ACU Library: Making Research Easier

ACU Library: Making Research Easier

Research has never been easier through the ACU Library. With redesigned spaces and new databases, the Library now provides an even greater variety of physical and online places for students, faculty, and staff to find and share information. Visit the physical Library for open, comfortable study areas great for group projects or individual work. Natural light, soft chairs, and better access to power outlets — these and other features make the Library a top choice in where to study and do research on campus. Visit the Library’s website for more high-quality, academic resources than ever before. New databases make online research easier and more fruitful with more full text so that anyone can do research anytime, even if the Library is closed. These databases include

  • Academic Search Premier, a large, leading database great for finding journal articles on almost any subject;
  • Business Source Premier, a database of journal articles on Business, company information, market research reports, and more;
  • eBook Academic Collection, perhaps the best place to go for up-to-date, book-length resources, as it has over 135,000 eBooks from academic publishers on almost any subject;
  • ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), a gigantic EBSCO database of Education resources now enhanced with links to full-text articles from Academic Search Premier and other databases provided by ACU;
  • JSTOR: Religion & Theology Collection, a full-text database of over 80 leading scholarly journals covering biblical studies, theology, church history, religious studies, Judaic studies, Islamic studies, philosophy of religion, and more; and
  • Regional Business News, which provides full-text access to over 100 business news publications.

Off-campus access to these databases is possible through an institutional username and a password; contact Rob Oliverio ([email protected]) from your ACU email address for the login information. The Library’s website also has a new page featuring eBook databases and websites. Besides linking to the Library’s collection of 20,000 eBooks and the eBook Academic Collection, the new eBooks page highlights major eBook libraries good for finding titles in public domain (i.e., books no longer under copyright). These include classic literature, reference books, and scholarly works published before 1923. These new online resources and the Library’s redesigned physical spaces give ACU’s students, faculty, and staff the tools needed for effective, academic research.

Head Librarian Rob Oliverio also helps with research in person, by email, and by phone (602-386-4110). Contact him for help with search strategies, narrowing a topic to research, and selecting resources from search results.

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