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Search online for library books in the Ora Byram Allison Memorial Library by using the button below to access our Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC).
Off-Campus Journals and E-book Use
If you are a student, click the off-campus e-books button above and login to the Proxy Server. You will need your Student ID number and Sonis password. If you are a Mid-America Faculty or Staff member, please use your employee username and password.
After you have signed in, click the EBSCOHost link.
If you have trouble accessing these online resources, please contact the Mid-America IT Helpdesk at email@example.com.
EBSCO E-Book Database & Journals
EBSCO is a database that provides high-quality academic research databases, discovery service, academic journals, academic e-books, scholarly journals, and more so you can conduct high-level research and scholarship.
EBSCO Webpage Instructions
Databases are accessible through EBSCO by selecting the “choose databases” option above the search bar on the EBSCOHost webpage. Once there, select any and all databases you wish to search for the topic you are researching. The following databases are available for search:
- ATLA Historical Monograph Collection, Series 1 & 2
- Series 1—13th Century to 1893—Consists of titles from the 13th Century through the 1893 World Parliament of Religions with the majority of titles from the 19th century
- Series 2—1894 to 1923—Contains hundreds of volumes describing the evangelical movement and collections of evangelical sermons, including covering the debates between science and religion in the current day that has its roots in the late nineteenth century.
- E-Book Collection
- E-Book Religion Collection
- E-Book Business Collection—Encompasses a variety of business topics, such as marketing, finance, supply chain management, and entrepreneurship, with an additional focus on career growth, personal development, communication, and networking. (This database is EBSCOHost only; it is not available through the Atriuum/OPAC).
The Journal of Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary is published each spring under guidance of the Journal committee of Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. As a scholarly publication, it is useful for research and policy. As a pastoral publication, it is useful for practical theology and Christian living.
Please visit the Journal page to review current and past editions.
Mid-America is a member of the Memphis Area Library Council (MALC) and the ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing Program. These formal and reciprocal cooperative agreements enable our students and faculty to access resources outside of Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary.
When visiting any of the member libraries, mention that you are a Mid-America student and that your school library participates in the MALC or ATLAS reciprocal library borrowing program. Please visit the MALC and ATLA websites for the most up to date list of available libraries.
Because lending policies vary among the institutions, check with the Mid-America Library Director before contacting other libraries. The Mid-America Library Director will place requests on your behalf with participating libraries. If the item can be loaned or photocopied, the Library Director will obtain it and notify you when it arrives. Please note that the time required to obtain materials through ILL can vary, depending on the nature of the item and its availability. You should allow up to two weeks lead time for obtaining materials through ILL.
Please note that the ILL staff cannot request copies of materials held by the libraries unless these materials are currently out of circulation at Mid-America (e.g., checked out to another patron, at the bindery, missing, damaged). If an item you need for your research is checked out to another patron, you should recall the item through the Circulation Desk. If an item is on reserve, it may not be obtained through ILL, because it is readily available at the library. Please inquire at the Circulation Desk if you have questions. To borrow books or obtain photocopies of articles from periodicals owned by other institutions, please follow the instructions below:
- Send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Type Interlibrary Loan in the subject line
- Include the following information:
- Name, address, phone number, Student ID number
- Title, author, publisher, publication date, date you need the information
Memphis Area Library Council (MALC) Schools
- Baptist College of Health Sciences
- Baptist Hospital Memphis – Bronstein Health Sciences Library
- Bellevue Baptist Church
- Buckeye Technologies, Inc. Technical Information Service
- Campbell Clinic – Campbell Foundation Library
- Commercial Appeal – News Library
- Ensafe, Inc – Environmental and Safety Designs Library
- FedEx Corporate Library
- FedEx Legal Department Library
- First Regional Library
- Germantown Community Library
- Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center
- Harding Graduate School of Religion (HST)
- Historical Foundation of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church
- Luius E. and Elsie C. Burch, Jr. Library
- Memphis Brooks Museum of Art – Library
- Memphis Business Journal
- Memphis City Schools – Library Information Services
- Memphis College of Art
- Memphis Pink Palace Museum – Library
- Memphis Public Library & Information Center
- Memphis University School – Hyde Library Learning Center
- Methodist Healthcare – Health Sciences Library
- Methodist-LeBoneur Children’s Hospital Center – Health Sciences Library
- Mid-South Community College – Sandra C. Goldsby Library
- Millington Public Library
- National Cotton Council of America – Library
- Rhodes College – Barrett Library
- Saint Francis Hospital – Health Sciences Library and Community Cancer Resource Center
- Sam T. Wilson Public Library
- Schering-Plough Healthcare Products, Inc. – Research Library
- Semmes-Murphy Clinic Library
- Shea Clinic Medical Library
- Shelby County Law Library
- Shelby County Schools Professional Library
- Smith & Nephew, Inc – Orthopaedic Global Business Unit – Business and Technical Information Center
- Southern College of Optometry Library
- Southwest Tennessee Community College - InfoNet Library
- St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – Medical Library
- Temple Israel Library
- University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Library
- University of Memphis – McWherter Library
- University of Tennessee Health Sciences Library and Biocommunications Center
- VA Medical Center Library Service
ATLA Reciprocal Borrowing Program
Students have found several of the following resources helpful. Please note that Mid-America does not endorse any of these resources, but provides them as a convenience for our students. If you find a link is broken or a page is no longer available, please email email@example.com.
Evangelical Missions Quarterly (EMQ)
Fides Quaerens Internetum
Gottinger Forum Fur Altertumswissenschaft
Hebrew Union College
IOUDAIOS Review– ETANA (Eletronic Tools and Ancient Near East Archives)
Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry (Baptist Center for Theology and Ministry –
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary)
Journal for Christian Theological Research
Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory
Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies
Journal for the Study of Rhetorical Criticism of the New Testament
Journal of Hebrew Scriptures
Journal of Religion and Society
Journal of Southern Religion
Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
and Charismatic Movements
Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith
SBL Seminar Papers
SIM (Serving In Mission) Christian Missions
TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism
The Association of Religion Data Archives
The Gospel Coalition – Themelios online journal
Wesleyan Theological Journal
Women in Judaism
The Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN) is a library of over 22,000 theological thesis/dissertation titles representing research from as many as 140 different institutions. TREN also makes available conference papers presented at annual meetings of several academic societies. TREN is primarily, although not exclusively, a research resource for Doctor of Ministry students.