Library and Research

Hours of Operation

Please contact the library by email or call 601-366-8880 ext 122/217 for exact hours as they may vary.

Library Resources

Please don’t hesitate to ask library staff for assistance in making use of our varied resources. Doing so will enrich your seminary learning experience.

Print Books
WBS Library Online Catalog
For borrowing information please contact librarian.

EBSCO Religion Database
Proquest E-brary Religion Database
For username and passwords please contact librarian.

ATLA Journal Database through EBSCO
The Journal of Family and Community Ministries
For username and password please contact librarian.

Access to WBS and other theological theses
TREN: Theological Research Exchange Network
There will be a charge for copies.

Access to Jackson area libraries
Central Mississippi Library Council (CMLC)
Contact librarian to obtain an INFO Pass to use these libraries.

Access to libraries outside the Jackson area
OCLC WorldCat
Contact librarian for more information. You may not borrow textbooks.

Writing Guides

Purdue Online Writing Lab: Grammar Guide’s English Grammar Guide

APA Style
APA Style Guide
Purdue Online Writing Lab: APA Style Guide

Chicago Manual Style Guides
Chicago Manual of Style Online (available by subscription)
Purdue Online Writing Lab: Chicago Manual of Style Basics

MLA Style Guides
MLA Style Guide
Purdue Online Writing Lab: MLA Style Guide

Turabian Style Guide
Turabian Style Guide / University of Chicago Press

Citation Machine (for APA, MLA, Chicago, and more)
Purdue Online Writing Lab: Citation Guide

Additional Resources

All-in-One Biblical Resources Search
“…a comprehensive directory of academic internet resources related to the New Testament.”

American Religion Data Archive
“…strives to democratize access to the best data on religion…submitted by the foremost religion scholars and research centers in the world.”

Barna Research Online
“Barna Group is widely considered to be the leading research organization focused on the intersection of faith and culture.”

Bible Gateway
“Bible Gateway is your rich social and personal connection to freely read, research, and reference Scripture…anywhere; in more than 70 languages and more than 180 versions!”

Christian Classic Ethereal Library
“The mission of the Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL) is to build up the church by making classic Christian literature widely available and promoting its use for edification and study by interested Christians, seekers and scholars.”

“…over 10,000 hymns and author bios.”

Digital Resources for the Study of Religion
“…a repository of digital resources contributed by member libraries…The CDRI database provides access to digital images of woodcuts, photographs, slides, papyri, coins, maps, postcards, manuscripts, lithographs, sermons, shape-note tune books, and various forms of Christian art, architecture, and iconography.”

Lectionary Texts (through Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
“…providing daily citations for the full three-year cycle of the Revised Common Lectionary.”

New Testament Gateway
“…the directory of academic internet resources on the New Testament, hosted by Logos Bible Software…”

Project Gutenberg
“Project Gutenberg offers over 50,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.”

Bible study tools including commentaries, encyclopedias, lexicons, original language helps, and full-text antiquities books including Josephus.

The Thomist
“…seeks to promote original and penetrating inquiry into the full range of contemporary philosophical and theological questions…particularly…where such discussion can be advanced by creative use of the thought of Aquinas and significant authors in the Thomistic tradition.”

Wesley Center Online
“The Wesley Center Online website is a collection of historical and scholarly resources about the Wesleyan Tradition, theology, Christianity, and the Church of the Nazarene.”