Library Catalogue (KOHA)

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Want to find a book from the physical items we already have in the system?

The Library Catalogue is what you’re looking for! Koha contains the records of all of ABC’s books, along with items from our partner Library,  Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary & College. If you want to see only the items we have at ABC, remember to limit your search from ‘All Libraries’ to ‘Alberta Bible College’ on the right, but remember, even if it’s only available at CSBS, we can put a hold on it for you and they’ll ship it here for you to use!


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Through EBSCOhost we have access to hundreds of online eBooks! This database is very useful, but there are some things that you should know about it.

1.When you’re off campus you’ll need to sign in to access eBooks. Your username will be your ABC campus email address (Example [email protected]) and your PIN will be the last 4 digits of the phone number you provided ABC.

2. Most eBooks work  like physical books: only 1 person can read them at a time. Consider downloading the pages you need and then closing the eBook.

3. Downloading pages is not available for all eBooks, but when it is, you’ll find the option on the top left. Open the eBook as either an EPUB Full Text file or a PDF (top left after you’ve clicked on the specific eBook). Then click on ‘save pages’. The number in the yellow box will tell you how many pages you are allowed to save.

Still have questions? Feel free to contact your librarian at [email protected] and we’ll do all we can to assist!

Bible Journals

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ABC subscribes to multiple Bible Journal Databases, the most comprehensive being the ATLA Religion Database with Serials.

The ATLA Religion Database with Serials has thousands of peer reviewed journal articles and can be a huge help for sources when writing a tricky paper.

Remember to check if the resource you’re interested in is ‘full text’ or just an abstract! You can limit to full text only using the limiters on the left hand side after you’ve put in your search terms.

If it’s just an abstract that means that you’ll be able to see what the article is about, but ABC’s Librarian will have to go through the Interlibrary Loan process to get you access. This might take a little bit of extra time. notify her of your interest at [email protected]

Counselling Videos (Alexander Street)

Counseling Video Collection

Good new for Counseling students! ABC has  access to Alexander Street Counselling and Therapy in Video Collection. This database contains hundreds of practical video examples of various counselling techniques.

Your username will be your ABC campus email address (Example [email protected]) and your PIN will be the last 4 digits of the phone number you provided ABC. If this doesn’t work contact your librarian at [email protected]


Counselling Journals

 Approximately 500 full-text journals relating to psychology. Includes a strong focus on counselling resources.

Note: For less ‘science speak’ articles search the socINDEX with full Text specifically.

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More Journal Databases

Alberta Bible College Library has access to database containing articles and journals to help you with your research for projects and assignments. 

Some of the EBSCO Databases are:

Academic Search Complete Upgrade that has approximately updates to Academic Search Complete, adding approximately 2000 journals.

CINAHL® Plus with Full Text which focus on the subjects of nursing and health, this collection contains approximately 7,500,000 records and 340 full-text, non-open access journals.

Bibliography of Native North Americans™ that comprise of citations for approximately 350,000 books, essays, journal articles and government documents on a variety of topics relating to North American history with reference to the native inhabitants of this land.

Under the Gale Databases there are:

World History In Context which has approximately 500 full-text articles focusing on world history.

Literature Resource Centre contains over 1,000,000 full-text articles and essays on literature criticism.

Archives Unbound which is an online Shakespeare Collection. 

Any database dealing specifically with Bible or Counselling Journals have their own box with information and links on this page.

Interlibrary Loans
(The Alberta Library Online)

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Is there a book that you REALLY need but we just don’t have it in our collection?

Never fear, TAL has got you covered! TAL allows us to access books from almost any library in Alberta, so if the book is out there, we can probably get it. Be warned though, because it’s from a library system outside of our own the checkout periods tend to be more strict and fines for late items steeper. Talk to your librarian for more help or information.

Lyrics and Chord Charts
(CCLI Song Select)

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Are you a musician? ABC has got you covered!

CCLI Song Select provides words, chords, and sheet music to thousands of the most popular christian tunes. This resource does require you to make an separate account through ABC, so talk to your librarian for access.

Calgary Public Library


ABC’s isn’t the only library around!

If you’re living in Calgary you’ve got all you need for a Calgary Public Library Card, and they’ve got tons of resources and research help too! The nearest branch to ABC is the Louise Riley Library, located next to North Hill Center.

Personalized Research Guidance

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Did you know that ABC has an Academic coach/tutor?

David Ross is here to help with all of your research, writing, or citation needs, and she’s here to help for free!

Set up an appointment by emailing her at [email protected]!


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