Study Resources

TOPIC LINK
WRITING
Academic Writing Phrasebank
The Academic Phrasebank is a general resource for academic writers. It aims to provide you with examples of some of the phraseological ‘nuts and bolts’ of writing organised according to the main sections of a research paper or dissertation.
http://www.phrasebank.manchester.ac.uk/
Advice to Writers
A repository of excellent articles on writing, writing resources, and links to more writing resources.
https://advicetowriters.com/
Blank’s Wordiness List
A list for improving writing clarity and removing redundancy in your writing.
http://web.uvic.ca/~gkblank/wordiness.html
Citation Generator
An app that helps you make the right references in your writing.
https://www.citationgenerator.com/
Cliché finder
Find and remove unwanted clichés in your writing.
https://westegg.com/cliche/
Common Errors in English Language
A list of commonly misspelled words.
http://public.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/errors.html#errors
Dictionary.com
Make sure you are using the right word in the right place.
https://www.dictionary.com/
Duke Divinity Writing Resources
Writing and research resources students.
http://divinity.duke.edu/initiatives-centers/center-theological-writing/writing-resources
English Grammar
A resource for good grammar and different writing styles, including guides, videos, and exercises.
https://www.englishgrammar.org/
Google Scholar
Search for academic articles.
https://scholar.google.com
Grammar Check
An app that reviews your spelling, grammar, and punctuation—and makes suggestions.
https://www.grammarcheck.net/editor/
Hemingway Editor
An app that helps improve your writing for increased clarity.
http://www.hemingwayapp.com
Internet Public Library
Browse resources by subject and search for online and offline versions books.
https://www.ipl.org/div/farq/
Merriam-Webster Dictionary
An online dictionary.
https://www.merriam-webster.com/
Online Etymology Dictionary
Find the definitions and histories of words.
https://www.etymonline.com/
Oxford English Dictionary
Find the comprehensive definitions and etymologies of words.
https://www.oed.com/
Purdue University Online Writing Lab
A resource for writing, research, and grammar.
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/1/
Snopes
A well-researched, regularly updated, fact checking resource.
https://www.snopes.com/
Strunk & White’s Element of Style
A classic resource for improving your writing style.
http://faculty.washington.edu/heagerty/Courses/b572/public/StrunkWhite.pdf
Thesaurus.com
Find the perfect word to liven up your writing.
http://thesaurus.com/
Turabian Style Guide
Make sure your paper is in Turabian style.
https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/turabian/citation-guide.html
Writers Diet
Make your writing slim and trim.
http://writersdiet.com/test.php
Writing handbook by Liberty University
A detailed handbook for writing and research.
http://www.liberty.edu/media/1136/Introduction%20to%20Graduate%20Writing%20(full%20text).pdf
THEOLOGY
AAR Recommended Reading Lists
Browse biblical, theological, and religious studies readings lists by subject. Each list recommends two to five books considered influential, pivotal, seminal, or otherwise important publications in their field.
https://www.aarweb.org/AARMBR/Events-and-Networking-/Program-Units-/Program-Unit-Recommended-Reading.aspx?WebsiteKey=61d76dfc-e7fe-4820-a0ca-1f792d24c06e
ATLA List of Websites on Religion
An annotated collection of web resources for the study of religion.
https://atla.libguides.com/wor
Christian Classics Ethereal Library
A digital library of classic Christian works.
https://www.ccel.org/
Early Christian Writings
A database of Christian writings from the first, second, and early-third centuries.
http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/
Early Church Fathers
A database of harder to find early church/church father works.
http://www.tertullian.org/fathers/
Faithlife e-Books
Get a free e-book every month.
https://ebooks.faithlife.com/free-book-of-the-month
Loeb Classic Library
Database of classic Greek and Latin works.
http://ryanfb.github.io/loebolus/
New Advent
A database of early church/church father works.
https://www.newadvent.org/fathers/
Online Subject Guide
A directory for links and resources within a specific subject area.
http://www.academicinfo.net/subject-guides
Online Theological Resources
A gateway to theological and biblical study resources.
https://www.smu.edu/Bridwell/Find/ReligionTheologyWebsites
Open Access Digital Theological Library
A large database of open access theological and religious studies resources.
https://oadtl.org/
Post-Reformation Digital Library
A database of digital books relating to the development of theology and philosophy during the Reformation and Post-Reformation/Early Modern Era.
http://www.prdl.org/index.php
Project Wittenberg
A database of works by and about Martin Luther, as well as, Lutheran scholars.
