu Microsoft account.
  • Find a new title (“Search e-docs” section) and “Add this Digital e-Doc to the TCM International Institute subscription”.
  • Open the downloaded thesis/dissertation using the password or see the Logins and Passwords (access through Moodle).