Phillips Library provides a broad range of online and print resources to the Phillips community, and our services are tailored to meet the research needs of everyone—those who live locally as well as distance learners. Below you will find information about library services for Phillips master’s and doctoral students, special collections for Disciples of Christ students, and information about accessing the catalog, research databases, and electronic books.

Accessing the Library Guides

Access the Phillips Students and Faculty Library Guides by using your Single Sign-On credentials. If you are not signed in, clicking on a guide will direct you to the SSO login screen, and once you are signed in you will be automatically directed back to the guide.

Online Resources for Students and Faculty

This guide provides quick access to all of the subscription databases available through the Phillips Library. Each guide tab contains information on the database and an access link.

These databases are the “red lock” () ones in the A-Z Database List and require logging in with your SSO credentials to access. Any database with a green lock icon (Free Resource) is open to all users and does not require signing in.

DMin Student Resources and IRB Forms

In the DMin Resources Guide you will find:

  • The DMin Handbook
  • Project formatting guidelines
  • Turabian and Phillips Style information
  • Research methodology and demographic resources

In the IRB Guide you will find PTS Institutional Review Board (IRB) documentation. The PTS Institutional Review Board reviews and monitors research protocols and related materials in order to protect the rights and welfare of human subjects participating in student research projects.

The DMin Projects Guide contains full-text access to recent DMin projects. Currently, there are 20 projects in the collection.

Master's Thesis Resources

In the Master’s Thesis Resources guide you will find formatting guidelines for the Master’s Thesis.

Disciples of Christ Student Resources

Library resources for Disciples of Christ students includes digital access to DoC Journal Indexes in our DoC Journals and Indexes Guide and some journals in full-text, as well as an extensive research topic guide curated by Dr. Lisa Barnett.

The Stone Campbell Journal hosts an annual conference and student paper competition. Students interested in participating in the competition can find information on competition topics and rules, and formatting and submission guidelines in the Stone Campbell Journal Student Paper Competition Guide.

Electronic Books

Logos of the Library's 6 eBook platforms. The Library has almost 2000 ebooks in our collection that you can access 24/7 from off-campus! Our ebook collection is comprised of books from 6 different providers – JSTOR, ProQuest, EBSCO, Brill, Cambridge University Press, and Oxford Academic. The Electronic Books Guide provides information on how to access our eBooks and the different printing and downloading guidelines for each provider.


Faculty Bibliographies

The Faculty Bibliographies from 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 are all available digitally. The guides also include a PDF of the bibliography that can either be downloaded or read in your browser.

Faculty Purchase Request Form

The Library strives to support the curriculum and research needs of the Phillips community. We welcome and encourage suggestions from the Phillips Faculty regarding additions to our collection, whether they are books, journals, databases, or other materials.

Simply fill out the Faculty Purchase Request Form with your request.  All form submissions are sent to Sandy Shapoval, Dean of the Library. Please feel free to contact her at with any questions.

Interlibrary Loan

If the Phillips Library doesn’t have a resource (book, journal article, DVD, etc.) that you need, we will borrow the item from another library. You can use our ILL Request form to submit your Interlibrary Loan Request.

If you live outside of Tulsa, we will mail the items to you with no charge. Please allow sufficient time for us to receive and mail the items. When you finish using ILL materials, just drop them back in the mail to us. We will return them to the lending library.