ebook Databases

Books & ebooks

Books: Search the library opens new windowcatalog for ORU holdings. For books held elsewhere, look in WorldCat (opens new windowFirstSearch or opens new windowopen access). Another way to locate books is to browse the opens new windowB Library of Congress class numbers either by doing a call number search for the desired classification in the library opens new windowcatalog or by browsing the B section in the Reference area or in Main (where books that may be checked out are shelved).

opens new windowEbooks: The ORU Library provides access to three major collections of ebooks: the EBSCO opens new windowebook Collection, the EBSCO eBook Religion Collection and opens new windowEbook Central (ProQuest). The EBSCO ebook collection has over 9,799 related to opens new windowreligion and over 1,100 related to opens new windowpsychology and sociology while the opens new windowebook Religion Collection has over 8,500 titles. Ebook Central has over 10,000 titles in opens new windowreligion and 2,900 titles in opens new windowpsychology.

To use such ebook functions as annotating and downloading, sign up for a personal account in both opens new windowEbook Central and opens new windowebook Collection (EBSCOhost). For more on how to use and download ebooks, see the opens new windowebooks@ORU guide.

Library of Congress Classification - Class Numbers Most Relevant to Theology & Ministry

  • B - Philosophy, Psychology, Religion
    • B-BD - Philosophy
    • BF - Psychology
    • BJ - Ethics
    • BL - Religions
    • BM - Judaism
    • BP - Islam, etc.
    • BQ - Buddhism
    • BR - Christianity
    • BS - The Bible
    • BT - Doctrinal Theology
    • BV - Practical Theology
    • BX - Christian denominations
      • BX8762-8785 - Pentecostal churches
  • H - Social Sciences (General)
    • HQ -The Family, Marriage, Women
  • P - Language and Literature
    • PA - Greek; Latin
    • PJ4543-4937 - Hebrew (Biblical and modern)
    • PJ5201-5329.5 - Aramaic
    • PJ5401-5809 - Syriac