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Facilities and Technology

Research Materials

Online Databases

EU/AGTS students may use the library computers or personal laptops, tablets or other devices connected to the university's wireless network to search for periodical articles (full text and abstracts), ebooks, and other resources in a variety of online databases that can be accessed through direct institutional Internet access. See our AtoZ list of subscribed databases.

In addition, current students (resident or distance) will be able to access most of these online resources from their home computers utilizing their EU ID and Password.

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Local Software Resources

Some library computers in both the EU Kendrick and AGTS libraries provide access to Accordance Bible software.  In addition, some computers in the AGTS library have an earlier version of Bible Works (8.0) installed for those who may not yet own their own bible software.

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Periodicals

Information concerning periodicals owned by the EU libraries can be found by conducting a "Journal" title search in the online catalog. Journal records in the online catalog will indicate where specific volumes and issues of individual periodicals are located in the library.

Periodicals can be found in the following locations:

  • Current issues (issues that have been released in the last year) of periodicals are shelved on the current periodical shelves (located next to the Circulation Desk at AGTS and in the Reference Room at EU Kendrick).
  • At AGTS, Bound periodicals (location listed as "Bound") are shelved alphabetically by journal title in the reference collection.
  • At AGTS, unbound back issues and volumes of periodicals are kept in the periodicals room. Only library personnel are permitted in the Periodicals Room. You will need to submit a completed Periodical Request Form, provided at the Circulation Desk, or provide a printout that includes basic information about the article, such as journal title, article title, volume, number, and date.
  • At EU Kendrick, bound back issues of journals currently or formerly subscribed to by the University are stored in the Reference Room and can be found alphabetically by title.  There are some titles that are stored in the archives area that would need to be retrieved for the patron by library staff.
  • Back files of many of the periodicals in both libraries can be found on Microfilm or Microfiche. Library staff can assist you in locating the microforms and in the use of the Microform Readers

No library patron may remove these items from the library or "reserve" them for future use unless they receive special permission from a library administrator.  However, they can make copies utilizing library equipment. 

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Reference and Theses Books

All library patrons have access to the Reference Sections of the EU libraries (in the Reference Room at EU Kendrick and on the 1st floor of the AGTS library). These items have call numbers that begin with the letters "REF." Contents in the Reference collections include: General encyclopedias, subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, bibliographies, statistical sources, atlases, Biblical language study tools, commentary sets, etc.  Unpublished theses are kept at the Circulation Desk at the AGTS library and have a call number beginning with "THESIS." No library patron may remove these items from the library or reserve them for future use unless they receive special permission from a library administrator.

If anyone wants to specifically search the library collection for dissertations or theses, there are a couple of options. A patron could simply add the term "thesis" to their string of terms in a keyword search to try to narrow their results down. The library staff also have provided a binder at the AGTS Circulation Desk that includes complete title lists of the "THESIS" collection, one list sorted by author name and the other by book call number.

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Audio-Visuals

DVDs, videocassettes, and audiocassettes can be found in the Automated Library System by performing speaker ("Author"), "Title," "Subject," or "Keyword" searches. Patrons may request a DVD, videocassette, or audiocassette by call number at the appropriate library’s Circulation Desk. These materials may either be used in the library or checked out by EU/AGTS patrons according to the established Circulation Policies.

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