Internet Resources

Resources for the Study of Religion:

Atla LibGuides -- resources and guidance for use by librarians and staff at religious and theological libraries and archives

Atla Websites on Religion -- The Atla Websites on Religion LibGuide is a growing, selective, annotated collection of web resources for the study of religion.


Online Libraries and Open Access Repositories:

Atla Digital Library -- historical and archival content in religion and theology -- Search "Hartford International University Library" to access images from our own library collections. -- more than 8,000 classic Christian works

Boston University -- The Boston University Institutional Repository contains documents and publications authored or co-authored by BU faculty, students, and staff.

BuddhaNet -- Buddhist education and information network

Buddhism: introductory information -- Access to Insight: readings in Theravada Buddhism

Christian Classics Ethereal Library -- a digital library of hundreds of classic Christian books

Digital Yiddish Library -- More than 11,000 Yiddish titles available to read online or download free of charge.

Hebrew Books -- Thousands of classical Hebrew books, mostly with religious and legal subjects.

Sefaria --“Sefaria is a non-profit organization dedicated to building the future of Jewish learning in an open and participatory way. We are assembling a free living library of Jewish texts and their interconnections, in Hebrew and in translation. With these digital texts, we can create new, interactive interfaces for Web, tablet and mobile, allowing more people to engage with the textual treasures of our tradition.”


Chaplaincy Resources

Chaplaincy Innovation Lab -- "brings chaplains, theological educators, clinical educators and social scientists into conversation about the work of chaplaincy and spiritual care."

HealthCare Chaplaincy Network -- "offers spiritual care-related information and resources, and professional chaplaincy services in hospitals, other health care settings, and online."

Prison Fellowship -- Resources for Chaplains

Transforming Chaplaincy -- "promotes evidence-based spiritual care and integrate research into professional practice and education by fostering a culture of inquiry"

Chaplain's Toolkit -- "to assist military chaplains as they serve those who need a touch of God's love and grace."


Islamic Studies Online Resources and Databases:

ISAM -- Turkiye Diyanet Vakfı (TDV), or Turkiye Diyanet Foundation Centre for Islamic Studies

Maktabat Al-Shamila (Islamic Library) -- A library containing books on the various Islamic sciences -- "the largest and greatest online collection of Qur’anic Commentary (tafsir or tafseer), translation, recitation and essential resources in the world."

The Alim -- "a social network focused around various Islamic content, including tafsir, hadith, Muslim history, Quran translations, Quran recitations, Islamic references and provides tools for studying Islam and memorizing the Quran."

Islam Awakened -- Qur'an Index

Tanzil -- an international Quranic project aimed at providing a highly-verified precise Quran text 

American Oriental Society -- Digital Resources in Oriental Studies



Codex Sinaiticus -- the earliest complete copy of the Christian New Testament

Hill Monastic Manuscript Library (HMML) -- a collection of resources for the study of manuscript cultures

The Islamic Manuscript Association -- links to online manuscript catalogues

Daiber Collection Database -- the Arabic manuscripts in the Daiber Collection, Institute of Oriental Culture. University of Tokyo

The Newberry -- Polyglot Bibles -- This resource will introduce you to the great polyglot Bibles of the early modern period


University Collections:

American University of Beirut (AUB) Digital Collections -- features manuscripts, maps, photos, posters, books, multimedia and other resources

Religious Studies Web Guide from the University of Calgary -- free (open-access) internet resources ( bibliographies/indexes, library and archive catalogues, dictionaries/encyclopedias, e-texts and journals)  supporting the academic study of religion

University of Michigan Islamic Manuscript Studies -- "Resources for the study of manuscripts produced in the Islamic world and the manuscript cultures they represent."


Religious Law:

Religious Law -- UCONN Law Library Research Guide -- "With a nod to the origins of our campus and the history of our neighbors at the Hartford International University for Religion and Peace, this guide introduces a variety of books and journals available for those interested in religious legal systems."


Online Bible software (free):

STEPBible -- STEPBible offers you numerous tools for exploring the Bible, both in your own language, and in its original languages.”

Bible Hub -- Bible hub is a production of the Online Parallel Bible Project. This project is privately owned and supported for the express purpose of sharing Bible study tools online.”

Bible Gateway -- Bible Gateway is a searchable online Bible tool hosting more than 200 versions of the Bible in over 70 languages that you can freely read, research, and reference anywhere. Including a library of audio Bibles, mobile apps, devotionals, email newsletters, and other free resources, Bible Gateway equips you not only to read the Bible, but to understand it.”

Semantic Dictionary -- 

Editor: Reinier de Blois, with the assistance of Enio R. Mueller

Based on Louw & Nida's Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament Based on Semantic Domains


Christian Resources:

United Church of Christ (UCC) -- Local Church Resources

ELCA Resources and Documents

Christian Muslim Digests --  Anglican Church: Network for Interfaith Concerns -- a digest of information from english speaking newspapers and broadcast services in the main countries or areas where Anglicans and Muslims regularly encounter one another

Building Bridges Seminary, Georgetown University

National Council of Churches, Interfaith Relations and the Church

Presbyterian Principles for Interfaith Dialogue


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