I thought I would step away from the political arena and provide some tips on obtaining journals. One of the most significant and common weaknesses in student papers is their lack of attention to theological journals. A big reason for this stems not from a refusal to use them but the difficulty in getting access. Fortunately, there are some solutions, while not perfect, will provide sufficient help in resolving this weakness.
A resource I have found invaluable is the “Theological Journal Library vols 1-10” CD from Galaxie.com. This company has produced a cd containing over 500 years of Evangelical journals. Here is a list of what is available.
Midland’s students please note: This software is available for free through the Virtual College Campus.
- Ashland Theological Journal (Volumes 1-37)
- Bibliotheca Sacra (Volumes 91-163)
- Bible and Spade (Volumes 1-12, 1-13)
- Chafer Theological Seminary Journal (Volumes 1-12)
- Christian Apologetics Journal (Volumes 1-5)
- Conservative Theological Journal (Volumes 1-10)
- Conspectus (Volumes 1-3)
- Detroit Baptist Seminary Journal (Volumes 1-11)
- Emmaus Journal (Volumes 1-14)
- Faith and Mission (Volumes 1-23)
- Global Journal (Volumes 1-2)
- Grace Journal (Volumes 1-14)
- Grace Theological Journal (Volumes 1-12)
- Journal for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (Volumes 1-11)
- Journal of Christian Apologetics (Volumes 1-2)
- Journal of Dispensational Theology (Volume 10)
- Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society (Volumes 9-49)
- Journal of the Grace Evangelical Society (Volumes 1-19)
- Journal of Ministry and Theology (Volumes 1-10)
- Masters Seminary Journal (Volumes 1-15)
- Michigan Theological Journal (Volumes 1-5)
- Reformation and Revival (Volumes 1-13)
- Reformed Baptist Theological Review (Volumes 1-3)
- Review and Expositor (Volumes 70-103)
- Southern Baptist Journal of Theology (Volumes 1-10)
- Trinity Journal (Volumes 1-26)
- Westminster Theological Journal (Volumes 1-68)
The CD’s contents is thoroughly searchable using the Libronix search engine. Now I am sure you are thinking, “Great, but how much does it cost?” Well if you want the CD it costs $340 U.S. Seems a little steep but when you consider how low the U.S. dollar is compared to the Euro then it is probably even more than a bargain.
However, if that is still too high, you can also access the journals through the internet for only $50 dollars U.S. a year. The advantage here is that any updates made to the library are automatically included. Right now they are looking to add Bibliotheca Sacra.
The bottom line is, I own this software and like it a lot. I think if you have it in your budget it will make your educational research that much more powerful. (By the way, I received no compensation for this blog, but I would happily take if if anyone is offering).
Dr. Stephen M. Vantassel is tutor at King’s Evangelical Divinity School