Project Information Literacy is a national study about early adults and their information-seeking behaviors, competencies, and the challenges they face when conducting research in the digital age.
Rubric Assessment of Information Literacy Skills (RAILS) is an IMLS-funded research project designed to investigate an analytic rubric approach to information literacy assessment in higher education. The RAILS project is intended to help academic librarians and disciplinary faculty assess information literacy outcomes.
Archaeology and Texts
Bringing the Ancient world to life
Focuses on "visual materials, including digital images of woodcuts, photographs, slides, papyri, coins, maps, and manuscripts."
The first comprehensive online collection of Dead Sea Scrolls. Includes the War Scroll, the Commentary on Habbakkuk, Temple Scroll, the Community Rule Scroll, and the Great Isaiah scroll.
This site is a freely available archive of electronic texts about religion, mythology, legends and folklore, and occult and esoteric topics. Large collections of American, Pacific, African, Asian, and other traditional people's religion, spiritual practices, mythology, and folklore and eyewitness accounts of religious practices by Western explorers.
A electronic resources relating to the ancient world, comprising scholarly essays, maps, more than15,000 images, original language texts, translations, and philological tools. The works of more than 40 authors are provided, including Aeschylus, Aristophanes, Aristotle, Cicero, Homer, Horace, Livy, Ovid, Plato, Plutarch, Sophocles, Thucydides, Vergil, and Xenophon. The library has parallel Greek-English translations.
This website provides an encyclopedia on ancient Egyptian history and culture with peer-reviewed articles from the world's leading Egyptologists, archaeologists, linguists, art historians, geologists, and others.
The Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Associated Literature
The Oriental Institute is a research organization and museum devoted to the study of the ancient Near East. Founded in 1919 by James Henry Breasted, the Institute, a part of the University of Chicago, is an internationally recognized pioneer in the archaeology, philology, and history of early Near Eastern civilizations.
Electronic Tools and Ancient Near East Archive
General Bible Studies
A Bible study tool put out by Biola University.
This practical, authoritative, and complete classic reference encyclopedia explains every significant word in the Bible and Apocrypha. It gives detailed information on the language and literature of Bible lands, and the historical and religious environments of the people of the Bible in articles by nearly 200 scholars.
More than 6,000 articles and chapters about myriad topics. Topics include Old and New Testament, Theology, Ethics, History and Sociology of Religion, Communication and Cultural Studies, Pastoral Care, Counseling, Homiletics, Worship, Missions, and Religious Education.
An online MARC Catalog by the American Theological Library Association.
The Encyclopedia of Religion and Society is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary encyclopedia on the intersection of religion and society.
This Interdisciplinary Encyclopedia is a peer-reviewed encyclopedia of Religion and Science. These articles were written Europeans from a Catholic perspective.
The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP) is a dynamic, peer-reviewed encyclopedia of philosophy.
The ultimate bibliographic research tool. WorldCat links the library catalogs of over 10,000 libraries globally to search for books by title, author, subject, etc. WorldCat is a premier resource for discovering all available books on a particular topic.
"To make high quality theological freely material available throughout the world, thus providing Bible teachers and pastors with the resources they need to spread the Gospel in their countries." A semi-contained set of seven cross-linked websites, some of which are still under development, that hold large, organized and accessible bibliographies for articles and books on various subjects. Some of which are freely available.
Provides access to sermons and expositions of John MacArthur, Jonathan Edwards, Charles Spurgeon, and others. Sermon index by Biblical books.
The Bible Gateway is a tool for reading and researching scripture online allowing the user to read passages in scripture based on keywords, phrases, or scripture reference. Over 50 languages and 100 versions are represented on this site.
Provides Bible texts in English (8 translations), Greek (including the Septuagint), Hebrew, and Latin. Includes the Treasury of Scripture Knowledge as well as commentaries, hymns, maps, etc.
Created by Asbury Seminary is a digital collection of research and writing managed by the B.L. Fisher Library. ePlace is designed to promote the open access of material from the Wesleyan and Holiness traditions to be shared with a global audience.
From Bob Jones University, this ongoing project has "every word in the Bible linked to its lexical meaning. Every verb is linked to the parsing of the original language."
The Old Testament Gateway is a comprehensive, annotated, academic directory of internet sites on the Old Testament.
