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Last Updated: Mar 03, 2017     Views: 103

To locate sources on young earth creationism, use the databases below. The Theological Journal Library will be the easiest database to use to find articles specifically from a young-earth viewpoint.

Find articles using the Theological Journal Library:

  1. Go to the library home page.
  2. In the top middle-right of the page there is a heading called "Collections." Click on this heading and choose the option labeled "Databases," which is under "Electronic."
  3. On the left side of the page, there is a list of subjects underneath the heading "Browse by Subject." Find and click on the subject labeled "Philosophy and Religion."
  4. On the next page there will be a list of databases related to philosophy and religion. Scroll down until you see that one labeled "Theological Journal Library." It will be toward the bottom of the list. Click on this database title.
  5. On the next page, click on the option "Search Journals" which is on the right underneath "Journals Menu."
  6. On the next page, you will then be able to use the search bar to search for articles related to your topic. Search for terms like Creationism or Young Earth Creationism
  7. The articles that are found will be considered scholarly articles and you will be able to read them by simply clicking on the article title.

Find articles using EBSCO Quick Search:

  1. Go to the library home page.
  2. In the top middle-right of the page there is a heading called "Collections." Click on this heading and choose the option labeled "Databases," which is under "Electronic."
  3. When the page loads, look under “Featured Resources” and select “EBSCO Quick Search.”
  4. Once in the database, use the first search bar located in the top left section. On the first line, type in: Young Earth Theory OR Young Earth Creationism (include “OR” between the two phrases)
  5. Then click “Search.”
  6. When the results load, look on the left under “Limit To” and select “Full Text.”
  7. You will want to review the results here more closely if you’re looking for a young earth viewpoint. Some of these articles may reference young earth theory but ultimately be from an old earth viewpoint.

For articles from an old earth secular viewpoint, use EBSCO but instead search for terms like Old Earth AND Geologic Time or Old Earth AND Evolution. You can also search for specific old earth theories like Big Bang or Nebular Hypothesis. Most articles focusing on these theories will be from an old earth perspective.

You can also access these databases and other helpful links from our Earth Science page within the Biology & Chemistry Research Guide here: http://libguides.liberty.edu/c.php?g=564085&p=3884580