Library

At ALIS, we believe that library resources are one of the most important parts of quality higher education.  To promote the use of up-to-date information that is conveniently accessed, we encourage faculty and students to use the extensive library resources available through the internet.  There are many resources listed below, including links to extensive data bases.

Most students live near public libraries that allow access to many data bases through their computers. For example, citizens of Georgia can access GALILEO at their local public library. Though GALILEO is a resource for Georgia citizens, users outside Georgia may access some GALILEO databases including the Digital Library of Georgia databases on the history and culture of Georgia, the New Georgia Encyclopedia, and other non-password-protected resources.  Libraries in other states (e.g., Florida) and the US government have many free on-line resources.

ALIS LIBRARY (on-campus) The ALIS Library, located on the campus, has a searchable online public access catalog (OPAC) that includes books, periodicals, audio, and video resources.
Bookshare:  Accessible Books and Periodicals for Readers with Print Disabilities

FREE BOOKS (Electronic books (e-books) available online)

  • Bartleby.com Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse providing students, researchers, and intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge.
  • Internet Archive A 501(c)(3) non-profit building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, it provides free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.
  • Databases and E-Resources through the Library of Congress.
  • The Foundation of American Government Critical documents that define our republic, including the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, or the Amendments that followed.
  • Full Text Books 220 books on religion and theology.
  • Google Books The world’s largest selection of ebooks. With millions of books to choose from in every imaginable category, finding what you want to read on Google eBooks is easy. You can check out the New York Times best sellers list or discover up-and-coming authors. Read nearly 3 million free ebooks and hundreds of thousands of titles that are ready for purchase; with Google eBooks, you have access to the world’s largest selection of ebooks and unlimited storage in the digital cloud.
  • Government Printing Office Provides American citizens direct online access to the basic Federal Government documents that define our democratic society, a core group of current and historical Government publications is being made available for free, permanent, public access via GPO Access. These titles contain information which is vital to the democratic process and critical to an informed electorate. They support the public’s right to know about the essential activities of their Government. Immediate, online access to authenticated versions of these Core Documents of Democracy increases in importance as Americans grow ever more dependent on remote electronic access to basic information resources — both past and present.
  • Library Fund Collection of electronic versions of classic books about individual liberty. These texts go back some 4,000 years and cover the disciplines of economics, history, law, literature, philosophy, political theory, religion, war and peace. They are in a variety of formats – facsimile PDFs so scholars can view the original text, HTML for ease of searching and attractive layout, and text-based PDF EBooks for personal use. The Library also contains bibliographic information about the books as well as other “metadata” about the authors and editors.
  • Library of Congress
  • Online Books Page Online library from University of Pennsylvania with over 1 million free books on the Web. Includes electronic full and partial full-text serials (such as magazines, journals, newspapers, and other periodicals).
  • Open Library An online library with catalog records from some of the biggest libraries and well over 20 million edition records online, access to 1.7 million scanned versions of books, and links to external sources like WorldCat and Amazon. Its goals are to provide a page on the web for every book ever published and to get users as close to the actual document.
    • More than one million digital versions of older books are now available for free download in a variety of formats.
    • Over 70,000 current digital books to those with a library card from many of the over 11,000 libraries that subscribe to the OverDrive service.
    • Genealogical books from the Boston Public Library.
    • How-to and technical book collection via the Internet Archive.
    • Marine life reference materials from the Marine Biological Laboratory and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
    • Spanish texts from Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala.
  • Princeton Theological Seminary Over 21,000 digitized books from the world’s largest theological library’s archives.
  • Project Gutenberg Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks. Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg, invented eBooks in 1971 and continues to inspire the creation of eBooks and related technologies today.
  • Religion Online – More than 5,700 articles and chapters. Topics include Old and New Testament, Theology, Ethics, History and Sociology of Religion, Communication and Cultural Studies, Pastoral Care, Counseling, Homiletics, Worship, Missions and Religious Education.

