These research tools will help you succeed in your studies.  You may download the following guides and utilize the following online resources to help with your research.  If you have any questions about these tools, please contact the Library Director.




The official citation style of PacRim is Turabian (8th ed.). Students are expected to utilize this particular citation style in all their research. Below is a quick outline of how to cite in Bibliography style. You can download a copy of the the citation guide from below.



Author Last name, First name. Title. Publication City: Publisher, Year.


Vyhmeister, Nancy Jean. Quality Research Papers: For Students of Religion and Theology. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2001.

Electronic Books

Author Last name, First name. Title. Publication City: Publisher, Year. Website address (access date).


Abbott, Edwin A. How to Write Clearly. N.p.: Nabu Press, 2007. (November 16, 2011).

Journal Articles

Author Last name, First name. “Article Title.” Journal Title Volume or Issue number (date): pages.


Jones, Stanton L. “Psychology and Christianity in 3-D: A Review Essay.” Christian Scholar’s Review 40, no. 3 (2011): 267-81.

Format Requirements:

  • Leave a one inch margin on all four sides of your paper.

  • Use Times New Roman font in twelve point size. Footnotes should be in ten point size.

  • Double space all the text in the paper except for the footnotes and bibliography.

  • Number the pages in the paper (do not number the title page). The page number can be placed: (1) centered at the bottom of the page, (2) centered at the top of the page, or (3) placed at the top right corner of the page.

  • Subtitles should be centered and with all capitalized letters. Leave two blank lines between the title and first line of text.

  • Remember to indent at the beginning of each new paragraph.

  • If you are citing in bibliography style, begin by typing Bibliography at the top of the page. Leave two blank lines of space between Bibliography and the first citation.

  • For further information, see the Appendix of the Turabian manual, pages 371 to 408.





The following online resources are password-protected for PacRim students and faculty. If you are a student or faculty member, please contact the Library Director for login information. 



Search Our Entire Collection on Populi


Search Our Entire Collection on Populi

Catalog Access

Use your populi student account and click on the 'Library' tab on the top-left navigation to access our online catalog to search our catalog, place holds, check due dates, etc.

Finding Resources in the Catalog

As a Library Patron, you can search the Catalog, place holds on resources, recommend and review resources, and keep track of your Library activity (books you've borrowed, fines to be paid, etc.). The Library has three tabs: Catalog, Links, and My Profile.

Search Resources

First, select which Resource Type you’d like to search. Then, just type in the search field and press enter.

To make your searches more specific, you can type modifiers just before your main search term to narrow down your results:

  • title:

  • barcode:

  • author:

  • creator:

  • subject:

  • call number:

Your search results will list below the search field. Search returns 25 results per page; you’ll find links to the Previous and Next pages at the bottom of each search page.

Click a title to view that Resource.


In the Subjects tab, click any subject name to see all the Resources with that subject.

Placing Holds

Place a hold on the Resource by clicking Place a hold below the cover image. Choose the library where you would like to pick up the Resource and click Place Hold to complete it.

Your Library Profile

My Profile shows your Library-related activity, splitting it into two tabs: Circulation and Reviews.Circulation

Under Loans, use the drop-down to filter the list to show the Resources you’ve checked out and see those that are On Loan, Returned, or have Unpaid Fines.

You can Renew a resource by clicking the link next to the due date of the resource you’d like to renew.

Your Summary gives you the stats: how many resources are checked out, how many (if any) are overdue, and a running total of any fines you owe.

You can probably guess what you’ll see under Contact Info. If anyone at the Library needs to get a hold of you, this is where they’ll look. If you need to correct something here, change it on your regular Populi Profile and your Library Profile will update automatically.

All of your Resource Holds list here; if you need to cancel a hold, click the link to do so.




Britannica is the first place you should look for reliable information and research inspiration. This site also offers Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools.




EBSCOhost provides over 350 full-text and secondary databases containing magazine and journal articles. Several research databases that will complement your research are listed below.


ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials

The ATLA Religion Database includes more than 620,000 article citations from more than 1,746 journals (575 currently indexed), more than 250,000 essay citations from over 18,000 multi-author works, more than 570,000 book review citations, and a growing number of multimedia citations. In ATLASerials, full text is provided for more than 380,000 electronic articles and book reviews. This database is produced by the American Theological Library Association.

Religion and Philosophy Collection

Over 300 full-text journals on topics such as: world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.

Academic Search Complete

A multidisciplinary database providing 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to the full-text, this database offers more than 12,500 journals and 13,200 publications.

MasterFILE Complete

Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 2,000 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1922. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Complete also contains full text for more than 1,000 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

Covers information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. This is the world’s largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 400 journals

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.




Research in Ministry

Indexes and abstracts, projects, and theses from over 100 Doctor of Ministry (DMin), Doctor of Missiology (DMiss) and Doctor of Educational Ministry (DEdMin) programs accredited by the Association of Theological Schools.

American Journal of Biblical Theology

A weekly, peer-reviewed open access journal.

The Association of Religion Data Archives

Data included in the Association of Religion Archives (ARDA) are submitted by the foremost religion scholars and research centers in the world.

Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative

Created by the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) and the Association of Theological Schools, CDRI is a repository of digital resources contributed by member libraries.

Princeton Theological Seminary

The Theological Commons is a digital library of over 80,000 resources on theology and religion. It consists mainly of public domain books but also includes periodicals, audio recordings, and other formats.


Since 2010, Transpositions, the official blog of the Institute for Theology, Imagination, and the Arts at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, has published posts by notable artists, practitioners, and scholars on the arts and culture.

JSTOR Understanding Shakespeare

Understanding Shakespeare is a free resource that is open to the public. You can read Shakespeare's plays such as Macbeth or Othello online for free. Even though PacRim does not subscribe to JSTOR, you can copy the article information and check if the article is available in EBSCO.

Hawaii State Public Library System

The mission of HSPLS is to nurture a lifelong love of reading and learning through its staff, collections, programs, services, and physical and virtual spaces. The initial library card is free for Hawaii residents and military personnel and their dependents. For non-residents, there is a $25.00 non-resident card that is good for five years or a $10.00 non-resident card that is good for three months.