The following links will direct you to online resources available to the public. Please note that these websites are external to Stark College & Seminary.
Librarian’s top picks
DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.
Google books allows users to search for full-text books and discover new resources.
Virtual theological library project
The Association of Christian Librarians provides a wide database of open access resources for students and pastors. They provide PDF or links to e-books, commentaries, online journals, and research websites.
Google scholar is a free database that provides full-text articles and abstracts for articles located in other databases.
The Baptist Center for Theology and Ministry exists to provide theological and ministerial resources to enrich and energize ministry in Baptist churches. Our goal is to bring together professor and practitioner to produce and apply these resources to Baptist life, polity, and ministry. The mission of the BCTM is to develop, preserve, and communicate the distinctive theological identity of Baptists.
Biblicaltheology.com provides open source, peer-reviewed articles on theology and religion.
Browse over 50 free Bible commentaries through Bible Hub.
The Evangelical Quarterly was first published in 1929 and continues to the present day. The site offers a variety of free PDF journal articles.
The British Library’s Digitised Manuscripts web pages give access to fully digitized manuscripts held at the British Library, with their descriptions.
Harvard Divinity Bulletin’s past and current issues
Access the Harvard Divinity Bulletin’s past and current issues completely free online.The current magazine aims to provide a nonsectarian review of religion, attentive to contemporary realities, that has appeal both within and beyond the academy.
The Christian Classics Ethereal Library is a digital library of hundreds of classic Christian books selected for edification and education. For more information about CCEL, please click here.
Christian Ethics Today offers their past journal issues online, and the library provides the newest issue on the periodicals shelf located at the library entrance.
Handwritten well over 1600 years ago, Codex Sinaiticus contains the Christian Bible in Greek, including the oldest complete copy of the New Testament.
The Global Digital Library on Theology and Ecumenism (GlobeTheoLib) is a multilingual online library offering access free of charge to full-text articles, journals, books and other resources on theology, intercultural and interreligious dialogue, ethics, and ecumenism in World Christianity.
The Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society
The Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society archive is open to the public. Visitors to the ETS website can access all but the most recent two full years of JETS.
Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks. Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg, invented eBooks in 1971 and continues to inspire the creation of eBooks and related technologies today. For more information about Project Gutenberg, please click here.
HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies is an acclaimed Open Access journal with broad coverage that promotes multidisciplinary, religious, and biblical aspects of studies in the international theological arena. The journal’s publication criteria are based on high ethical standards and the rigor of the methodology and conclusions reported.
The Journal of Contemporary Ministry will act as a place for reporting research and discussing issues related to contemporary ministry, including related theological and biblical questions.
Princeton Seminary Archived Journals
Archived journals from various publications from Princeton Seminary
The ASA website is a repository of resources for those interested in science and faith. All issues of our journal and newsletter (since 1946) are available online as well as topical resources and book recommendations. Faith and science news articles are posted regularly.
The New Advent website contains four main resources:
Catholic Encylopedia (over 11,000 articles), Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theological, Extensive collection of works by the Church Fathers, The Bible (Douay-Rheims version, with hyperlinks to the Catholic Encyclopedia)
The New Testament Gateway is a comprehensive directory of academic internet resources related to the New Testament. It is divided into sub-directories and contains dozens of pages, each relating to a specific topic. Every link is annotated. The annotations help users to pinpoint the information for which they are looking. The New Testament Gateway focuses on resources that will be of interest to both scholars and students of the New Testament.
The Online Book Page lists over 1 million free books on the Web.
Onlinecolleges.net provides free student guides and college search information
The Asbury Journal
The Asbury Journal publishes scholarly essays and book reviews written from a Wesleyan perspective. The Journal’s authors and audience reflect the global reality of the Christian church, the holistic nature of Wesleyan thought, and the importance of both theory and practice in addressing the current issues of the day. Authors include Wesleyan scholars, scholars of Wesleyanism/Methodism, and scholars writing on issues of theological and theological education importance.
The Paul Page is an expanding website dedicated to exploring recent trends in Pauline studies like “the new perspective on Paul” and “Paul and Empire.”
Quarterly Review, a journal of theological resources for ministry published by the United Methodist General Board of Higher Education offers you the complete collection of the journal free of charge for research and personal reflection.
More than 6,000 articles and chapters. Topics include Old and New Testament, Theology, Ethics, History and Sociology of Religion, Communication and Cultural Studies, Pastoral Care, Counseling, Homiletics, Worship, Missions and Religious Education.
Scripture Studies is a journal dedicated to the study and exposition of the Bible, for those who love the study of the Bible, for those who respect the Bible as the Word of God, for those who want to know the Bible better.
Union Seminary Quarterly Review was founded in 1939 as a platform for inspired and socially-engaged religious thought. Prominent contributors in the early days of the review included Reinhold Neibuhr, Paul Tillich, Martin Buber, and Albert Einstein.
WorldCat is the world’s largest network of library content and services. WorldCat libraries are dedicated to providing access to their resources on the Web, where most people start their search for information.
This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. We aim to cover all subjects and languages. There are now 2897 journals in the directory. Currently 933 journals are searchable at article level.