YOUR GRACE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY LIBRARY: Available Anytime, Any Place!
The best sources for graduate level research are books and databases. Students, faculty, and staff may use the following licensed databases for all your research needs at any time of the day or night:
- ATLA Databases: ATLA is the theological database of the Association of Theological Libraries. This is the most complete theological database in America, and we are happy to offer it to you for all your biblical research needs. This Database contains full-text articles from academic journals and citations to other articles which may be useful in your research. Provided through EBSCO Databases.
- EBSCO Books: This database offers complete books online, exactly like the printed copy, word for word. Thousands of ebooks are available here on a wide variety of topics. Over 7,000 biblical and theological books are to be found in this collection. Provided through EBSCO Database.
GRACE has joined with Veritas Evangelical Seminary to offer the TWENEL library to our students. You will be amazed by the quality and quantity of the resources offered at this site. You will be able to get onto this site with a password given to you in Populi. A few of these resources require a second login and password. The ones for which Grace has a subscription will be given to you in Populi; however, most of the TWENEL library resources require no passwords.
Login and Passwords to Databases:
Your ATLA/EBOOKS and TWENEL passwords will be provided to you inside Populi. Please do not share your passwords with anyone who is not a Grace student. It is unethical and illegal to do so. Our contract provides for our students and Grace employees ONLY to use these databases.
The Grace School of Theology Library Collection
The Grace Library contains thousands of books appropriate to biblical and theological study. It also contains books appropriate to life as the pastor of a church and a minister of the gospel. Other appropriate materials are included. You can find the library catalog at the following location:
Visiting the Library in Person
All currently enrolled Grace students have access to wonderful library resources and services. With two librarians and an excellent student/librarian ratio, students can speak to a librarian for any research issues. The library is located at the North Campus where you can reach your librarians by email, phone, or in person. The North Campus is located at the following address:
3705 College Park Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77384
Phone Number: 877-476-8674
Request System and Library Hours
To request a library book, simply email your librarian, Mrs. Debbie Cox, with the title, author and your name. You may take the book with you as soon as you send her the email if you are at the library. It will be due in two weeks in person but may be renewed by email.
If you are not present to use the physical library, find the book in our library collection and all efforts possible will be made to see that you receive the book by email, mail, or other method.
The Library is open at all times that the Main Campus is open, including evenings when classes are being held. Typical hours are:
9:00 am – 5:30 pm
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm on nights when an evening class is in session
Saturday & Sundays
Librarians are available. Contact your librarian at 713-897-8025 by telephone for a personal appointment at the campus or immediate consultation by email or on the phone. We are happy to serve you seven days a week.
The Librarian, Mrs. Debbie Cox, is available by email and by telephone.
Mrs. Cox’s phone number is 713-897-8025.
The Assistant Librarian, Billy Webb, is available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11 am-4 pm at the North Campus. Mr. Webb’s phone number is 713-897-8304.
To gain access to the library in person at the campus, simply identify yourself to the librarian or person on duty and let them know you are a current student at Grace School of Theology. You are allowed as a Grace Student to check out any of the books in the library except those marked REF on the spine. These are Reference books. They may be photocopied but not removed from the library. For our distance education students, we offer to send by mail.
When you are off campus, you may check the library catalog of books by using the following link:
Internet Research Websites (Open to All)
Students of Grace School of Theology are encouraged to use the research resources listed above. For others, we offer the research resources listed below.All links and databases in this section are free public access and do not require name and password.
Additional Resource Links
- Directory of Open Access Journals: Free Full Text scientific and scholarly journals. Directory of Open Access Journals covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. They aim to cover all subjects and languages. There are more than 4026 journals in the directory, and more than 1448 journals are searchable at article level. More than 271,243 articles are included in the DOAJ service.
- Research in Ministry (RIM): Online indexes and abstracts projects and theses from over 100 DMin and DMiss Programs.
- CDRI: Digital Resources for the Study of Religion: The Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative of the American Theological Library Association and Association of Theological Schools is a repository of digital resources contributed by member libraries. The creation of CDRI was made possible by a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation; it is now an ongoing ATLA program. 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.
- Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN): The Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN) is a library of over 10,000 theological thesis/dissertation titles representing research from as many as 70 different institutions. Titles may be ordered online through our search and order system. TREN also makes available conference papers presented at annual meetings of several academic societies. A few of the conference paper sources are: Evangelical Theological Society (1,129 papers), American Society of Church History (150 papers),Society for Pentecostal Studies (75 papers), North American Patristic Society (20 papers), American Catholic Historical Association (14 papers), You can obtain documents from TREN in three media formats: digital, downloadable e-docs (NEW!), and paper copies are available at 15 cents per page. Low cost microfiche is available between $3 and $5 per title. Shipping and handling is $6.50 per shipment.
- BibMe (Bibliographic Maker): Free automatic bibliographic maker for downloading into your paper. Includes Turabian, MLA, APA, and Chicago styles.
- EasyBib.com:Citation guides and bibliographic guides for MLA, APA, Chicago and Turabian styles.
Turabian Style Citation Guides
Additional Library Websites
- Dallas Theological Seminary – Turpin Library
- Lone Star College Library
- Harris County Public Library
- Houston Public Library
- Houston Baptist University – Moody Library
- Lanier Theological Library
- University of St. Thomas – Doherty Library
- WorldCat Library Catalog – A library catalog system that cross-searches 1 billion items in more than 10,000 libraries worldwide