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The Cordas C. Burnett Library is the major information resource center of AGTS. Located in the beautiful home of AGTS, this two-level facility provides students with a pleasant, quiet atmosphere and a wealth of resources for the pursuit of serious graduate study: student

 

  • 135,000-volume capacity
  • Current Holdings (search them using WebVoyager)
    • 86,675 bound volumes
    • 70,823 microforms
    • 4,873 audiovisuals
    • about 500 current periodical subscriptions, including an extensive biblical and Pentecostal studies collection and an ever-growing collection of counseling resources
  • Access to OCLC (Online Computer Library Center), a major worldwide computer-based cataloging bibliographic utility, through the Missouri Library Network Corporation (MLNC).
  • Voyager Library Automated System, a fully integrated library automated system complete with online catalog, circulation control, cataloging, acquisitions and serials control, and administration system.
  • Interlibrary loan services through OCLC.
  • Computer lab
    • 20 personal computers
    • 3 more computers providing additional access to the online catalog for all library patrons
    • 4 laser printers
    • Productivity software (Microsoft Word, etc.)
    • Library resources
    • Broadband Internet access
  • Electronic Resources (More Information)
    • CD-ROM server that can be accessed from all computer terminals in the Seminary. This server contains the Library’s main indexing and resource tools on CD-ROM:
      • Religious and Theological Abstracts
      • Family Studies Database
      • ERIC
    • Additional resources available for student use include:
      • BibleWorks
      • Bible Windows on CD-ROM
      • Greek Tutor
      • Hebrew Tutor
      • Endnote
      • Thesaurus Linguae Graecae on CD-ROM
      • Historical Pentecostal Archives
      • Child Abuse
      • Child Welfare & Adoption Database
      • Complete collection of HRAF (Human Relations Area Files) on microfiche for cross-cultural and intercultural studies
      • Direct institutional access to eHRAF (Electronic Human Relations Area Files)
      • Direct institutional access to UMI Pro Quest Digital Dissertations
      • Direct institutional access to ATLA's Research in Ministry (RIM) Online
      • Internet access through MOREnet. This access makes available several of the full-text databases of EBSCOhost which significantly enhance the periodicals that the Library offers to students and faculty. EBSCOhost includes:
        • ATLA Religion Index
        • ATLA Full-Text Religion
        • APA (American Psychological Association) Database
  • Wide Borrowing Community With Over 1,000,000 Volumes AGTS faculty, students, and staff may borrow materials from the libraries of

libThese resources enable AGTS students to deal effectively and efficiently with their information needs. As students grow in their experience and skill, becoming more advanced in the pursuit of these needs, the Library can offer virtually unlimited access to resources through the Voyager Library System, OCLC, the Internet and Interlibrary Loan.

FLOWER PENTECOSTAL HERITAGE CENTER AGTS students benefit from the museum and resources for the study of the Assemblies of God and Pentecostalism housed at the Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center in the headquarters complex of the Assemblies of God. The holdings focus on:

  • The history of the Assemblies of God
  • Related materials on the Pentecostal, Charismatic, and Evangelical traditions
  • Available correspondence, reports, published and unpublished histories, periodicals, news clips, personal papers, diaries, photographs, audiovisual materials (including oral histories), committee notes and minutes, memorabilia, and other items

The Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center is one of the foremost archives for the study of Pentecostalism in North America. The Center also publishes the quarterly Assemblies of God Heritage.

Updated: Thursday, April 21, 2011 11:40 AM

 

 
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