Online Student Resources

Welcome to our on-line resources where you will be able to gain access to hundreds of Thousands of books.  As a registered student you may request access to Questia free of charge. other libraries may charge different fees for access or services.

Vision Books for download

Student Study Helps and Hints

A booklet to assist students to understand our requirements and guidlines on study, helpful hints.  Every student must have a copy.

Introducing Vision Christian College

An outline of the courses and the program with our NON Accredited or Recognised courses

Introducing Vision International College

An outline of the Accredited Vocational program Christian Ministry and Theology

Student Handbook

The overall student handbook covering the Accredited Colleges, this manual outlines the college and the student responsibilities

How to Conduct Research Online:

A Guide to Conducting Research Online without ever stepping foot into a library, from eLearners.com.


Google Scholar

Recommended Databases for Individual Use
(some require a subscription, others have free content, pay-per-article sales.)

 

  • Questia
    http://www.questia.com/
    Questia's database contains, according to their website, “the world's largest online collection of books and journal articles in the humanities and social sciences, plus magazine and newspaper articles.” I've known quite a few students who swear by the Questia, and use it faithfully for their research. I believe that this is a very good option for undergraduates taking general education courses, who may not have easy access to a robust online library.

    NOTE: REGISTERED VISION STUDENTS MAY GAIN ACCESS TO QUESTIA FREE OF CHARGE. CONTACT principal@visioncollegegs.net  TO OBTAIN A USERNAME AND PASSWORD.
  • Highbeam
    http://www.highbeam.com/
    Highbeam has some of the same journals and magazines as Questia, but there seems to be somewhat different coverage. There are more magazines and newspapers, and Highbeam seems to have fairly good coverage in education, health and science.
  • Pathfinder.com
    http://www.pathfinder.com/
    This is the portal for Time, Discover, Fortune, Sunset, Parenting, People, TeenPeople, and more. Unfortunately, one must pay for many of the archived articles, but it's a great source, particularly for current events and issues.
  • Christianity Answers.com
    http://christianity.answers.com/
    Seek answers to all manner of questions on the bible
    Scripture, Theology and Christianity at Answers.com

Library Databases
These are probably too numerous to list, but I'm going to list ones that are particularly helpful for students who are seeking peer-reviewed articles and statistics.

  • Proquest
    http://www.proquest.com/
    With databases of articles tailored to meet the needs of students and faculty at different levels and institutions, Proquest's resources are targeted and easy to use.
  • Ovid
    http://www.ovid.com/
    Ovid has absolutely a dizzying array of databases and information products. Their medical databases are expensive, but indispensable to many.
  • Wilson Web Databases
    http://www.hwwilson.com/
    The old green “Readers' Guides” are now available at one's fingertips, and with full-text versions. The Wilson databases include journals and publishers that are not always easy to find, particularly in business and agriculture.
  • JSTOR: The Scholarly Journal Archive
    http://www.jstor.org/
    JSTOR has an amazing collection of humanities and interdisciplinary journals. Perhaps what is most exciting about this collection is that the older journals are being digitized and included, which means that there is much less reliance on interlibrary loan. An article about JSTOR appears here: Bowen, William G. "The Academic Library in a Digitized, Commercialized Age: Lessons from JSTOR." ALA Midwinter Participants' Meeting (based on Romanes Lecture, delivered at Oxford University, October 17, 2000). January 14, 2001. Online. Available: http://www.jstor.org/about/bowen.html.
  • Emerald Full-Text
    http://www.uwp.edu/departments/library/journals/databases/emerald.htm
    This tends to have a business and management orientation. The journals are excellent, and the interface is easy to use.
  • Project Muse
    http://muse.jhu.edu/
    Originating at Johns Hopkins university libraries, this is one of my favorite databases. The articles are full-text, and they cover very interesting journals in the humanities.