https://christian.net/pub/resources/text/wittenberg/wittenberg-home.html
Religion Online
A library of religious studies resources.
http://www.religion-online.org/
Theology Commons
A digital library of over 130,000 resources on theology and religion.
https://commons.ptsem.edu/
Tyndale Reading Rooms
Browse extensive reading lists according to subject.
https://reading-rooms.tyndale.ca/
BIBLE
The Bible Project
A collection of videos and resources for Bible study.
https://bibleproject.com/
Bible Study Tools
Translations, commentaries, and other Bible study resources.
https://www.biblestudytools.com/
Biblical Studies
Books and resources for biblical studies.
https://www.biblicalstudies.org.uk/index.php
Logos Academic Blog
Resources for scholarly study of the Bible.
https://academic.logos.com/
Oxford Biblical Studies Online
A comprehensive list of websites featuring biblical history, texts, and interpretations.
http://www.oxfordbiblicalstudies.com/resource/InternetResources.xhtml
SBL Resources
A list of biblical study resources curated by the Society of Biblical Literature.
https://www.sbl-site.org/educational/sitesofinterest.aspx
HISTORY
Church History Timeline
An interactive timeline of church history, church history reading lists, and recommended resources.
http://www.historytimeline.org/
Internet History Sourcebooks Project
A collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts.
https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/index.asp
Online Church History Resources
A list of church history websites and resources curated by Union Presbyterian Seminary.
https://upsem.libguides.com/theology_resources/church
DIGITAL LIBRARIES
Cambridge Companions
Comprehensive list of subject guides written by experts.
https://www.cambridge.org/core/what-we-publish/collections/cambridge-companions
Google Books
A digital index of books.
https://books.google.com/
Internet Archive
A library of books, movies, software, music, and websites, and more.
https://archive.org/
Open Library
A large collection of digital books.
https://openlibrary.org/
Project Gutenberg
A library of over 60,000 free eBooks.
http://www.gutenberg.org/
Directory of Open Access Journals
A community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.
https://doaj.org/
Internet Archive
The Internet Archive offers freely downloadable books and texts.
http://archive.org/details/texts/
Open Content Alliance
Represents the collaborative efforts of a group of cultural, technology, nonprofit, and governmental organizations from around the world that will help build a permanent archive of multilingual digitized text and multimedia content.
https://archive.org/details/opencontentalliance/
Digital Public Library of America
Discover images, texts, videos, and sounds from across the United States.
http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/
The Online Books Page
Listing over 3 million free books on the Web.
http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/
Project Gutenburg
Project Gutenberg is an online library of free eBooks.
http://www.gutenberg.org/help/new_website/
OAPEN
OAPEN promotes and supports the transition to open access for academic books.
https://www.oapen.org/home
Directory of Open Access Books
The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books.
https://www.doabooks.org/
Electronic Journal List
The Electronic Journals Library is a service to facilitate the use of scholarly journals on the internet. It offers a fast, structured and unified interface to access full-text articles online.
http://rzblx1.uni-regensburg.de/ezeit/index.phtml?bibid=AAAAA&colors=7&lang=en/
JURN
JURN is a unique search tool that helps you find free academic journals and articles.
http://www.jurn.org/#gsc.tab=0/
ArXiv
Free distribution service and an open-access archive for scholarly articles in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics.
https://arxiv.org/
SoArXiv
Open archive of the social sciences.
https://osf.io/search/?q=%22socarxiv%22/
SSRN
Devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks.
https://www.ssrn.com/index.cfm/en/
PLOS
A nonprofit, open access publisher empowering researchers to accelerate progress in science and medicine by leading a transformation in research communication.
https://plos.org/
Open Library of Humanities
Funded by an international consortium of libraries who have joined us in our mission to make scholarly publishing fairer, more accessible, and rigorously preserved for the digital future.
https://www.openlibhums.org/
OpenDOAR
Quality-assured, global directory of open access repositories.
http://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/opendoar/
PubPeer
The online journal club.
https://pubpeer.com/
SEARCH ENGINES
YIPPY
A search engine that provides a unique data experience to the end-user organized visually that reveals big picture insights that allow fast, intuitive exploration of information.
https://www.yippy.com/
Carrot2
Organizes your search results into topics. With an instant overview of what’s available, you will quickly find what you’re looking for.
https://search.carrot2.org/#/web/
MERLOT
Access to curated online learning and support materials and content creation tools.
https://www.merlot.org/merlot/