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Research Resources

EBSCO gives access to online journals in a number of disciplines within the fields of philosophy and religion with over 300 full text articles. In addition students can read 300 e-books on line, with limited download permissions, and access the Philosopher's Index which:
'features author-written abstracts covering scholarly research published in journals and books....The Philosopher’s Index contains research published since 1940 ...'
A quick guide:
Journals subscribed to by EBSCO, listed by subject area.

EthOS is a database giving access to UK doctoral theses:
'The aim of the Electronic Theses Online Service (EThOS) is to maximise the availability and visibility of UK doctoral theses via a single web interface. It does this by providing both high quality metadata and, where possible, access to the full text either by downloading a PDF directly from EThOS or by following a link to the institutional repository.'

The Journal of the International Society of Christian Apologetics is now available on-line for free download.

worldcat enables you to:

  • Search many libraries at once for an item and then locate it in a library nearby
  • Find books, music, and videos to check out
  • Find research articles and digital items (like audiobooks) that can be directly viewed or downloaded
  • Link to "Ask a Librarian" and other services at your library
  • Post your review of an item, or contribute factual information about it

The Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL) provides online access to a wide range of texts.

Catholic eBooks Project:
'...Is a public service blog that provides links to Catholic Christian ebooks that are legal, free, and faithful...'

The Gutenberg site provides e-books from classic literature in many fields.

The Research Guide contains information on constructing a bibliography, referencing, writing a research paper and much more:
'Scholars and librarians have collated some of the best resources for literary research and we have the latest styleguides to guide you through footnoting, referencing and bibliographies. Explore our in-depth resources for key literary works or visit our ask & answer section to submit your research dilemmas.'

'RefME is the first citation tool to focus on fully automating citations, accurately. Built out of the frustration that referencing tools were either difficult to use but accurate or simple to use but inaccurate, RefME has made it its mission to solve this problem.'

There are many study-skills guides available on the internet, of which the following is an example:
Study Guides

Check out and feed back on:
A thoughtful blog from Fr Stephen Wang with useful links.

Thank you to students for the following links:

Both of the above provide excellent resources, further links and information.

This site claims to give an overview of basic Catholic teachings, but certainly does more than that!   It also provides a link to the following site:

Entertaining and informative - a 'Best of Peter Kreeft'!
These lectures are quite old and do not play well in Windows Media Player, but are fine on Media Player Classic. Transcripts are available for download.

This is an excellent resource for a wide range of topics - well worth at least a glance!

Disclaimer: Maryvale Institute has no control over, and takes no responsibility for, the contents of the above sites or of sites linked to or from them.

You can find information about referencing websites in your STUDY GUIDE or HANDBOOK, or follow the links in the Referencing section of this site.

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