However, I am a little perplexed by your comment on not being able to recommend Accordance because of the lack of these resources (specifically NOAB and HarperCollins SB)…does that mean you don't recommend any Bible software to your students? These titles are not available any Bible software platform.
That's correct... I don't normally recommend any Bible software to my undergraduate students (with the significant exception of some experienced upper-level undergraduates and those involved in language study). Many undergraduates begin their collegiate careers without much experience in reading the Bible or a significant level of biblical literacy, which is why NOAB and HCSB are assigned in so many introductory survey courses... the introductions and notes assist them as they discover different critical approaches to the study of the Bible. The majority of students in these types of courses aren't going to major in religious studies, and Bible software packages represent a particularly weighty financial investment on their part. In light of these facts, if the study Bibles that they are required to use for their primary readings aren't available with a particular software package, then I can't really encourage most of them to buy it, whatever it is. However, I should reiterate that I do recommend Accordance to everyone in upper-level seminars or language courses.
In my mind, adding NOAB and HCSB would be particularly advantageous for Accordance because they possess the potential to open up a new demographic of users that remains relatively untapped. Given Accordance's accessible interface and powerful search capabilities, as well as the variety of competitively priced packages, I would recommend that all of my students consider buying a package of some kind and pairing it with one of these study Bibles if they were available. I think that the advantages of the program would make the biblical text more accessible to them in many ways, and would lead to better research on their part.