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Library Resources

DPLA brings together digital collections from a wide variety of libraries in a single platform to provide access to our digitized cultural heritage.

DOAB is a directory of peer reviewed, academic open access books published with the primary aim of increasing discoverability for scholars and students. The site offers a direct search feature or you may browse by title, subject, or author. The Directory of Open Access Books is a service connected to the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association.

DOAJ is a community-curated online directory of high-quality, peer-reviewed open access journals. There are over 2,000 full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals from varied subject areas.

This open-access digital publication provides practical advice and guidance and multimedia about managing and using information resources in higher education.

ERIC provides access to more than 1.3 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials with links to full text when available.

EBSCO has partnered with research universities and libraries around the world for more than 70 years by providing quality research content. This specific resource is a curated collection of open source theses and dissertations.

Bartleby.com, publisher of literature, reference, and collections of verse provides students and researchers free access online.

HathiTrust Digital Library is a partnership of academic and research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.

JSTOR is a digital library for scholars, researchers, and students with access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines.

Journal content in JSTOR published prior to 1923 in the United States and prior to 1870 worldwide. includes articles published in the arts, humanities, economics, politics, mathematics, and other sciences.

The LOADB is a collection of open access databases with a focus on science and technology subjects. It was developed as a part of the Open Science and Open Innovation Infrastructure Project.

PQDT Open provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge. Quickly and easily locate dissertations and theses relevant to your discipline, and view the complete text in PDF format.

Project Gutenberg offers over 50,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online

Reciprocal borrowing is a voluntary program whereby Association of Christian Librarians (ACL) institutions choosing to participate extend in-person borrowing privileges to authorized patrons from other ACL institutions. Patrons, including faculty, students, and staff, have access to the physical collections of participating Christian institutions.

Search the collections of libraries in your community and around the world.

Biblical/Theological Resources

ATLA is a professional association of over 800 individual, institutional, and affiliate members providing programs, products, and services in support of theological and religious studies libraries and librarians.

This resource includes 2000+ reviews of Bible commentaries from a broadly conservative view point.

Full text of the Bible in numerous translations.

Reference works, including commentaries, dictionaries, and concordances.

Bible study software with Greek/Hebrew word tools as well as audio/video messages from Calvary Chapel pastors.

The CCEL contains hundreds of classic Christian ebooks. Resources in this library are available in a variety of formats and some require a fee. The mission of the Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL) is to make classic Christian literature widely available and promoting its use for edification and study by interested Christians, seekers and scholars. | 

The American Theological Library Association and Association of Theological Schools’ collaboration is a repository of digital resources contributed by member libraries. The CDRI database provides access to digital images of woodcuts, photographs, slides, papyri, coins, maps, postcards, manuscripts, lithographs, sermons, shape-note tune books, and various forms of Christian art, architecture, and iconography.

Online bible study website.

Annotated links on everything connected with the academic study of the New Testament and Christian origins.

The OADTL is a virtual library curated collection of over 100,000 ebooks and thousands of journals in theology, religious studies, and related disciplines.

A digital library comprising over 76,000 books and journal on theology and religion. Theological Commons was developed by the Princeton Theological Seminary in partnership with the Internet Archive.

Dallas Theological Seminary offers help with often complicated footnotes encountered during research.

ACL provides access to a virtual library of aggregated bibliographic records to open access theological resources.

WWRN provides the academic community access to up-to-date news on religion from around the world.