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Past Internet Resources of the Week
Suggested to the library by Fuller faculty and staff

December 10, 2009 Bibliographia Missionaria http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/19280685 is an important print bibliography about missions.  A brief online bibliography about missions can be found at http://hugsr.edu/library/researchguides/Missions_Bib.pdf

November 30, 2009  http://libguides.calvin.edu/prdl Post-Reformation Digital Library is a collection of free digital primary source documents focusing on early modern (16th-18th century) theology and philosophy.

November 23, 2009 http://catalog.hathitrust.org/  Hathi Trust includes over 4.6 million digital books.  Reviews say the searching is more precise than searching Google Books and the Optical Character Recognition is better too.

November 18, 2009 The London Missionary Society collection of Chinese books at the National Library of Australia is now digitized and accessible on the web through the Library's catalog.

November 2, 2009 http://www.codexsinaiticus.org  offers images of the complete text of this important biblical manuscript.

October 26, 2009 International Development Research Centre offers many newer free books about international development, the environment, health, economics, natural resources, appropriate technology, etc.

October 19, 2009 http://www.vmr.bham.ac.uk  Mingana Collection of Middle Eastern manuscripts, from the University of Birmingham.  Includes scanned copies Islamic and Christian manuscripts.

October 5, 2009 http://baptistcenter.com/digitaldocuments.html early Baptist documents from the Center for Baptist Theology and Ministry.

August 26, 2009 http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/ BBC Languages offers free online language learning courses with information and links for more in-depth study.

August 14, 2009 http://digilib.bu.edu/mission/ History of Missiology collection at Boston University School of Theology, Center for Global Christianity and Mission, supervised by Dana Robert.  It includes biographies of missionaries.

August 4, 2009 http://www.prolades.com/  The Religion-In-The Americas (RITA) Database, sponsored by the Latin American Socio-Religious Studies Program / Programa Latinoamericano de Estudios Sociorreligiosos (PROLADES), created by Fuller alumni Clifton Holland.

July 21, 2009 Martin Luther's works in German, the standard Weimar edition, is available online.

July 10, 2009 Encyclopedia of Shinto, an English translation of Shinto jiten edited by the Institute for Japanese Culture and Classics and published in 1994.

July 2, 2009 http://www.congregationallibrary.org/resources/necro-search  Obituary information on Congregational clergy and missionaries, compiled by the Congregational Library, Boston, Mass.

June 22, 2009 http://www.ralphwinter.org/ Articles by and about missiologist Ralph Winter. The site also includes links to related websites

June 15, 2009 http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database.aspx  Database of images from the British Museum.  The images can be used for free for "private or non-commercial uses for education, academic study, scholarship or research by individuals or charities, societies, institutions or trusts existing exclusively for public benefit."  Other copyright free digital archives, which contain religious prints, include  the Library of Congress Prints and Photos Division and Yale's Beinecke Rare Book & MS Library.

June 8, 2009 - http://www.ixtheo.de/  Index Theologicus provides citations for European theological periodicals.  Developed by the Universittsbibliothek Tbingen, it contains citations from over 600 periodical titles, plus festschrift and congresses.  Index Theologicus compliments the ATLA Religion Database, adding more European titles.

May 28, 2009 UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology (UEE)  The encyclopedia offers peer-reviewed articles on ancient Egyptian history and culture.  The articles are in English, each with an abstract in Arabic.

May 20, 2009 http://plato.stanford.edu/contents.html The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is a free peer reviewed current encyclopedia containing thousands of articles.

May 11, 2009 http://chp.ish-lyon.cnrs.fr/  Historical photographs of China.  This website includes missionary photographs from CIM, CMS, and Methodist missions in China.  The site was created by Robert Bickers. 
See also the Gamble collection of photos of China http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/gamble/ and the USC Internet Mission Photography Archive http://library.usc.edu/uhtbin/catstat.pl/impa

April 8, 2009  http://www.bdcconline.net/en/ The Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Christianity (BDCC) is under the direction of Fuller alumni Dr. Yading Li.  See also the Ricci Roundtable for information on Roman Catholics associated with China http://ricci.rt.usfca.edu/

March 31, 2009 A list of 40 popular Blogs by Christian and religious scholars. These were selected by the Wabash Center.  You may also want to search at http://academicplace.blogspot.com

March 17, 2009 http://www.europeana.eu/portal/ Europeana includes links to 2 million digital images from European museums, archives, libraries, etc.

March 6, 2009 http://jwa.org/encyclopedia/  Jewish women: a comprehensive historical encyclopedia

February 19, 2009 http://www.negrospirituals.com/  This site offers an introduction to the history of African American spirituals.

February 6, 2009  http://www.dacb.org  Dictionary of African Christian Biography includes over 1,200 biographies of Christians from Africa.  Most articles are written by African scholars, and most are in English, some are in French.

January 22, 2009 Spanish language citation databases
http://dialnet.unirioja.es/index.jsp  DIALNET is a citation database for articles and book reviews in Spanish provided by Ministerio de Educacin y Ciencia and Universidad de La Rioja.  It covers over 3300 journal titles; here is the list of the religious journals covered.
http://europa.sim.ucm.es/compludoc/  COMPLUDOC is a citation database for general articles and book reviews in Spanish provided by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

January 12, 2009 http://openlibrary.org/ Open Library offers over 1 million full-text eBooks.  It also includes citations for over 22 million books.  WorldCat is a better place to look for citations, since it includes over 125 million citations.

