There are many good resources found on the web that can be helpful to academic and ministry work. Most of the Bible and Reference resources listed in this guide are academic gateways that, while they may vary in scope, rigor, and currency provide extensive information by experts in the field. There are subject tabs at the top of the guide so it will be easier to search topics of interest. This is not meant to replace the important print and database resources found in the UPSem Library. They are a supplement to library resources.
Primarily, this guide is to help students with Bible class and Ordination exegesis papers. The two most popular tabs are the “Commentary Assistance” tab and the “Biblical Exegesis Resources” tabs. The “Commentary Assistance” gives students help in understanding the practical/technical and liberal/conservative leanings of many of the commentaries found in the library. The “Biblical Exegesis Resource” gives the students the class rubric for putting together a biblical exegesis and suggests library resources that can be used for the different steps in that process. There are two other tabs. One is a “Welcome” tab that outlines library resources and the other is the “Research and Writing Style” tab which lists library resources that help students with academic research, skillful writing, and properly citing sources.
“Everybody does research. Some just do it better than others”–(William Badke)
This guide will sharpen your research skills by taking you through the general research process step by step.