Welch Library

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Electronic Resources

Note: Some of these sites require an username and password.  Ask a clerk or one of the librarians for the information.  If you are a distant education student please inquire using the Ask a Librarian link.

A to Z Maps is the worlds largest subscription-based database of proprietary, royalty-free world, continent, country, and state maps. Included in the 4,000+ maps are: political maps, physical maps, outline maps, population maps, precipitation maps, climate maps, and other thematic maps. New maps are added to the collection every month.

ATLA: ATLA is an online collection of major religion and theology journals selected by leading religion scholars and theologians. Users can read articles or research the history of a topic from as early as 1924 to the present. Currently, researchers are able to use ATLAS as a search tool to retrieve images of the pages in more than one-hundred different journals.

CPI: The Christian Periodical Index (CPI) indexes more than 140 publications, offers a broad spectrum of knowledge base, and covers major doctrinal positions within evangelical Christianity. Published by the Association of Christian Librarians, CPI provides access to articles and reviews written from an evangelical perspective or of interest to the evangelical community.  It was first released in 1957, and has grown from 20 titles to include more than 140 selected publications from a broad spectrum of knowledge — science, literature, medicine, music, philosophy, history, sociology, nursing, and education.

Gale Databases: InfoTrac Systems and the Gale Research Company have contracted with the State of Tennessee to supply a collection of journal, newspaper and reference articles on a multitude of topics. Databases centering on health, Spanish language materials, business information, author criticism and children’s materials join broad-based current events and general research databases to meet student research needs.

Global Road Warrior is the most comprehensive business travel, telecommunications and business culture reference available in the world. Global Road Warrior covers 175 countries in three volumes of 3,840 full-sized pages.  Students who need extensive coverage of these topics will find the most up-to-date information available in a highly organized and consistent format.

The Gospel Coalition Resources: The resources page of The Gospel Coalition website offers its users access to journal articles, sermons, interviews, lecture, etc.  Users may also access the archives of Themelios (1976 – 2007).

JSTOR: The JSTOR archive holds the complete digitized back runs of core scholarly journals, starting with the very first issues, some dating as far back as the 1600s. New titles and disciplines are being added regularly. All journals are setup in an “image” format. So be sure to print the article as an image. JSTOR is only accessible on the FWBBC campus network.

Naxos Music Library: Naxos Music Library is the world’s largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 35,980 CDs with more than 513,600 tracks. On average, 500 new CDs are added to the library every month.  Naxos offers the catalogs of more than 50 classical, jazz and world music labels with more labels joining every month. There is also jazz, film music, nostalgia, classic and contemporary rock content.

EBSCO eBooks: With content spanning hundreds of subject areas, EBSCO eBooks offers a growing catalog of more than 190,000 eBook titles. EBSCO eBooks offers comprehensive collections in all core subject areas including social sciences, humanities, science, technology, medicine, the arts; thousands of front list and bestselling trade titles; ready reference materials including encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, and handbooks; and resources for students, teachers and faculty. If you are a distant education student just contact the Welch librarians and they will help you set up an account.

ProQuest: This database provides access and navigation to more than 125 billion digital pages of the world’s scholarship, delivering it to the desktop and into the workflow of serious researchers in multiple fields, from arts, literature, and social science to science, technology, and medicine.

Tennessee Electronic Library:Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) is a virtual library that provides access to over 400,000 electronic resources, including magazines, scholarly journals, podcasts, videos, e-books, test preparation materials, federal census records, Tennessee primary source materials, and more research material.  You can also access Points of View Reference Center from TEL.

themelios382-228x3001-150x198 Themelios: An “international journal for students and religious studies” from The Gospel Coalition.