JOURNALS AND PERIODICALS (ELECTRONIC)

  • Archived Serials from the University of Pennsylvania Includes approximately 2,500 peer-reviewed full-text electronic journals, magazines, newspapers, and other periodicals in partial and full archives.
  • Directory of Open Access Journals This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. We aim to cover all subjects and languages. There are now 5938 journals in the directory. Currently 2496 journals are searchable at article level. As of today 491562 articles are included in the DOAJ service.
  • ERIC Education Resource Information Center ERIC provides unlimited access to more than 1.3 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials, with hundreds of new records added multiple times per week. If available, links to full text are included. Within the ERIC Collection, you will find records for:
    • journal articles
    • books
    • research syntheses
    • conference papers
    • technical reports
    • policy papers
    • other education-related materials

You may also search special collections from the What Works Clearinghouse and the Regional Educational Laboratories.

o The Free Library by Farlex The Free Library has been expanded to include a massive collection of periodicals from hundreds of leading publications covering Business and Industry, Communications, Entertainment, Health, Humanities, Law, Government, Politics, Recreation and Leisure, Science and Technology, and Social Sciences. This collection includes millions of articles dating back to 1984 as well as newly-published articles that are added to the site daily. There are over 18 million articles and books available online.

LIBRARY LINKS   (includes many free electronic books or Ebooks-click the desired source)

    • Directory of Open Access Journals  This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. We aim to cover all subjects and languages. There are now 5938 journals in the directory. Currently 2496 journals are searchable at article level. As of today 491562 articles are included in the DOAJ service
    • The Foundation of American Government  Critical documents that define our republic, including the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, or the Amendments that followed
    • The Free Library  Since 2003, The Free Library has offered free, full-text versions of classic literary works from hundreds of celebrated authors, whose biographies, images, and famous quotations can also be found on the site. Recently, The Free Library has been expanded to include a massive collection of periodicals from hundreds of leading publications covering Business and Industry, Communications, Entertainment, Health, Humanities, Law, Government, Politics, Recreation and Leisure, Science and Technology, and Social Sciences. This collection includes millions of articles dating back to 1984 as well as newly-published articles that are added to the site daily.
    • Full Text Books  220 books on religion and theology
  • GALILEO A resource for Georgia citizens, users outside Georgia may access some GALILEO databases
    • Google Books The world’s largest selection of ebooks.  With millions of books to choose from in every imaginable category, finding what you want to read on Google eBooks is easy. You can check out the New York Times best sellers list or discover up-and-coming authors. Read nearly 3 million free ebooks and hundreds of thousands of titles that are ready for purchase; with Google eBooks, you have access to the world’s largest selection of ebooks and unlimited storage in the digital cloud
  • Government Printing Office Provides American citizens direct online access to the basic Federal Government documents that define our democratic society, a core group of current and historical Government publications is being made available for free, permanent, public access via GPO Access. These titles contain information which is vital to the democratic process and critical to an informed electorate. They support the public’s right to know about the essential activities of their Government. Immediate, online access to authenticated versions of these Core Documents of Democracy increases in importance as Americans grow ever more dependent on remote electronic access to basic information resources — both past and present.
    • Internet Archive A 501(c)(3) non-profit building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, it provides free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.
    • J.F. Kennedy LibraryLibrary Fund  Collection of electronic versions of classic books about individual liberty. These texts go back some 4,000 years and cover the disciplines of economics, history, law, literature, philosophy, political theory, religion, war and peace. They are in a variety of formats – facsimile PDFs so scholars can view the original text, HTML for ease of searching and attractive layout, and text-based PDF EBooks for personal use. The Library also contains bibliographic information about the books as well as other “metadata” about the authors and editors.
    • Library of Congress
    • National Archives The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation’s record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever.
    • New Georgia Encyclopedia  An accessible, authoritative source of information about people, places, events, historical themes, institutions, and many other topics relating to • the arts • business and industry • cities and counties • education • folklife • government and politics • history and archaeology • land and resources • literature • media • religion • science and medicine • sports and recreation • and transportation.
    • Online Books Page  Online library from University of Pennsylvania with over 1 million free books on the Web.  Includes electronic full and partial full-text serials (such as magazines, journals, newspapers, and other periodicals).
    • Open Library An online library with catalog records from some of the biggest libraries and well over 20 million edition records online, access to 1.7 million scanned versions of books, and links to external sources like WorldCat and Amazon.  Its goals are to provide a page on the web for every book ever published and to get users as close to the actual document.
      • More than one million digital versions of older books are now available for free download in a variety of formats.
      • Over 70,000 current digital books to those with a library card from many of the over 11,000 libraries that subscribe to the OverDrive service.
      • Genealogical books from the Boston Public Library.
      • How-to and technical book collection via the Internet Archive.
      • Marine life reference materials from the Marine Biological Laboratory and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
      • Spanish texts from Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala.
    • Princeton Theological Seminary Over 21,000 digitized books from the world’s largest theological library’s archives.
  • Project Gutenberg Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks. Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg, invented eBooks in 1971 and continues to inspire the creation of eBooks and related technologies today.
  • Religion Online – More than 5,700 articles and chapters. Topics include Old and New Testament, Theology, Ethics, History and Sociology of Religion, Communication and Cultural Studies, Pastoral Care, Counseling, Homiletics, Worship, Missions and Religious Education

o    Resource Pages for Biblical Studies  a resource for serious, scholarly studies of the early Christian writings and their social world.

