Bible and Theology
The following databases and websites are good starting points for Bible and Theology research
ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials
ATLA is the main online resource for researching religion and theology.
History Resource Center -- World
This is a heavily-hyperlinked set of primary and secondary world history documents.
Films on Demand
Films on Demand is a well organized collection of several thousand educational films on history, business, the humanities, psychology, science, and careers.
OmniFile Full-Text Select
OmniFile is a social sciences and humanities database that only contains full-text articles.
Academic OneFilehas the full-text of a few million of articles from all domains of knowledge.
ArticleFirst is a search interface that can link you to the articles you need. It searches descriptions of 23 million articles from all domains of learning.
This search engine exclusively searches our collection of 70,000 eBooks.
Encyclopedia Britannica Academic Online
This general purpose encyclopedia is a great place to begin your research and obtain the background knowledge that will make your research process go quicker.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Nearly 400 specialized reference eBooks on all academic subjects to dig deeper into the background information.
Exegesis and Preaching Resources
Exegesis and Preaching Resources Created by James T. Dennison, Jr., Academic Dean and Professor of Church History and Biblical Theology at Northwest Theological Seminary, Lynwood, Washington. If WJU students/faculty/staff need an item on the list, but we do not hold it in our collection, simply fill out an Interlibrary Loan form and we can probably borrow the material for you from another libary.
ABZU: A Guide to Information Related to the Study of the Ancient Near East on the Web Resources for the Study of the Ancient Near East
Old Testament Gateway Resources for the Study of the Old Testament
Resource Pages for Biblical Studies "These pages are intended as a resource for serious, scholarly studies of the early Christian writings and their social world. The inclusion of a specific link does not necessarily mean an endorsement of its content, but suggests that it may be well worthy of some consideration. These resource pages are compiled and owned by Torrey Seland, Professor of New Testament Studies, School of Mission and Theology, Misjonsveien 34. 4024 Stavanger. Norway."
Blue Letter Bible.org This site allows students of the Bible to do some original language study without knowing Greek or Hebrew.
Bible Gateway While its usefulness is limited mostly to translations of the Bible, Bible Gateway's search features prove to be a helpful concordance tool for searching for words or phrases in the translation you know best. There is also a wide variety of foreign language translations of the Bible.
New Testament Gateway This is a helpful, scholarly website devoted to the study of the New Testament.
Kerux: The Journal of Northwest Theological Seminary Most of the back issues of this journal are available for free online. While it is devoted to exegesis for the purposes of preaching, it is primarily exegetical.
The Journal for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood Most of the back issues of this journal are provided for free by the Center for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.
Themelios "Themelios is an international evangelical theological journal that expounds and defends the historic Christian faith. Its primary audience is theological students and pastors, though scholars read it as well. It was formerly a print journal operated by RTSF/UCCF in the UK, and it became a digital journal operated by The Gospel Coalition in 2008."
Open Text.org This a syntactically analyzed Greek New Testament available online. Syntactical analysis is unique in that it moves beyond word studies (important in their own right) to the study of the function of a word with respect to other words.
Wabash Center: For Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion "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: syllabi, electronic texts, electronic journals, web sites, bibliographies, liturgies, reference resources, software, etc. The purpose of the Guide is to encourage and facilitate the incorporation of electronic resources into teaching."
Religious Studies Web Guide Saundra Lipton of the University of Calgary Library and Cheryl Adams of the Library of Congress have compiled a helpfully extensive list of resources for biblical and theological study. It is absolutely invaluable if for no other reason than the long list of freely available scholarly journal articles available online.
Virtual Religion Index While not exhaustive, this site does have an impressive breadth of online material for quick reference.
Internet Christian Library Very helpful collection of classical Christian resources on the internet.
Christian Classics Ethereal Library Virtual library of classic Christian literature from ancient to modern Church history.
Reformation Ink The best collection of primary source documents from the Protestant Reformation available for free on the internet.
The Ecole Initiative University of Evansville "hypertext encyclopedia of early Church history on the world wide web."
Free Online Resources for the Study of Christianity Yale University Divinity School Library's research guide.
Internet Resources for the Study of Judaism and Christianity This page lists a number of sites on the Internet that are useful for the study of Judaism and Christianity. The list is necessarily partial, provisional, and even parochial.
Religion Online "Full texts recognized by religious scholars"
Review of Biblical Literature The RBL database, expanded weekly, contains over 5203 published reviews. This search engine will help you navigate through these reviews, do preliminary research on varied topics, and discover the most recent publications in the field.
Online Theological and Philosophical Journals Freely available online journals
Academic Info: Subject Guides This site contains more than religious studies
Restoration Movement Resources
Restoration Movement Pages Featuring "historical texts, pictures, resources for historical research and links to other relevant pages dealing with the Restoration Movement"
Religious Statistics Resources
Adherents.com This site reports on the membership statistics for over 4,200 religions, churches, denominations, faith groups, etc., published in primary and secondary sources. "Researchers can use this site to answer such questions as "How many Lutherans live in Wisconsin?" "What are the major religions of India?" "What percentage of the world is Muslim?"
The Association of Religion Data Archives "The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) strives to democratize access to the best data on religion. Founded as the American Religion Data Archive in 1997 and going online in 1998, the initial archive was targeted at researchers interested in American religion. The targeted audience and the data collection have both greatly expanded since 1998, now including American and international collections and developing features for educators, journalists, religious congregations, and researchers. Data included in the ARDA are submitted by the foremost religion scholars and research centers in the world."
The Barna Group Statistical analysis of cultural and church trends
Ad Hoc: Resources for Teaching and Research Relating to the History of Christianity (Images) Yale Divinity School collection of images
Making of America Making of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 10,000 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.
The Internet Public Library This is a project founded by University of Michigan School of Information (Library Science), hosted by Drexel University's College of Information Science and Technology and staffed by a consortium of other similar schools. The staff field questions that are submitted to the site, and has posted answers on the site. If your question does not have an answer posted, ask a librarian, and you will receive a customized answer based on internet sources.