Academic Resources

Life Pacific College gladly welcomes you to check out our academic resources. We want your learning experience to be the best it can be. In order for that to happen, you need to have all the resources you can get. From checking out our Library to getting help from an Academic Advisor, we have it all.

Academic Advising

The Registrar’s Office is available to assist students with academic advising.  For the most current information see this page.

College Catalog

This catalog is intended to be a comprehensive representation of the programs offered by Life Pacific College. The first section contains general information pertinent to all programs. As you progress in the document, specific policies that pertain to each program (e.g., traditional program, degree completion program, Master of Arts program, and the Distance Learning program) are nested under their respective program heading.

View our current College Catalog here.


Established through the LIFE Alumni Association, the college library provides information resources for academic pursuit and a comfortable place to study. There is a strong theological collection and a growing general education collection that total more than 45,000 volumes. Careful selection of new materials by staff and faculty contributes to the quality of the library’s collection. In addition, technological resources continue to become available to support academic pursuits. Computer stations are available for word processing, email, and research through access to the library catalog, online databases, and other Internet resources.

Resources available to assist you with your research include:

Library Catalogs


The library has created guides to help students with resources for their course assignments.  Each guide contains an assignment page providing help for specific assignments in the course, a sources page suggesting relevant sources and how to use them, and a citation page with guides on how to properly cite materials. To search for a guide for your course Libguides, click here.

Databases Available

Databases are collections of subscriptions to journals, magazines, ebooks and other materials. Each database can be searched separately or all can be searched together within our WorldCat catalog. Some databases are “hosted” by other companies. The major database hosts that we use are ProQuest and EBSCO.


    • ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials (Bible/Theology/Ministry)
    • GreenFILE (Environmental Science)
    • Audiobook Collection
    • eBook Collection
    • eBook Academic Collection (General Academics)
    • eBook Business Collection (Business/Entrepreneurship)


    • ABI/INFORM Complete (Business)
    • GeoRef (Science/Technology)
    • International Bibliography of Art (IBA) (Arts)
    • PILOTS: Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress (Health/Medicine)
    • ProQuest Entrepreneurship (Business/Entrepreneurship)
    • ProQuest Research Library (General Academics)
    • PsycARTICLES (Psychology/Health/Medicine)

    Ancestry Library Edition – Search your ancestry and unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.

    Consortium of Pentecostal Archives – Includes full-text, primary documents by Aimee Semple McPherson and the Foursquare (Bridal Call, and Crusader magazines) from as early as 1917

    ERIC – Education Resources Information Center – is a digital library of educational research and information sponsored by the US Department of Education.

      Reference Materials

      Reference materials are general or broad knowledge resources. These items are searchable by topic and will produce results that can be considered academic and scholarly.

      • African American Biographical Database – Biographies of African Americans in the United States between 1790 to 1950. Contains extended narratives of African American activists, business people, former slaves, performing artists, educators, lawyers, physicians, writers, church leaders, homemakers, church and missionary leaders, government workers, athletes, farmers, scientists, factory workers, and more.
      • American National Biography – Biographies of Americans whose lives shaped the nation. Includes illustrations and links to other resources.
      • Credo Reference – a collection of over 600 titles with particular emphasis on encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, and reference handbooks.
      • Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970 – More than 660,000 large-scale maps of more than 12,000 American towns and cities. A valuable historical tool for urban specialists, social historians, architects, geographers, genealogists, local historians, planners, environmentalists and anyone who wants to learn about the history, growth, and development of American cities, towns, and neighborhoods.
      • Global Road Warrior – a website devoted to providing reliable, up-to-date digital media essential for researchers, educators, travelers, and logistics and international trade professionals.
      • Historical Newspapers – Find the full text of every article in every issue of The Times newspaper during one of the most important periods in the social, political and economic development of the industrialized world. Covers all aspects of British and American life and world affairs in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
      • Oxford Art Online – Oxford Art Online offers access to the most authoritative, inclusive, and easily searchable online art resources available today. Through a single, elegant gateway users can access—and simultaneously cross-search—an expanding range of Oxford’s acclaimed art reference works: Grove Art Online, the Benezit Dictionary of Artists, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, as well as many specially commissioned articles and bibliographies available exclusively online.
      • Oxford Biblical Studies – a comprehensive resource (Biblical texts/translations, handbooks, encyclopedias and concordances) for Biblical Studies using materials produced by Oxford University Press. 
      • Oxford English Dictionary – the dictionary of the English language, tracing definitions through history and includes quotations.

