Vision Colleges Student Online Resources
Welcome to our students Online Resources. From this page you can access thousands of books, documents and libraries to assist your research and download Vision Colleges online resources.
You will find help to conduct research, academic journals, Biblical study resources, commentaries, dictionaries and Encyclopedias and much much more. Some of these resources are free and some require a fee.
The Sample Book contains a collection of samples to give you a preview of what we offer the student.
It contains one chapter from seven different subjects by four of our authors. There are also examples of assignments all offered to give you an insight into the quality of Vision Colleges’ study materials.
Student Study Helps and Hints
This booklet provides an overview of what we require of students when they submit and assignment.
Like all colleges, we have a minimum standard that provides a “level playing field” by which all students can be tested fairly.
Study advise and hints are also offered to help the student get the best out of thier experience and many other helpful study hints. It is a must have for every student.
Introducing Vision Christian College
This booklet provides an overview of our recognised training programme. While it is it not formally accredited the programme is recognised by churches and denominations for ministry training around the world.
This is the original Vision Colleges program, now used in over 150 nations for ministry training and development.
Vision Christian College is suitable for anyone wanting to study the word of God formally or informally. Ideal for ministry training and proffessional development for those in ministry or new to the Christian faith who wants to know God’s word.
Introducing Vision International College
This booklet provides an overview of our Accredited training programme.
The study programme is a preferred study/training option for those seeking to enter into formal ministry, to satisfy denominational demands or for those who simply prefer accredited studies.
We are affordable – no students loans are needed to join Vision International College. We are flexible – able to tailor the programme to meet your needs
Non Vision Colleges Online Resources
How to Conduct Research Online:
A Guide to Conducting Research Online without ever stepping foot into a library, eLearners.com.
We recommend that as a student, you register with Questia. It is an excellent online library. These Online Student Resources are from a vast range of resources on the internet.
Recommended Libraries for Individual Use
(some require a subscription, others have free content, pay-per-article sales.)
Questia’s database contains, according to their website, “the world’s largest online collection of books and journal articles in the humanities and social sciences, plus magazine and newspaper articles.” I’ve known quite a few students who swear by the Questia and use it faithfully for their research. A perfect option for undergraduates taking general education courses who may not have easy access to a robust online library.
Highbeam has some of the same journals and magazines as Questia, but there seems to be somewhat different coverage. More magazines and newspapers and Highbeam seem to have fairly good coverage in education, health, and science.
- Bible Sprout
“Bible Sprout is a fresh Bible study resource with the perfect variety of study materials, which enables quick, easy, and thoroughly access to the Word of God, making it a great blessing to everyone.”
These are probably too numerous to list, but I’m going to list ones that are particularly helpful for students seeking peer-reviewed articles and statistics.
With databases of articles tailored to meet the needs of students and faculty at different levels and institutions, Proquest’s resources are targeted and easy to use.
Ovid has absolutely a dizzying array of databases and information products. For example, their medical databases are expensive but indispensable to many.
- Wilson Web Databases
The old green “Readers’ Guides” are now available at one’s fingertips and full-text versions. The Wilson databases include journals and publishers that are not always easy to find, particularly in business and agriculture.
- JSTOR: The Scholarly Journal Archive
JSTOR has an amazing collection of humanities and interdisciplinary journals. Perhaps what is most exciting about this collection is that the older journals are being digitised and included, which means much less reliance on interlibrary loan. An article about JSTOR appears here: Bowen, William G. “The Academic Library in a Digitised, Commercialised Age: Lessons from JSTOR.” ALA Midwinter Participants’ Meeting (based on Romanes Lecture, delivered at Oxford University, October 17, 2000). January 14, 2001. Online. Available: http://www.jstor.org/about/bowen.html.
- Emerald Full-Text
This tends to have a business and management orientation. The journals are excellent, and the interface is easy to use.
- Project Muse
Originating at Johns Hopkins University libraries, this is one of my favourite databases. The articles are full-text, and they cover fascinating journals in the humanities.
Vision International Index Of Online References
Please contact Rev. Dr Denis Plant to report broken links via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line: Attention Rev Denis Plant Broken Website Link
- California Digital Library (Free)
Contains more than 1,800 free University of California Press publications.
- University of Pennsylvania Digital Library (Free)
- Library of Congress Exhibitions (Free)
- NetLibrary (Annual Membership Fee)
Thousands of online books and resources.
- Questia (Annual Membership Fee)
Thousands of online books and resources.
- ProQuest (Annual Membership Fee)
Thousands of online journals and periodicals.
- Center for the Advancement of Paleo-Orthodoxy (Free)
- Christian Research Journal (Free Resources Available)
- Pre-Trib Study Group Home Page (Free)
- Publications of Christianity Today Inc. (Free)
- The Center for Reformed Theology & Apologetics (Free)
- The Founder’s Journal (Free)
- The Tyndale House (Free)
- Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism (Free)
- Theology Today from Princeton Theological Seminary (Free)
- Theopedia (Free)
Powerful Theological Encyclopedia with hundreds of topics.
- Christian Classics Ethereal Library (Free)
Thousands of resources, including reference books, Christian literature, bibles, and audio.
