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Biblical Studies

Designed for Biblical studies students, this guide takes you through the Library’s resources to improve your research.


A concordance lists words used in the Bible and gives references to the instances they are used throughout entire biblical text. Often, these are tied to specific translations, like NIV, NSRV, etc. Many study Bibles have concordances included. These tend not to be complete concordances which list every word. The concordances listed on this page are complete and list every word and every usage with the Greek or Hebrew words and links to other verses where a specific word is used.

Bible Concordances

You will find several Bible concordances in the Reference Collection on the Upper level of the Library. Others will be located in similar call number ranges in the Main Collection, also on the Upper level.   Call Number: 220.523 

There are often versions of concordances in the back of many study Bibles. These are usually not exhaustive and highlight major words and do not include links to the Strong "number." This number traces the origin of a particular word and leads to deeper understanding of Hebrew (and Greek) words.

Online Reference Tools

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

Provides encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

Oxford Reference

Oxford Reference

Offers multidisciplinary and cross-searchable dictionary and reference works published by Oxford University Press.


Other Reference Resources

Biography in Context

Provides biographical information for thousands of significant people throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.

Contemporary Authors

Provides biographical and bibliographical information and references to thousands of international authors.