Library Research Tools
Each of the following reference publications should be available at
a library or through special order from
a Christian bookstore.
The Christian books may not be
available from a secular library, but may be available through your local
library on request by inter-library loan.
At a Christian college or university, look for the following:
Unreached Peoples Annuals
Lands and Peoples encyclopedias
The World and its Peoples encyclopedias
The World Christian Encyclopedia
History of the Expansion of Christianity, by Kenneth Scott Lattourette
Ristricted World Ministry Handbook, by Issachar
World Directory of Missions Research and Information Centers
International Bulletin of Missionary Research
US Mission Handbook
UK Mission Handbook
Encylopedia of Missions
Strongholds of the 10/40 Window, by George Otis, Jr.
International Journal of Frontier Missions
Evangelical Missions Quarterly
At any college or university, or large public library, look
National Geographic Magazine Index
Encyclopedia Britanica, Index Volume
Muslim Peoples, Richard V. Weekes, Editor. This contains maps showing
the general location of Muslim groups and documents 190 ethnic and or linguistic
groups that are Muslim.
Peoples of the Earth, 20 volumes published by Danbury Press (out
Illustrated Encyclopedia of Mankind, Marshall Cavendish Litd., publisher
Subject Guide to Books in Print
Linguistic Bibliography, J. Beylsmit, editor
Library of Congress Subect Headings. These large bound volumes show
the subject headings used in the card catalogue systems.
Machine Readable Catalogue Fiche (MARC)
Background Notes, US Department of State, Bureau of Public Affairs
Human Relations Area Files (HRAF)
Encyclopedia of the Third World, especially year books
Thanks to Bethany World Prayer Center for the above references
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