Open Access Resources
Below is a list of resources/websites valuable for research and study that are open access and free to all with no access restrictions. Websites are presented in alphabetical order.
EBSCO eBooks: a growing number of publishers are automatically upgrading all 1user, 3users and concurrent access models to an unlimited-users model. See the list of participating publishers on the website. Available until: 30.06.20.
Faithlife is temporarily providing free access to a remote learning library for students and faculty to use through July 1, 2020. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation. Available until: 20.06.2020.
Access to eBooks with unlimited number of users. See the list of participating publishers on the website. Available through mid-June.
The website designed to allow easy reading, listening, studying, searching, and sharing of the Bible in many different versions and translations.
The largest collection of online Bible study tools and resources.
Free resources to students of the Bible. Over 40,000 theological articles and books.
The Christian Classics Ethereal Library is a digital library that provides free electronic copies of Christian scripture and literature texts.
The DOAB provides a searchable index, peer-reviewed monographs and edited volumes published under an Open Access business model, with links to the full texts of the publications at the publisher’s website or repository.
Non-profit Bible study ministry dedicated to empowering people to interpret the Bible for themselves.
Online digital library of journals, books, and other materials relating to theology, interreligious dialogue, ethics, and ecumenism in world Christianity.
HathiTrust is a partnership of academic and research institutions offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.
Google Books searches the world’s most comprehensive index of full-text books. Most often one cannot read the whole book, but quite substantial portions. Some out of copyright books are fully available; some have no preview at all.
Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
More than 6,000 Open Access eBooks from 75+ publishers available at no cost to libraries or users.
Free public domain audiobooks.
A free, comprehensive online theological library consisting of 500 free eBooks.
From Tyndale University College, a list of links to the full or partial text of digitized books relevant to the study of the Old Testament.
A virtual library for theology, religious studies, and related disciplines.
The Internet Archive’s Open Library project is making thousands of library records freely available for anyone’s use. One can borrow eBooks from the Open Library.
Project Gutenberg offers over 60,000 free eBooks.
The library provides direct links to the full text of well over 12,000 open source (freely available) eBooks, periodical titles, periodical articles and essays, church documents, theses, podcasts, etc.
Theology on the Web includes material in the following areas: biblical archaeology, biblical studies, Early Church history, Medieval Church history, missiology, Reformation Church history, theological studies.
Links to the full text of writers from the first two centuries of the Christian church.
Collection of Jewish documents from antiquity with translations, introductions, and links.
On Bible Odyssey, the world’s leading scholars share the latest historical and literary research on key people, places, and passages of the Bible.
Primary texts from the first to the fifth century of the church.
A site promoting and storing research tools and texts for the study of the church and its environment in the fourth century.
The website gives users access to searchable, fast-loading, high-resolution images of the scrolls, as well as short explanatory videos and background information on the texts and their history.
Acta Theologica is an accredited, South African journal publishing independently reviewed research articles on broad Christian-theological and religion topics.
DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.
Foundations is an international journal of evangelical theology published by Affinity.
Google Scholar is a freely accessible web search engine that indexes the full text or metadata of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines.
The JBPL is a refereed scholarly journal that aims to provide a forum for international research and exploration of leadership studies focused on the Hebrew and Christian scriptures.
The JHS is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal established in 1996 to foster scholarly research on the Hebrew Bible, ancient Israel’s history and cognate fields of studies.
A journal of philosophy, applied to the real world.
A theological journal published by the Evangelical Theological Society.
Journals for Free provides a large database of links to free scientific journals covering many religious and philosophical topics.
JSTOR offers a service called MyJSTOR, which allows online access to six articles per month from home. Anyone can register for a free account.
Religion Online is designed to assist teachers, scholars and general “seekers” who are interested in exploring religious issues.
Religious Studies and Theology disseminates academic research that reflects and contributes to enriching academic debate and public discourse on issues that matter in our world.
TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism is a peer-reviewed electronic journal dedicated to study of the Jewish and Christian biblical texts.
News and interpretations on the Bible and ancient Near East history.
Word & World is a quarterly journal of theology concerned with Christian ministry in and for the world.
This database indexes over 800,000 theses and dissertations from 1902 to the present, with some full text.
Theses and dissertations, free to find, free to use.
OpenThesis is a free repository of theses, dissertations, and other academic documents, coupled with powerful search, organization, and collaboration tools.
PQDT Open provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge.
This electronic library has become one of the most well-known services and largest text archives in Hungarian.
Christian books, sermons, Bible study materials, reference and teaching resources for church ministers.
Thousands of eBooks and articles in various disciplines, including theology.
Christian devotional literature.
Christian and theology books.
Books on Biblical science and Early Christian church.
It is a literary and theological almanac of the national evangelical tradition. The goal is to describe and develop the theological thought of the Eastern European evangelical tradition.
Logos Academic Basic Free is a free version of Logos Bible Software that includes a collection of key biblical resources.
A global catalog of library collections.
Zotero is a free reference manager that works within one’s web browser. It pulls citation information from webpages and some PDFs. Zotero Online Guide
EndNote Basic is an online program that helps to organize references and create properly formatted bibliographies. Endnote Online Guide
Mendeley is a free PDF and reference manager. Mendeley Online Guide
It is a multi-disciplinary search engine to scholarly internet resources based on free and open-source software.
The world’s largest collection of open access research papers.