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Due to COVID-19, the Allison Library is currently open on a limited basis and we know many students are joining us from around the world who are not able to physically access the library. However, there are many ways to access resources remotely both through Regent's library and UBC. This guide outlines what online resources are available to you, including journal articles, book reviews, and e-books through EBSCO Discovery searches from our homepage, as well as databases, indexes, electronic journals, research guides, and UBC's online resources. Check back for regular updates and additions to this guide, and do not hestitate to contact a library staff member for help ([email protected])!


Today's featured resource:

Tyndale House Cambridge Online Resources: Greek and Hebrew fonts and keyboards, several sites and sources for biblical studies and theology, bibliography databases and catalogs for online reading, commercial and free Bible software, lexicons, and Bible translation

One of the easiest ways to start finding online resources in the Allison Library is by searching as usual in the discovery system from the homepage, and then limiting your search to journal articles, book reviews, and eBooks by scrolling to the "Limit to Source Type" options on the left-hand side of your screen, and then checking off the sources you'd like to see. Please note that eBooks are at the bottom of this list, so you will have to click 'show more' to check that off.

If you'd like more tips about using the discovery system, check out our new video tutorial.



Another way to find online sources in the Allison Library is by searching our many databases and indexes. Click here to access the Bibliography of British and Irish History, Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology, EBSCO databases, and ProQuest Religion database. Search directly within ProQuest here.

Regent students also have access to ProQuest Ebook Central, a great source for online reading.

Other popular databases available to Regent students through UBC are:
JSTOR: digital library of journal articles, ebooks, and primary sources
Project MUSE: scholarly books and journals related to humanities and social sciences

The Allison Library also offers access to many e-journals. Click here for an alphabetized list, which is also searchable.

For help finding subject-specific sources, check out our research guides. Though some sources in these guides are physical books, there are also many online sources listed that you may not be aware of.

Regent students also have access to all digital resources available through the UBC library through their Campus-Wide Login (CWL). Here is more information on CWL accounts, including how to set one up. Here is an overview of UBC's resources and how to use them.

Some online resources used most often by Regent students are:
JSTOR: digital library of journal articles, ebooks, and primary sources
Project MUSE: scholarly books and journals related to humanities and social sciences

You can also import search terms from a search in the Allison Library's Discovery to UBC by clicking 'Search UBC Library' under "Expand your Search" on the right-hand side of your screen. Remember, only search terms will be imported, not limiters that you may have added.

Aside from the Allison Library and the UBC library, there are many free, online platforms that can help you find articles, ebooks, and websites. Some examples are listed below. As always, use your discretion when using resources available online.

Digital Libraries
Atla Digital Library: over 100,000 theological resources available online
Digital Bodleian: various collections from the Bodleian Library at Oxford University available online for the first time
Digital Public Library of America: the DPLA offers more than 6,500 free ebooks, several online exhibitions, and more
Getty Publications Virtual Library: more than 300 art books can be read and downloaded for free, including some out of print
HathiTrust Digital Library: access digitized content from various sources like Google and the Internet Archive
Huntington Digital Library: the Huntington offers access to manuscripts, maps, photographs, and more
The Internet Archive: non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more
OAPEN: collection of open access humanities and social sciences books
RedShelf: digital library of ebooks, currently offering free access to students due to COVID-19

E-Books
The British Library’s EThOS E-theses Online Service: provides free access to doctoral theses (with registration)
NYPL Digital Research Books Beta: the NYPL offers digital versions of books from various platforms, providing a way to search easily from one place

Curated Lists of Online Resources
Digital Theological Library: curated list of databases used for research on religion
Resource Pages for Biblical Studies: focuses on the early Christian writings and their social world, with many links to texts, electronically published scholarly work, and more, from Prof. Torrey Seland
SMU's Free Resource List: SMU has created a list of search tools, ancient and classic contexts, biblical studies, church history, Methodism, preaching & worship, and religion & theology
Tyndale's Reading Rooms: online resources for biblical studies, missional church, spiritual formation, theology, Christian ethics, and history of Christianity

History, Spirituality, Theology Resources
Christian Classics Ethereal Library: digital library of hundreds of classic Christian books 

Biblical Studies Resources
Bible Commentaries Google Custom Search: Oral Roberts University Library has created a custom Google search for all open access Bible commentaries available online
Bible Hub: various Bible tools on a user-friendly website
Bible Hub Interlinear Bible: A Greek and Hebrew interlinear 
Bible Odyssey: a project of the Society of Biblical Literature that hosts more than three hundred articles, dozens of videos by scholars, and more
biblicalstudies.org.uk: a digital repository with over 40,000 articles freely available to download
Biblical Studies Online: maintained by James Crossley and Deane Galbraith, with hundreds of videos of scholarly lectures and other resources
BibleWeb Reader: Greek and Hebrew Reader’s Bible
Blue Letter Bible: online Bible with various search functions
Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft: academic Bible texts online, including the Biblia Hebraica StuttgartensiaNovum Testamentum Graece (ed. Nestle-Aland), 28. EditionSeptuagint (ed. Rahlfs/Hanhart), and Vulgate (ed. Weber/Gryson)
The Greek New Testament, SBL Edition (edited by Michael W. Holmes): SBL in association with Logos Bible Software offers a new, critically edited Greek New Testament in electronic and print formats
Historical Commentaries on CCEL: Evangel University Library has curated a search of historical commentaries offered on CCEL
Internet Sources on the Bible: Johnson University has created a list of sites, commentaries, texts, dictionaries, and other resources for Biblical Studies
J. David Stark: free index and links to all online, public domain volumes of the International Critical Commentary, as well as a series that addresses how to gain access to research material online for free and a number of posts that specifically address individual online resources
Ligonier Ministries: the online arm of R. C. Sproul’s ministry
Mohr Siebeck: free access to select journal content and the WUNT II series
NET Bible: Bible.org's study tools
NT Gateway: directory of academic internet resources on the New Testament, hosted by Logos Bible Software and edited by Mark Goodacre
N. T. Wright Page: articles by N. T. Wright
Open Access Bible Commentaries: Rockbridge Seminary has curated a list of open access Bible commentaries
TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism: an open access online journal
The Text This Week: lectionary-oriented compilation of sermons, exegetical articles, art, hymns, and more from Jenee Woodard
Tyndale House Cambridge Online Resources: Greek and Hebrew fonts and keyboards, several sites and sources for biblical studies and theology, bibliography databases and catalogs for online reading, commercial and free Bible software, lexicons, andd Bible translations
Virtual Manuscript Rooms: images, transcriptions and other material about New Testament manuscripts like NTVMRCSNTM, Editio Critica MaiorVetus Latina

If you are struggling to find what you need, please contact the library for help either via email ([email protected]) or phone (604-221-3340). We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone and are doing our best to get students what they need. Please stay tuned for more information about recently added ebooks.