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Database Description
Academic Journals This database is a broad-based publisher of peer-reviewed open access journals. Academic Journals publishes open access journals covering art and humanities, engineering, medical science, social sciences, biological sciences, physical sciences and agricultural sciences.
African Journal Archive This retrospective digitization project has been launched by Sabinet Gateway and the Carnegie Corporation. The archive fulfills to some extent the significant social and educational need in Africa and throughout the world to preserve journal literature emanating from publishers and societies on the continent.
American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) Photo Archive The ACOR Library holds a remarkable photographic archive related to its role in preserving and promoting the country’s heritage. The collection provides primary visual documentation of Jordan, including the major archaeological and cultural heritage projects the center has sponsored across the country over the decades. Given its broad range of content and subject matter, the ACOR Library photographic archive has the potential to be a crucial resource for American, international, and Jordanian scholars involved in cultural and natural heritage preservation and management.
American Doctoral Dissertations This database includes theses and dissertations from 1902 to the present.
American Methodist Collection This collection of Methodist documents contains several thousand, full text, searchable digital collections of works by Methodist and about Methodism.
Anthropological Index Online The Anthropological Index Online (AIO) is an index to articles in journals taken by the Library and to films held at the Royal Anthropological Institute. The Library, which incorporates the former RAI library, holds periodical titles covering all branches and areas of anthropology. Records cover 1957 to the present.
Anthropology Commons Anthropology Commons is an initiative to digitize and make freely available important archival content in this field, beginning with the papers of Ruth Fulton Benedict. Benedict made significant contributions to the field of anthropology through her exploration and examination of the role of individuals in relation to larger societies and cultures.
AOSIS Open Journals Publishes open-access, peer-reviewed scholarly journals, covering a wide range of academic disciplines.
ArchiveGrid Provides online access to nearly a million descriptions of archival collections owned by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies and archives worldwide.
Association of Religion Data Archives Research data on American Religion.
Australian Islamic Library - المكتبة الإسلامية الاسترالية One of the biggest collections of Islamic online books. Available in numerous international languages to suit Muslim readers worldwide.
Biblical Studies on the Web The BSW Research Center includes studies and sharing of biblical theology by the BSW community, the electronic version of established biblical journals (Biblica and Filología Neotestamentaria), and a Scriptural Index of biblical commentaries on the web and index of biblical tools.
Bibliography of the Arabic Bible: A Classified and Annotated History of Scholar… In this research tool, we seek to provide a comprehensive and fully annotated bibliography of text editions and research in the field of Arabic Bible. Historical translations of the Bible into Arabic comprise countless manuscripts and fragments from the medieval period found in monasteries throughout the Middle East and libraries across the globe, as well as early and recent prints produced in Europe and in Arabic-speaking lands. These translations were made by Jews, Christians, and Samaritans, and were also used by Muslims in their discussions with members of the other Abrahamic religions. Arabic versions of the Bible were also translated from biblical materials in many different source languages, including Hebrew, Aramaic (Jewish Aramaic and Syriac), Latin, Greek, Coptic.
Bryn Mawr Classical Review Bryn Mawr Classical Review publishes timely open access, peer-reviewed reviews of current scholarly work in the field of classical studies. This site is the authoritative archive of BMCR's publication, from 1990 to the present.
Catholic Portal The Catholic Research Resources Portal, or "Catholic Portal," provides global, freely available access to rare, unique and/or uncommon materials in libraries, seminaries, special collections and archives. By electronically bringing together resources in many formats from many collections, the Portal enables easy, effective and global discovery of Catholic research resources.
Center for Hellenic Studies (Harvard University) This database provides freely accessible, contemporary translations of major works from the Classical Greek world. It also provides access to hundreds of books and articles related to the Greek world. This database will be useful for students doing research into the Classical backgrounds of the New Testament.
Center for Studies in the Wesleyan Tradition Founded in 1979, the Center for Studies in the Wesleyan Tradition staffs, supervises, and enriches the Divinity School’s curricular and extracurricular offerings in Methodist and Wesleyan Studies and supports significant educational outreach programs designed for United Methodist constituencies. In addition, the center develops and provides access to outstanding research resources for students and scholars of the Wesleyan tradition around the globe.
Chinese Christianity Online The curated database contains items related to Chinese Christianity. The content is English and Chinese.
Chinese Texts Project The Chinese Text Project provides searchable ancient Chinese texts in the original and English translation. The CTP’s work centers around the digital humanities applied to the languages and literature of pre-modern China. Users can browse texts by religious tradition (e.g., Confucianism), type (e.g., Histories), or time period (e.g., Pre-Qin and Han, and Post-Han). Features include an integrated dictionary, which provides a detailed critical apparatus. Users can follow links to see quoted text in context, search the site for all occurrences of a term, or see lists of equivalent usages. The Published Resources Database includes bibliographies of scholarship and publications associated with each text or class of texts.
Christian Classics Ethereal Library The Christian Classics Ethereal Library is a digital library of hundreds of classic Christian books selected for edification and education.
Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative The Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative (CDRI) of the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) and the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) is a repository of digital resources contributed by member libraries.
