Search the collections of thousands of libraries around the world from one convenient search engine.
The Open Access Digital Theological Library curates high-quality content in religious studies and related disciplines from publisher websites, institutional repositories, scholarly societies, archives, and stable public domain collections without regard for theological or confessional perspective. The OADTL makes content easily discoverable and retrievable through a single search interface hosted on OCLC WorldShare and provides free access to over 165,000 ebooks and millions of articles.
Christian Classics Ethereal Library is a digital library of hundreds of classic Christian books selected for edification and education, including writings of the Church Fathers and the Protestant Reformers.
Open-access electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) from participating institutional repositories. The database is open for submissions from research institutions and individual authors around the world.
Digital collection of ancient and classical works in their original languages and many works translated into English.
Google Scholar provides a broad Internet search for scholarly literature from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities, and other web sites, including articles, theses, books, and abstracts. Search results may include citations to restricted non-IWS subscription resources as well as links to full-text works.
A database of millions of digitized books from the collections of academic and research libraries, including open access and out-of-copyright works available free in full-text.
A collection of 46,000 free ebooks, including digitized out-of-copyright works as well as current titles provided by contemporary authors.
RIM® Online is a freely available database that indexes DMin and DMiss 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 by the author.
The Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN) is a library of over 24,010 theological thesis/dissertation titles representing research from as many as 145 different institutions, including the Institute for Worship Studies. TREN also makes available conference papers presented at annual meetings of several academic societies. IWS subscribes to TREN edocs, so IWS students, staff and faculty may obtain a copy of any TREN electronic document at no cost by emailing a request. Microfiche and printed copies of TREN documents are not included in the subscription but can be requested for a fee.
CDRI is a repository of digital resources contributed by ATLA member libraries, and includes digital images of woodcuts, photographs, slides, papyri, coins, maps, postcards, manuscripts, lithographs, art and icons
This site features a wide variety of resources for study and liturgy based on the 3-year Revised Common Lectionary cycle. The Scripture Index posts historical references, commentary, and comparative textual resources, as well as citations to articles from major religion and theology journals, including references to articles in ATLA/ATLAS. Recommended hymns, images, children’s lessons, sermons, and other liturgy resources are provided for each scripture reference.
Thousands of Christian hymns & Gospel songs from many denominations, most in the public domain, including lyrics, audio, sheet music, pictures, history & more. Includes indexes by topic (liturgical calendar) and scripture references.