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.  To access “how to” videos on accessing and using library videos click here, or go to the Library Information section on the Moodle course: Welcome to Seminary.

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

Fall Hours
August 18-December 5
Saturday- 12-4pm

Special library hours for Tuesday, Sept.24, 2019:
7:45am to 6:00pm 

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 tool

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 Gutenberg – 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.

Center for Studies in the Wesleyan Tradition — develops and provides access to outstanding research resources for students and scholars of the broad Wesleyan tradition.

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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