The library seeks to provide the online resources to support online course offerings as well as to maintain a traditional library on site in Charlotte. The Internet provides many resources that students can use for study and research. These can be as useful to a high school student as to a university professor. Below are links to resources students should find particularly helpful. Living University does not necessarily endorse these resources nor vouches for their accuracy but simply lists them as a convenience and service to students and faculty.
Library Network Search
(worldcat.org) The world’s largest library network provides information regarding an individual's nearby libraries.
OPAC at Living University
(Online Public Access Catalog) (library.livinguniv.com) Whether through your personal electronic device or computer, OPAC lists the holdings of the Charlotte, Canadian and Australian Libraries of the Living Church of God, by subject, title, author or ISBN. A unique ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is given to each book edition and variations such as paperback, hardcover or e-book, but not reprintings. An ISBN varies from country to country depending on the size of the country’s publishing industry. A book may not have an ISBN if it is privately published or the author doesn’t follow the normal ISBN procedure. Magazines, on the other hand, are identified by International Standard Serial Numbers (ISSN).
Living Church of God Publications
The Living Church of God offers free articles, booklets and literature on Christian living, prophecy and God's plan for all mankind. The LCG publishes the Tomorrow's World magazine and television program.
Booklets (tomorrowsworld.org/booklets) Booklets can be ordered, read (HTML) or downloaded (PDF), or placed on eBooks (EPUB) and Kindle (MOBI).
Commentaries (tomorrowsworld.org/commentary) are archived from 1999 through the current date.
Tomorrow's World Magazine (tomorrowsworld.org/magazines) may be viewed or printed (PDF) and are archived going back to 1999. Here you will also find Woman to Woman articles archived back to 2012 and News and Prophecy archived back to 2013.
Tomorrow's World Telecast (tomorrowsworld.org/telecasts) Also available are an upcoming presentation schedule, Dr. Meredith’s archived online presentations, telecast presentations, video shorts and webcasts.
Tomorrow’s World Bible Study Course options include: 1) delivered to your home and completed by mail, 2) delivered to your home with online tests, 3) take the course entirely online and 4) enroll in the LU course “THL 110,” which is based on the Tomorrow’s World Bible Study Course.
Easton's Bible Dictionary - This site is based on the work of Matthew George Easton (1823-1894), a Scottish Presbyterian preacher and writer. His book, Easton's Bible Dictionary, published in 1897, three years after his death. Easton's Bible Dictionary contains an extensive set of entries used in the Bible, from a 19th century Christian viewpoint. Some of the entries in it are out-of-date, and many words only contain short dictionary entries.
Merriam-Webster Dictionary - Merriam-Webster provides a free online dictionary, thesaurus, audio pronunciations, Word of the Day, word games, and other English language resources.
Online Bible Study Resources
Audio Bible - (biblegateway.com/resources/audio) Here you may select Bible books and chapters and listen to many different versions of Biblical passages, including the NKJV.
Concordance by Bible Study Tools - (biblestudytools.com) This allows you to locate a scripture or word in multiple translations.
Blue Letter Bible - With this search engine you can look up a word in the KJ and the displayed text shows Strong's numbers. The numbers are linked to Strong's Hebrew and Greek dictionaries.
e-Sword - (e-sword.net) This is a Bible study software for Windows
(books.google.com) Sign in with a Google account you have created, manage your personal bookshelf and share books with friends and see what they are reading. Here you may read a wide variety of archived magazines, search for books according to topics such as self-help, health and fitness, etc. and preview or purchase books.
Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)
(eric.ed.gov) ERIC provides full text of journal articles and other education-related materials and direct links to other appropriate sites.
Post-Reformation Digital Library
(prdl.org) Here is a database of digital books relating to the development of theology and philosophy during the Reformation, Post-Reformation/Early Modern Era (late 15- 18th c.), and late medieval and patristic works printed and referenced in the early modern era.
The Online Books Page - (digital.library.upenn.edu/books) Over 2 million works in various formats searched by author, title or subject are listed. Extensive links to archives and indexes on many different subjects are also included.
Online Christian Library - (ntslibrary.com/Christian-PDF-Books.htm) Here online church related PDF books are located on various subjects such as Christian living and Bible studies with the help of a table of contents.
Christian Classics Ethereal Library - (ccel.org) This provides access to classic church related literature.
Internet Christian Library - (iclnet.org/pub/resources/christian-history.html) Provides a guide to early church documents.
Internet Medieval Sourcebook - (legacy,fordham.edu/halsall/sbook.asp) A starting point regarding Medieval document, maps, secondary sources, bibliographies, images and music.
(commons.ptsem.edu) A digital library of over 80,000 resources on theology and religion, including periodicals, audio recordings and other formats. The Theological Commons only includes materials that are either out of copyright or have special copyright holder permission. The PDF files in Theological Commons contain digital images of the printed pages from a physical book. Many e-book readers cannot display such PDF files while full-fledged tablet computers such as iPad and Kindle Fire can.
The Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN) is a library of over 19,998 theological thesis/dissertation titles representing research from as many as 132 different institutions.
New York Times - (nytimes.com) This is the largest U.S. metropolitan newspaper printed daily and internationally. It is well organized to enable one to quickly find articles of individual interest and allows for topical searches.
The Wall Street Journal - (wsj.com) An international daily newspaper primarily covering U.S. and international financial news, but includes other easily found and well organized topics such as health, sports, arts and politics.
The Telegraph - (telegraph.co.uk) Distributed throughout the United Kingdom and internationally. The Telegraph website provides the latest news, business, sports etc. It includes content from the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph news papers and videos from Telegraph TV. It allows for topical searches.
London Times - (thetimes.co.uk) A national daily newspaper published in the United Kingdom since 1788 and regarded as Britain’s newspaper of record. It has played an influential role in politics and shaping public opinion about foreign events and allows for topical searches.
Washington Post - (washingtonpost.com) Established in 1877, this is the largest newspaper in Washington, D.C. and regarded as among the leading daily American newspapers. It allows for topical searches.
News Forum and Other Resources
EU Observer - (euobserver.com) This independent online newspaper was established in Brussels in 2000 and provides up-to-date coverage of the European Union. It is financially and editorially independent of the EU institutions.
NewsMax - (newsmax.com) Founder, editor and publisher Christopher W. Ruddy runs this website. NewsMax.com is descried as ”the leading independent online news site with a conservative perspective.”
Lucianne.com - (lucianne.com) This is a forum for the posting and discussion of current news of a political bent, including selections by columnist Lucianne Goldberg.
Drudge Report - (drudgereport.com) A U.S. based news website consisting primarily of links to stories from the U.S. and international mainstream media about politics, entertainment and current events as well as links to popular columnists. Links include US News, USA Today, ABC, NBC and CBS News, FOXNEWS, Jerusalem Post, LA Times, Newsweek and dozens more. It also allows topical searches.