In the PHC Library catalog, you can search a variety of resources by title, author, keyword, or phrase, linking you to journal articles, ebooks, and print books in the on-campus collection. The more specific your search terms, the more specific the results will be. For our Distance Learning (DL) students, excerpts from print items held in the on campus library can be provided on request.
If you are accessing electronic resources from off-campus and are required to log in, use your student portal user name and password to gain access. If you have difficulty with the website or accessing any resources, please let library staff know by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Professional library assistance is available on campus, by phone at 540-441-8400, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The required reading, Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament by Beale and Carson, is available in the ebook collection and on reserve in print at the circulation desk for 2-hour check-out, in-library use only.
Additional helpful items available in the collection include:
Answering Jewish objections to Jesus: messianic prophecy objection at BV 4922 .B76 2000, vol.3, offers insights into messianic "proof text" passages.
History of messianic speculation in Israel at BM 615 .S5 1978 provides a Jewish messianic perspective.
Messianic Christology at BS 1119 .M44 1998
Life and Times of Jesus, the Messiah at BT 301 .E3 1993
Systematic theology texts by Grudem, Chafer, Berkhof, and others are available on reserve at the circulation desk.
You can search for journal articles by title, author, or keyword, or you can browse a subject specific journal like the ones listed below by using the library's link, Periodical Listings.
Christian Century - Print 2000-present and online 01/06/1988-present
Christian Scholar’s Review - Print 2000-present and online 07/01/2002-present
Commonweal - Print 2001-present and online 01/15/1988-present
Ecumenical Review - Online 01/01/1994-present
Harvard Theological Review - Print 2001-present and online 01/01/2001-1 year ago
Journal of Religious Thought - Online 07/01/1994-present
New Testament Studies - Online, 01/01/2001-1 year ago
Theological Studies - Online, 03/01/1995-present
Christian Classics Ethereal Library offers a variety of full-text Christian classics.
Bible Gateway provides helpful search capabilities, such as word and passage search, footnotes, and cross references in a number of English versions and several additional languages.
Jewish Encyclopedia provides access to the 12-volume set completed in 1906. Although not updated for the 20th century, information is a valued resource for those interested in the Jewish roots of Christian belief and tradition.
Search by subject: Once you have located a potential source in the catalog, click on the search term within the record to find other items on the same or similar subjects.
Once you locate a potential source, additional valuable resources may be listed in the item's bibliography.
If you are unable to locate an item in the PHC collection, you may request resources through Interlibrary loan. ILL requests may be made directly in the library catalog.
Zotero is a free citation management system that allows you to collect, organize, and cite your resources. It will create your footnotes, end notes, in-text citations, and bibliographies. You may find that a librarian would be helpful in quickly learning the program and its functionality.
Created: Thornhill, 2011. Reviewed and updated: Dr. Darryl Cox/Thornhill, 2018. Updated: Thornhill, 2020.