Library

Electronic Resources

Log in to the Library Catalog. Read more.

Resources Credentials (logins and passwords) are available on Moodle (in the Library course) and can be accessed from the Library Catalog (“Resources Credentials” button above the “Quick Links” area).

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

Additional resources not found in the Library Catalog can be accessed in the “Quick Links” area. When you have logged in to the Library Catalog use the “Quick Links” to search for books and articles in the following collections.

Additional resources not found in the Catalog
  • ProQuest eBook Religion & Philosophy Collection (except for some individual titles)
  • EBSCO eJournal databases (articles): Religion and Philosophy Collection, ATLA/ATLAS and Christian Periodical Index
  • Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN)
  • Equalibra
  • Online Library EAAA

How to Find eBooks & Audiobooks

You may access eBooks & audiobooks through the Catalog. eBooks have prefixes according to the provider or collection: NETLIB (EBSCO), CREDO (Credo Reference) PROQUEST (ProQuest) and WEB (open access resources) before the call number (for example, NETLIB 220.3 T57 2006).

EBSCOhost
EBSCO eBooks & audiobooks include titles on a variety of aspects of Christian religious studies and theology. The collection consists of more than 2,400 titles.

To access eBooks & audiobooks via EBSCOhost platform:

  • Use “EBSCOhost” button under “Quick Links”
  • Use your Google login or enter the user ID and password (if needed)
  • Choose a desired database (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

Find more EBSCOhost Tutorials.

Credo Reference
Credo Reference eBook Collection contains encyclopedias, subject dictionaries, biographical sources, and reference resources. TCMII Library owns more than 40 titles.

To access Credo Reference platform: use “Credo Reference” button under “Quick Links”.

ProQuest eBook Central
ProQuest offers eBook subscription in religion and philosophy with more than 16,900 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 TCMII Library Catalog (except for some individual titles) and only available on the eBook Central platform.

To access the ProQuest eBook collection:

  • Use “ProQuest eBook Central” button under “Quick Links”
  • Search the collections by typing search terms in the search box
  • In order to download an eBook, log in to your ProQuest eBook Central account, using your @tcmi.edu email address (or create/request a patron 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 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 download ProQuest eBooks [3:14]

Online Library EAAA
Online Library EAAA is a combined source of materials in Russian for theological education and service. The library contains theological, educational, scientific literature and materials.

  • The titles from the collection are NOT found in the TCMII Library Catalog.

To access EAAA library:

  • Use your personal login and password
  • Contact the TCMII Library for the registration code
Equalibra
Equalibra is a digital library for Christians. It consists of more than 1,000 eBooks in Russian, Ukrainian and English.

  • The titles from the collection are NOT found in the TCMII Library Catalog.

To access Equalibra: sign in using the TCMII account or contact the librarian.

How to Find eJournals & Journal Articles

Articles on different topics can NOT be searched in the TCMII Library Catalog as books. Articles are individually indexed in electronic databases and can be searched 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 library@tcmi.edu or filling out the contact form.

Religion & Philosophy Collection (RPC) – EBSCOhost
RPC provides an in-depth collection of resources covering topics such as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, etc. RPC include more than 200 full-text journals and magazines. Full-text coverage dating back to 1911.

  • RPC available only via EBSCOhost platform (except some journals that can be searched in the Library Catalog).

To access the EBSCOhost platform:

  • Use “Religion & Philosophy Collection” button under “Quick Links”
  • Use your Google login or enter your user ID and password (if needed)
  • Choose a desired database (or search in all EBSCO collections)

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

Find more EBSCOhost Tutorials.

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials (ATLA/ATLAS) – EBSCOhost
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 330 journals. Coverage from 1949.

  • ATLA/ATLAS is available only via EBSCOhost (except individual journals that can be searched in the Library Catalog).

To access the EBSCOhost platform:

  • Use “ATLA/ATLAS” button under “Quick Links”
  • Use your Google login or enter your user ID and password (if needed)
  • Choose a desired database (or search in all EBSCO collections)

ATLA/ATLAS Tutorials:
Searching the ATLA/ATLAS Using the Scriptures Tool [3:29]
Searching the ATLA/ATLAS Using the Scripture Citation Index [2:48]
Headings for Sacred Texts of World Religions in the ATLA/ATLAS [2:46]

Christian Periodical Index (CPI) – EBSCOhost

A comprehensive index to journal articles and book reviews from across the evangelical Christian perspective. CPI indexes more than 160 publications.

  • CPI is available via EBSCOhost platform.

To access the EBSCOhost platform:

  • Use “Christian Periodical Index” button under “Quick Links”
  • Use your Google login or enter your user ID and password (if needed)
  • Choose a desired database (or search in all EBSCO collections)
Theological Journal Library (TJL)
TJL provides full text access to more than 38 different theological journals representing a variety of theological viewpoints.

To access TJL: use “Theological Journal Library” button under “Quick Links”.

Individual Online Journals
Evangelical Missions Quarterly Journal (EMQ)
EMQ is a publication to assist the worldwide missionary movement.

  • Available from Haus Edelweiss only.

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 service to both the church and academia.

To access EWCMR:

  • Use the hyperlink “Click for online access’’
  • Sign in to your @tcmi.edu email account

Christianity Today
Christianity Today advocates for the church, shapes the evangelical conversation, brings important issues to the forefront, and provides practical solutions for church leaders.

  • Enter TCMII login and password to view digital issues or contact the librarian.

How to Find Theses & 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.

Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN)
TREN is a library of over 24,000 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.
TCMII Library subscribes to TREN and can obtain a limited number of pdf documents each year.

To download a thesis/dissertation:

  • Sign in to the TCMII account or contact the TCMII Library
  • 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 same password