December 17, 2008 http://digilib.bu.edu/mission/ Boston University History of Missiology website originated from doctoral seminars taught by Dana L. Robert. It includes historic mission texts and biographical data on each missiologists. The site focuses on the social and contextual dimensions of mission theology, theory and strategy.

December 5, 2008 http://www.heqigallery.com Website of He Qi, a contemporary Chinese Christian artist.

Nov. 24, 2008 http://www.christianleaders.org/ offers articles by various authors and interactive exercises on pastoral and Christian leadership, maintained by Fuller faculty member Scott Cormode.

Nov. 15, 2008 http://www.calvin.edu/meeter/ The Meeter Center for the study of John Calvin at Calvin College has comprehensive lists of publications, conferences, web sites, etc.  Much is happening in Calvin studies with 2009 being the 500th anniversary of John Calvin's birth.

Nov. 5, 2008 http://www.theraveproject.org/ Religion and Violence e-learning seeks to equip religious leaders to respond to domestic violence, and provides resources for women in abusive situations, families, and abusers.

Oct. 23, 2008 http://filmchatblog.blogspot.com/ is a blog about film and Christianity written by Peter Chattaway.  The site http://www.hollywoodjesus.com/ includes reviews of movies and pop culture from a Christian perspective.  And www.christianitytoday.com/movies/ is a third option.

Oct. 17, 2008 http://www.luc.edu/faculty/mhooker/google_books-bible_judaism_christianity.html A list of some full-text Google Books in the areas of Bible, Judaism, Christianity, collected by Mischa Hooker, an instructor at Loyola University Chicago.  There are probably over 150,000 books in these subject areas, if you search Google Books directly; it is hard to estimate because Google does not release statistics about their books project.

Oct. 10, 2008 "Pictures with a Mission" project http://www.defap-bibliotheque.fr/catalogue/simple.php provides access to photographs documenting Paris Evangelical Missionary Society work in Lesotho, Zambia, Madagascar, Cameroon, Togo, the Congo, Gabon, French Polynesia, and New Caledonia.  Other mission photography sites include: Internet Mission Photography Archive: http://digarc.usc.edu/impa and Basel Mission Photo Archive : http://www.bmpix.org/

Oct. 3, 2008 http://ebooksearchr.googlepages.com/  provides a search for eBooks covering over 300 eBook sites.  Another multiple eBook site search engine is http://search.gigapedia.org/ 
And another http://www.digitalbookindex.org/search001a.htm offers author searches, etc.
For more eBook sites, see the list on the Fuller research help page.

Sept. 23, 2008 http://especialidadesjuveniles.com The Spanish language division of Youth Specialties.

Sept. 12, 2008 http://www.codex-sinaiticus.net/en/manuscript.aspx offers a facsimile version of this important Bible manuscript.  A similar helpful site is http://www.e-manuscripts.org

August 22, 2008 http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/gamble/  5,000 historic photographs shot primarily in China between 1917 and 1932 by Sidney Gamble, grandson of Procter and Gamble co-founder James Gamble.

August 15, 2008  http://ymexchange.com  Youth Ministry Exchange is an interactive site for youth workers to share ideas.  http://thesource4ym.com  The Source for Youth Ministry was developed by Jonathan McKee, with many resources.

August 6, 2008 Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) ordination exams.  The official exam site is: http://www.pcusa.org/exams/index.htm  Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary offers copies of past exams http://www.lpts.edu/Academic_Resources/ordexamsnewaccess.asp.  Also suggestions for studying for these exams is available at .http://www.lpts.edu/Academic_Resources/ASC/Presbyterian_Ordination_Exams.asp

July 25, 2008 http://idoasdb.unizh.ch/oas/  Cultural relations between China and the West (1245-2000): a biographic & bibliographic database. The Ostasiatisches Seminar (OAS) of the University of Zurich, Switzerland has started a free-access database project, dedicated to cultural relations between China and the West, that links systematically collected and scientifically validated biographical and bibliographical information. The main items are chronology and names, which are indexed and searchable, and the subject fields are: history, religion, history of missions, travel and legation accounts, history of media, geography, history of universities, sinology, literature, philosophy, art, and science.

July 16, 2008 http://www.studylight.org/enc/isb The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, 1915 edition, is old but still contains many useful articles. Also Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, 1996, is available: http://www.studylight.org/dic/bed

July 2, 2008 http://www.mislinks.org/  MisLinks is an extensive directory of mission related websites.  MisLinks is maintained by Scott Moreau of Wheaton College and Mike O'Rear of Global Mapping, International.  It also includes a custom Google search of mission related websites

June 20, 2008 http://www.inthefirstperson.com/firp/  In the First Person is an index to diaries, interviews, etc. available on the internet.

June 16, 2008 http://www.bautz.de/bbkl/  Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL), an important biographical encyclopedia in German.

June 9, 2008 http://www.calvin.edu/library/database/hlsi/adv.stm  A database indexing sermons in books held by Calvin College and Theological Seminary library.  Indexes by author, title, keyword, and scripture passage.  It does not include the full text of the sermons, it just helps you find the sermons within books. Fuller probably owns many of these books too.