- Early Church Fathers (Free)
From the Christian Classics Ethereal Library
- Internet Resources for Studying & Teaching Theology (Free)
Available via the University of Oxford
- Studies in Religion, Society, and Culture (Free)
From Newfoundland and Labrador
- WWW Biblical Theology Index (Free)
- Vanderbilt Divinity School (Offers Free e-Resources)
- Duke Divinity School Online Library (Free)
- Pitts Theological Seminary Library (Free)
- E-Sword Bible Study Software (Free)
- Blue Letter Bible (Free)
Searchable Bible, Commentaries, Audio.
- BibleGateway (Free)
Multiple modern translations are available via Gospelcom.
- Bible Sprout
A range of Bible helps ideal for new Christian
Parallel Bible (Free)
- Virtual Christianity Electronic Bibles (Free)
Comprehensive list of online Bibles, in English and other languages, both ancient and modern.
- World Wide Study Bible (Free)
Cross-linked resources organised by CCEL
- Interlinear Bible (Free)
Available from Crosswalk
- Bible History Online (Free)
An eclectic collection of historical information.
- Resources for Biblical Studies (Free)
Resources from Volda University in Norway.
- Internet Christian Library (Free)
Hundreds of resources, bibles, documents, and books
- Calvin’s Commentaries
- Darby’s Synopsis
- Geneva Study Bible
- Gill’s Exposition of the Bible
- Jamieson, Fausset, Brown
- Matthew Henry Concise
- Matthew Henry Complete
- People’s New Testament
- Robertson’s Word Pictures
- The Fourfold Gospel
- Treasury of David
- Wesley’s Explanatory Notes
- Burton Coffman Commentaries
- Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary
- Easton’s Bible Dictionary
- Hitchcock’s Bible Names
- King James Dictionary
- Smith’s Bible Dictionary
- Project Wittenberg (Free)
- Selected works of Martin Luther (Free)
- Wesley’s Sermons (Free)
- The Works of James Arminius (Free)
- Fox’s Book of Martyrs (Free)
- Sketches of Church History (Free)
- Bible History, Old Testament (Free)
- Essays in Medieval Studies (Free)
- American Counseling Association
- CCEF Home Page Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation
- American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)
How to Cite Electronic Documents
With the advent of the internet over the past decade, there has been an increasing requirement for information about properly treating the citation of Internet sources.
In recent years I have received ever more frequent requests to add the “citation of Internet sources” to the APA Format, and APA Style pages on my Writing Help Central Website.
Accordingly, my summary of the key points for including APA citations in a paper, as per the APA Publication Manual.
Please note that the material below is based on my understanding of the APA standards that I consulted when I wrote this. If you have a complex citation situation, please check the APA Publication Manual.
American Psychological Association (APA)
The APA (1994, 218) suggests that World Wide Web citations follow this form:
- Periodical [On-line]. Available: specify the path.
Last Name, First Initial. (year). Title of the article. Name of
A real example would be as follows:
- Available: http://www.vcsu.nodak.edu/masu/geogpol.html
Meartz, P. (1995). The rule of 90+. The Island Sun.[Online].
Of additional note is that since E-mail and USENET newsgroups are not permanent forms, the APA suggests that you follow the personal communication format for them (1994, 174). They are not to be included in the reference list in APA style, thus if I were giving a reference for this concept and had received it in an E-mail letter, I would end my sentence with its citation (P. Meartz, personal communication, October 17, 1995), but no mention would be made in the reference list at the end of the document.
The MLA (Gibaldi 1995, 151-167) suggests that World Wide Web citations follow this form:
- of the Database or Web Page. Online. Internet. Date accessed.
Last Name, First Name. “Title in Quotation Marks.” Date. Title
Meartz, Paul. “The Rule of 90+.” 1995. The Island Sun. Online. Internet. 17 Oct. 1995.
Do note that the MLA has numerous variations identified for Online and other sources. In addition, the Web Page–is it an electronic magazine, a personal page, etc.–makes a difference. Consult the manual for full information.
Chicago and Other Simple Citations by Example
The following sample shows several types of citations and uses the Turabian/Chicago style format with a reference list at the end. [Do note that, as far as we are aware, Turabian/Chicago does not have a clear Internet form at this time, and the form shown is speculation based on their general format.] The items used include books, encyclopedias, magazines, and scholarly journals. Many other types are possible. [See the style manuals for those.]
Meartz (1987) found bankruptcies to be a serious threat to North Dakota’s future. Meanwhile, in Venezuela, the exploration of the interior highlands continues without concern for North Dakota’s problems (George 1989, 526). But it is being said in certain places that “timber was being carried away at high speed” (Orwell 1976, 95). Some places have found the issue silly (Encyclopedia Zots, 1992), while others have devoted pages (Carmarto 1991). The theft of lumber has even generated its own home page on the web (Luther 1995)
At the end of the document, you would find the following:
List of References [or Bibliography, or Selected Bibliography]
- Available: http://www.netco.com/lumber/tree.html
Luther, David. 1995. Lumber page growing. New Pages Web Site.
- Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
American Psychological Association. 1994. Publication Manual.
- New York: Modern Language Association.
IL: University of Chicago.
Gibaldi, Joseph. 1995. Handbook for Writers of Research Papers
Turabian, Kate. 1987. A Manual for Writers. 5th ed. Chicago,