The award winning web directory of internet resources on the New Testament. Browse or search annotated links on everything connected with the academic study of the New Testament and Christian Origins.
The Wesley Center Online website is a collection of historical and scholarly resources about the Wesleyan Tradition, theology, Christianity, and the Church of the Nazarene.
Theology Network exists to equip you with top quality theological resources- both articles and audio talks. We believe that Christian theology is the most exciting thing possible since it’s simply about knowing God better.
An independent academic center committed to fostering theological research, founded in 1978 and associated with Princeton Theological Seminary. The Center provides residence for scholars carrying out theological research, conducts research groups, holds periodic conferences, and offers a series of public lectures once a year.
The CRTA is dedicated to providing biblically sound online resources for the edification of God's people. The Center is committed to the system of doctrine known as Calvinism, which we see to be the most biblically faithful systematization of the Bible's teachings. The Owner is a Reformed Christian committed to a strict subscriptionist view of the Westminster Standards, yet many of the articles on this site represent a wider view of the Faith. Please use discretion in all that you read here -- and everywhere else too.
This is a fairly impressive collection of puritan and reformed writings.
A survey of creeds and confessions from the Apostles' Creed to the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy (1978).
An extensive list of ancient to modern creeds put together by a Presbyterian minister who wanted to have a web site that had a one-stop place for creeds and confession for his as well as other denominations.
A compilation of catenae, from the Latin for "chains" or "links, of Scripture cross-references by medieval scholars. Possibly the most comprehensive catena in existence, it has 12,517 cross-references.
Theology from a bunch of dead guys. Christian Classic Ethereal Library. Bringing Christian Classics to life. Christian Cyclopedia edited by Erwin Lueker has served thousands of students, church professionals, and lay persons as a one-volume compendium of historical and theological data, ranging from ancient figures to contemporary events.
Here you will find all manner of texts from short quotations to commentaries, hymns to statements of faith, theological treatises to biographies, and links to other places where words and images from the history of Lutheranism live.
Counseling and Social Resources
Professionally Integrating Psychotherapy and Spirituality
American Psychological Association Current Research in Social Psychology (CRISP) is a peer reviewed, electronic journal publishing theoretically driven, empirical research in major areas of social psychology.
Publication is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Group Processes at the University of Iowa, which provides free access to its contents. Authors retain copyright for their work.
Counseling Today a publication of the American Counseling Association.
A translation help site with emphasis on the weekly synagogue readings.
Founded in 1944 at Princeton Theological Seminary, Theology Today is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal of Christian theology, whose contributors include both emerging and established scholars.
The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is the second largest online repository of open access journals. The DOAJ only indexes journals that are peer-reviewed. The DOAJ includes 81 journals in religion and 164 in philosophy.
A biblically-based journal of counseling with a focus on discipleship. Current issue free to access, there is a charge for archived issues.
From the publishers of Sojourner Magazine that brings the same social justice perspective that is found in the magazine.
Continuing the mission of linking Christian faith and contemporary life, this is the free on line version that is trimmed down from the printed magazine.
Published by The Institute on Religion and Public Life, an interreligious, nonpartisan research and education institute whose purpose is to advance a religiously informed public philosophy for the ordering of society.
NC LIVE provides access to breadth of databases and resources in current events, history, health information, education, and psychology. With a public library card, students can find resources for college-level research: encyclopedias, magazines, newspapers, e-books, and electronic media.
This list is focused on journals supporting academic research, particularly in Religious Studies.
Demography and Statistics
The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) is the largest database of religious statistics. Data includes state, national, and global data on religious adherence, attitudes, and affiliations with religious bodies.
The Pluralism Project was developed by Diana L. Eck at Harvard University to study and document the growing religious diversity of the United States, with a special view to its new immigrant religious communities. This site offers: Images of America; On Common Ground CD-ROM; World Religions in Boston On-line Version; Directory of Religious Centers On-line Database; bibliographies, syllabi, links, and other information.
ZipSkinny U.S. Census demographic data by zip code-very easy to use.
Provides religious profiles for demographics in the US.
How has the geography of religion evolved over the centuries, and where has it sparked wars? Our map gives us a brief history of the worlds most well-known religions: Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Judaism. Selected periods of inter-religious bloodshed are also highlighted. Want to see 5,000 years of religion in 90 seconds?
