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QUESTIA CODE ACTIVATION
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SUM Library OPAC SEARCH
SUM’s Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) search allows you to search the entire SUM Oakland Campus Library, as well as any e-book in Project Gutenberg and Open Library’s online catalogs.
SUM'S MIGHTY BOOK
The mightiest book that SUM. has in its Library exists for one purpose: To give you everything you need to succeed during and after your studies. Our hope in compiling this book goes beyond the four walls of the classroom and library however. The Mighty Book can help equip you for many aspects in ministry as well (mainly through the studying of the Word of God).
Through online resources, links to downloadable content, tips on professional paper writing, and personal recommendations for success, the Mighty Book is the one book you can always use even when the library is closed! In addition, you cannot receive a fine for not turning this book in on time. Enjoy!
~Your friends at the SUM Library.
ATLA link for Online Journals
ATLA will prove a very useful resource for those professors who desire online content within your papers. Through the EBSCO host, you will have access here to thousands of scholarly journals and articles on various topics; from which you can cite your material right onto your paper through the new "cite button" on the right side of the article!
Bible.org has some great resources to help your reference material list expand! There are mainly electronic Bibles, and biblical resources available through this website.
Bible Gateway is a phenominal resource that will give you access to many various aspects of biblical study. Through this link you will be able to quickly find those verses that you have memorized but can't remember where to find! Very handy tool for study as well!
If you have ever found your brain tired from all of your collegiate reading, you will love to be able to listen to the Bible from this website as one of the cool features that it offers, among other things, concerning biblical study. It is another tool that you can use to help enhance your biblical knowledge base, and your papers that you will have to complete.
This special tool will equip you with everything you need for Bible studies! Whether they be personal or group Bible studies, Bible study tools .com will help you gain a better grasp on God's word.
Britannica Online Encyclopedia
A reliable alternative to Wikipedia. Who would've thought!
Classic reader is another really good website for those non-theological resources. However, this site does have biblical content that can be found within it, as well as Project Gutenberg.
Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Christian Classics Ethereal Library exists for bible college students trying to dig deeper into God's Word and Christendom as a whole. They offer a browser friendly library, bible study tools, free books to read, and more. This will be a great asset to any college student seeking greater knowledge in the Word, or for a research paper!
Free Bible Resources
3 Bible is a great resource available to you, mainly for ministry purposes. There are also some study tools there to help you grow in biblical knowledge.
Full books is a really good resource for the free reading of full books online. If you are looking for non-biblical texts, or non-theological resources, this will be a place you will want to check out. Along with Project Gutenberg as well.
Google Book Search
Google books allows you to search, and even read entire books online. Since it is done under the google server, there are many different books to choose from. This will be a great reference for you to take advantage of!
International World History Project
A very useful historical website that includes many major works of writing, and free downloadable eBooks.
Internet History Sourcebooks (Fordham University)
Numerous historical documents which prove to be useful in World Religions courses, Biblical Studies, and even Apologetics.
Library of Free Journals
Within the area of Biblical and theological studies there are significant numbers of periodical titles that are not always listed in the searching tools. This resource will provide you with a new avenue to mine for data in your research.
A massive central data source and a handy way to graphically compare nations. Good for missions and sociology, and even more ancient history.
NTS is a great theological resource for online books. You can read full books on this site as well. NTS will prove very useful to you if you are going to be needing online references. Don't forget to properly cite your electronic sources with the Turabian guidelines!
Perseus Digital Library
Classics in Greek, Latin and Hebrew with English translation, and interactive lexicon/parsing tool. Classical histories like Cassius Dio are very useful for Acts and general New Testament.
The Post-Reformation Digital Library
A select database of digital books relating to the development of theology and philosophy during the Reformation and Post-Reformation/Early Modern Era (late 15th-18th c.). Late medieval and patristic works printed and referenced in the early modern era are also included.
A vast program, with many different sources to choose from. This has both biblical and non-biblical resources available for you to use. Highly recommended for those general education courses, that have limited selection of materials!
A free, high quality theological resource for Bible teachers and pastors to spread the Gospel in their countries. There are over 20,000 rare and out-of-print articles are available for free download, detailed bibliographies for Seminary level students and ministers, and a single cross-linked resource made up of seven websites.
Timeline index is pretty self-explanatory, however there is a little more to it than standard timelines. Incorporated into the website are timelines of events, places, people, and more! Very useful for figuring out Kings!
University of Texas Libraries
Historical maps of Middle East will prove to be useful when taking many of the Biblical courses.
Wycliffe Bible Translators
Wycliffe Bible translators has been around for many years, they exist to help equip you with many different resources including: books, videos, mp3 formatted audio, magazines, games, and more. Hope you enjoy this website!
E-SWORD BIBLE TOOL
A phenominal resource that is ABSOLUTLEY FREE!
Through this resource, you will be able to download many different translations of the bible, including Greek, Hebrew, and Latin; download maps and charts found within the bible; compare different translations, view commentaries, read books, have devotionals, and more!
Additional content can be downloaded onto e-sword through the download tab while running the e-sword program (you will have to close the program and open it againto view your downloaded content).
TURABIAN CITATION FORMAT
All SUM students should own A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Eighth Edition (or the 7th edition, if you already own it).
Examples that you NEED to know (Will be updated soon!):
5.30 (p. 83) Perfect ex. of a BLOCK QUOTE: follow format exactly.
8.34 (p. 126) Perfect ex. of a FOOTNOTE: follow the format exactly.
9.27 (p. 172) Perfect ex. of a BIBLIOGRAPHY: follow format exactly.
14.18 (p. 256) Perfect ex. of a TITLE PAGE: follow format exactly.
14.35 (p. 273) Perfect ex. of TEXT: follow format exactly.
Turabian Formatting Checklist (8th Edition) - Use this checklist to ensure that your paper format is correct.
This should be all that you need to tackle your papers, and make them look professional; here's to seeing some more "A" papers! Be sure to review the Sample Marked Paper (Will be updated soon!) example of a well formatted paper.
a. Choose your topic!
(Something that interests you, or you want more knowledge of)
b. Narrow and refine your topic focus!
(Focus on a point of your topic so you don’t bite more than you can chew!)
a. Find relevant materials to your topic!
(Materials include: Books, internet articles, journals, media, etc.)
b. Make sure your research is sufficient!
(It is better to cut some resources than to not have enough)
3. Final Product:
a. NO PLAGIARISM!!
(Includes: copying and pasting content from the internet/books/magazines, etc without proper citation)
b. Make sure you have cited all of your sources correctly!
(Check footnote formatting, Bibliography formatting, Works Cited formatting, etc)
For quality work in the research area, we strongly suggest an online program called “Zotero.” It will help you collect, sort, categorize, store, cite, and sync all of your information to create quality papers and presentations. Check it out for FREE online at www.zotero.org.