May 23, 2008 http://www.openbible.info/geo/ A nifty "places folder" to add to Google Earth with suggested locations of places named in the Bible.  And nifty audio pronunciations of Bible words: http://www.netministries.org/Bbasics/BBwords.htm 

May 16, 2008 Index theologicus (IxTheo): a major index to periodical literature and to articles published in essay collections, with subject headings in both German and English.  From the Universittsbibliothek Tbingen.  Captures permanently what appears initially in ZID Theologie, below.

ZID (Zeitschrifteninhaltsdienst) Theologie: tables of contents to recent journal issues and essay collections from around the world, with article-level subject headings in both German and English.  Records more than three months old are incorporated into the database Index theologicus, above.

May 7, 2008 http://www.sbl-site.org/educational/researchtools.aspx The Society of Biblical Literature research tools page offers links to biblical studies web sites, free access to the Review of Biblical Literature, and resources for writing papers, such as the Student Supplement to the SBL Handbook of Style.

May 2, 2008  http://www.mnu.edu/academics/mabee/archives.php  This site offers early manuals from holiness churches, from 1895 - 1923; and manuals of the Church of the Nazarene from 1989 - 2001. They were scanned by the Marg Smith Archives of Mid America Nazarene University in co-operation with the Nazarene Archives.

April 25, 2008 http://www.laijohn.com/ Archive of Church History in Taiwan was developed by John Lai, retired professor from the Harvard Yenching Library.  The interface is in Chinese; it includes documents in Chinese, English and Japanese.

April 15, 2008  http://www.loc.gov/chroniclingamerica  "Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers" has more than 226,000 pages of public domain newspapers from California, Florida, Kentucky, New York, Utah, Virginia and the District of Columbia published between 1900 and 1910. The text of the newspapers is fully searchable, and search terms can be limited to a particular state, a specific newspaper, and year or years and even months of publication. Another Library of Congress exhibit is about Bibles: http://myloc.gov/Exhibitions/Bibles/ 

April 8, 2008  http://www.newmanreader.org/  The complete works of John Henry Newman, with various full text search features. About 50 books total.

March 24, 2008  http://digital.library.ptsem.edu/  Princeton Theological Seminary Digital collections, over 85,000 items, including articles from their publications, sermons, manuscripts, and photos. It includes the Moffet Collection of 19th century Korean photographs, Karl Barth Society Newsletter (1990-2005), Princeton Theological Review (1825-1929), Princeton Seminary Bulletin (1907-2007), and Studies in Reformed Theology and History (1993-2005).

March 17, 2008  http://www.library.yale.edu/div/Nanking/about.html  On December 13, 1937 the Japanese Imperial Army invaded Nanking. The ensuing six weeks became known to history as the Nanking Massacre. This web site provides access to first hand accounts and photographs from Westerners who remained in Nanking after the Japanese invasion. These resources do not provide a comprehensive understanding of what occurred in Nanjing during 1937-1938, but the observations made by these men and women provide an important historical lens to complement additional research.

March 10, 2008  http://www.lausanne.org  The official site of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization.  Includes the full text of hundreds of documents produced by and for the conferences.

February 29, 2008 Pitt Latin American Series  The full text of many books in this series are available free on the web.

February 20, 2008  http://archives.sim.org/  SIM periodicals, including the Sudan, South Africa, Bolivia, Ceylon and India.

February 8, 2008  http://www.dacb.org  Dictionary of African Christian Biography includes over 1,200 biographies of Christians from Africa.  Most articles are written by African scholars, and most are in English, some are in French.

January 29, 2008  http://www.soulpreaching.com/  Site "Celebrating Preaching through the Black Preaching Tradition and Black Sermons."

January 22, 2008  
http://www.hsscol.org.hk/fangzhi/main.htm  Chinese government's series of local gazetteers. And a paper by Rev. Dr. Kim-kwong Chan on how to use these gazetteers for church history: http://www.library.yale.edu/div/ChinaGazetteers.doc .

January 14, 2008 http://northstarjournal.org/index2.html and http://northstar.vassar.edu/archive.html North Star is a journal of African American religious history.

January 7, 2008  http://digilib.bu.edu/dspace/  Boston University Digital Research Archive -- Includes about 830 full text sermons, books, and articles. Browsing seems to work better than keyword searching for this site.

December 21, 2007  http://www.divinity.duke.edu/wesleyan/texts/  Duke Center for Studies in the Wesleyan Tradition includes the texts of John and Charles Wesley's poetry, and links to many other resources.

December 12, 2007  http://www.clerus.org/bibliaclerus/index_eng.html  Biblia Clerus links biblical passages to commentary by Church fathers and other interpretation. Developed by the Roman Catholic Church.

November 29, 2007  http://www.ulib.org  Universal Digital Library offers 1.5 million books. It's scope is more global than Google books, offering 900,000 books in Chinese, and tens of thousands of books in Arabic, Persian, and Indian languages. Also it aims to include out-of-print books which are still under copyright by getting permission for these "orphans;" over 900,000 of the books were published after 1920.

November 16, 2007  http://www.barna.org/ The Barna Group provides statistics and research services for U.S. Christian ministries. The weekly Barna Update is an intriguing source for current trends.