      Online Bookstore

      Library Hours

      Regular Library Hours
      Sunday3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
      Monday-Thursday7:20 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
      Friday7:20 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
      Saturday11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

      *Closed for Chapel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:20 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

      Summer Library Hours
      Monday-Friday8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.*

      *Closed from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. for lunch.


      You may contact the Library at one of the following:

      If you would like more information, or to have a resource sent to you, please fill out the Library – Information & Resource Request Form.

      Feel free to check out the Library’s Blog as well as the Facebook Page.

      You may also contact the Writing Center at any time by emailing

      Students with Disabilities

      The 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act mandated equal opportunity for students to participate in or benefit from the services offered by a place of public accommodation. This mandate is now inclusive of private universities. A qualified individual under ADA must have a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities. Major life activities involve caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning (which includes any type of diagnosed learning disability), and working. Moreover, a qualified disabled student must meet the academic and technical standards requisite for admission or participation in an education program or activity.

      Student Responsibilities

      If a student is aware, or suspects, that he/she is a qualified individual under the ADA, it is his/her responsibility to take the following steps:

      1. Fill out the Disability Accommodation Application.
      2. Bring the completed form, along with formal documentation (no older than 3 years) from a doctor on letterhead stating the specific disability, to Jen Powell, Assistant to the Academic Dean in the Academics Department.
      3. Attend a meeting with the director of Life Challenges, Gayle Samples, in order to discuss and determine appropriate accomodations.
      4. Repeat this process at the beginning of each academic year (for long term disabilities).

      If it is necessary for the student to be tested or assessed for a disability, it is the student’s responsibility to obtain this information from an outside source, such as a licensed psychologist or qualified educational therapist.

      Office of Academic Affairs Responsibilities

      It is the responsibility of Academic Affairs to serve as the starting point for any student who wishes to file a Disability Accommodation Application.

      The Office of Academic Affairs will help any student identified as a qualified individual under the ADA with academic accommodations after they have filled out an application and met with the Assistant to the Academic Dean. Students will be required to meet with the director of the Life Challenges program, who endeavors to provide a link between students and their professors by establishing an in-classroom accommodation plan, and who will assist them in developing their academic accommodation plan and subsequent interaction with 38 individual professors. The director of Life Challenges will assist in contacting and notifying professors as needed.

      In the event that a student’s disabilities will affect areas outside of Academics, such as his/her ability to fulfill chapel requirements, the Office of Student Life will be notified in order to provide reasonable accommodations. OSL will not waive the requirements for chapel. Students with severe diet restrictions, documented by a licensed physician, may also fill out the Disability Accommodation Application in regards to accommodations available in the Café or in regards to meal plan adjustments. Note: It is not the responsibility of OSL to provide any testing or assessments for a student who may have a qualifying disability.

      Reasonable accommodations include the following:


      • Allowance for the presence of a note-taker.
      • Allowance for the presence of a tape recorder.
      • Allowance for the presence of a scribe for tests.
      • Oral recitation of test questions.
      • Additional time for in-class assignments (time and a half for most circumstances; double time is the maximum time allowed for physical disabilities).
      • Additional time for tests (time and a half for most circumstances; double time the maximum allowed for physical disabilities).
      • Priority registration.
      • Taking tests (at no charge) in the Library.


      • Allowance for the presence of an interpreter
      • Reserved seating for easier access

      NOTE: It is not the responsibility of the Academics Office to change any technical requirements of classes or to give course waivers, nor to provide the necessary agents of accommodations. If a student is in need of items such as a tape recorder it will be his/her responsibility to provide one.