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Library Guide

The library has multiple computer labs available for student use. The main computer lab has 14 computers available except while classes are being held. Room L-1 has additional computers available but priority must be given to Academy students during the school day.

Computers in the library will reboot themselves automatically after 10 minutes of inactivity. Please do not leave the computer unattended. All unsaved work will be irretrievably lost once the time limit has been reached.

All printing in the library is controlled through the Pharos printing system. Laser prints are .10 cents each.

All lab computers have Microsoft Office 2010 installed. Some computers have additional study or research software loaded. Please see the librarian on duty for specific software options.

Flash Drives - Do not store your only copy of important documents only on a flash drive.
Please keep your important documents on the network or in more than one location rather than solely on a flash drive. Flash drives are a good means of portable storage but are not reliable as a youronly storage medium. You may also make use of the document storage space available through your online students.tbc.edu email account. USB "flash drives” may be available for sale in various capacities in the college bookstore.

The Library uses a cost control system designed to lower operating costs and eliminate waste on lab printers. Each student is given an account to which all printing costs are charged. Black & White Pages are .10 cents per page. Color pages are .50 cents per page.

You will be credited $5.00 each semester, this will allow you a total of 50 "free” prints before you will be required to pay per page. This credit does not carry over semester to semester. Students enrolled in certain computer or secretarial classes may be credited an additional amount out of lab fees in order to fulfill classroom projects.
For more details see the following Pharos article.

Library Resources:

Standard Software:
  • Microsoft Words Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoints Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Outlooks Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Adobe Photoshop (main lab)

Specific software is available on certain lab computers. The software may be used for classes requiring additional course work or assignments.

Bible Software: [fourteen machines in the main lab]
Main lab computers have the following specialty Bible software installed:
  • Pastor’s Library – Logos Bile Series X: 165 titles useful for Bible study and sermon preparation.
  • Church History Collection: 100 leading books on church history, including The Early Church Fathers (38 vols.), and Schaff’s History of the Christian Church (6 vols.).
  • Theological Journal Library: 250 years of leading theological journals, including Bibliotheca Sacra (Dallas Theological Seminary) from 1934-2001.
  • Roger Williams Heritage Archive: 100 books on Baptist history and polity; 215 short biographies of Baptists.
Library Research Computer: located next to the color laser printer in the main part of the library
  • Cell Biology: sound and graphics explanation of DNA, Mitosis & Meiosis; Cell Structure & Function, Plasma Membrane & Cellular Transport; Roots and Stems.
  • The Church Law and Tax Report’s Pastor Church and Law, 3rd Edition: An important resource on legal and tax developments affecting the ministries nationwide.
  • Time Multimedia Almanac, 1923-1995: Over 2,000 key articles, and other resources from seven decades of this magazine.
  • Fundamental Baptist CD-ROM Library: This resource contains a contemporary church issues research library, a Bible encyclopedia, a preacher’s information database, a church directory, a Baptist history library, a Bible Version library, and much more.
  • Oxford English Dictionary (unabridged): An electronic version of the 30+ volume dictionary. The historical uses of each word are shown under the entry for the word.
Library Internet Resources:
The library subscribes to three databases which are accessible at www.lirn.net. The password must be obtained from the library staff. Once you have the password, you can access these databases from any computer, on or off campus.
  • Infotrac: a group of 13 databases featuring full text articles from over 5,000 newspapers and magazines.
  • ELibrary: features full-text articles from 230 newspapers, 920 magazines, 5,000 maps, 500,000 photos and images, and numerous radio and television transcripts.
  • ProQuest Direct: full-text articles from business and trade journals, and hundreds of magazines. The Education and Psychology modules will be of special interest to education majors.
  • Florida Electronic Library: http://www.flelibrary.org This is the state of Florida’s library system website which contains access to research databases as well as information on Florida history. A public library card number from a local library system in the state of Florida is required for access to most databases.
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica Online Academic Edition: http://search.eb.com/. This is remotely accessible. To use off-campus, get the username and password from the library staff.
  • Jacksonville Public Library: http://jpl.coj.net. By searching JAXCAT the user can see the availability of library materials at nearby branches. Most of the library’s databases require a Jacksonville Public Library ID card number for access.
  • The Berean Call Archives: Issues of the Berean Call from 1986-1999. Author and lecturer Dave Hunt’s newsletter on issues confronting contemporary Christianity.
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