November 7, 2007  http://www.calvin.edu/worship/az_index.php  Calvin Institute of Christian Worship web site include hundreds of full text articles, worship services, and program ideas. It aims to promote the scholarly study of the theology, history, and practice of Christian worship and the renewal of worship in worshiping communities.

November 1, 2007  http://www.ntgateway.com/  The New Testament Gateway is a web directory of internet resources.  Browse or search annotated links on everything from the Greek New Testament to Jesus in Film.  It is maintained by Dr. Mark Goodacre of Duke University.

October 22, 2007  http://library.usc.edu/uhtbin/catstat.pl/impa  Internet Mission Photography Archive offers historical images from Protestant and Catholic missionary collections in Britain, Norway, Germany, and the United States. The photographs, which range in time from the middle of the nineteenth to the middle of the twentieth century, offer a visual record of missionary activities and experiences in Africa, China, Madagascar, India, Papua-New Guinea, and the Caribbean.

October 8, 2007  
http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/  Perseus is a major online digital library of text and images. It has extensive coverage of Greek and Latin images and source materials. Also it includes more recent California and global source materials.

September 28, 2007  http://medievalsourcesbibliography.org/  The Medieval Sources Bibliography provides a searchable bibliography of textsfrom private letters, wills, and household accounts to literary works, philosophical treatises, chronicles, court proceedings, church records, and a host of other documentsthat were written in the Middle Ages and are now available in printed or online editions and translations.

September 18, 2007  http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/  New York Public Library Digital Gallery includes over 250,000 images. Nice source for public domain images to go along with PowerPoint presentations.

September 14, 2007  http://ocp.acadiau.ca/  Online Critical Pseudepigrapha makes available full text version of critical editions of these documents related to the Old Testament.

September 6, 2007  Pocket World in Figures (on campus) or (off campus) From the Economist, this brief book is a wealth of statistical information.  Subject areas include geography, population, business, the economy, trade, transport, finance, industry, demographics, the environment, society, culture and crime.  This free eBook from OCLC NetLibrary is available only for the month of September 2007.

August 29, 2007  http://www.uee.ucla.edu  UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology includes approximately 4000 peer reviewed articles. It is an example of a scholarly research tool developed solely for the web.

August 17, 2007  http://etext.virginia.edu/DicHist/dict.html  Dictionary of the History of Ideas: studies of selected pivotal ideas. Philip P. Wiener, editor. 1973-74. Online version of this classic reference work. A new revised print edition was published in 2005.

August 10, 2007  http://anglicanhistory.org/  Project Canterbury includes full text source documents related to Anglican history, including Anglican missions sources. There are topical, chronological, and geographic groupings.

July 30, 2007  http://www.bl.uk/sacred  British Library exhibition of 66 sacred texts, from the 1st century (one Dead Sea scroll) through the 19th century, including full text images.

July 16, 2007  http://www.erasmus.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=eol.searchform  Erasmus Center for Early Modern Studies includes an extensive catalog, scanned images and texts.

June 27, 2007  http://www.cesg.unifr.ch/en/ Codices Electronici Sangallenses (Digital Abbey Library of St. Gallen) includes facsimiles of over 140 manuscripts from the 8th to 12th centuries.

June 19, 2007  http://www.virtualreligion.net/iho/ Into His Own:  Perspective on the World of Jesus is designed as a tool for the historical study of Christian scriptures by exploring the first century Jewish tradition.  The bulk of the passages are excerpts from works written by Jewish authors, especially those composed after the Hebrew scriptures.  There are also selections from non-Jewish sources.

June 5, 2007  http://www.pulpitandpew.duke.edu/index.html  Pew & Pulpit does social science research about clergy in the United States, and has full text publications on their web site such as the National Survey of Clergy and various Research Reports.

May 29, 2007  http://www.papyrology.ox.ac.uk/POxy/  Oxyrhynchus Papyri Online. Online images and transcriptions of 100s of documents from the Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus. Dated between 300 B.C. and A.D. 800, the documents include discarded books, scrolls, and other documents. Also Herculaneum Papyri are available. http://www.herculaneum.ox.ac.uk/papyri.html

May 18, 2007  http://www.ubka.uni-karlsruhe.de/kvk/kvk/kvk_en.html Karlsruher Virtueller Katalog allows users to simultaneously search national and some academic library catalogs from most European countries including Germany, Switzerland, France, Denmark, etc. as well as used book sellers.

May 11, 2007  http://www.oneplace.com offers many U.S. "Christian" radio broadcasts available for download, from the commercial broadcasting firm Salem Communications.

May 7, 2007  http://www.library.yale.edu/div/SouthAsia/  A guide to archival collections relating to American Protestant missionary activity in South Asia (including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma/Myanmar, Ceylon/Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, and Pakistan) - with a focus on the holdings of undergraduate liberal arts colleges in the United States.

April 27, 2007  http://www.etana.org/abzu/  Full text of many publications from the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute and other eBooks about the Ancient Near East.

April 13, 2007  Two Internet guides to Religion in China
http://www.sino.uni-heidelberg.de/igcs/igphil.htm from Heidelberg University.
http://library.ust.hk/res/beyond/Asia/China/Religion/ from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

April 9, 2007 http://plato.stanford.edu/contents.html The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is a free peer reviewed current encyclopedia containing thousands of articles.

