The Swanton Library has a collection of over 31,000 items, including books, journals, e-books and DVDs. The collection is constantly being expanded and updated to better suit our students and their individual needs.
ESBCO journals & e-books
All students have free access to many journals and e-books through EBSCO.
The PTC subscribes to the American Theological Library Assosciation (ATLA) Serials, which gives access to the full or partial text of all leading theological journals.
Our e-book collection is quickly growing, providing greater convenience to students and lowering their out-of-pocket costs.
All post-graduate/HDR students have free access to Grammarly Premium, a powerful tool which checks spelling and grammar, as well as detecting plagiarism.
To access and install, please contact the IT Co-ordinator Jared Hood.
State Library journals, databases and e-books
The State Library of Victoria offers free memberships which give users access to many journals, databases and e-books including:
JSTOR: millions of scholarly articles on all subjects (the Religion section currently has 137 journals and over 5000 books available)
ProQuest: the world's largest multidisciplinary full-text database (includes a Religion database with 250 full-text journals)
Google provides several specialised services for students beyond the standard search:
Google Books: if you can't find what you're looking for on a specialised database, try Google Books, the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books.
Google Scholar: search over 100 million peer-reviewed academic journals, books, conference papers and theses. Includes option to save articles for easy reference.
Most units, whether delivered on or off campus, have a unit area in PTC Online - online.ptc.edu.au. Various resources (including the above) are available by selecting ‘Research resources’ from the ‘My Units’ menu.