Answered By: Jeremy McGinniss
Last Updated: Nov 21, 2022     Views: 725

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. Navigate to the main library website at http://www.liberty.edu/library/.
  2. To the right, under Databases by Subject select Browse All Databases.
  3. On the A-Z Databases page, select the letter T.
  4. In the list that comes up select the link to the Theological Journal Library.
  5. Once in the database, 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 QuickSearch:

  1. Navigate to the main library website at http://www.liberty.edu/library/.
  2. To the right, under Databases by Subject select Browse All Databases.
  3. On the A-Z Databases page, select the letter E.
  4. In the list that comes up select the link to EBSCO QuickSearch.
  5. 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)
  6. Then click Search.
  7. When the results load, look on the left under Limit To and select Full Text.
  8. You will want to review the results here more closely if you are 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 Creation Studies page within the Biology & Chemistry Research Guide here: https://libguides.liberty.edu/c.php?g=564085&p=3884578

If you have any additional questions, feel free to reach out to us at (434) 582-2220 or at research@liberty.edu.