March 23, 2007 http://edwards.yale.edu/ The works of Jonathan Edwards online is a project to provide in electronic form the Yale edition of his works.  Access is free.  If you register, you can book mark pages, save your personal notes, etc.  At present only  two of the Yale edition books are available: Miscellanies (1373) and Sermons (418). 
http://www.ccel.org/search?category=books&qu=jonathan+Edwards Edwards major works are available in full text in 19th century editions from Calvin College.

March 19, 2007  Tutorials for students to gain skills in searching online databases.  The first three were developed by Union-PSCE library, and include some information specific to that library.
A video tutorial for using ATLA Religion Database: 
http://gargoyle.union-psce.edu/tutorial/welcome/ATLATwo/VideoTable.htm
A text tutorial for ATLA Religion Database:
http://gargoyle.union-psce.edu/tutorial/welcome/ATLATwo/PageA.htm
A text tutorial for Old Testament Abstracts and New Testament Abstracts:
http://gargoyle.union-psce.edu/tutorial/welcome/EBSCO/EBSCOA.htm
A video tutorial about EBSCO PsycINFO developed by William Badke: https://dspace.ucalgary.ca/bitstream/1880/43721/6/PsycINFO.swf 

March 9, 2007 http://cal1.cn.huc.edu/  The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon. The site also includes Targums, and many texts in Aramaic and Syriac, searchable by keyword, and other indexes. It was developed by Hebrew Union College; editors: Stephen A. Kaufman, Joseph A. Fitzmyer, with Prof. Michael Sokoloff, associate editor.

Feb 23, 2007  Websites relating to Film and Religion:
    Wabash Guide to Film and Religion
    Wabash Guide to Film reviews
    Amazing Grace - background from http://www.awesomestories.com/
    Amazing Grace - review from Hollywood Jesus

Feb 19, 2007  http://www.jnul.huji.ac.il/dl/maps/pal/html  A collection of over 1,000 maps of Israel, Palestine, the holy land (1500-1920) from the Eran Laor Collection of the Jewish National and University Library in Jerusalem.

Feb 9, 2007 CEAL Internet Resources on Christianity in Korea The Council on East Asian Libraries offers a selection of sites including denominations, universities, bookstores, and Christian Korean search engines.

Feb 2, 2007  - http://religionlink.org  ReligionLink is a resource to help journalists with background information about religion.  It includes information about bioethics, clergy abuse, social issues, religious holidays, characteristics of movements and groups, arts and entertainment, etc.

Jan. 24, 2007 - http://www.ixtheo.de/  Index Theologicus provides citations for European theological periodicals.  Developed by the Universittsbibliothek Tbingen, it contains citations from over 600 periodical titles, plus festschrift and congresses. Index Theologicus compliments the ATLA Religion Database, adding more European titles.

Jan. 12, 2007 - Researching World Christianity: Doctoral Dissertations on Mission since 1900
http://resources.library.yale.edu/dissertations/  compiled Yale Divinity School Library, this citation database includes missions-related Th.D., Ph.D., D.Min. and D.Miss. English-language dissertations focusing on missions and Christianity outside the "West."  It's core began with the print bibliographies published in the July 1983, July 1993, and July 2003 issues of the International Bulletin of Missionary Research.  It is much expanded for the online version.

Jan. 2, 2007 - Full text of older books from Microsoft and Google
http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q=&scope=books Microsoft offers over 50,000 out-of-copyright books (pre-1924).  The full text is searchable.   PDF documents can be downloaded.
And http://books.google.com/ Google offers thousands of scanned books.  The full text is searchable.  Most out-of-copyright books (pre-1924) can be read in their entirety on-line and some downloaded as PDF. "Snippets" from in-copyright books can be viewed, and sometime a page or two by permission of the publisher.
http://www.archive.org/details/texts Another search engine of free full text books on the web.

Dec. 18, 2006 http://www.oremus.org/hymnal/ Over 1800 texts and tunes from 21 Anglican hymnals worldwide.  And CyberHymnal over 5800 Christian hymns and Gospel songs.

Dec. 8, 2006 http://www.google.com/coop/cse?cx=018443097211386924752%3Aluwi5uy2qbe 
Free full text Theological Journals Search is a custom Google search of theological journals which offer full text for free on the web.  The list of sites searched is compiled by Sally Jo Shelton, Faculty Facilitator/Cataloging Librarian at Oral Roberts University.  In addition to free journals, students can often find higher quality full text through the  hundreds of full text journals which Fuller Library pays for.  Start with our databases page to search for full text articles in these journals.

Dec. 1, 2006 http://www.textweek.com/scripture.htm
Textweek  provides links for helping preachers prepare sermons. It is created by Jenee Woodard. It includes links to other sermons, online commentaries and articles, art work, related films, children's resources, prayers and other liturgy suggestions, etc. The art work section is helpful for finding images to illustrate PowerPoint presentations. Though the site is primarily organized by the common lectionary; also there is a scripture index and seasonal topics.

Nov. 27, 2006 http://www.religion-online.org/
Religion Online offers for free the full text of 5,700 chapters and articles, and 200 books.  The writers are recognized theologians and scholars. The texts are organized by topic. The titles may be searched by keyword.

