compiles membership/adherent statistics and congregation statistics for over 4,200
world religions, churches, denominations, tribes, cultures, etc. Researchers can use this site to
answer such questions as "How many Lutherans live in Wisconsin?", "What are the major
religions of India?", or "What percentage of the world is Muslim?" Adherents.com also
has detailed lists of influential and famous adherents of over 100 different religious groups
(famous Methodists, Jews, Zoroastrians, etc.), and lists of prominent people (actors, politicians,
authors, U.S. presidents, artists, Supreme Court justices, etc.) classified by religious affiliation.
These lists are linked to thousands of detailed religious/spiritual biographies.
Reviews and ratings of Biblical, theological, and practical Christian works
provides “free access on the Internet to the finest, most trustworthy biblical truths
include a varity of online resources include an online Bible, original language tools, reference materials, study resources, and much more.
seeks to build up the church by making classic Christian literature widely available and
promoting its use for edification and study by interested Christians, seekers and scholars. The CCEL
accomplishes this by selecting, collecting, distributing, and promoting valuable literature through
the World Wide Web and other media.
covers over 6900 free, full text, quality controlled scientific
and scholarly journals. It aims to cover all subjects and languages.
Browse a specific subject category to view journals available in that area, i.e., “Philosophy
is a rather comprehensive list of around 600 theological journals that are freely available in English
on the web. The list is courtesy of Dr. John Jaeger of Dallas Baptist University.
provides quarterly updates on the world-wide mission of the Church. It offers “contributions
from international researchers, practitioners and scholars who have a global perspective.” Select
a language, then enter your terms in the “Search” box.
“provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources,
including theses, books, abstracts, and articles.”
is a gateway to bibliographies of free resources, but also includes
encyclopedia articles and other online texts.
Some areas to look at:
- <Newspapers & Magazines> (choose
a place or search a title)
- <Resources by Subject>
- Arts and Humanities
- Religion &
- Style & Writing Guides
- IPL FAQ Citing electronic information
has created a high-quality, interdisciplinary archive of scholarship, is actively preserving
over one thousand academic journals in both digital and print formats and continues to greatly
expand access to scholarly works and other materials needed for research and teaching globally.
of Multnomah County and immediate surrounding counties may access JSTOR by registering at
any Multnomah County Library branch.
is primarily a directory of "all" the online bilingual and multilingual dictionaries
and glossaries freely available on the Internet. It is a resource intended for translators, linguists,
language students and all those interested in foreign languages.
gives access to the Medscape, Medline, and Drug Reference databases, along with daily
medical and psychological news and research. You may browse or search for an article but
must sign in when you select one to read. (This requires a user id and password available by contacting
Fuller Theological Seminary's School of World Mission has made available
online their 30 Years of Missiological Abstracts, 1966-1996, ed. by Nancy Thomas and Steven
Pettis, with a note that abstracts are being updated through 2000. Though the title still
seems to indicate through 1996, there are abstracts for 1999 and 2000. It claims to have information
from 720 dissertations, theses and projects produced by students from SWM. They are categorized by
continent and general missiology. It claims to have 3 indices, but none could be found; and there
does not seem to be a good way to search for any specific topic other than just reading through the
whole list for a specific continent. Each item includes an abstract, key words and the UMI # to order.
is a project aimed at creating a global repository of theses, dissertations, and other
research documents and aims to make these documents known and freely accessible worldwide.
Though smaller institutions may not have the staff, time or money at present to upload their theses,
this database provides access to a large reservoir of resources from larger institutions.
"is a freely available database that indexes D.Min. projects
from reporting schools of theology accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in
the United States and Canada. Indexing began in 1981. Author, title, project advisor, institution,
and subject access are provided. In addition, an abstract for each project is included when
one has been provided."
is an online Bible resource site packed with the most Bibles and study resources found on
the net, everything needed to help you in your study of God’s Word. And it is all free.
is a digital initiative of the Princeton Theological Seminary Library.
Begun in 2011, its purpose is to improve access to the digital and non-digital material held
in the Library and, in particular, to bring Princeton Seminary’s digital collections together
in a single more convenient framework, making searching and viewing of those collections easier and
reproduces copies of over 10,000 theses and other
papers from theological institutions all over the country and makes them available on microfiche,
as e-documents, or hard copy. Western Seminary has microfiche copies of most of these documents and
they are accessible through the OPALL OPAC.
proposes to make high quality theological material available throughout the world, thus providing
Bible teachers and pastors with the resources they need to spread the Gospel in their countries.
It provides detailed bibliographies, reprints rare and out-of-print theology books and articles, and
provides translations of theological articles in a number of languages. Click on a broad
subject to the left for a list of titles, and click on an individual title for full text or to go
to Amazon.com to order. It is made up of the following websites:
provides detailed bibliographies on each book of the Bible, as well as on hermeneutics, archaeology,
criticism, language, etc. - almost everything connected with the Bible and its study.
- TheologicalStudies.org.uk provides
material on a range of theologies and theologians, as well as specific doctrines such
as the Trinity. The section on practical theology seeks to provide material on how theology is applied
in daily life, in such areas as politics and ethics.
- EarlyChurch.org.uk will
cover early church history until the rise of the medieval Papacy
- MedievalChurch.org.uk covers
church history from the rise of the Papacy to the time of the Reformation.
- BiblicalArchaeology.org.uk provides
material relating to the archaeology of the lands of the Bible.
is an encyclopedia of biblical Christianity. Browse
a large topic, or enter specific search terms in the search box, upper right.
VoS’s “mission has been to provide a structured and briefly annotated guide to online resources that
at once respects the established humanities disciplines in their professional organization and points
toward the transformation of those disciplines as they interact with the sciences and social sciences
and with new digital media… VoS emphasizes both primary and secondary (or theoretical) resources,
and defines its audience as people who have something to learn from a higher-education, professional
approach to the humanities.” The Religious Studies category provides access to a broad spectrum of
articles on religion.
is “a multilingual, web-based, free content encyclopedia…written collaboratively
by volunteers all around the world.” Select a language, then enter your term(s) in the search
box.. Terms highlighted in the text link to related articles. Use with discernment.
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is “the most comprehensive online resource for your dictionary needs.”