The Cedarholm Library is a great place to conduct research. Search Holmes below to find materials. You can also look at some of the other helpful resources that we have compiled for your research.

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The Cedarholm Library uses EBSCO (A.K.A. HOLMES) to search for information at the library. HOLMES gives you access to material physically available in the library in addition to other resources. Search HOLMES to the right or browse the sections below for more information on the Cedarholm Library.


In relation to libraries, research databases are collections of books, journals, images, etc., that help you as you’re conducting research. The Cedarholm Library has access to a number of databases outside of EBSCO. These databases are useful for any area of study. You can see the current offerings on the Databases page.

Computer Programs

We have several helpful programs on our computers here in the library — Bible programs, counseling programs, music programs, and more! See our Computer Programs page for details.

Paper style guidelines

The authoritative sources for each documentation style (APA, MLA, and Chicago/Turabian) are the style manuals themselves. You can easily find these in the Reference section of the library. Paper specifications may also vary based on guidelines that are specific to a particular course, teacher, or department. Be sure you know your teacher’s requirements for documentation styles.

These style guides are the most current editions of the following titles:

  • APA style: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association by the American Psychological Association
  • MLA style: MLA Handbook for Writers by Joseph Gibaldi
  • Turabian (also known as Chicago) style: A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations by Kate L. Turabian
  • Turabian for Bible Department papers only: Quality Research Papers: For Students of Religion and Theology by Nancy J. Vhymeister

Helpful Websites

We’ve gathered a number of websites over the years intended to help our students conduct research quicker and more easily.