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Open Access Digital Theological Library

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

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.

Early Church Fathers on the Internet Sacred Text Archive

The Early Church Fathers on the Internet Sacred Text Archive includes a comprehensive collection of early Christian writings compiled from the Christian Classics Ethereal Library. Listed on this page are texts from the Ante-Nicene, Nicene, and Post-Nicene Fathers. The site is part of the Internet Sacred Text Archive collection of Christian Texts compiled by John Bruno Hare. The site contains unverified primary sources in the public domain.

Early Church Fathers Additional Texts

This site contains a listing of and full-text links to writings not included in the 38-volume set of Ante-Nicene, Nicene, and Post-Nicene Fathers. These are compiled on the Tertullian Project website by Roger Pearse. The site contains unverified primary sources in the public domain.

New Advent Fathers of the Church

This site has links to the full texts of many early Christian writings, including Athanasius’ On the Incarnation of the Word, the Didache, and some early liturgies. The New Advent site is maintained by Kevin Knight, a Catholic layman, and also includes many resources of importance to Catholicism, The site contains unverified primary sources in the public domain.

EBSCO Open Dissertations

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.

Perseus Project

Digital collection of ancient and classical works in their original languages and many works translated into English.

Google Scholar

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.

Hathi Trust

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.

Project Gutenberg

A collection of 60,000 free ebooks, including digitized out-of-copyright works as well as current titles provided by contemporary authors.

RIM ATLA Dissertation Search

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.

Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN)

The Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN) is a library of over 25,400 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.

ATLA Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative

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

The Text This Week

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.

The Cyber Hymnal™

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.

Artstor Public Collections

Artstor Public Collections enables access to 1.3 million Open Access files that are cataloged, managed, and shared by institutions such as Cornell University, Colby College, RISD, and MIT using JSTOR Forum, a cataloging and image management tool.

JSTOR Free Access

Due to the pandemic, JSTOR is offering increased JSTOR access for free for a limited time.

JSTOR is a database that provides access to more than 12 million academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines. JSTOR allows individuals to register for a limited free access account. This enables users to read up to 6 articles every 30 days online for free.

Open Research Library

ORL is an aggregation of more than 20,000 peer-reviewed, open access, scholarly
monographs. Users can maintain a bookshelf for all their open access book