Nov. 17, 2006 http://www.pewforum.org/
The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life offers poles and reports about religion and public affairs. It covers: bioethics, the death penalty, gay marriage, politics, public schools, social welfare, the law, and world affairs. An October 2006 pole and report covered Pentecostalism.

Nov. 10, 2006 Spanish language citation databases
http://dialnet.unirioja.es/index.jsp  DIALNET is a citation database for articles and book reviews in Spanish provided by Ministerio de Educacin y Ciencia and Universidad de La Rioja. It covers over 3300 journal titles; here is the list of the religious journals covered.
http://europa.sim.ucm.es/compludoc/  COMPLUDOC is a citation database for general articles and book reviews in Spanish provided by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Nov. 6, 2006 http://www.ttc.edu.sg/csca/csca.htm
The web page of the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia, Singapore, Trinity Theological College provides full text, bibliographies, and links to help scholars studying Christianity in Asia.

Oct 27, 2006 http://www.atla.com/digitalresources
ATLA Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative
CDRI Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative includes thousands of images of sacred art, architecture and portraits scanned by American Theological Library Association libraries. There are topical groupings:
    Ancient Near East;
    Architecture, art, iconography
    Manuscripts, Texts, Sermons
    Missions, World Religion

Oct 20, 2006 http://www.acts.twu.ca/LBR/research500.htm 
Research Strategies: an online course
This syllabus guides graduate students through the process of writing a research paper and offers helpful instructions on using library catalogs, online databases, and the internet, for doing graduate level research. 

Another helpful guide especially for "international" students is
http://www.acts.twu.ca/lbr/research_essays.htm
Writing research essays in North American academic institutions a guide for students of all nations 
Both sites were written by William Badke, Associate Librarian at Trinity Western University with primary responsibility for information resources and research training at Associated Canadian Theological Schools.

Oct 13, 2006 http://worldebookfair.com/  World eBook Fair offers 1/2 million out of copyright books available for searching and downloading. They are free for the month of October 2006.

Oct 9, 2006 http://www.pctii.org/cybertab.html  Cyberjournal for Pentecostal-Charismatic Research
A peer-reviewed online journal, covering the academic research into the Pentecostal and Charismatic traditions, using historical, social science, and exegetical disciplines. It is indexed by the ATLA Religion Database.

Sept. 29, 2006 http://www.imagesonline.bl.uk  British Library Images Online
Search through thousands of images scanned from holdings in the British Library. See Bible manuscript fragments and intricate illuminations from medieval books.  Images (72dpi) for personal or school use may be used free of charge; so this is a good source for PowerPoint for church or seminary presentations.

Sept. 26, 2006 http://www.thearda.com  The Association of Religion Data Archives
This site includes over 350 data files of social science research surveys about religion, primarily from the U.S. It includes poll information about denominations, church attendance, religious beliefs, political opinions, etc. The data can be downloaded and used in various combinations.

Sept. 18, 2006 http://www.usc.edu/isd/archives/arc/libraries/eastasian/korea/resources/kda-taylor.html The Reverend Corwin & Nellie Taylor Collection, photographs from Methodist missionaries to Korea, 1908 to about 1922.

Other Miscellaneous Internet Resources

400 + digitized incunabula from Darmstadt http://tudigit.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/sml/index.cgi?sml=21

Online resources on Missions:
Texts: Boston University Digital Research Archive,
Christian Mission collection
World Missionary Conference, 1910, Edinburgh - Volumes 1 - 9
Missionary E-Texts Archives
Project Canterbury
Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia documentation
London Missionary Society Collection of Chinese books (digitized by National Library of Australia)
Nanking Massacre Project
Journeys and Encounters: Religion, Society and the Basel Mission in North Karnataka 1837-1852 - Translations and summaries from published materials in German, by Jennifer and Paul Jenkins
Google books: http://books.google.com
Internet Archive: http://www.archive.org/details/texts  
Photographs: Internet Mission Photography Archive (IMPA)
China Christian Colleges and Universities Image Database

http://khazarzar.skeptik.net/pgm/index.htm Links to online texts from Migne Greek and Latin Church Fathers

Smithsonian Libraries, Archives and Museums have worked together and created the Collections Search Center ( http://collections.si.edu ), a one-stop-searching center for the public for SI collections.  This fast growing Collections Search Center contains 2.3 million records with 280,000 online media such as images, sound files, videos, and online collections.

http://www.etana.org/ Electronic Tools and Ancient Near Eastern Archives offers digitized texts selected as valuable for teaching and research relating to ancient Near Eastern studies.

http://www.foreast.org/  A meta-site of Korean, Japanese, and Chinese free digital resources.

http://kindai.ndl.go.jp/ Kindai Dejitaru Library (近代デジタルライブラリー)provides over 150,000 free full-text Japanese language books.   See also: Porta, the National Diet Library Digital Archive Portal

http://www.bibelwissenschaft.de/wibilex/ueber-wibilex/  Das Wissenschaftliche Bibellexikon im Internet, a German Bible dictionary.

 http://www.gordonconwell.edu/boston/africanus_journal  The Africanus Journal is an academic, multilingual journal published by Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

 http://www.arts.kuleuven.be/sinology/cct/  The Chinese Christian Texts Database (CCT-Database) is a research database of primary and secondary sources concerning the cultural contacts between China and Europe in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (from 1582 to ca. 1840).  The cultural contacts comprise documents in the various fields of cultural interaction: religion, philosophy, science, art, etc.

http://www.congregationallibrary.org/resources/vinton "During the 19th century, many Congregational missionaries traveled the world under the auspices of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.   In 1869, Rev. John A. Vinton compiled brief biographies for those missionaries who had served in the field until that date.   The collection was updated several times in the decades following Vinton's death, and transcribed copies exist at several institutions, but it has never been published.   Because it is such a rare and valuable resource for our researchers, particularly religous historians and genealogists, we have made it available online through the Internet Archive." 

http://buddhism.lib.ntu.edu.tw/BDLM/en/index.htm A significant site for information about Buddhism.