Daoist Studies The Daoist Studies website is a portal designed to assist researchers and scholars of Daoism, practitioners, and interested members of the public in furthering knowledge about Daoism. It is not affiliated with, nor does it represent any religious institution. The website features an extensive bibliography of secondary sources as well as links to collections of Daoist texts including the an index to the Daozang 道臧 and PDF facsimiles of the Zangwai Daoshu 臧外道書 and other e-texts.
DART-Europe Theses/Dissertations Portal Provides access to access research theses from universities in European countries across all disciplines.
Database of Military Inscriptions and Papyri of Early Roman Palestine This site is designed to aid the study of the military in the early Roman period for those interested in Judaism and Christianity of the first few centuries CE. This website is still under construction, but has basic functionality at this point.
Database of Religious History The world's first comprehensive online quantitative and qualitative encyclopedia of religious cultural history.
Digital Catholica Collection This project from Villanova University plans to make available digital content of Catholic materials including books, journals, papers, and manuscripts dealing with the Roman Catholic church in general, and in particular works created or published in the Americas. This collection is particularly helpful for the study of Catholicism in America.
Digital Public Library of America The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science.
Digital Vatican Library DigiVatLib is a digital library service. It provides free access to the Vatican Library’s digitized collections: manuscripts, incunabula, archival materials and inventories as well as graphic materials, coins and medals, printed materials (special projects).
Directory of Open Access Books This database provides full text access to recently published scholarly books and book chapters in several disciplines.
Directory of Open Access Journals DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to thousands of high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.
Directory of Open Access Repositories This site, run by the University of Nottingham (U.K.), aggregates databases from around the world, locating open access research across disciplines.
Encyclopaedia Iranica Encyclopaedia Iranica benefits not only those who are interested in Persian life and culture but also students, specialists, and the educated general reader interested in a variety of academic disciplines. The disciplines represented include, but are not confined to: anthropology, archaeology, geography, art history, ethnology, sociology, economics, history of religion, philosophy, mysticism, history of science and medicine, Islamic history, botany, zoology, folklore, development of agriculture and industry, political science, international relations, and diplomatic history.
EThOS EThOS is the UK’s national thesis service which aims to maximise the visibility and availability of the UK’s doctoral research theses.
First Fruits The site collects works from the academic open press of Asbury Theological Seminary.
Globethics Globethics contains e-books and articles for ethical and political discourse in a global perspective. This database is rich in Spanish, French and German resources in addition to English resources. Many of the these materials are official reports and primary resources from governmental research and NGOs.
Google Books Google Books provides the full-text of millions of out-of-copyright books, as well as the ability to search and view selected contents of books still under copyright.
Google Scholar Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts, online repositories, universities and other web sites.
HathiTrust HathiTrust contains resources across a wide array of disciplines, many of which are available in full-text. This database will be most useful to researchers who are investigating the history of scholarship. Most of the full text records are older books which are in the public domain.
Historical Jewish Press This website hopes to make available online the majority of Jewish newspapers and journals published in the past, including extremely rare newspapers to which access has been previously impossible.
Index of Articles on Jewish Studies (RAMBI) An index to articles in the area of Jewish Studies and Eretz Israel.
Index Theologicus: Zeitschrifteninhaltsdienst Theologie An index to periodicals in theology held by the University of Tűbingen Library; includes Festschriften.
Institut für Neutestamentliche Textforschung (Institute for New Testament Textu… This database is the most important resource for in-depth study of New Testament textual criticism. The database, maintained by Westfälische Wilhelms-Universtät Münster, is the leading research tool for students and scholars of New Testament textual criticism. The site is available in both English and German.
Internet Archive Internet Archive provides free access and a user-friendly interface to millions of out-of-copyright books.
Internet Archives Arabic Texts This collection contains over 200,000 ebooks and shorter texts. Many address religious issues, particularly Islamic studies.
Internet Medieval Sourcebook The goal of the Internet Medieval Sourcebook has been to construct a resource from available public domain and copy-permitted texts. The Internet Medieval Sourcebook has two major parts. The first is made up of fairly short classroom sized extracts, derived from public domain sources or copy-permitted translations, the second is composed of the full documents, or web links to the full documents.
Internet Sacred Texts Archive This archive of online books is about religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric. The site is dedicated to religious tolerance and scholarship.
JAINA: Federation of Jain Associations in North America This database is for research on Jains in North America and beyond. Holdings include digital copies of hand-written Shastras from the library of Digamber Jain Syadwad Mahavidyalya Varansi under the guidance of Shri Narendra Kumar Jain, President IDJO.
Jan Phillips Database for Interreligious Encounter The Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning is pleased to host this database, a freely accessible tool for research in interfaith learning for students and scholars. The Jay Phillips Center seeks to further interreligious understanding by facilitating probative examination of sources across the scholarly disciplines.
Latin Inflector This site provides automated parsing for Latin words. Simply type in a Latin word or phrase and the software will provide the parsing for that expression. The site also provides links to major public domain ebook resources for the study of Latin.