o    Virtual Religion Index – A directory of links to sites for major world religions with sections on religion and sociology, religion and anthropology, ethics and other topics of interest to an academic audience.

o    ERIC – over 1 million abstracts of documents and journal articles on education research and practice.  ERIC provides access to ERIC Document and Journal citations from 1966 through 2005.

ALPHABETIC BY SUBJECT (scroll down)

  • Apologetics (click the desired source)

Answers in Genesis

Apologetics.org

C.S. Lewis

Christian Answers Network

Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry

Creation Research Society

Institute for Creation Research

Official mirror site to Stephen Downes’ Guide to Logical Fallacies

Probe Ministries

Stand to Reason

Summit Ministries

The Berean Call

Watchman Fellowship

  • ERIC Education Resource Information Center ERIC provides unlimited access to more than 1.3 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials, with hundreds of new records added multiple times per week. If available, links to full text are included. Within the ERIC Collection, you will find records for:
      • journal articles
      • books
      • research syntheses
      • conference papers
      • technical reports
      • policy papers
      • other education-related materials

You may also search special collections from the What Works Clearinghouse and the Regional Educational Laboratories.

 

o    Middle East – History, Society, and Culture Resources – Sources for the Middle East.

  • Counseling
  • Critical Thinking (click the desired source)

o   Critical Thinking (from Wikipedia)

o   Critical Thinking Core Concepts

o   Critical Thinking What Is It Good for? (In Fact, What Is It?)

o   Critical Thinking: What It Is and Why It Counts (by Peter A. Facione)

o   Definition of Critical Thinking

o   Facts, opinions and reasoned judgements

o   Strategies for Teaching Critical Thinking (ERIC/AE Digest)

o   Teaching Critical Thinking through Online Discussions

o   The Critical Thinking Community

  • Devotionals (click the desired source)

o   My Utmost for His HighestDaily devotionals from Oswald Chambers

 

  • Government (click the desired source)

 Fund

  Collection of electronic versions of classic books about individual liberty. These texts go back some 4,000 years and cover the disciplines of economics, history, law, literature, philosophy, political theory, religion, war and peace. They are in a variety of formats – facsimile PDFs so scholars can view the original text, HTML for ease of searching and attractive layout, and text-based PDF EBooks for personal use. The Library also contains bibliographic information about the books as well as other “metadata” about the authors and editors.

    • Psychology

o    The Religious Movements Homepage@ The University of Virginia  On this extensive Web site you will find detailed profiles of more than two hundred different religious groups and movements.

o    Virtual Religion Index – A directory of links to sites for major world religions with sections on religion and sociology, religion and anthropology, ethics and other topics of interest to an academic audience.

o    American Religion Data Archive  Data on religion and denominations

o    History in the News: Middle East History, Society, and Culture Resources – Sources for the Middle East. Digital Quaker Collection – Sponsored by the Earlham School of Religion, this site provides access to journals letters and monographs pertaining to Quaker theology.

o    Internet sites used in Following Muhammad: Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World by Carl W. Ernst

o    The Religious Movements Homepage@ The University of Virginia  On this extensive Web site you will find detailed profiles of more than two hundred different religious groups and movements.

o    Resource Pages for Biblical Studies  a resource for serious, scholarly studies of the early Christian writings and their social world.

o    The Religious Movements Homepage@ The University of Virginia  On this extensive Web site you will find detailed profiles of more than two hundred different religious groups and movements.

o    Virtual Religion Index – A directory of links to sites for major world religions with sections on religion and sociology, religion and anthropology, ethics and other topics of interest to an academic audience.

 World Facts (click the desired source) Association of Religion Data Archives  Data on religion and denominations

    • Background Notes These publications include facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of independent states, some dependencies, and areas of special sovereignty.
    • The World Factbook 20