There is a wealth of academic material available online for free, a selection is detailed below.
Open Access publications and data are freely available to anyone. If you would like to learn more about OA, take a look at this overview by Open Access Oxford.
Open Access in SOLO
There are some ‘open access’ digital resources which you can explore on SOLO. These are password free and you don’t need to sign in to use them.
To search SOLO for open access resources, first enter your search terms and click the magnifying glass.
On the results page, look at the options under "Show only" on the left and choose Open Access. You can further refine your results by selecting or excluding options under Resource type.
Open Access Articles
A large number of Open Access (OA) articles are available for you to explore. The resources below will help you to find eJournals and articles that are free to access and download.
Open Access Books
Thousands of Open Access (OA) ebooks are available for you to explore. Take a look at some of the resources below to help you find ebooks that are free to access and download.
Open Access Databases
Oxford subscribes to a large number of Bibliographic databases and these can be found in Database A-Z . To find out how to conduct a search of databases relevant to your fild of study, take a look at the following guide:
The list below captures all of the relevant Theology and Relevant databases, however not all of these are Open Access resources. To find out which databases are OA:
Covers discussions of religious movements and the theories and individuals behind them.
What does faith mean to communities? Heart and Soul's Gatherings explore questions of faith shaping futures around the world.
Podcasts created by members of the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford. The series cover topics such as religion and science, sacrifice and modern thought and theological and philosophical disputes about miracles, prophecy, and theism.
This podcast series covers conversation relating to current biblical scholarship.
The Israel Museum welcomes you to the Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Project, allowing users to examine and explore these most ancient manuscripts from Second Temple times at a level of detail never before possible.
The Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL) is one of the largest online collections of Christian theological and spiritual works. The library contains an immense assortment of electronic texts ranging from the earliest of Christian theologians through to 19th century authors.
The Early Church Texts site provides access to primary texts from the 1st to the 5th century of the church.
This site contains a collection of Jewish documents from antiquity with translations, introductions, and links.
A digital exhibit designed to support use and study of the manuscripts in the historic Parker Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.
Collections cover primary and secondary sources of Greco-Roman classics and the English Renaissance.
Post-Reformation Digital Library is a database of digital books relating to the development of theology and philosophy during the Reformation and Post-Reformation/Early Modern Era.
STEP is a free online Bible study resource with original Greek and Hebrew meanings from Tyndale House.
The World Digital Library provides a digital library of primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.
Free online Bible encyclopedia created by the Society of Biblical Literature featuring photographs, artworks, videos, essays, maps, timelines, interactive games, multiple texts of the Bible, and the HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (condensed edition).
This website contains the complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia, which was originally published between 1901-1906. The Jewish Encyclopedia, which recently became part of the public domain, contains over 15,000 articles and illustrations.
This site provides papal encyclicals and other Catholic Church documents from 1226 to the present.
The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP) has nearly 1600 open access entries.
A multilingual presentation of Buddhist literature sentence by sentence, Chinese, Tibetan, English.
This YouTube channel provides public lectures from the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). Take a look at this link to discover some of the talks considering the topic of Religion.
The Atla Websites on Religion LibGuide is a growing, selective, annotated collection of web resources for the study of religion.
Showcases hand-painted books and manuscripts from faiths and religions across the world.
Discovering Sacred Texts provides access to the richness and diversity of the texts from some of the world’s greatest faiths. Discover more about the sacred texts from Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism and the Baha’i Faith, Jainism and Zoroastrianism.
The Buddhist eLibrary has been setup to support the study and practice of the Buddha´s Teachings in all Buddhist traditions.
The Corpus Thomisticum project aims to provide scholars with a set of instruments of research on Thomas Aquinas, freely available.
FutureLearn offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. Take a look at some of their free online courses to explore topics such as:
The Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion (IRC) conducts research into religious beliefs and theological concepts in relation to the sciences. Research into beliefs focuses on the application of scientific tools to religious phenomena, such as in the Cognitive Science of Religion (CSR).
Religion Online is designed to assist teachers, scholars and general "seekers" who are interested in exploring religious issues. The aim is to develop an extensive library of resources, representing many different points of view, but all written from the perspective of sound scholarship.
Part of the official wbsite of The Holy See.
This site provides selected links to online Theology resources.