The homepage of Center for Chinese Studies in Taiwan also provides rich information on sinology, please check the following link to find the full-text database and related websites:
http://ccs.ncl.edu.tw/ccs/EN/Situation.asp  The full-text (2000-2008) of the journal Chinese Studies published by this center is available via http://ccs.ncl.edu.tw/ccs/TW/Publish1_4.asp  

http://catalog.hathitrust.org/ Hathi Trust digital books.

http://www.mepasie.org/?q=archives-des-missions-etrangeres-de-paris Archives des Missions Etrangeres de Paris

http://hcl.harvard.edu/libraries/harvard-yenching/collections/pickens/ Pickens Collection on Muslims in China

http://buddhism.lib.ntu.edu.tw/BDLM/index.htm Digital Buddhist Library and Museum 佛學數位圖書館暨博物館

http://www.acmuller.net/ Charles Mullers Resources for East Asian Language and Thought

http://www.lib.ntu.edu.tw/CG/resources/db-index.htm National Taiwan University Digital Collections 臺灣大學圖書館特藏資料庫.   It includes both bibliographic and full text databases. Some full text databases are freely accessible, including: 臺灣宗教民俗資料圖錄, 臺灣舊照片資料庫, 古契書計畫, 伊能嘉矩手稿, 淡新檔案, 臺灣古拓碑, 臺灣日治時期統計資料庫.

The Northwestern University Library's Humphrey Winterton Collection of East African Photographs is available online: http://repository.library.northwestern.edu/winterton/   The 7,000-plus photographs include formal and informal portraits of Africans and their colonizers, photos of slaves and slave traders, and images depicting the building of railroads and urban areas and of traditional African life.  The photos were taken by  explorers, colonial officials, settlers, missionaries, military officers, travelers and early commercial photographers.  Related image collections include
African maps  http://www.library.northwestern.edu/govinfo/collections/mapsofafrica and
African posters http://www.library.northwestern.edu/africana/collections/posters/

http://www.patheos.com A web site on the beliefs of various religions.

http://www.rivisteonline.org A database of citations of mostly Italian theological articles compiled by the Istituto Teologico di Assisi. The list of journals indexed include:
http://www.rivisteonline.org/elenco_riviste.asp 

World Christian Alliance http://www.wearesources.org/publications.aspx

The Surman Index Online at Dr Williamss Library, the index can now be freely searched online via http://surman.english.qmul.ac.uk. Charles Surman's extraordinary biographical card index of Congregational ministers includes the names of about 32,000 individuals, and, where known, their dates, details of their education, ministries or other employment, together with the sources used. It covers the period from the mid-seventeenth century to 1972, and though it focuses on England and Wales, it includes Congregational ministers serving abroad provided they trained or served as ministers in Britain. Although intended as an index of Congregational ministers, it also gives details of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Presbyterians. Further information can be found on the website.

The National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections is searchable online.  It's fairly easy to search by an individual's name.  http://www.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/oclcsearch.html

Harvard map of Africa http://cga-3.hmdc.harvard.edu/africamap/

http://www.sil.si.edu/SILPublications/Online-Exhibitions/ Smithsonian list of online exhibitions

http://dnah.org/SearchIndex.html The Dictionary of North American Hymnology indexes the contents of 4876 hymnals.  Searching is by the first line of hymns only at this time.  Also tables of contents of hymnals may be browsed.

A Korean newspaper archive service, Naver News Archive Service (Beta): http://dna.naver.com/search/searchByDate.nhn
Here are some features:
* Included newspapers: Kyŏnghyang Sinmun (京鄕新聞), Tonga Ilbo (東亞日報), and Maeil Kyŏngje (每日經濟)
* Date coverage: from 1976 to 1985 (will be expanded according to the website)
* Full-text search: by date, keyword, etc.
* Format: newspaper images, electronic texts

World Digital Library (WDL) was officially launched with 34 institutions and Google. WDL: http://www.wdl.org/en/

http://www.exorientelecs.org/catalogue.htm  Ex Oriente LECS = Library of Eastern Christian Serials.  A list of the titles of periodicals for the study of Eastern Christianity.  It is maintained by the Institute of Eastern Christian Studies, Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Canada.

http://books.logos.com/  Logos products offering a collection of 8000 books in the public domain.

http://www.zwingliverein.ch/zwingliana/  an annual bibliography from the periodical Zwingliana from 1995 to the present.  Click on Bibliographien on the left.

http://www.biblemap.org/  An online Bible atlas, linking places named in chapters to maps from Google maps.

