Global Mapping International
On-line resources presently lack much of the depth, subtlety, and historical perspective needed to establish an effective cross-cultural ministry strategy. Deeper insight into both approaches to ministry and cultural context are often found in books and articles. The good news is that the Internet is an excellent tool for finding printed materials, which can then be found in your local library, or requested through inter-library loan.
Library catalogs from most major North American research institutions are accessible through the Internet. Unfortunately, many of the catalogs are accessible only through an older Internet protocol known as telnet, which lets your computer act like a terminal attached to the library's computer. The telnet protocol is not directly supported by most web browsers, but telnet support can be generally be added at little cost and with only minor nuisance. See the Library of Congress Article "About Using TELNET and TN3270 from Web Browsers" for a further discussion. Reviews and download links for a variety of telnet software are included in the The Winsock Client Listing. Web links to an enormous number of library catalog systems are accessible from HYTELNET on the World Wide Web; you may wish to view this listing in order to decide whether the trouble of installing telnet software will be justified.
Library systems with excellent holdings of missiological material (unfortunately, apparently with telnet access only) include:
Web-accessible library systems indexing particularly large holdings, including a wide variety of material of use in mission research include:
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