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Summit Pacific College's Hudson Memorial Library: Students are able to access the Library database via the student portal. Distance Education students may borrow books from the Summit Library by contacting the Distance Education office.

Summit Pacific College's Hudson Memorial Library provides access to extensive on-line study resources. These may be accessed at This is a publicly accessible resource.

Summit Pacific College subscribes to EbscoHost ATLA Index (which provides access to over 250 full text articles in philosophy and religion). In addition, the ATLA Serials provide 1,646 full text journals for academic research (ATLA = American Theological Library Association). Students registering for Distance Education courses will receive the information required to access these resources.


The college provides a basic style guide to students as a reference when preparing papers. This is available on request from the Distance Education office in printed form or may be downloaded from the college library's web site ( Links to other online style guides are also provided there. When a student registers for a course, the syllabus will indicate writing requirements for essays.

Summit's Style Guide is based on Turabian style which is the Chicago style with slight modifications for the needs of student writers.


Students enrolled in the Summit Pacific Distance Education program should purpose to acquire a library of essential reference books. The College expects students to develop their reading, research, and writing skills. Reference citations and a concluding bibliography are required in all research essay submissions.

Students will find the following resources to be of great assistance in developing their own personal library of study resources:

Concordance: Many Christians currently use the NIV translation of scripture. For these Christians the NIV Compact Concordance, Zondervan, 2003, is readily available for a reasonable price. For those using other translations such as The New American Standard, New King James, New English, and other translations, reference Bibles using these translations have an adequate concordance. Since there are a wide variety of new translations available, on-line and electronic options are becoming more popular. Logos Bible Software (, OliveTree ( and Wordsearch Bible ( are popular sofware options both for computers and mobile devices. Concordance function (word search) is also availabe for a large number of translations at

Dictionary: A popular modern Bible dictionary is: New Bible Dictionary, Intervarsity Press, 1996, but there are many other sound evangelical Bible dictionaries such as Eerdman's Dictionary of the Bible, Eerdmans, 2000.

Commentary: Students will need commentary reference sources. We recommend that students learn to use these in a library before investing in a multi-volume set. A popular current one volume commentary is the New Bible Commentary: 21st Century Edition, InterVarsity Press, 1994.

Bible Atlas: Another very valuable tool is a good Bible atlas. Probably the most useful is the recently published IVP Bible Atlas of Bible History, IVP Academic, 2006. Another notable Bible atlas is the The Biblical World: An Illustrated Atlas, National Geographic, 2007. This atlas is especially notable for its fine photography of Bible lands.

Software: For students who are looking for computer resources, Logos Bible Software (, OliveTree (, Wordsearch Bible ( are popular software options for computers and for mobile devices.

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