Open online digital libraries offer access to e-books, articles, and other digital resources from libraries and institutions around the world. This guide lists some of the best digital libraries available.
- Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA)
The ARDA collects and provides data on religion, which is provided by religion scholars and research centers around the world. The data is meant to be a resource for scholars, educators, journalists, and religious congregations. It is presented in a wide variety of tables, spreadsheets, summaries, etc.
- Digital Commons Network
Digital Commons Network is a worldwide repository of scholarly works, including articles, book chapters, theses, dissertations and more. You can explore by topic using their innovative graphic search tool or search for your topic by keyword.
- Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)
The DPLA is a project that aims to collect and make available resources from public and university libraries, archives and museums across America. It includes items from the Smithsonian, National Archives, Library of Congress, and many other institutions. Its goal is to create a portal that will be a valuable source of information for everyone.
- Directory of Open Access Repositories (DOAR)
The DOAR searches repositories in thousands of institutions around the world. Use this custom search page or browse through the individual repositories included in this resource.
The Hathitrust Digital Library provides access to the collections of major research institutions and libraries worldwide.
- World Digital Library
The World Digital Library, published by the Library of Congress, includes primary materials from around the world, including ancient religious and Biblical manuscripts. Explore this site by the topic of "religion" or "philosophy".