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.
provides “free access on the Internet to the finest, most trustworthy biblical truths
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 freely available online digital library of education research and information,
which includes excellent resources in counseling. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education
Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.
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 “selective, annotated guide to a wide variety of electronic resources of interest to
those who are involved in the study and practice of religion, including syllabi, electronic texts,
electronic journals, web sites, bibliographies, liturgies, reference resources, and software.”
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
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 the library.)
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
was founded as the American Religion Data Archive in 1997 and named one of the
best reference websites of 2010. It offers access to a great variety of resources, including reports
in religion research, statistics, videos of worship services from diverse groups, and mapping features
to locate congregations across the US. Data included in the ARDA are submitted by the foremost
religion scholars and research centers in the world.
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
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.
provides links to Open Access Resources, including books and web pages from around
the web. Compiled by a professor at Tyndale Seminary in Ontario, these online reading rooms were
designed to help make biblical-theological resources available to those without easy access to
a theological library.
is “the most comprehensive online resource for your dictionary needs.”