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Christian Ministries

Designed with Christian Ministries students in mind, this guide highlights information resources to enhance your research.

Find Relevant Articles

Other Useful Databases

Steps for Ordering on ILL

Steps for ordering a book through interlibrary loan.

1. You will need to sign up for an ILLIAD account. This link is also found on the Zondervan Library home page under Interlibrary Loan.

2. Using World Cat Research Station, perform the search. Example: 

Discipleship that transforms : an introduction to Christian education from a Wesleyan Holiness perspective

3. In the body of the record scroll down to World Cat: find it in libraries globally. To the right is a link: Request item through Interlibrary Loan.

4. This Link goes directly to your ILLIAD account. Log in to ILLIAD. The information on this record should automatically fill in the request form. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Submit Request.


Steps for ordering an article through interlibrary loan. 

1. Be sure that you have an ILLIAD account. See above.

2. Using the desired database, perform a search. Example using the database ATLA Religion Index:  Groppe, Elizabeth T. "A Harvest Of Humility: Agrarian Practice And Christian Higher Education." Journal Of Education & Christian Belief 18.1 (2014): 29-40.

Journal Title: Journal of Education & Christian Belief

3. Cut and paste this title into Journal Finder located on the main Zondervan Library page. This verifies that we do or do not own the title either in print or in full text in another ZL database. This is an essential step that saves time.

Example:  Journal of Education & Christian Belief

    Available in Print Zondervan: 2001 to present - (Unbound) 

Academic Search Premier 2002 - 2013 

If Zondervan Library owns or has access to the item in full text form it will not be delivered to you through your ILLIAD account. The Interlibrary Loan department may inform you that we have access to it by email as a courtesy to you. But this is not guaranteed. You will ultimately have to redo a search.

4. You do NOT need or want to order any article directly from a publisher linking from a Google scholar or other site that links directly to the publisher. The access to articles this way is very costly. Zondervan is usually able to obtain the item from a local college or university for free or in some cases we have accounts for purchasing on-demand articles. Let us find it for you, in most cases at a more reasonable cost that what Science Direct, Elsevier or other publishers will charge.

5. You can then import the needed information into a blank ILLIAD form and submit the request.

 External Link IconBorrow this item from another library (Interlibrary Loan) is the link to borrow from another library. 

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