Research Resources

Useful research resources including nominations from students.

Research Resources

Maryvale subscribes to the following online databases:

To contact the Library for access details or other assistance please click this link to open a Library contact form.

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 to using EBSCO is  avaliable here .

A list of Journals by subject area subscribed to by EBSCO is  available here .

Open University: Skills for Study
Develop your research skills through a range of interactive online tutorials available for free from The Open University, one of Maryvale's accrediting bodies.

The Electronic Theses Online Service
The Electronic Theses Online Service (EThOS) is a database giving access to UK doctoral theses 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.

Global Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) Search
Global ETD Search is a service offered by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) which enables searches of and access to university research across the world.

Journals of the International Society of Christian Apologetics
are now available on-line for free download.

is a worldwide library gateway which 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.

The Catholic eBooks Project:
The 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 a citation tool which focuses on fully automating citations, accurately.

Study Guide
Of the many internet sites offering study quidance this one from Reading University is worth a look.

Bridges and Tangents
A thoughtful blog from Fr Stephen Wang with useful links.

Art and The Bible
A site which explores art which has been inspired by Bible stories. Many links.

Resources for Catholic Educators
Contains a number of resources of potential use to Catholic educators.

Catholics Come Home
This site claims to give an overview of basic Catholic teachings, but does more than that! It contains a number of resources, but you have to delve into the site to locate them.

Peter Kreeft
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.

You can find information about referencing websites in your STUDY GUIDE or HANDBOOK.

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.
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