Library of Congress Digital Collections The Library of Congress has made digitized versions of collection materials available online since 1994, concentrating on its most rare collections and those unavailable anywhere else. The following services are your gateway to a growing treasury of digitized photographs, manuscripts, maps, sound recordings, motion pictures, and books, as well as "born digital" materials such as web sites. In addition, the Library maintains and promotes the use of digital library standards and provides online research and reference services.
LISTA: Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts This databases contains abstracts of articles in the disciplines of library science and technology. It contains abstracts only and not full text. It is a primarily a discovery service only and not a retrieval tool.
Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute) is an academic open-access publisher. MDPI publishes peer-reviewed, scientific, open access resources.
National Bureau of Economic Research A nonprofit research organization that publishes top scholarship in the economics discipline. Many important articles first appear in working paper form here, and much of the scholarship has a broad, public policy focus.
Nichiren Buddhism Library This site makes available to the public in searchable form the following English-language translations of works essential to the study of Nichiren Buddhism: The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin, volumes I and II (referred to in citation as WND-1 and WND-2), The Lotus Sutra and Its Opening and Closing Sutras (LSOC), The Record of the Orally Transmitted Teachings (OTT), and, as a reference to assist with study of these works, The Soka Gakkai Dictionary of Buddhism.
Old Testament Essays Publishes articles on all aspects of Old Testament literature, theology, archaeology, and society.
Open Access Digital Library The Open Access Digital Library provides free access to scholarly journals in a variety of subjects.
Open Access Theses and Dissertations OATD.org provides open access to graduate theses and dissertations.
Open Library of Humanities The OLH publishing platform supports academic journals from across the humanities disciplines, as well as hosting its own multidisciplinary journals.
Open Scripture This databases allows students to discover the parsing and lexical forms of the Greek words in the New Testament. It also allows researchers to compare classic editions of the Greek New Testament in a side by side format.
Oxford Open Journals The Oxford Open initiative expands Oxford Journals' experiments with Open Access publishing models. It includes full and optional open access to journals drawn from every subject area.
Paul and Patristics This searchable database derives from research in early Christian use of the New Testament letters attributed to Paul (the database does not yet include the Pastoral Epistles) from the first four centuries.
Perseus Project Perseus is an open-source digital platform focused on primary sources (in both original languages and translation) in Classics.
PILOTS: Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress This database contains full bibliographical information and abstracts on scholarly research related to trauma and psychological concerns related to trauma. This database is primarily a discovery and not a retrieval tool.
Post-Reformation Digital Library The Post-Reformation Digital Library digital books relating to the development and philosophy during the Reformation and Post-Reformation/Early Modern Era (late 15th-18th c.).
Religion Commons This database contains articles by scholars of various religions traditions.
Repository of European Dissertations This database provides full text access to theses and dissertations submitted to European universities across all disciplines.
Research in Ministry Indexes and abstracts projects, theses, and dissertations from Doctor of Ministry (DMin), Doctor of Missiology (DMiss) and Doctor of Educational Ministry (DEdMin) programs accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). RIM is a searchable database with entries for authors, titles, thesis/project advisers, schools, and ATLA subject headings.
Shodh Ganga This database provides access to dissertations and theses completed at major Indian universities. Most dissertations are available in open access, full text.
Social Science Research Network This open-access database has hundreds of thousands of important, current papers, many of which are available for free download as PDFs. Many of the articles are “working papers,” meaning they are in process toward a final, published form.
Society of Biblical Literature Bible Odyssey Explore the fascinating origins of the Bible and its eventful history. On Bible Odyssey, the world’s leading scholars share the latest historical and literary research on key people, places, and passages of the Bible.
SpringerOpen This database provides access to scores of peer-reviewed, high quality, open access journals curated by the Springer company. Springer is a leading academic publisher of scientific and social-scientific research. The articles in this database will be more useful for research in the social sciences and psychology than in religious studies.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Provides the full text of an authoritative, current online encyclopedia covering all areas of philosophy.
Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations The Journal publishes peer-reviewed scholarship on the history, theology, and contemporary realities of Jewish-Christian relations and reviews new materials in the field. The Journal also provides a vehicle for the exchange of information, cooperation, and mutual enrichment in the field of Christian-Jewish studies and relations.
Theological Commons (Princeton Seminary) This digital library contains books and journals on theology and religion. The provider is the Princeton Theological Seminary.
Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (Abridged Open Access Version) This database provides access to the most important Greek works as well as a digital version of Liddell, Scott, Jones Greek Lexicon. Please note: free registration is required to gain access.
Wesleyan-Holiness Digital Library The Wesleyan-Holiness Digital Library is a free, multidisciplinary, open access, digital resource of books, literature, multimedia material, and archives collected into a single institutional repository initiated by the global Church of the Nazarene in response to the global need for access to resources for education, lifelong learning, and specifically ministerial preparation.
Wiley-Blackwell Open Access Collection Wiley Open Access is a program of fully open access journals. All research articles published in Wiley Open Access journals are immediately freely available to read, download and share. The fully open access journals are published in collaboration with authoritative journals and societies as well as supported by internationally renowned editorial board members.
World Digital Library The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.