A site dedicated to providing resources for mission education.
A Dictionary of terms used in the mission’s field from missiology.org
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.
A link based site for the purpose of redirecting people to the mission resources they need.
Mission Frontiers is a bi-monthly magazine of the U.S. Center for World Mission. Mission Frontiers has been in circulation since 1979, providing our subscribers with innovative insights on a wide range of topics from the most creative minds and well-known thought leaders in missiology.
Mission Network News is a mission news service dedicated to keeping Christians informed on evangelical mission activity around the world. In doing so we hope to educate and motivate Christians to prayer, participation, and support of missionary work to help further the Great Commission.
GMI is an international team of evangelical research, GIS and IT professionals passionate about informing, equipping, and connecting the Church for more appropriate and effective mission.
Church Leadership Resources
The Christian Ethics Today Foundation publishes Christian Ethics Today in order to provide laypersons, educators, and ministers with a resource for understanding and responding in a faithful Christian manner to moral and ethical issues that are of concern to contemporary Christians, to the church, and to society.
Since 1998, Courageous Leadership has set out to change the quality of leadership practiced by the senior leaders of some of America’s top companies. Ten years of partnering with more than 10,000 leaders has proven that the right solutions can and have empowered our partners to create world-class organizations, team practices, personal mastery, and a life worth living.
Drs. Ken and Marjorie Blanchard incorporated The Ken Blanchard Companies in 1979 with three simple goals—to make a difference in people’s lives, to drive human worth and effectiveness in the workplace, and to help each organization we work with become the provider, employer, and investment of choice.
The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) offers what no one else can: an exclusive focus on leadership education and research and unparalleled expertise in solving the leadership challenges of individuals and organizations everywhere.
Focus on the Family is a global Christian ministry dedicated to helping families thrive. We provide help and resources for couples to build healthy marriages that reflect God’s design, and for parents to raise their children according to morals and values grounded in biblical principles.
Online version of Christianity Today's Leadership Journal.
The Bible Gateway is a tool for reading and researching scripture online -- all in the language or translation of your choice! It provides advanced searching capabilities, which allow readers to find and compare particular passages in scripture based on keywords, phrases, or scripture reference.
Homepage for the Preaching Magazine, it has additional resources for shepherding to your flock.
More than 50,000 small-group leaders and pastors trust SmallGroups.com to provide high-quality, relevant, and multi-model resources that will make their groups more effective by supporting, training, equipping, and inspiring them.
This site features a wide variety of resources for study and liturgy based on the 3-year Revised Common Lectionary* cycle. The purpose of this website is to provide links to resources for study, reflection and liturgy which correspond to the RCL readings you may be using for study, teaching & preaching.
The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship (CICW), located at Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is an interdisciplinary study and ministry center that promotes the scholarly study of the theology, history, and practice of Christian worship and the renewal of worship in worshiping communities across North America and beyond.
Part of the eSermons.com group, it does not require a subscription for accessing the illustration list.
A repository of American sheet music including 3042 pieces from Duke University published in the United States between 1850 and 1920.
A website where one can search hymns by lyric, view lyrics for popular hymns, and listen to MIDI files of popular hymns.
The HTI database contains all hymn tunes printed anywhere in the world with English-language texts up to 1820, and their publication history up to that date.
A Hymn site on the web, featuring over 10,000 Christian hymns, Author Bios, Composer Biographies, Hymn Histories and Gospel songs from many denominations.
This site has over 9,600 Christian hymns & Gospel songs from many denominations & languages. We have lyrics, sheet music, audio, pictures, biographies, history, & more.
An online United Methodist hymnal. psalter, common lectionary, and supplement.
An online hymn and worship music database for worship leaders, hymnologists, and amateur hymn lovers alike. One can search or browse hymns by title, tune, meter, key, scripture reference, and more.
Index of The New English Hymnal, 1986 with MIDI files for most songs.
Founded in 1922, The Hymn Society was formerly known as The Hymn Society of America, but the name of the organization was changed in 1991 to The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. The site contains information about hymn research and compiles historical facts about hymns.
