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Zondervan Library: Distance Resources for Off-Site Learning

For the duration of suspended in-person classes, the Zondervan Library will support students and faculty with coursework and projects virtually. This page highlights services, resources, and contacts that you may need or want to explore in the weeks to co

Resources during Distance Classes

DISTANCE Resources for Off-Site Learning



The Zondervan Library is committed to supporting students and faculty regardless of the delivery method for course instruction. During Fall 2020, we are open for patrons to use our physical resources and study spaces (socially distanced, of course), and we are also committed to providing excellent online resources and services.

This page outlines the various resources available to you from a distance, as well as whom to contact with specific types of questions.


Note from the Library Director

Note from the Interim Director of the Library


Dear Campus Community,

The Zondervan Library staff want to continue to support our faculty and students through this semester as we navigate different forms of course and content delivery. Many of the Zondervan Library resources are available online, and we intend to be available personally through email, phone, and a new Chat service throughout the semester. On this page, we outline resources that are available and how you can access them, as well as how to reach us and whom, exactly, to contact with specific support needs. We are here and will continue to support your research and information literacy needs as best we can.

Visit our Library Hours page to see when you can find us for in-person assistance and to borrow physical items from the building. 

Accessing Online Resources

Accessing Online Resources

(Databases, eBooks, Streaming Films)



Online Resources (A-Z Databases List)

In one location, get access to all of our online tools. Use the dropdown menus at the top (i.e., All Subjects, All Database Types, All Vendors/Providers) to limit the types of tools/databases you view. For example, to see only the databases relating to Biblical Studies, select Biblical Studies from the “All Subjects” list.

When you click a link to go to a tool/database from off-campus, you will be presented with the Taylor login screen. Log in with your Taylor credentials to seamlessly move forward to the database. 

Articles you may need that require borrowing through Interlibrary Loan services will be delivered to your ILLiad account, as usual. Unless you are on campus, please do not request physical book resources through Interlibrary Loan, as we will not be able to get them to you while you’re away from campus.

If you have not set up an ILLiad account, please see our Interlibrary Loan page for directions on how to accomplish that.



We have several eBook options available from the Online Resources page. Please consider using these—you can search for them like articles from full-text databases. Email or call us with questions.

When using one of the EBSCOhost eBook collections, you will need to create an EBSCO account (upper right of page) in order to download or print a portion of or the entire eBook. Publishers limit how much of their eBooks can be downloaded or printed at one time.  


Streaming Video (Kanopy)

Any film provided through Kanopy costs the University a one-year licensing charge after three viewings. During this semester (Fall), we will consider requests for films that are relevant to course curriculum only.

Knowing Where to Begin with Online Resources

Knowing Where to Begin with Online Resources


Visit our Subject Guides or Course Guides, which pull together books, databases, and instructional resources most relevant to specific subjects or courses, and don’t forget to Ask-a-Librarian if you get stumped.

Library FAQs

Library FAQs


Recently, we have added a growing list of entries to our FAQ guide, if you need help or guidance outside of our hours. 

Please visit the LibAnswers - FAQ page

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Finding Articles from Google Scholar

and Works Cited Lists



Locating Citations found through Google Scholar

Many of us use Google Scholar to identify resources for research, papers, and projects. Off-campus access does not provide links to full text articles that may be available through Zondervan. There is an additional step to find the article, if available, through the Zondervan Library.

After locating a citation in Google Scholar, open the Journal Finder to search for the Publication Name/Title (e.g., Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research). Type or copy/paste the title of the Journal into the search box. If we have the journal provided through an online tool, you will find links to it on the following screen. Look at the “Coverage” dates listed to ensure that the dates we have in our database or print collection match the date of your citation. If so, proceed by clicking on the Journal Title link to the appropriate database. If the dates do not match up, you will need to request the item through Interlibrary Loan. Log in to your ILLiad account and select Article from the New Request menu. Fill in all the fields and submit the request.

If we do not have online or print access to a journal, you will get zero results. This will require you to request the item through Interlibrary Loan. Log in to your ILLiad account and select Article from the New Request menu. Fill in all the fields and submit it.

Faculty Help

Embedding Library Research Guides in Blackboard


Zondervan Library Subject Guides help you find sources and materials related to a specific subject, such as art, biology, or social work. They will help you find articles, books, websites, and reference tools.  This tutorial will tell you have to embed a Subject Guide directly into your Blackboard course site for easy student access.

Virtual Library Research Session


With the current variety course delivery methods, the Zondervan Library is committed to supporting students and faculty both in-person and online. This page provides videos that cover some of the basic research strategies, tools, and information needed to get started with 100-200 level course research.

Virtual Library Research Session

Virtual Library Research Session

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Contact Us Directly

Contact Us Directly


A chat service is now available for research help as well as to find answers to basic questions.

For Fall 2020, the hours of the chat service will be:

Noon - midnight (Mon-Thur)

Noon - 8:00 p.m. (Fri & Sat)

7:00 - 10:00 p.m. (Sun)

Look for the chat bubble icon in the lower right corner of every Library web site page!


Lana Wilson - for questions library hours and services, resources, research, using the databases, or any needs for connecting with a Librarian.

David Dunham - for questions relating to information literacy instruction options during online course time and copyright questions.

Jan King - for questions relating to circulation, renewals, due dates, etc.

Shawn Denny - for questions regarding off-campus access to online Library resources and Interlibrary Loan.



There are likely questions you may have that are not addressed here. Please email or contact one of the library personnel listed above so that we can find a solution or answer to your question.


You can also contact the Check Out Desk directly: 765.998.5522.