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GBIB-756/ GTHE-756 Thesis Research and Proposal: Course Guide

This guide is designed to assist College of Theology & Ministry students who are doing research for their Master's-level thesis.

Two New Databases Include ebooks

Books & ebooks

Books: Search the library catalog for ORU holdings. For books held elsewhere, look in WorldCat (FirstSearch or open access). Another way to locate books is to browse the B Library of Congress class numbers either by doing a call number search for the desired classification in the library catalog or by browsing the B section in the Reference area or in Main (where books that may be checked out are shelved).

ebooks: The ORU Library provides access to two major collections of ebooks:ebook Collection (EBSCOhost) and Ebook Central (ProQuest). the EBSCO ebook collection has over 2,200 titles related to religion and over 1,100 related to psychology and sociology while Ebook Central has nearly 10,000 titles in religion and 2,900 titles in psychology.

To use such ebook functions as annotating and downloading, sign up for a personal account in both Ebook Central and ebookCollection (EBSCOhost). For more on how to use and download ebooks, see the ebooks@ORUguide.

See also the How to Find Books and ebooks Library guide.

Library of Congress Classification - Class Numbers Most Relevant to Theology & Ministry

  • B - Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
    • B-BD - Philosophy
    • BF - Psychology
    • BJ - Ethics
    • BL - Religions
    • BM - Judaism
    • BP - Islam, etc.
    • BQ - Buddhism
    • BR - Christianity
    • BS - The Bible
    • BT - Doctrinal Theology
    • BV - Practical Theology
    • BX - Christian denominations
      • BX8762-8785-Pentecostal churches
  • H - Social Sciences (General)
    • HQ -The Family, Marriage, Women
  • P - Language and Literature
    • PA- Greek; Latin
    • PJ4543-4937 - Hebrew(Biblical and modern)
    • PJ5201-5329.5- Aramaic
    • PJ5401-5809- Syriac