Welcome to the Library

We are here to help you with learning how to be critical thinkers in understanding what sort of information you need for your research projects and how to find, evaluate, and cite that information. Thinking christianly means more than just reading the Bible, it is integrating all sorts of knowledge into a comprehensive and cohesive understanding of God’s story in the world.

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The library on campus at Eternity comprises over 12,000 print resources.  The print resources weigh heavily in Bible, Doctrinal Theology, and Practical Theology. You can search the catalog by title, author or subject fields. If you need assistance with your search please reach out to your Eternity Librarian.

Access the Eternity Library Catalog

A temporary measure in place through the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester – any portion of a book in our catalog can be scanned and sent to you as pdf. The only restriction for copyright purposes is that you are limited to a chapter’s worth of content, or a ‘small’ excerpt.  Just email your librarian with the title + author + page number or chapter title.

Some tips for finding this information:  Once you find a title in the Eternity library catalog you can click on the ‘buy on amazon.com’ link. You will be directed to the amazon page where you can preview the book’s table of contents and even sometimes up to 60 pages of content. If the book looks helpful for your assignment/purpose you can request a pdf.  Just email your librarian the Title + Author + Chapter. 

Your librarian will be in contact with you about this file upload. The file will be uploaded to the resource page for the book in populi.

Eternity provides students with a subscription to full-text electronic articles and book reviews for 150 journals selected by leading religion scholars in the United States via the American Theological Library Associations database searchable through EBSCO. Additionally, the school subscribes to the ProQuest Religion database which comprises full-text articles for 260 journals.

login for EBSCO: ebcstudent and password: ebc123!
login for proquest: ebcstudent and password: welcomeebc

HOW-TO search and use the EBSCO database.

[Additional EBSCO databases] Open Dissertations: includes the content from American Doctoral Dissertations with records for more than 1.2 million electronic theses and dissertations from around the world. AND GreenFile: a free research database covering the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and governments and what can be done at each level to minimize negative impacts. It provides thousands of open access full-text records from scholarly, government and general interest sources.

Google Book Search allows you to search for books with content that contains a match for your search terms. If the book is out of copyright, or the publisher has given permission, you’ll be able to see a preview or snippet of the book, and in some cases the entire text. “Buy this book” and “Borrow this book” links show where you can buy or borrow the book. This is also just a helpful tool for browsing a book’s content and/or if you only need a chapter or two from a book.

Google Scholar allows you to search for relevant scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.

Red Shelf is offering a temporary measure during the COVID19 crisis providing students with free, convenient access to digital textbooks through May 25, 2020. Create a free student account using your @eternity.edu email address and then access ebooks through Red Shelf. You may ‘purchase’ ($0) up to 7 titles. 

Vital Source is a library of eTextbooks that you can purchase or rent titles from and access anywhere with capabilities for read aloud – notes and highlights – flashcard and review – and wikipedia lookup.

EBSCO ebook (classics) database includes full text to 25 classic texts. Things like Moby Dick, Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, etc… Just login as ebcstudent and click on ‘ebooks’ in the toolbar on the top left side of the landing page to see all titles included in the database. Support guide

Kindle Cloud Reader — even if you do not own a kindle you can still purchase e-books through Amazon in the kindle format (oftentimes cheaper than the print version) and access the books through the Cloud Reader.

In addition to the resources made available through the Eternity Library all students are highly encouraged to take full advantage of  their local library. Depending on where you are located you will generally find multiple branches of both city and county public libraries offering a seeming infinite number of print and electronic resources. These libraries are like the Costco to our 7-11. Don’t miss out. **And even during ‘stay-at-home’ orders libraries that are closed have an option for registering for an e-card if you need one: LAPL is one example.

As an enrolled college student you might also consider reaching out to a college/university campus near you. Some colleges offer borrowing privileges to the local community. Your Librarian here at EBC would be willing to forge the connection for you if you have need.

World Cat connects you to the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. The great thing about this particular tool is you can search for an item that seems obscure and then request an ILL (inter-library-loan) to have it sent to a library near you. Essentially you search all of these 10K libraries in one search bar.

I’m learning to love people better, not only through the things I’m learning in my classes, but through the amazing community of students and teachers who model it for me.

Nate Nolt, Current Student