The William Broadhurst Library

The William Broadhurst Library houses more than 150,000 titles and over 200 periodicals with significant resources in the areas of the Wesleyan doctrine of holiness and on the history of the Church of the Nazarene. We also now have more than 320,000 electronic books that our students can access via our online card catalog from home or while in the library.

Questions? Please contact the library at: 816-268-5471 or at You can also connect with us through the library’s Facebook page.

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Closed: Wednesday – Friday 11/21/18-11/23/18
Open Satuday 11/24/18: Noon – 4pm

Fall Hours

Beginning August 20
Monday/Wednesday – 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tuesday/Thursday – 8:00 am – 8:30 pm
Saturday – 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Closed Friday/Sunday

Searchable Databases

ATLA Ebsco Database Search (by subject) (journals) – ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials, Religion and Philosophy Collection, Christian Periodical Index, and Academic Search Elite

Online Journals by Title

NTS Institutional Repository

MidAmerica Nazarene University Card Catalog

Atlas for Alum

Writing Helps

Turabian Style Guide – Guide and helps for writing academic papers using the Turabian style

Zotero – Research organization and assistance tools

Easybib – Online bibliography and citation too

Recommended Resources

Christian Classics Ethereal Library – Writings of the Early Church

Google Scholar Search – A search engine for scholar

NNU Wesley Center – Selective, annotated guide to online sources related to theology in the Wesleyan tradition

Project Gutenburg – Online full text of religious writings

Wesleyan Holiness Digital Library
– The Wesleyan-Holiness Digital Library is a free, multidisciplinary, open access, digital resource of books, literature, multimedia, and archives collected into a single institutional repository.

Wabash Center – A selective, annotated guide to a wide variety of electronic resources of interest to those who are involved in the study and practice of religion, including syllabi, electronic texts, electronic journals, web sites, bibliographies, liturgies, and references.

Research in Ministry – Abstracts of Doctor of Ministry Projects from ATS seminaries

Religion Online – Includes a number of contemporary writings

Religious Studies Web Guide – Focuses on free internet resources of use to researchers involved in the academic study of religion

WorldCat – Find resources in a library near you

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