Library

Electronic Resources

Log in to the Library Catalog. Read more.

Resource Credentials (logins and passwords) are available on Moodle in the TCMII 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 “Quick Links” area in the Catalog.

Additional resources not found 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)
  • Online Library EAAA (Russian)

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: 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 and 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 EBSCO eBooks and audiobooks through the Library Catalog:

  • Use the hyperlink “Click for online access” in the record of the desired book.
  • “Sign in with Google” entering your @tcmi.edu email address or the user ID and password, if needed. See the Resource Credentials (access through Moodle).

To search for eBooks and audiobooks on the EBSCOhost platform:

  • Use the “EBSCOhost” button under “Quick Links” in the Library Catalog.
  • “Sign in with Google” entering your @tcmi.edu email address or the user ID and password, if needed. See the Resource Credentials (access through Moodle).
  • 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, “Sign in with Google” entering your @tcmi.edu email address or create a personal account at EBSCOhost.
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
The Credo Reference eBook Collection contains encyclopedias, subject dictionaries, biographical sources, and reference resources. TCMII Library owns more than 40 titles.

To access Credo eBooks through the Library Catalog:

  • Use the hyperlink “Click for online access” in the record of the desired book.

To search eBooks on the Credo Reference platform:

  • Use the “Credo Reference” button under “Quick Links” in the Library Catalog.
ProQuest eBook Central
ProQuest offers an 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 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.

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

  • Use the “ProQuest eBook Central” button under “Quick Links” in the Library Catalog.

You can read eBooks online or download for periods varying from 14 to 21 days.
To download an eBook, enter your @tcmi.edu email address and password or create/request a personal account at ProQuest eBook Central.
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 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, and 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 or see the Resource Credentials (access through Moodle).
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:

How to Find eJournals and Journal Articles

Articles can not be searched for in the TCMII 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 library@tcmi.edu or filling out the contact form.

Religion and Philosophy Collection (RPC) – EBSCOhost
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 “Quick Links” in the Library Catalog.
  • “Sign in with Google” entering your @tcmi.edu email address or the user ID and password, if needed. See the Resources Credentials (access through Moodle).
  • 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 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 is from 1949.

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

  • Use the “ATLA/ATLAS” button under “Quick Links” in the Library Catalog.
  • “Sign in with Google” entering your @tcmi.edu email address or the user ID and password, if needed. See the Resources Credentials (access through Moodle).
  • Choose the desired database (Atla Religion Database with AtlaSerials) and search (or search in all EBSCO collections).

ATLA/ATLAS Tutorials:
Using the Scripture Citation Index [2:47]

Christian Periodical Index (CPI) – EBSCOhost

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

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

  • Use the “Christian Periodical Index” button under “Quick Links” in the Library Catalog.
  • “Sign in with Google” entering your @tcmi.edu email address or the user ID and password, if needed. See the Resource Credentials (access through Moodle).
  • Choose the desired database (Christian Periodical Index) and search (or search in all EBSCO collections).
Theological Journal Library (TJL)
TJL provides full text access to 38 different theological journals representing a variety of theological viewpoints.

To search for articles in the TJL collection:

  • Use the “Theological Journal Library” button under “Quick Links” in the Library Catalog.
Individual Online Journals
Evangelical Missions Quarterly Journal (EMQ)
EMQ is a publication to assist the worldwide missionary movement.
This is available at the Haus Edelweiss campus 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 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 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.

To access Christianity Today:

  • Enter TCMII login and password to view digital issues or see the Resource Credentials (access through Moodle).

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 (Theological Research Exchange Network)
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 see the Resource Credentials (access through Moodle).
  • 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.