VISION INTERNATIONAL INDEX OF ONLINE LIBRARY MEDIA RESOURCES:

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Online Libraries:


Academic Journal Resources


Theological Periodicals


Theological Studies Resources


Biblical Studies Resources

Commentaries (Free)

·         Calvin's Commentaries

·         Darby's Synopsis

·         Geneva Study Bible

·         Gill's Exposition of the Bible

·         Jamieson, Fausset, Brown

·         Matthew Henry Concise

·         Matthew Henry Complete

·         People's New Testament

·         Robertson's Word Pictures

·         The Fourfold Gospel

·         Treasury of David

·         Wesley's Explanatory Notes

·         Burton Coffman Commentaries

Concordances (Free)

·         Nave's Topical Bible

·         Torrey's Topical Textbook

·         Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Dictionaries (Free)

·         Baker's Evangelical Dictionary

·         Easton's Bible Dictionary

·         Hitchcock's Bible Names

·         King James Dictionary

·         Smith's Bible Dictionary

Encyclopedias (Free)

·         Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia

·         Lexicons

·         Liddell-Scott-Jones Lexicon of Classical Greek

·         New Testament Greek

·         Old Testament Hebrew


Traditional Reference


Historical Resources


Philosophical Resources


Christian Counseling


How to Cite Electronic Documents

The following information is from http://www.writinghelp-central.com/apa-citation-internet.html


With the advent of the Internet over the past decade there has been an increasing requirement for information about how to properly treat the citation of Internet sources.

In recent years I have received ever more frequent requests to add the "citation of Internet sources" to the APA Format and APA Style pages on my Writing Help Central Website.

Accordingly, the following is my summary of the key points for including APA citations in a paper, as per the APA Publication Manual.

Please take note that the material below is based on my understanding of the APA standards that I consulted when I wrote this. If you have a complex citation situation, please check the APA Publication Manual


American Psychological Association (APA)

The APA (1994, 218) suggests that World Wide Web citations follow this form:

  •  Periodical [On-line]. Available: specify path.

Last Name, First Initial. (year). Title of the article. Name of

 

A real example would be as follows:

  •  Available: http://www.vcsu.nodak.edu/masu/geogpol.html

Meartz, P. (1995). The rule of 90+. The Island Sun.[On-line].

 

Of additional note is that since E-mail and USENET newsgroups are not permanent forms, the APA suggests that you follow the personal communication format for them (1994, 174). They are not to be included in the reference list in APA style, thus if I were giving a reference for this concept and had received it in an E-mail letter, I would end my sentence with its citation (P. Meartz, personal communication, October 17, 1995), but no mention would be made in the reference list at the end of the document.


The MLA

The MLA (Gibaldi 1995, 151-167) suggests that World Wide Web citations follow this form:

  •  of the Database or Web Page. Online. Internet. Date accessed.

Last Name, First Name. "Title in Quotation Marks." Date. Title

Meartz, Paul. "The Rule of 90+." 1995. The Island Sun. Online. Internet. 17 Oct. 1995.

Do note that the MLA has numerous variations identified for Online and other sources. The nature of the Web Page--is it an electronic magazine, a personal page, etc--makes a difference. Consult the manual for full information.


Chicago and Other Simple Citations by Example

The following sample shows several types of citations and uses the Turabian/Chicago style format with a reference list at the end. [Do note that, as far as we are aware, Turabian/Chicago does not have a clear Internet form at this time, and the form shown is speculation based on their general format.] The items used include books, encyclopedias, magazines, and scholarly journals. Many other types are possible. [See the style manuals for those.]

Meartz (1987) found bankruptcies to be a serious threat to North Dakota's future. Meanwhile, in Venezuela, the exploration of the interior highlands continues without the mention of concern for the problems in North Dakota (George 1989, 526). But it is being said in certain places that, "timber was being carried away at high speed" (Orwell 1976, 95). Some places have found the issue silly (Encyclopedia Zots, 1992), while others have devoted pages to it (Carmarto 1991). The theft of lumber has even generated its own home page on the web (Luther 1995)

At the end of the document you would find the following:

List of References [or Bibliography, or Selected Bibliography]

  •  Available: http://www.netco.com/lumber/tree.html

Luther, David. 1995. Lumber page growing. New Pages Web Site.


Sample Bibliography

  •  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

American Psychological Association. 1994. Publication Manual.

  •  New York: Modern Language Association.

IL: University of Chicago.

Gibaldi, Joseph. 1995. Handbook for Writers of Research Papers

Turabian, Kate. 1987. A Manual for Writers. 5th ed. Chicago,