Elenchus Bibliographicus http://pob.peeters-leuven.be/content.php?bib=ETL

http://www.bartleby.com/reference/  Bartleby Reference includes a few new encyclopedias, as well as older, out-of-copyright standard reference works.

http://www.wesleyhistoricalsociety.org.uk/Dictfr1.html Dictionary of Methodism in Britain and Ireland

http://www.kb.nl/manuscripts  Medieval Manuscripts Online.  Also http://www.cesg.unifr.ch/en/index.htm 

http://www.hebrewbooks.org/ Over 15,000 .pdf books in Hebrew.

N.T. Wright Page http://www.ntwrightpage.com 

Liddell/Scott - A Greek-English Lexicon http://tinyurl.com/5fov4f 

World Public Opinion http://www.worldpublicopinion.org/ 

http://www.regreek.com The Resurgence Greek Project provides the online Greek Bible with pop up parsing and brief definitions.

http://cpyu.org Center for Parent/Youth Understanding is a place to learn about youth culture.

http://youthministry.com

http://youthspecialities.com

http://www.askasia.org/teachers/essays/ AskAsia offers simple, accurate background information; designed mainly for K-12 teachers, yet can provide introductions for others.

http://www.ide.go.jp/English/Library/ Institute of Developing Economies (IDE) publishes full text resources on economic, political and social issues affecting developing countries. Also available in Japanese: http://d-arch.ide.go.jp/aide/

http://infotree.library.ohiou.edu/single-records/3862.html Statistics about overseas Chinese.

http://dictionnaire-montesquieu.ens-lsh.fr/index.php?id=184 Dictionnaire lectronique Montesquieu

http://www.umi.com/products_umi/dissertations/pqdt.shtml ProQuest Dissertations, a small subset which are freely available.

Friedberg's Corpus iuris canonici  Volume 1; Volume 2

http://www.actakoreana.org/ Academia Koreana of Keimyung University.

http://www.library.yale.edu/div/RTMmanuallinks.html Rescuing the Memory of our Peoples: Archives Manual in English, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Swahili.  This manual was prepared by Yale Divinity School.

http://repositories.cdlib.org/escholarship/ Research and scholarly papers selected and deposited by the University of California.

http://www.historyworld.net/ Search timelines and short encyclopedia like articles on historical topics.  Created by Bamber Gascoigne, noted for his historical documentaries on TV.

http://wwwlib.umi.com/dissertations/gateway  or  http://wwwlib.umi.com/dissertations/search  These sites search UMI/Proquest for dissertations (mostly American, mostly doctoral).  Excerpts may be previewed for free; the full text may be purchased for $32 each.

http://apcat.atla.com/star/presonline_login.htm  includes tens of thousands of religious and theological serials, monographs, and archives that have been preserved on microform by ATLA.

http://rim.atla.com/star/rimonline_login.htm  Research in Ministry (RIM) is a catalog of U.S. doctor of ministry (D.Min.) dissertations.  A citation and abstract of their dissertation must be submitted by the author.

http://www.papyrology.ox.ac.uk/POxy/  Oxyrhynchus Papyri Online.  Online images and transcriptions of 100s of documents from the Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus.  Dated between 300 B.C. and A.D. 800, the documents include discarded books, scrolls, and other documents.

http://goodspeed.lib.uchicago.edu/ Goodspeed Collection of New Testament Manuscripts, 16 of 65 scanned.

http://activepaper.olivesoftware.com/Daily/skins/LATimes/navigator.asp?BP=OK&AW=1145329488155 search the current week of the Los Angeles Times newspaper

http://www.atthispoint.net  Online journal from Columbia Theological Seminary.

http://www.hclmbc.org Historical Chinese Language Materials in British Columbia Database.

PC(U.S.A.) database Index to Foreign Missionary Personnel Files
see also: http://www.history.pcusa.org/collect/fmi.html

http://www.ttc.edu.sg/csca/skh/index.html Chung Hua Sheng Kung Hui Source Documents

http://www.idcpublishers.com/

http://gargoyle.union-psce.edu/tutorial/welcome/ATLATwo/PageA.htm#Screen (HTML version)  http://gargoyle.union-psce.edu/tutorial/welcome/ATLATwo/VideoTable.htm (Flash/Video version) Tutorial for ATLA Religion Database; most information in the tutorial is generally applicable, yet some material is specific to Union Theological Seminary (Richmond, Va.)

http://www.teknia.com/index.php?page=fonts Free Hebrew and Greek font from Teknia Software

http://www.bibleworks.com/fonts.html Free Hebrew and Greek fonts from Bibleworks

http://jnul.huji.ac.il/rambi/  Index of Articles on Jewish Studies

www.jtslibrarytreasures.org Books and manuscripts from the Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary

http://www.uis.unesco.org/ev_en.php?ID=2867_201&ID2=DO_TOPIC  UNESCO Institute for Statistics

http://ca.rand.org/cgi-bin/homepage.cgi   California Statistics

http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/ World Fact Book

http://www.atla.com/tsig/ATSRW/catalogedsiteslist.html Important web sites picked by ATLA librarians

http://www.mun.ca/rels/restmov/texts/hhussey/clace/CLACE00A.HTM Henry Hussey, More than half a century of Colonial life and Christian experience

http://online.uni-hd.de/ Heidelberg University journal devoted to studying religion on the internet

www.mscottpeck.com  Personal site of the late author M. Scott Peck