BIBL 471 - Biblical Archaeology
Liberty University Students
Welcome to Biblical
Archaeology 471. To get you excited about the course here is a
short 4 min. video on an Introduction
to Biblical Archaeology created by Logos
Media Ed introducing their course. It hosts James Strange,
Jodi Magness, and my good friend, Scott Stripling director at
Now to doing research!
Liberty Students NOTE: Be sure to setup an off campus access account and use the Ezproxy login to gain access to many online articles and books (not necessary now with the new https://mylu.liberty.edu login. To access Liberty "Library Subscription Databases" you must be logged into Liberty University's servers. How do I know? Your link will have .../2048/link in the URL. For example http://www.jstor.org.ezproxy.liberty.edu:2048/ If you go directly to www.jstor.org you will not have access to the paid subscription that Liberty has paid for.
Here are a few resources that will help you in your research. I expect that you will use quality academic resource.
- Liberty Library
"Library Subscription Databases" (i.e. Liberty
Journal Finder, JSTOR,
and NOT Free popular
internet sites for your research. There is a video on how to
use journal articles in the Jerry Falwell Library VIDEO
- Liberty Religion & Philosophy Research Guide. A Great place to start for sources for this course.
- My Blog. Your looking at it!! Check out the right drop-down box under Student Helps for more resources. column for books and links under these headings.
- My Books. Biblical Archaeology Vol. 1, Key Themes of the Old Testament, Key Themes of the New Testament and Key Facts for the Location of Sodom are full of side bar sections on archaeology.
- Google Books
Search for a book and use the Look
Inside feature. This can be a big help.
Use the table of contents of the book. You will need to set
up a Google account to view the pages but this is free.
Sometimes if the page is not available on
one Amazon it is in Google books so make sure to check both
sites if you don't see what you need. You do need to watch
carefully the quality of the books. (From a reputable
publisher with University in the name i.e., Oxford
University Press, Harvard, etc.). Don't use "Archaeology
for Dummies!!!" it does exist!!
- Internet Archive.
This site has the largest collection of scanned works in the
world. Almost anything that is prior to 1923 is available
because of the copyright laws. Various formats are available
including PDF, Txt, and Html.
- Wikipedia. Don't use it!!! The material is notorious for being unreliable and inaccurate. If you do look at an article go to the end of the article and find the footnotes and bibliography, where there will often be links to PDF files you can download or books you can look up in Google books or get at the Library. NEVER place Wikipedia in your bibliography.
- See Research
helps in the above menu.
Modified October 6, 2016. Copyright © 2016 Electronic Christian Media