Adult Educational Resources
GetEducated.com is a consumer group that publishes online college rankings and online university ratings along the dimensions that matter most to online students themselves: affordability and credibility.
infed was established in 1995 at the YMCA George Williams College, London as an open and not-for-profit site. Put together by a small group of educators, it is now accessed over 6 million times a year. Its aim is to provide a space for people to explore the theory and practice of informal education, social action and lifelong learning.
The Wabash Center supports teachers of religion and theology in higher education through meetings and workshops, grants, consultants, a journal and other resources to make accessible the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Catalog for procuring educational materials.
North American Professors of Christian Education is an evangelical organization with a history that can be traced back to 1929.
Citation and Copyright Resources
A concise website with some common examples of materials cited in both Parenthetical Citations-Reference List and Notes-Bibliography style. Each example is given first in bibliography style (a note [N], followed by a bibliographic entry [B]) and then in reference list style (a parenthetical citation [P], followed by a reference list entry [R]).
This website is intended to assist one in properly citing resources according to Kate L. Turabian "A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations" 7th edition, "Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association" 6th edition and "MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers" 7th edition. It is not intended to serve as a substitute for these manuals. Keep in mind that your professor may have some specific requirements and the professor is always the final authority.
These Online Writing Lab (OWL) is an established online resource that will help one with academic writing. The OWL resources range from rhetorical approaches for writing, to document organization, to sentence level work, such as clarity.
The purpose of this guide is to provide faculty, staff, and students at Point Loma Nazarene University with a basic understanding of copyright law and fair use.
Plagiarism.org is a free resource sponsored by iParadigms LLC, makers of Turnitin, WriteCheck, and iThenticate.
Resource site run by a professor from the University of Virginia.
A document that specifies the basics of the copyright laws here in America.
Free tool that helps you manufacture bibliography entries.
Bibliography creation website that allows MLA for free but you must pay for everything else. Additional research tools are available for the paid subscription.
Research and citation tool to help speed up and organize your writing. Basic version is free additional storage comes with fee.
Another research and citation tool to improve writing quality. There is a basic free version or the more advanced subscribed version. Free version found here-endnotefree
EthOS (Electronic Theses Online Service)
A repository of British theses.
A repository of Canadian theses.
The Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN) is the largest database of theological theses, dissertations, and conference papers (over 18,000). This is pay-per-use database and many of the titles are available as PDF file for a nominal fee (usually less than $5 per title).
Bookstores and Publishers
An online library of topical Christian life books by well-known Christian authors, Christian fiction, and Christian biographies.
Open Library has over 1 million e-books that may be 'borrowed' and read instantly online or on an Internet-capable device. Books that still under copyright may be read online but not downloaded. Note: The free books labeled as 'DAISY protected' are only available to the visually impaired who have obtained a special permit issued by the Library of Congress.
Princeton Theological Commons is a digital library of 50,022 books on theology and religion.
Many Books has 29,000 free e-books with an easy to navigate genre search to search by subject.
A free online book collection from the University of Pennsylvania.
The preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge.
‘Discovering What Kids need to Succeed"
Barefoot exists to provide youth workers with effective ministry tools and resources. Our deepest desire is to partner with you in guiding students into spiritual formation for the mission of God.
For nearly 40 years Youth Specialties has worked alongside Christian youth workers from just about every denomination and youth-serving organization all around the world. We're here to help you, whether you're new to youth ministry or a veteran, whether you're a volunteer or a career youth pastor.
The Internet's premiere free encyclopedia, provides users with more than 57,000 frequently updated articles from the Columbia Encyclopedia, Seventh Edition. Each article is enhanced with links to newspaper and magazine articles as well as pictures and maps-all provided by eLibrary.
Designed to give readers an extensive and authoritative source for information on the entire cycle of Catholic interests, action and doctrine.
Glossary of terms found in ecclesiastical writings that is both substantial and straightforward.
A handy and reliable dictionary of terms from different religions.
The Creation Research Society is a professional organization of trained scientists and interested laypersons that are firmly committed to scientific special creation.
Free maps of Bible events and locations
An internet "super library" on creation topics.
A list of recommended search engines and their various pros and cons from the library at Berkley University.
An unedited full text of the 1906 Jewish Encyclopedia.
Research help website.
The place to untangle and decipher alphabet soup!